Cloves are the buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree, which is native to the Maluku islands located in the eastern part of Indonesia. They have a sweet, slightly bitter taste and are highly fragrant. Cloves are commonly used as a spice in cooking and baking. They have also been used […]

Cod liver oil is a liquid fat extracted from the fresh liver of the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). The beneficial effects of cod liver oil are mainly based on its nutrients: In studies, omega-3 fatty acid supplements reduced inflammation by achieving the following: Improved cell membrane function Decreased cytokines (substances […]

Check the labels of various dietary supplements and you’ll likely find they tout a broad range of health benefits. Manufacturers are permitted to say, for example, that a supplement supports a body part or function (like brain health or the immune system). A new study published August 23 by JAMA Cardiology […]

Only five percent of Americans consume enough fiber — that’s a major shortfall, but we get it. (1) If you often find yourself forgetting to eat your veggies, fruits, or whole grains, or maybe you’re dealing with some pesky digestive issues like constipation, you’ll want to consider adding a fiber […]

The many jars and boxes of fish-oil supplements on shelves of Israeli pharmacies and health-food stores show how popular they are, even though they aren’t cheap.  People have been persuaded that these food supplements can prevent heart disease and other ailments – but new study at the University of Texas […]

Comment on this storyComment Most research shows that over-the-counter fish oil supplements don’t offer cardiovascular benefits, but that hasn’t stopped marketers from touting them for heart health, a new study shows. The sale of fish oil supplements is a multibillion-dollar industry, and many people take fish oil capsules daily, believing […]