This year's unrelenting winter makes it feel like spring weather will never get here, but eventually there will be a new crop of nutrient-packed spring foods to boost your health and help you shrug off those winter doldrums.
Cancer researchers have long known that certain vegetables contain powerful anticancer compounds, but whether our bodies get the full dose of these substances often depends on how we cook the vegetables and even what other foods we eat along with them.
Remember the chia pets from the '70s, those cute little clay animals that grew green "hair" from sprouting seeds on top of their heads? These days it's chia seeds - cousins of those used in the kitschy figurines - that are the current craze for the health benefits they pack.
Good news, Italian-food lovers: A new study finds that eating lots of tomatoes and tomato-based foods like spaghetti sauce is associated with a lower risk of stroke.
The juiciest tomatoes and the sweetest corn are two of summer's most anticipated gifts, which is why we were both happy and troubled to read the latest health news on both those favorite foods.
Brighter colors and shorter outfits are suddenly the norm: After Memorial Day weekend, the summer is here in full swing. But along with family trips, sunshine and humidity the hot season also brings risks for your skin due to sun exposure. The first step to keep these risks at bay is to accept them and stop thinking "no, that can't happen to me." Next, you will find that it is not so hard to take care of your skin by using the proper sunblocker and eating food rich in antioxidants. Lastly, we all need to be on the lookout for early signs and do not let our guard down against skin cancer.
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