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Low Fat Confusion, Caffeine in Tea

Q: I’m confused by the changing headlines about low-fat diets for weight control. What’s the best advice? Q: Is it true that tea is actually higher in caffeine than coffee? AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: I’m confused by the changing headlines about low-fat diets for weight control. […]

Is Caffeine Better for You than Taurine?

“Is Caffeine better for you then Taurine?” One thing that most people do not realize is that caffeine is a stimulant, where taurine is an amino acid. Where Is Caffeine Found? Caffeine in its most common form is found in items that most individuals utilize every day, such as coffee, soda, energy drinks, as well […]

Antioxidants vs. Flavanoids

There is a war going on all around us and, luckily, we have all the defenses we need to fight off the hordes of bacteria, pollution and chemicals trying to break our immune systems down on a daily basis. Two of the most potent weapons in our arsenals are antioxidants and flavinoids. With these two […]

4 Vegan Vitamin D Sources

It might be quite a challenge to ensure sufficient vegan vitamin D consumption. But, the fact is that we require a daily intake of this essential substance. It is rarely found in vegan foods, though. Fortunately, there are a few alternative sources of it. To start, vegan vitamin D is necessary for our bodies to […]

Wii and Physical Activity, Applesauce and Antioxidants

Q: Do active video games such as Wii count toward recommended amounts of physical activity? Q: Is applesauce as good a source of antioxidants as fresh apples? AICR HealthTalk Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Q: Do active video games such as Wii count toward recommended amounts of physical activity? A: […]

Drinking Wine for Antioxidants

There are a multitude of health benefits that come along with drinking wine in moderation; one of the most important is drinking wine for antioxidants. What Are Antioxidants? Antioxidants are both enzymes and nutrients that help to control the damage done to the body’s cells, proteins and DNA by free radicals. Antioxidants are found in […]

How to Brew Green Tea for Antioxidants

Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. Specifically, it is rich in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant which has been called a “wonder nutrient” in terms of eliminating harmful free radicals in the body. Green tea has 8 to 10 times the polyphenol levels found in fruits and vegetables, so it’s definitely worth drinking. […]

Using Antioxidants to Improve Vision

Scientists have known for some time now that a diet consisting of foods high in antioxidants helps to improve sight. One of the earliest studies of antioxidants and vision found that people at high risk of developing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss, lowered their risk by about 25% when treated […]