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People Benefit from Eating Onions

Onions are vegetables that are cultivated and used around the world. They are usually served cooked, as part of a dish, but can also be eaten raw. They are pungent and can irritate the eyes while they are being chopped. Onions contain about 90% water, 4% sugar, 2% fiber, 1% protein, and 0.1% fat. They are high in vitamins C and B6, folic acid and dietary fiber. They are very low in calories, sodium and fat, and can contribute their flavor to various dishes without raising the energy content. Onions are believed to benefit health because of their phenolic and […]

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Foods that Boost Mental Health

Various studies suggest that happiness and mental well-being may be affected by what people eat. In particular, research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables, which are known for their antioxidant properties, benefits mental health and boosts one’s sense of well being. Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Warwick found that people who eat the most fruit and vegetables daily considered themselves as significantly happier and more satisfied with their lives than people who eat lesser amounts. Their analysis on the eating habits and moods of 80,000 British adults, the well-being score for participants who ate 7-8 servings of […]

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Nutritious Foods to Enjoy in Spring

Antioxidants are compounds that help eliminate free radicals, which are harmful by-products of metabolism. Many fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients, but some are considered by experts like Dr. Mao Ni as “superfoods” because of their high antioxidant content. One of these superfoods is artichoke, a green vegetable that ranks first among other vegetables in terms of antioxidant content, according to the US Department of Agriculture. It provides cynarin and silymarin, powerful compounds that help improve liver health. In addition, artichokes are high in vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and folate. With only 25 calories, no fat and lots […]

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Dark Chocolate versus Milk Chocolate

People often think that dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, while a few think that all chocolates are unhealthy because of their calorie content. Chocolate is rich in fat content, but milk chocolate contains a greater amount of saturated fat, which is linked with high cholesterol and heart disease. In contrast, dark chocolate has been shown to improve heart health when taken moderately. A recent British Medical Journal study supports previous research that people who have high blood pressure have a reduced risk of death from heart disease when they consume dark chocolate regularly. In contrast, no such findings […]

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Optimistic People have Higher Antioxidant Levels

Investigators at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts found that middle-aged adults who have a positive outlook about their future tend to have higher levels of antioxidants in the blood compared to their less optimistic peers. In particular, they found that an increase in levels of optimism was liked to an increase in carotenoid concentrations of 3-13% in age-adjusted models. Study investigator Julia K. Boehm, PhD, at the Harvard School of Public Health, told Medscape Medical News that this is the first study to report a link between optimism and increased levels of carotenoid concentrations. The study was published recently in […]

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