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April 25, 2000
Antioxidants are disease fighters. From warding off heart disease to slowing degeneration of the brain and eyes, talk of the health benefits of antioxidants is quite common today. Antioxidants fight against toxic compounds - free radicals - in the body that can injure cells. cont. from lifestyle Free radical production is a normal part of life, part of the equation of simply breathing in oxygen. Usually, the body's natural defense systems neutralize free radicals that develop, rendering them harmless.
NEWS
January 22, 1999
Here is a list of some types of phytochemicals, their functions and what foods and spices in which they are found: Carotenoids : Contain antioxidants that can help prevent cancer and heart disease. These antioxidants also are pigments in plants, giving foods such as tomatoes, watermelon and sweet potatoes their bright colors. Found in tomato products, grapefruit, guava and in orange, yellow and green vegetables. Flavonoids : Can help prevent osteoporosis by maintaining bone strength, can enhance estrogen metabolism, which may protect the body from breast cancer, and can reduce menopausal symptoms.
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By LYNN LITTLE | September 26, 2007
The foods you choose can make a difference in how you look and feel. Whole-grain foods provide you with health-promoting vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Whole grains typically offer one and a half to five times the antioxidant value of common fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend you include 6 ounces of grains in your daily diet with half of those being whole-grain foods. Researchers now know that nuts, high in protein and fiber, offer heart-healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium and copper.
NEWS
November 14, 2000
Vitamins C and E pack a punch in moderation Vitamins C and E are known for their role as antioxidants, helping mop up cell-damaging free radicals in the body. How much of these important nutrients do you need on a daily basis? Do you need to take a supplement? In the past, nutrient recommendations for vitamins C and E were based on preventing deficiency diseases. For vitamin C, 60 milligrams were recommended daily for men and women. For vitamin E, recommendations were 8 milligrams per day for women and 10 milligrams per day for men. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences recently increased its recommendations for these two nutrients to promote their antioxidant role.
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By CHAD SMITH | February 9, 2009
Valentine's Day is one of the holidays where sales of chocolate soar for confectioners nationwide. Men buy it in its numerous forms to give to their special ladies in hopes of winning or keeping their hearts (or just to keep the peace). Sure it makes a tasty gift, but did you know chocolate can actually be a healthy treat? Chocolate is made from the cocoa plant that has a high concentration of antioxidants, which help remove all the little nasties from your body. In fact, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, dark chocolate has close to eight times the polyphenol antioxidants found in strawberries.
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By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | June 8, 2009
If you know me, you know I'm not the biggest fan of the nutritional supplement industry. In my opinion, most nutritional supplements are absolutely worthless. Only a handful on the market have shown clear value to the average person. The newest and hottest supplements tend to be overhyped placebos that have convincing sales copy, but no solid science. That being said however, there are a few supplements that I advise my clients to use. No. 1 on that list are so-called superfood supplements.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | September 22, 2004
Eating food high in antioxidants helps protect the immune system, the brain's ability to think, and even skin from wrinkling. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Researchers recommend increasing daily fruit and vegetable consumption to five to nine servings or more. Fruits such as blueberries and vegetables such as broccoli offer antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce the oxidative damage associated with aging, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Researchers also are studying the relationship between oxidative damage and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
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By LYNN LITTLE / Special to The Herald-Mail | September 8, 2010
The basis for a healthy eating plan should be fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish and beans, lentils and other legumes. In all of these food categories there are foods that stand out as because they have many nutrients to enhance health and prevent disease. Here are some smart food choices to make every day: Spinach. This dark green veggie is full of nutrients. Spinach provides us with vitamin K to help with blood clotting.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | November 11, 2009
Cranberries have a tart, slightly acidic flavor and are served in a variety of ways. They can be eaten raw. They can be added to desserts, pastries, muffins and cakes. Dried cranberries (sometimes called craisins) are a tasty snack. With their high pectin content, cranberries are a good ingredient in jams. And, as a sauce, cranberries are the traditional accompaniment to roast turkey. Some people love cranberries; others turn their noses up at them. The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unusual taste, versatility and ease of use, have led to increased popularity.
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Melissa Tewes and Joe Fleischman | Your Health Matters | April 29, 2011
With increasing popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, beans are an often overlooked super food.  Because beans provide a rich source of carbohydrates, they are often avoided and feared as a culprit for weight gain. If you choose to actually "spill the beans" you will be missing out on the many health "bean-a-fits. " Many dieters choose to eliminate, or significantly limit, carbohydrate-containing foods in an attempt to lose a few extra pounds or to prevent undesirable weight gain.
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Melissa Tewes and Joe Fleischman | Your Health Matters | April 29, 2011
With increasing popularity of low-carbohydrate diets, beans are an often overlooked super food.  Because beans provide a rich source of carbohydrates, they are often avoided and feared as a culprit for weight gain. If you choose to actually "spill the beans" you will be missing out on the many health "bean-a-fits. " Many dieters choose to eliminate, or significantly limit, carbohydrate-containing foods in an attempt to lose a few extra pounds or to prevent undesirable weight gain.
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By LYNN LITTLE / Special to The Herald-Mail | September 8, 2010
The basis for a healthy eating plan should be fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free milk products, lean meats, poultry, fish and beans, lentils and other legumes. In all of these food categories there are foods that stand out as because they have many nutrients to enhance health and prevent disease. Here are some smart food choices to make every day: Spinach. This dark green veggie is full of nutrients. Spinach provides us with vitamin K to help with blood clotting.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | November 11, 2009
Cranberries have a tart, slightly acidic flavor and are served in a variety of ways. They can be eaten raw. They can be added to desserts, pastries, muffins and cakes. Dried cranberries (sometimes called craisins) are a tasty snack. With their high pectin content, cranberries are a good ingredient in jams. And, as a sauce, cranberries are the traditional accompaniment to roast turkey. Some people love cranberries; others turn their noses up at them. The health benefits of cranberries, combined with their unusual taste, versatility and ease of use, have led to increased popularity.
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By CHAD SMITH / For The Herald-Mail | June 8, 2009
If you know me, you know I'm not the biggest fan of the nutritional supplement industry. In my opinion, most nutritional supplements are absolutely worthless. Only a handful on the market have shown clear value to the average person. The newest and hottest supplements tend to be overhyped placebos that have convincing sales copy, but no solid science. That being said however, there are a few supplements that I advise my clients to use. No. 1 on that list are so-called superfood supplements.
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH | February 9, 2009
Valentine's Day is one of the holidays where sales of chocolate soar for confectioners nationwide. Men buy it in its numerous forms to give to their special ladies in hopes of winning or keeping their hearts (or just to keep the peace). Sure it makes a tasty gift, but did you know chocolate can actually be a healthy treat? Chocolate is made from the cocoa plant that has a high concentration of antioxidants, which help remove all the little nasties from your body. In fact, according to the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, dark chocolate has close to eight times the polyphenol antioxidants found in strawberries.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | September 26, 2007
The foods you choose can make a difference in how you look and feel. Whole-grain foods provide you with health-promoting vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Whole grains typically offer one and a half to five times the antioxidant value of common fruits and vegetables. Experts recommend you include 6 ounces of grains in your daily diet with half of those being whole-grain foods. Researchers now know that nuts, high in protein and fiber, offer heart-healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium and copper.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | September 22, 2004
Eating food high in antioxidants helps protect the immune system, the brain's ability to think, and even skin from wrinkling. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease and some cancers. Researchers recommend increasing daily fruit and vegetable consumption to five to nine servings or more. Fruits such as blueberries and vegetables such as broccoli offer antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce the oxidative damage associated with aging, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Researchers also are studying the relationship between oxidative damage and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
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by Liz Boch | July 30, 2002
lizb@herald-mail.com After opening her tea and coffee cafe only four months after acquiring the Keedysville building, former Town Councilwoman Yvonne Hope said her next step will be to "get some sleep. " Hope, 47, bought the building at 38 N. Main St. in July 2001 and transformed the former Woman's Christian Temperance Hall into the Full Circle Cafe, one of the few commercial businesses in Keedysville. Hope said she swore for 30 years she would never work in food service again after working in a Columbia, Md., restaurant.
NEWS
November 14, 2000
Vitamins C and E pack a punch in moderation Vitamins C and E are known for their role as antioxidants, helping mop up cell-damaging free radicals in the body. How much of these important nutrients do you need on a daily basis? Do you need to take a supplement? In the past, nutrient recommendations for vitamins C and E were based on preventing deficiency diseases. For vitamin C, 60 milligrams were recommended daily for men and women. For vitamin E, recommendations were 8 milligrams per day for women and 10 milligrams per day for men. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences recently increased its recommendations for these two nutrients to promote their antioxidant role.
NEWS
April 25, 2000
Antioxidants are disease fighters. From warding off heart disease to slowing degeneration of the brain and eyes, talk of the health benefits of antioxidants is quite common today. Antioxidants fight against toxic compounds - free radicals - in the body that can injure cells. cont. from lifestyle Free radical production is a normal part of life, part of the equation of simply breathing in oxygen. Usually, the body's natural defense systems neutralize free radicals that develop, rendering them harmless.
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