In an important new study, the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of breast cancer in black women was studied and the results were surprising. Which veggie do you think played the biggest role in decreasing breast cancer risk? Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org tells us more.
The association between intake of fat and increased risk of heart disease has long been studied, but, independently studied, what affect does protein have on risk of heart disease? Watch this video by NutritionFacts.org‘s Dr. Michael Greger for the answer. It might surprise you!
Nitrates treat hypertension and protect against cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks, so it’s important to include natural sources of nitrates in our diets. But which vegetable is highest in nitrate levels? Watch this vide of Michael Greger, M.D. from NutritionFacts.org or find out!
In 2010, dietary recommendations were changed, but how did we as a nation fare with those previous guidelines? A quarter of our calories were allowed to be ‘empty calories,’ i.e. junk food, but most Americans (95%) exceeded this maximum. Three-quarters of Americans couldn’t eat one whole fruit serving a day and 9 out of 10 couldn’t meet the daily vegetable serving recommendation. It’s difficult to wonder why America’s diet is in crisis when we can’t meet even such lax health [...]
So many herbs, so little time! Here’s another lovely herb post from Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org with some interesting information on the antioxidant power of some of the most healthy herbs out there. Add a pinch for a ton of antioxidants! And while you’re at it, take a look at our herb infographic to find the best herb for your current state of health.