Put the Brakes on Oxidative Damage with This

Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have discovered one healing food that could be a natural remedy against oxidative damage. What’s more, this food grows in just about everyone’s front yard or backyard. It makes a delicious tea that’s full of antioxidants and it’s easy to cultivate and use right in your own kitchen. Continue reading

The Little-Known Secrets of Vitamin C

Here I present a multi-part look at one of the most well- known nutrients in the world: vitamin C. But do you know where it came from? Do you know (other than oranges) where to get it in food? Do you know what it does? Read on.

The year was 1753. The doctor was a British naval physician by the name of Lind, who found that there was something in citrus fruits that cured scurvy. Scurvy was a common disease among sailors when they were at sea due to the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet. Lind recommended that every sailor at sea should receive a daily ration of lime or lemon juice to overcome vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) deficiency. Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that vitamin C is the most popular vitamin supplement in the world. Continue reading

Eat Kiwifruit to Keep your Immune System Strong

You could help keep your immune system fighting strong just by eating one or two of these little golden beauties every day: kiwifruit.

In a short study, eating a couple of golden kiwifruits daily dramatically reduced oxidative damage to immune-system-related cell structures in the study participants’ bodies.

Sweet Protection
Golden kiwifruit is sweeter tasting but just as nutritious as its more common cousin — green-hued kiwifruit. And in the study, the golden variety was responsible for dramatically boosting blood levels of several kinds of antioxidants — including vitamin C — after just 4 weeks of daily noshing. What’s more, those little fruits appeared to reduce blood levels of two types of oxidative substances¬† Continue reading