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Mustard Seed – A Must Have!

The genus and species Brassica oleracea contain some very popular “super foods” like kale, broccoli and mustard.  Although these vegetables look quite different, their content of various phytochemicals and anti-cancer compounds are very similar.  One similarity these vegetables all possess is a pungent odor during cutting and cooking, which is attributed to Read more…

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Here is to the Winter Blues….As in Berries

Blueberries, (Vaccinium angustifolium for wild blueberries or Vaccinium corymbosum for cultivated blueberries) are found throughout North America and have been heralded as one of the most antioxidant-rich foods that may decrease the risk of several chronic diseases, including cancer. Blueberries are most abundant in late spring and early summer, with Read more…

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Is Green Tea Good for the Prostate?

Green tea is consumed worldwide and contains a plethora of phytochemicals!  Most notably the catechins, such as epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin gallate, which may impart health benefits.  Indeed, studies in the medical literature have shown that consistent consumption of green tea appear to prevent some cancers, such as those of the Read more…

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Are you Nuts?

Can a handful of nuts reduce lung cancer risk? Tree nuts such as walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds as well as peanuts (which grow in the ground and are legumes, but have nut-like health benefits), have been shown pretty definitively to decrease the risk of getting cardiovascular disease and death Read more…

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