Montmorency cherries are rich in polyphenols. Scientists in England have been studying their ability to help athletes recover more quickly from strenuous exercise. The latest research was conducted with soccer players and published in Nutrients (online July 22, 2016).
Do you ever get muscle cramps, either during athletic activity or in the middle of the night? A Nobel Prize winning scientist has come up for a new explanation for the cause of cramps, and it helps explain why some implausible home remedies (swallowing a spoonful of yellow mustard or a jigger of pickle juice, for example) actually work. We found this in the Wall Street Journal (July 11, 2016).
When a Gluten-Free Diet Can Really Help:
You may think you know how to eat, but does your diet lead to optimal health? Some people who don’t have celiac disease still need to avoid bread, cereal, crackers and other foods made with wheat barley and rye. What is the story on non-celiac gluten sensitivity? The research was published in Gut (online July 25, 2016).
How much protein is there in your diet? Does it matter for your health? And what difference does it make whether it comes from hot dogs or lentil soup? We unravel the complexity of a Harvard-based study on protein. The study was published in JAMA Internal Medicine (online Aug. 1, 2016).
Food and Drug Interactions:
Are your medications incompatible with your diet? You may not be aware of the food and drug interactions that could affect your health. You’ve probably heard that grapefruit juice doesn’t mix well with certain medicines. But what about apple juice, tea or coffee? The study on tea polyphenols slowing the absorption of atenolol was published in Frontiers in Pharmacology (June 29, 2016).
Some of the spices in your kitchen pantry, such as cinnamon, ginger or turmeric, have healing properties. Which ones do you use as remedies?
The Low-Down on Fish Oil:
Fish oil has gotten a lot of bad press in the past year. Now scientists say it can be helpful for people recovering from a heart attack. The research on the benefits of supplemental omega-3 fatty acids (prescription strength) was published in Circulation (online, Aug. 1, 2016).
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