• Anthocyanins lower cholesterol and raise HDL

    Sep 04, 2009
    Anthocyanins are beautiful pigments found in plants that make them attractive to animals and insects that act as pollinators. Anthocyanins give the beautiful purples, reds, and blues to so many healthy foods. In the plant Anthocyanins also act as a sunscreen and as powerful antioxidants.
  • Muscle builds bone whereas being fat harms bone

    Sep 03, 2009
    New findings call into question the idea that being overweight or obese might protect people from developing brittle bones. Dr. Jean-Marc Kaufman of Ghent University Hospital in Belgium and his colleagues found that fatter men had smaller, thinner bones, while those with more lean mass (more muscle) had larger, denser skeletons.
  • Drinking three cups of Green Tea per day makes you five-years younger biologically

    Sep 02, 2009
    The genes and cells of tea drinkers are biologically younger than non-drinkers according to new research from China. It seems that tea protects our telomeres. Telomeres are expendable caps on the end of our genes.
  • Review of studies shows that Fish Oil supplementation reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and death

    Sep 01, 2009
    Common and often deadly cardiovascular events include heart attack, stroke, ischemic heart disease with angina, and sudden cardiac death. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston published the results of a meta-analysis of 11 existing studies which included a total of 39,044 patients in the review. The studies linked Fish Oil Omega-3 supplementation with a lower risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events as well as lower mortality from all causes over the duration of 11 studies.