Organic Milk Beats Conventional for Healthy Fats

We know that organic produce is healthier for us because it contains fewer pesticides, but did you know that organic milk has significantly more heart-healthy fatty acids than milk from conventional dairy farms? That was the unexpected finding of a new Washington State University study, the first large-scale comparison of organic milk from grass-fed cows and conventional milk from cows fed mostly corn. The study, which compared 400 samples of whole organic and conventional milk over 18 months, found that …

Nuts for a Longer Life? Yes, but Which Ones Are Best?

Eating a handful of nuts a day may be all it takes to help ward off serious disease and prolong a healthy life, says a major new study. In the largest study to date to look at whether eating nuts can help you live longer, researchers who followed 76,464 women and 42,498 men for 30 years found that people who ate nuts every day were 20 percent less likely to die from heart disease, cancer or any other cause, compared …

Brain Tip of the Day: Eat More Walnuts

That’s right, walnuts are actually good for your brain. How, do you ask? Because Omega-3s in walnuts have been found to improve mood as well as calm certain inflammation that can cause brain cell death. They also replace lost melatonin, which we need for a healthy functioning brain. So go buy some walnuts and get crackin’! (No pun intended.) Check out more noodle boosting tips here.