“The word “superfood” is a marketing term that has no rigorous scientific meaning. It is generally applied to foods that are unusually high in some nutrient that is considered particularly important to health. Examples include blueberries, which are rich in vitamin C; chia seeds, which contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids that help your… Read More
Does Vitamin C Supplementation Reduce the Odds of Developing the Common Cold in Soldiers?
Research Paper Title Vitamin C Supplementation Reduces the Odds of Developing a Common Cold in Republic of Korea Army Recruits: Randomised Controlled Trial. Background The Republic of Korea (ROK) military has a high incidence of respiratory diseases at training centres. Vitamin C has been reported to reduce the incidence of colds. For the purpose of… Read More
Natural Pain Remedies
You could pop a couple of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to reduce the pain and soreness that can be associated with exercise, or you could eat some sweet potatoes, oranges, strawberries, ginger, and pineapple, for example. Each of these foods (and there are many others) has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to strengthen… Read More
Long-Term Vitamin Stabilisation & Low Moisture Products
Research Paper Title Long-Term Vitamin Stabilization in Low Moisture Products for NASA: Techniques and Three-Year Vitamin Retention, Sensory, and Texture Results. Background Multiyear spaceflight will require innovative strategies to preserve vitamins in foods, in order to retain astronaut health and functionality long-term. Furthermore, space foods must be low weight/volume to comply with cargo restrictions, and… Read More
Linking Vitamin C & Cancer Treatment
“VITAMIN C might give cancer treatment a boost – but it would have to be injected at high doses. Some blood cancers, including chronic leukaemia, often involve problems in a gene called TET2. The gene usually helps ensure a type of stem cell matures properly and later dies. Suppressing it allows these cells to divide uncontrollably, leading to cancer.… Read More
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