While dietary supplements–products intended to add further nutritional value to the diet–may seem like a “natural” solution to health protection, you should make sure you use them safely and appropriately.
With experts cautioning that sugar is a cause of obesity and chronic disease, combined with the trend toward all things “natural,” it’s no surprise that consumers are turning to plant waters as tasty refreshers.
These four ancient, highly nutritious grains also happen to be naturally gluten-free and low in sodium. They’re also rich in health-promoting phytonutrients, such as tannins, anthocyanins, and phytosterols.
Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit aren’t just refreshing — they’re also super-nutritious. One medium orange packs more than 100 percent of the recommended daily dose for vitamin C, but there are several more healthy reasons to have a serving of citrus every day.
There’s plenty of evidence to support the power of purple: Research on anthocyanins — which cause the purple shade in foods — indicates they may be effective in preventing certain cancers, reducing the risk of heart disease and Parkinson’s, and improving eyesight.
For those who prefer to stay away from oily fish and cruciferous vegetables, the healthy options can feel a bit limited. But after spending several years in the picky eater camp, we’ve found a number of ways you can trick yourself into eating better.