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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Barcelona shows that organic tomatoes contain higher levels of phenolic compounds than conventional tomatoes [1]. Phenolic compounds are organic molecules with proven human health benefits and are found in many vegetables. This further substantiates previous research by the UB's Natural Antioxidant Group when they verified that organic tomato juice and ketchup contain higher polyphenol content than juice and ketchup made from conventionally grown tomatoes. (more…)

Findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research’s semi-annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, suggest that a small daily portion of pistachio nuts may lower individual risk for developing lung and related cancers.[1] (more…)

For decades, doctors have been telling men they need to lose weight in order to reduce their risk of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and a number of other potentially life-threatening conditions. (more…)

Even though they're in almost everything we eat and drink, many people aren't exactly clear what the distinction is between vitamins and dietary minerals. We're told they're important and we need them to keep us healthy, but what's the difference? What Are Vitamins? Vitamins are organic compounds the human body needs but doesn't produce enough of on its own; getting them through food or supplementation is necessary. Without, vitamin deficiency may result and can seriously impact our overall health. There are two categories of vitamins our bodies need: water-soluble, and […]

Cleansing diets, herbs, and fasting programs may seem like a modern health trend, but societies have used natural cleansing methods to detoxify the body for hundreds of years. Many religions encourage people to fast as a means of cleansing both the body and the mind. Toxins in food, air, water, and the environment make cleansing the colon, liver, and other organs more important now than ever. The burden of over-pollution may be responsible for deleterious effects on the immune system, a scenario that makes us highly susceptible to chronic degenerative […]