But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extra-virgin" olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenolsassociated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.
In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work.
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.
It's more important that you choose "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
A review of 40 years of clinical trials, published in the journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006,
The misconception spawned from several poorly-done small studies in the 1960's that seemed to connect MSG with a variety of maladies that people experienced after eating at Chinese restaurants.
One study even found that whole almonds have 20% less calories than previously thought because
Studies have shown that how long you exercise — and thus how many calories you burn — is more important
A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.
Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit.
For comparison, a five-ounce glass of orange juice that contains 69 calories has .3 grams of dietary fiber and 16 milligrams of calcium, whereas an orange with the same number of calories packs 3.1 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.
Some wheat breads are just white bread with a little bit of caramel coloring to make the bread appear healthier,
Hot tubs — especially ones in spas, hotels, and gyms — are perfect breeding grounds for germs.
The water is not hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster.
The most common hot tub infection is pseudomonas folliculitis, which causes red, itchy bumps.
More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage.
Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol — a waxy substance that resembles fat — researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain cholesterol.
"Healthy individuals with normal blood cholesterol levels should now feel free to enjoy foods like eggs in their diet every day," the lead researcher from a 25-yearUniversity of Arizona study on cholesterol concluded.
It is very rare for someone to die from drinking too much water, but it can happen.
Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, called water intoxication, dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood leading to a condition known as hyponatremia.
To avoid this, drink fluids with electrolytes during extreme exercise events.
Our digestive tract is filled with microorganisms — some good and some bad. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, generically called probiotics, that helps maintain a healthy balance.
Certain brands of yogurts, like Activa by Dannon, are marketed exclusively to treat tummy issues.
As a general guideline, plastic grocery bags as well as most plastic tubs that hold margarine, yogurt, cream cheese,
Bottled water is no safer or purer than tap water, although it is substantially more expensive.
A recent study by Glasgow University in the U.K. found that bottled water is actually
Bottled water and tap water typically come from the same sources — natural springs, lakes, and aquifers.