Archive for the ‘Antioxidants’ Category

 

Facts About Green Beans: Why You Should Eat Them More Often

Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Dr. Mercola  |  No Comments »

You are probably aware than beans are referred to as the magical fruit for reasons entirely unrelated to their health benefits. This focus on flatulence distracts many from the fact that beans are full of antioxidants and flavonoids, and offer a number of health benefits. Learn more about green beans and why they should be […]

 
 

History and Health: This Healthy Eggplant Recipe Has It

Posted on July 8th, 2016 by Dr. Mercola  |  No Comments »

Fruits and vegetables are often taken for granted. We cook and eat them, without ever considering their history or even the etymology of their name. The eggplant is one such example, as it has rich history spanning hundreds of years. The peculiar-looking eggplant is technically a fruit, but it’s often classified as a vegetable. You […]

 
 

Sweet but Healthy: Interesting Facts About Sweet Potato

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by Dr. Mercola  |  No Comments »

Have you ever tasted a sweet potato? Chances are you’ve eaten it as a side dish. Sweet potato tastes great when steamed or fried in coconut oil. But did you know that even though it’s a close cousin of the potato, there’s a world of difference between the two, in terms of both flavor and […]

 
 

Facts About Ugli Fruit – And Why Appearance Doesn’t Matter

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Dr. Mercola  |  No Comments »

The ugli is one ugly fruit and has the loose and leathery texture of an ancient parchment. But don’t be turned off by its mottled and scabby appearance. There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the ugli fruit. So how did this unusual fruit come to be, and what sets it apart […]

 
 

The Astaxanthin Effect: How It Stacks Up Against Other Antioxidants

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by Dr. Mercola  |  7 Comments »

Every day is a battle against harmful elements, such as free radicals, that pose a threat to your body. They form in response to environmental toxins from cigarette smoke, chemicals, sunlight, pharmaceutical drugs, and even radiation. Fortunately, antioxidants, which come from food or whole food supplements, can destroy these free radicals. The most common free […]

 
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