June 26, 2006 |
First it was red wine. Then green tea. Now pomegranate juice is making the rounds as the latest good-for-you drink. Experts say it may help lower blood pressure and even fight certain cancers, although the research is still preliminary. But beware those extra calories if you're swilling a daily dose. The near blood-red drink is cropping up all over, from chic cocktail lounges to humble neighborhood delis. Sales of refrigerated pomegranate juice soared from zero in 2001 to more than $63 million in 2005, according to A.C. Nielsen, the market research firm.
August 11, 1997 |
Norma Fisher isn't looking for the fountain of youth in her bowl of blueberries. "I don't think healthy when I eat them," said Fisher, 76, of Pemberton, Burlington County. "I eat them because I like them. . . . They're firm, soft, crisp, not too sweet. And they don't get messy. " Not that Fisher minds a little dirt under her nails; she rummages through blueberry bushes herself to feed her habit. In season, she eats about a pint a day. During the winter, she eats them with cereal, pouring milk over frozen berries to make "snowballs.
August 16, 2007 |
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Deep purple eggplant, plums and blackberries. So elegant and regal in their coloring. Each is plentiful in the produce aisle these days, and each offers a rich source of health-producing phytochemicals, or nutrients found in specific foods because of their hue. Deep purple and bluish foods are believed to lower the risk of some cancers, to improve urinary tract health and memory function and to help with the overall aging process....
September 30, 2010
A nice snack KIND, the folks that focus on healthy snacking, have added a line of fruit and nut bars with a nutritional boost. Try the dark chocolate cherry cashew with antioxidants; pomegranate blueberry pistachio with antioxidants; or one that could become positively addictive: peanut butter dark chocolate with protein. All are gluten-free. Best buy From Bialetti, the Italian company that brought us those cute little expresso pots, comes an impressive new line of cookware: Aeternum.
April 12, 2000
Mom was right. Eat your fruits and vegetables and lay off the pills. That's the message this week from the National Academy of Sciences, which announced that studies so far have failed to show that megadoses of antioxidant vitamins help reduce chances of getting cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's or any of the myriad diseases that plague the middle-aged and elderly. (Antioxidants are nutrients that neutralize "free radicals," naturally produced chemicals that can damage the body by oxidizing cells.
December 14, 1994 |
UNITED NATIONS IRAN ASSAILED FOR RIGHTS ABUSES A U.N. committee yesterday harshly criticized Iran for its continued high number of executions and tortures, its discrimination against religious minorities and women and its capricious judicial system. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 68-23 with 56 abstentions. A decision by the commmittee, which includes all U.N. members, guarantees a similar outcome in the full assembly next week. The document also expressed grave concern at "continuing threats" to the life of writer Salman Rushdie, who lives in Britain, and those associated with the publication and translation of his novel "The Satanic Verses.
April 8, 1993 |
ARREST THOSE FREE RADICALS. If you're still reeling from last month's news that margarine's bad for you, too, you'll be happy to hear that something's still good to eat, even if it's a mouthful to pronounce. The latest buzz in nutrition circles is a class of nutrients called "antioxidants" - notably vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene - that may help defend your body against cancer, heart disease and even cataracts by battling molecular baddies called "free radicals. " If you want the full scoop, a new paperback called "The Antioxidant Pocket Counter" has all the details.
June 3, 1998 |
You've heard the bit about the apple - you know, how an apple a day keeps the doctor at bay (or some such broad, feel-good generalization). But medical studies are showing that along with fruits, grains and veggies, vitamins are playing a more important role than ever in keeping us fit. No one's disputing that if you eat a well-balanced diet, you'll probably be just fine, but many health-care professionals today believe you'll be a lot "finer" if...
November 19, 2010 |
Question: I have inexpensive vinyl flooring in two bathrooms in my house. The house is now about 11 years old and I am having a problem trying to clean the floors - some of the area has turned yellow. I have tried several types of floor cleaners. I am seeking a solution to this problem. Answer: I looked on the Armstrong website for an answer, and rubber-backed bath mats or rugs might be the cause: Chemical compounds, referred to as antioxidants, are formulated into rubber materials to extend the life of the rubber and prevent brittleness.
April 11, 2000 |
You can get too much of some good things, including Vitamins C and E, the federal government's watchdog for nutritional standards said yesterday. For the first time, the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, set limits on daily consumption of Vitamins C and E in an effort to reduce the risk of harmful side effects from overuse. While the institute's scientists found that extremely large doses of Vitamins C and E could cause health problems, they also called for increasing the recommended daily dosages for both.