Blueberries contain anthocyanins, which might reduce your risk of heart disease. If you eat 150-300 in a day, that is.
We often hear eating specific foods can help prevent disease. But these claims are best taken with a grain of salt (or turmeric). The benefits are likely only if we eat them in really huge quantities.
Six scientists on the supplements they take every day and why they take them.
Turmeric is touted to have many benefits, such as reducing inflammation and preventing cancer.
Turmeric is often reported to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer properties.
The purported medical effects of curcumin have a long history, going back at least to the 18th century.
There is converging evidence from both human population and animal studies that curcumin may help prevent age-related cognitive decline.
Undue emphasis on individual nutrients rather than on the diet as a whole leads to an unhealthy reductionism that has no scientific basis.
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Turmeric is said to be the latest “blockbuster nutrient”, helpful for “everything from heart disease to Alzheimers, asthma to arthritis.” But is there any scientific evidence behind this claim, or is it…