According to the ancient Greeks, the apple represented abundance and fertility. Brides ate an apple on the wedding night to ensure sexual desire and fertility. You might think that’s all a silly superstition. Science might disagree.
February is the federally declared “American Heart Month.” With that comes a barrage of advice about how to prevent heart disease, including putting down the salt shaker. But where is the science supporting that recommendation?
Folklore has always claimed an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Now we also know apples are fast-acting. Eating just one a day for a month can get you significant cardiovascular benefits.
Does your world appear completely unbearable until you’ve had that first cup of coffee in the morning? Do you need a java jolt just to deal with your day? Science now indicates you may actually need caffeine to ward off the blues.
Despite warnings about the risks of chemicals in diet sodas, many people still rely on their daily Coke Zero. They take the risk because their greater concern is weight control. The sad irony is that diet sodas may actually be adding inches to their waistlines.
Tangerines are a particularly popular orange and a handy treat. But research shows tangerines may also have potent health effects in a wide range of chronic conditions from obesity to cancer.
The more easily blood flows through your arteries and veins, the less your heart has to work. Now researchers have proven that less than a cup of wild blueberries can have an almost immediate and long lasting effect on how well your vascular system is circulating blood.
If you’re planning to ring in the New Year with a few celebratory drinks, here’s a tip for protecting yourself from paying the hangover price on New Year’s Day.
Aside from Christmas kissing lore, mistletoe has a long history of medicinal applications among ancient cultures. Some modern scientists are exploring its use as a treatment for colon cancer.
According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating a daily handful of nuts may just reduce your risk of death by 20%. Without gaining weight.