Flavonoids are compounds that are naturally present in fruit and vegetables. Scientists have known for 20 years that they can help prevent colorectal cancer but have not fully understood the underlying biology.
High blood pressure is a widespread condition in the UK. More than one in four adults live with high blood pressure, although many will not realize it. Despite the risks posed by an abnormally high blood pressure, such as heart attacks and strokes, many people struggle to make the necessary changes to their lifestyle.
Replacing animal fat in the human diet with vegetable oil seems not to lower heart disease risk, and might even boost it, according to a study published Wednesday that challenges a cornerstone of dietary advice.
Adding eggs to a salad with a variety of raw vegetables is an effective method to improve the absorption of carotenoids, which are fat-soluble nutrients that help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, according to research from Purdue University.