Giving potatoes an electric shock or immersing them in water and exposing them to ultrasound can boost their levels of healthful antioxidants, according to new research. Thw use of ultrasound or electricity to increase antioxidant elevels could have widespread commercial application due to increasing consumer interest in "functional foods" -- such as berries, nuts, soy, wine and chocolate -- that may have health benefits besides traditional nutrition.
Chili Pepper’s contain a phytochemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin has been studied for potential benefits in reducing inflammation and pain, and more recently in fighting obesity.
Drinking large amounts of iced tea can lead to the formation kidney stones, a common painful disorder of the urinary tract according to Dr. John Milner, assistant professor, Department of Urology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
It is widely known that Omega-3 fatty acids decrease symptoms of depression in patients without anxiety, but a new study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed a major improvement in patients with depression who also have anxiety.
The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego.