Dr. Ann

Knowing that herbs and spices are teeming with potent antioxidant compounds, researchers from Penn State set out to determine if adding a blend of herbs and spices to a high fat meal could mitigate its adverse effects. For this study, they fed 6 overweight, but healthy men two separate test meals on two separate days. […]

I am already wildly enthusiastic about berries for health. In a Harvard based study that monitored the eating habits of over 93,000 women for 18 years, those consuming the most berries were 32 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack vs. those consuming the least. Scientists speculate that berries’ robust supply of blue/purple anthocyanin […]

Nut’s stellar reputation as a workhorse for fighting disease just scored a huge scientific victory. In one of the largest studies to date, scientist found that simply consuming a daily, modest handful (20 grams) of nuts (any variety to include peanuts) was linked to the following health benefits: A 30 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease […]

Want to dramatically lower your risk of dying from a cardiac event? Get fit! Movement is remarkably good for the heart. Following a recent study,* scientists concluded that fitness appears to slash the risk of cardiac death. For the evaluation, scientists carefully measured the fitness of over 55,000 Americans and followed their health status onward for up to 14 years. […]

  Barley is a sleeper superfood! This exceptionally versatile intact whole grain food is exceptional for boosting health. Thanks to its mother load of fiber (3 times more than oats!), as well as its hefty dose of magnesium, B vitamins, and selenium, barley is arguably one of the best foods around for lowering cholesterol, preventing […]

Watch this video tip on why food is medicine and how it can help lower cholesterol in the body. It’s fascinating science!

Enjoying a generous handful of walnuts daily can improve the quality of your diet and boost your cardiometabolic health-without sabotaging your waistline. That was the encouraging conclusion from a new clinical trial conducted to test the effects of a daily dose of walnuts on cardiometabolic health. For this study, researchers provided diet counseling to 112 […]

These are the foods you should be including in your diet regularly: Avocados Tomatoes Broccoli Brussels sprouts Asparagus Red/orange/yellow bell peppers Any dark leafy greens Any dark salad greens/lettuce Berries (any variety) Pomegranates Any whole citrus Apples – dried and fresh Red/purple grapes Organic plain soy milk Soy nuts Edamame Tofu Tempeh Fish, especially oily […]

Sugary beverages can wreck your health. According to the most comprehensive and authoritative review of published science to date, Harvard scientists determined that drinking as little as one to two servings a day of a sugary beverage was tied to significant health risks. Among the most compelling were a 35 percent greater risk of heart […]

Like true nuts, peanuts (which are actually legumes) can rightfully claim superstar food status. In a new report that followed the diets and health status over a five to twelve year period of more than 200,000 racially diverse adult study subjects, those consuming the most peanuts were up to 21 percent less likely to die […]

The diminutive blueberry may be a powerhouse food for cardiovascular health. That was the conclusion from a new clinical trial that tested if a daily dose of blueberries could lower blood pressure. For this study 48 women with mild to moderate high blood pressure were given the equivalent of one cup of blueberries daily in the […]

If you enjoy your yogurt like I do, you will be pleased to know that in addition to getting a nice dose of several critical nutrients like calcium, zinc, potassium, B vitamins and those awesome beneficial bacteria (probiotics) – yogurt may help lower your risk of high blood pressure. In a study that followed the […]