Archive for November, 2010
With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas right around the corner, friends and family members are flying all around the world just to be with loved ones. Airports will be jammed, lines will be long, and tempers will be high as frustration peaks when a snowstorm causes delays or too many people are waiting for an overbooked flight.
Best known for years as ìthe sunshine vitaminî vitamin D is certainly a hot topic these days. For example, if you Google ìvitamin Dî right now you’ll get about 6.5 million search results. What urgent news are people searching for exactly?
Walking five miles per week may protect the brain and slow cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease, said researchers at a conference of medical imaging professionals in Chicago. They also found that walking six miles a week did the same for healthy people.
Applying prebiotic fibres to fresh-cut apple wedges may offer an alternative way for a daily boost to gut health, suggests new research from Ireland. Writing in The Journal of Food Science, researchers from Irelandís Teagasc report the development of a fresh-cut apple wedges with an edible coating containing the fibres oligofructose and inulin, and alginate.
Natural foods come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. Everything on Earth has its own unique function and characteristics. Eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors can give you the best all-round health benefits; each contains a distinctive blend of super nutrients that are fantastic for our well-being.
We know that eating green vegetables is good for health, but it might also be an important factor in the prevention of arthritis of the knee. Recent medical research suggested that vitamin K, found in leafy, green vegetables, has a significant role in the prevention of osteoarthritis.
The aging process is triggered when harmful free-radicals attack human cells; consequently, the cells are destroyed and our bodies encounter irreversible damage. Consuming a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables will benefit your overall health. Furthermore, some foods pack enough antioxidant power to combat free-radicals prior to cell interaction.
A leading medical group says there’s some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children. But the group says the science isn’t yet strong enough to advocate infant formulas containing probiotics. And probiotics shouldn’t be given to children who are seriously ill.