Dr. Ann

Roasting is arguably the healthiest and tastiest way to prepare your veggies.  It preserves their nutrients while concentrating their natural sugars and flavors which makes them particularly yummy to even the pickiest palates.  Roasting also dramatically shrinks them in size (because it removes their water), making it easier to consume more in 1 sitting.  Based […]

Scientists already determined that eating chili peppers (and other hot foods) can boost mood by triggering the release of the brain’s natural feel good chemicals  – and thanks to this lab study, we have another happy reason to eat them. Scientist determined that the chemical capsaicin, which provides chili pepper’s spicy hot kick, can boost the activity […]

Based on the studies I have reviewed over the years, I remain wildly enthusiastic about the healthful goodness in tea.  Confirming what I intuitively felt to be the case, scientists concluded that bottled teas are essentially worthless from a health standpoint even though people pay lots of money for them (to the tune of 1 […]

Produce Lowest in Pesticides These 15 forms of produce are so low in pesticides that conventional should be just fine: Onions Sweet Corn Pineapples Avocado Cabbage Sweet Peas Asparagus Mangos Eggplant Kiwi Cantaloupe (domestic) Sweet Potatoes Grapefruit Watermelon Mushrooms ____________________________ Bring the latest science of health and wellness into your company or organization when you […]

Some breakfast cereals contain more than 50% added sugar by weight! Don’t let the one gracing your cereal bowl be one of those! Based on a review by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, the 10 cereals with the highest sugar content (by percentage weight) are: Kellogg’s Honey Smacks (55.6%) Post […]

Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods (arguably THE healthiest food) on the planet and thanks to this study, their disease-busting credentials are bigger than ever. Based on a review of six studies including over 220,000 people, eating more leafy green vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes (British Medical […]

Dutch scientists have given us yet another reason to enjoy an apple (or a pear) a day. In a study that followed over 20,000 adults for a 10-year period, those who consumed the most “white-fleshed” fruits and veggies were 52 percent less likely to have a stroke vs. those consuming the least. The specific fruits […]

An evaluation undertaken to assess the impact of diet patterns on the development of hip arthritis found fruits and vegetables were generally protective with the allium group of veggies showing the most effectiveness. The study included a careful assessment of the dietary habits of over 1,000 subjects along with x-ray analysis of their joints.  The […]

Past studies have indicated that the allium family of vegetables, namely onions, garlics, shallots, and leeks, exhibit unique cancer-fighting properties. Thanks to a new study, their position as preventative agents for colon cancer just received a nice boost. For this study, scientists interviewed 833 patients with colorectal cancer and 833 healthy subjects of the same […]

Daily consumption of blueberries can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. That was the uplifting conclusion of a recent clinical trial that unfolded as follows: Scientists had 40 healthy study subjects ingest 200 grams of blueberries daily for one month. The scientists monitored various chemicals in the study subjects’ blood and urine, along with […]

Lettuce Rejoice!  Fruits and veggies just scored a resounding scientific victory on the mental well-being front. In one of the largest and best conducted studies to date, scientists observed a robust relationship between mental well-being/life satisfaction and fruit and vegetable consumption. For this study, researchers followed the dietary habits and mental well-being of over 45,000 UK […]

Wild, organic blueberries or mixed berries A variety of bulk raw nuts Various cuts of venison Packaged spinach Packaged peas Packaged shelled edamame Packaged organic chicken breast and thighs Ezekial 4:9 Sprouted 100% Whole Grain Bread 100% Whole Grain Tortillas Packaged Chinese-style vegetables _______________________ Did you know you can get FREE access to my upcoming […]