Anti-Oxidants: How many are in your foods?

There’s also a new buzz word out when it comes to antioxidants and you may have heard it on anything from Dr. Oz to your local news. The word: ORAC.

Dr. Oz's Health Checklist
Most people think that if they could change their lifestyle in some way to insure that they lived cancer-free, on average, they would add many years to their life. But, did you know that if we negate ALL cancer in the United States, the average life expectancy would only increase by 3 years? There are, however, some simple things you do that will have a significant impact on the length of your life. Check out what Dr. Oz says will have the biggest impact.

A Proven Success
“This is an exciting discovery because, for people at high risk for developing advanced AMD, these dietary supplements are the first effective treatment to slow the progression of the disease,” said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., and Director of the National Eye Institute (NEI).

Vitamin Basics for Women
With all the news about vitamins, it can be pretty confusing. With all that’s available, what do you really need?

Omega–3 May Decrease Your Body Fat
The FDA has already given their stamp of approval for omega-3’s heart healthy claims, now it appears new research has shed light on their potential as weight – control agents, or more specifically, fat reducers.

Hidden Benefits of the "Right" Calcium supplement
Let’s face it: The only way most of us are going to get enough calcium each day is to take supplements. There are many to choose from. How do you know which one is right for you?

Magnesium May Reduce Risk of Diabetes
The current RDA for magnesium is 310-320mg for adult women and 400-420mg for adult men. Average intake among Americans tends to lag about 100 mg below these recommended levels.

Should I take vitamins?
It's definitely something to consider if you are part of the 91% of Americans that studies show do not eat properly!

Vitamins Are Fundamental
“I am not sure which is sweeter, Harvard professing the virtues of vitamins to the world at large or my doctor friend quietly confessing it to me! Well, one thing is for sure: It doesn’t get any clearer than this!"

What is Fiber?
As part of a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, soluble fiber has been shown to help LOWER blood CHOLESTEROL. The other type of fiber; insoluble fiber cannot be broken down by human enzymes, so it is passed virtually undissolved through the intestines. Insoluble fiber does NOT lower cholesterol, but it IS IMPORTANT in keeping bowels healthy, preventing constipation and colon cancer.