How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have cared for an elderly spouse or parent slowly losing their memory and other cognitive capabilities, you would probably do anything to stop or reverse this terrible affliction. Although we can’t turn back the clock, a dietary intervention … Continue reading

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Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Why is Bitter Food Healthy?

Less than 8% of the calories we consume are from bitter foods. But perhaps we need to increase that percentage. It turns out that the bitter taste is an expression of the antioxidants that are so healthy for us: flavonoids in … Continue reading

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Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

Food and the Brain: Antioxidants

This is a guest blog post by Jennifer Lee, Ph.D. Everybody is talking about antioxidants. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest “superfoods” and their supposed antioxidant benefits. But few people can explain why it is that we … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

Make Your Own Bean Dish – Easy, Cheap & Nutritious

A reminder from the NY Times to eat your beans, preferably black beans: Beans are nature’s health food. They have an exceptionally high fiber content, and they’re a fine source of protein, as well as calcium, iron, folic acid and … Continue reading

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