Guac-Amoré

AVOCADOS // contain more potassium than a banana Potassium is a nutrient that most people are not getting enough of. This nutrient helps maintain electrical gradients in the body’s cells and serves various important functions. Avocados are actually very high in potassium…with a 100 gram (3.5 ounce) serving containing 14% of the recommended daily amount […]

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What’s Up, Doc?

CARROTS // stop memory loss Middle-aged people who ate the lowest amount of root vegetables showed more than three times as much cognitive decline as those who ate the most, according to a Netherlands study. Researchers concluded that the beta-carotene in the vegetables – ESPECIALLY IN CARROTS–protected the central nervous system against aging. An 18-year […]

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Pomegranate Performance Plus

POMEGRANATES // may improve exercise performance Pomegranates are rich in dietary nitrates, which have been shown to improve exercise performance. In a study of 19 athletes running on a treadmill, 1 gram of pomegranate extract 30 minutes before exercise significantly enhanced blood flow. This led to a delay in the onset of fatigue and an […]

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