Grape Seed (Extract) Kills Germs

Grapes have been around for a long time, their attributes being praised by the Egyptians six thousand years ago. The healing powers of grapes had been tapped by the ancient Greeks, usually in the…

Fat Blocking Soda?

Now we can eat all the fat we want in a meal and still lose weight. Forget that two cheeseburgers, fries and a soda, or fried onions rings/mushrooms and a juicy prime cut of beef with a gooey baked…

Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk

Botanically a fruit and culinarily a vegetable, the tomato belongs to the nightshade family, a group that includes potatoes, eggplants, paprika, chili peppers, tobacco and petunias. These plants are…

Good News About Coffee

The inveterate coffee drinkers among us will appreciate the good news about one of our favorite beverages. After all the flak we took about the vices of coffee, now’s the chance to respond. After…

The Great Pumpkin is Not Just for Decoration

Many of us associate pumpkin with autumn, especially Thanksgiving. That’s a shame because there’s a wealth of goodness in that winter squash, and it deserves more than mere seasonal entertainment.…

Food Coloring And Behavior

Listen to a lie long enough and you’ll start to accept it as the truth. Didn’t the tobacco industry use images of physicians and athletes to sell cigarettes back in the last century? Babe Ruth hawked…

BHT In My Cereal?

Can there be too much of a good thing? Drinking too much water can dilute the electrolytes in the body and short circuit the wiring. It’s called water intoxication, and can lead to death. Though…

Milk – It Does A Body Something, For Sure

Most advertisements try to float the reader / viewer to the side of the river that hosts the heralded product. You’ll unlikely see a car salesman tell you there’s a better deal across the street. If…

Is Sugar Affecting Your Immunity?

Almost forty years ago scientists had an interest in the relationship of diet to health, specifically of sugar intake to immunity. But their curiosity went past simple sugar to include…

USDA vs Healthy Eating

The most visible sign of U.S. nutrition policy is the Food Pyramid, or lately, the Food Plate. Recognizing that dietary quality plays a role in health and the prevention of chronic disease, the USDA…