Tag Archives: Polyphenols

Too much of a good thing: why choose food over supplements

  You once had to be involved in science in some way to know the term polyphenol but in the past decade, these compounds have received more and more attention in nutrition circles. Polyphenols are a class of substances, found in plant foods (phytochemicals), that offer a wide range of disease-fighting properties. Name a plant […]

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Coffee – health food or dietary demon?

This past weekend marked National Coffee Day, a time to celebrate one of life’s pleasures.  For many years, the beverage was consistently labelled as a culprit . Way back in the 1950s, scientists   studied its impact on assorted ailments like cardiovascular disease, and eye disorders like glaucoma. Even its effect on children’s behaviour was scrutinized. […]

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