A client recently asked me what ORAC meant, because she had read it in several health articles discussing antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Here’s my answer. ORAC or the oxygen radical absorbance capacity measures the free radical destroying potential of a particular food. Based on a 100 gram (about 3 ounces) portion, here’s the ranking of the top 10 fruits, the top 10 vegetables, and two surprise foods:
Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? The usual recommendations are to reduce calories and increase exercise. Yes, those work, and there are at least 10 other pieces to the puzzle of weight loss. Here are just three: Surveys show that 25% of people skip breakfast, perhaps because they are not hungry… Read more »
A friend once asked me: “If you were stranded on an island and could only have three foods and all foods were equally nutritious, which three foods would you choose?” I wasn’t sure about the other two, but my favorite food is definitely watermelon. Watermelon is a great cooling food on a hot summer’s day…. Read more »
All natural foods reduce cancer risk It’s well known that the cabbage family foods are protective against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer, but here’s one more study that confirms what our mom’s told us: EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! A new study in rats reports that sulforaphane, helps keep the blood-brain barrier intact from brain… Read more »
“Soft drinks are chemical soups, not foods” I’ve always said that soft drinks are chemical soups, not foods. Researchers are beginning to agree. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, in a study funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, concluded that one daily soft drink — with calories or not — is… Read more »
You may have never even considered the fact that your Birth control pills, allergy medicine, or over the counter antacids could be depleting your nutrients, but they could be.
Resveratrol is a powerful, antioxidant phenol, shown to have anti-aging effects and to boost athletic performance, is found in grapes, the highest concentrations are found in red wine.
Research on vitamin D demonstrates that optimizing vitamin D is as effective as commercial medications. So is regular exercise!