Antioxidant Archive

A Tribute To Berries

Did you know that berries are extremely high in fiber and antioxidants? In fact, they are counted among the Top 5 Healthy Fat Burning Foods. If you want more fat burning foods in your diet, consider strawberries, cranberries, grapes, blackberries or raspberries in your diet. Many of these berries are seasonal, however may be frozen ...Read More

Berries

Berries Like other fruits, berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer. But they have another benefit — they’re very sweet. This means berries can satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would take in gobbling cookies or brownies. Blueberries stand out because ...Read More

Good Mood Food: Brazil Nuts

Foods can boost energy in three ways: by providing sufficient calories, by delivering stimulants like caffeine, and by pushing the metabolism to burn fuel more efficiently. As for mood, the best foods are those that stabilize blood sugar and trigger feel-good brain chemicals, such as serotonin. Add Brazil nuts to the mix ...Read More

Spicing Meat Helps Cut Cancer Risk

Spices will do more than just enhance the taste of ground beef. They may also cut down on the risk of compounds that can cause cancer.  J. Scott Smith, a Kansas State University food chemistry professor, has pursued different projects in recent years seeking ways to reduce heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs are the carcinogenic ...Read More

Pecans May Contribute to Heart Health and Disease Prevention

A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the results were published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition. Pecans contain different forms of the antioxidant vitamin E – known as tocopherols, ...Read More

Gotta Have Chocolate? Healthy Ways To Feed That Craving

Sweet, rich, and lovely chocolate is so tempting. It’s become one of the easiest ways to blow your diet for sure. But not all chocolate is bad for you. So I wanted to share some good ideas for those of us, I mean you… who are complete chocoholics. Dark Chocolate Previous research has ...Read More