Peppers – Hot Healthy Stuff

Whether fresh, dried, ground, or roasted, chili peppers add unrivaled pop to meals while delivering countless medicinal benefits to the body. Capsaicin, the compound responsible for chilies pungency and spice, has been credited with a Read More

Black Tea Helps Weight Loss

UCLA researchers have demonstrated for the first time that black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut. In a study of mice, the scientists showed that black Read More

Skipping Breakfast Fuels Heart Disease

Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to a build-up of plaque, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More

Do You Get Enough Omega-3?

Data from a two-country scientific study that compared adults’ perceptions of their own diets and importance of Omega-3 fatty acids (O3) vs. O3 blood levels (Omega-3 Index) was published in Nutrients. The study, conducted by the Read More

Coffee and a Donut? Blame the Caffeine

Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell University research. Caffeine is a powerful Read More

Eat Fewer Carbohydrates to Live Longer

Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk Read More

Harmful Effects of an Energy Drink

Drinking 32 ounces of energy drink is associated with potentially harmful changes in blood pressure and heart function that are beyond those seen with caffeine alone, according to a new study. There are more than Read More

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