Phytic acid or phytate (when in salt form) is one of the many phytochemicals found in nature that are considered non-essential nutrients, meaning they're not needed to sustain life.
Coconut oil has nourished healthy nations for thousands of years. This tropical oil was highly regarded for its flavor, and its antibacterial and immunity-boosting properties...
If cholesterol has so many health benefits, then why is it associated with cardiovascular disease?
Maybe, with his love for beets, Dwight was on to something after all...
Beta glucan is a powerful little fiber molecule that has several potential health benefits...
The yogurt sitting in your refrigerator seems like a modest health choice but may not be as wise as you think...
Rapeseeds, corn, soybeans -- none of these are foods that people have traditionally obtained oil from. The only way it's possible to get oil from these industrial crops is with lots of petroleum, chemical fertilizers, pesticides and high-tech refineries.
These essential fatty acids (meaning your body can't produce them), cause a cascade of beneficial anti-inflammatory (or mildly inflammatory) actions in the body. In order to obtain their benefits, however, they must be consumed in a high amount...
Are omega-3s another one food wonder, a marketing scheme, or are they legitimately important for health?
Whole grains and seeds have played an important role in people's diets for thousands of years. Today, however, there's some legitimate concern about eating grains/seeds...