Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

Vitamins are nutrients found in food that help the body function effectively. Two types of vitamins exist: Water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, dissolve in water, while fat-soluble ones dissolve in fat. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, are best absorbed by the body when eaten with foods containing high … Continue reading Fat-soluble vitamins: What are the best dietary sources of vitamins A, D, E and K?

You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?

Avocados are a popular superfood because they’re full of “good” dietary fats. But did you know that this nutritious fruit is also used to make avocado oil? What is avocado oil? The avocado (Persea americana) is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. The fruit, also called the “alligator pear,” offers various health benefits, and the same goes for avocado oil. … Continue reading You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?

Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day

According to research, eating more vegetables daily can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 21 percent. The paper, which was published in the European Journal of Cancer, analyzed various studies via meta-analysis to confirm if women who followed diets high in fruit and vegetables did have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. … Continue reading Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day

Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists -- notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious "lipid hypothesis" -- believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, … Continue reading Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids