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Broccoli May Make You Smarter, Or Not
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Broccoli May Make You Smarter, Or Not

Yes, broccoli may make you smarter, or at least boost something called “crystalized intelligence,” which is defined as “the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime.”  The magic ingredient appears to be lutein, which is also found in green leafy vegetables and in egg […]

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The Magic Of Microgreens

First, here’s what microgreens are: very young greens. They are tender, immature (but not embarrassingly so) plants that may be just a week or two old when harvested. And they are oh so hip, often spotted in expensive salads served in trendy restaurants. Why do we care? Because microgreens, researchers […]

Health Researchers Go Nuts For Nuts
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Health Researchers Go Nuts For Nuts

A handful of nuts, 20 grams to be more precise, appears to lower the risk of coronary heart disease by nearly 30 percent, cancer by 15 percent, and premature death by 22 percent. That’s the verdict of researchers at Imperial College of London, who analyzed 29 published studies that involved up […]

Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?
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Can Yogurt Keep You Calm?

Can the probiotics in yogurt really help to relieve stress? Researchers at the University of Missouri think that may be case, although their suspicion is based on experiments with zebra fish, not people. A U of Missouri news release reports that the researchers tested how zebrafish behaved after doses of Lactobacillus […]

Spinach May Enhance Performance. Or Not.
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Spinach May Enhance Performance. Or Not.

Popeye may have been right: eating spinach and other leafy greens that are high in nitrates could improve athletic performance. Or not.  Science Daily reports on research conducted at the University of Leuven in Belgium, where  27 “moderately trained” athletes were given nitrate supplements before  Sprint Interval Training (SIT), — […]

To Eat More Healthful Meals, Order Food Earlier
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To Eat More Healthful Meals, Order Food Earlier

Would you like to eat a more healthful lunch? Try ordering your food at least an hour before lunchtime. A news release from Carnegie Mellon University reports that researchers at the school have found that people choose higher-calorie meals when ordering immediately before eating and lower-calorie meals when orders are placed […]