Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they're expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.
Supplements are a highly controversial topic. There are a lot of people who question whether we need to supplement at all. These people believe that we can get all the nutrients we need from our food, and as someone who used to eschew supplements and consider them a waste of money, I certainly get where they are coming from.
Antioxidants are touted for their health-promoting effects, and they mostly do have beneficial effects. However, a new study on the antidiabetic supplement alpha-lipoic acid shows that it can help to spread existing cancers. The diabetes drugs saxagliptin and sitagliptin were also shown to spread cancer.
Effective, safe weight loss is about more than dieting. It's about maintaining a healthy lifestyle: good nutrition and often, regular exercise. But sometimes the ability to stay active can be hampered by injuries or fatigue -- and one of the main causes of such discomforts is inflammation. Luckily, elderberry can help.
From a nutrition standpoint, grilling is a great way to prepare foods because it uses very little fat except to add flavour, in limited amounts, if you choose. Also you don't lose nutrients in the cooking water as you do when you boil vegetables, which is the go-to vegetable prep method for a lot of people.
Why is sorghum the new must-have ancient grain for your menu? In addition to being gluten-free, sorghum is a non-GMO, nutrient-dense whole grain with a variety of culinary applications. The whole grain is small and behaves similarly to seeds such as quinoa but with less fat. It also has a neutral colour, a chewy texture, and a slightly sweet flavour, making it suitable for a range of recipes.