Health Value Of Foods
- Q What are the health benefits of tomatoes?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineEating 10 servings of tomato paste and tomato products a week helps prevent cancers such as prostate and breast cancer. The carotenoid found in tomatoes (lycopene), when eaten in conjunction with a bit of oil, provides an immune-strengthening... Full Answer
- Q Is coconut oil healthy?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineCoconut oil contains vitamin E and more saturated fat than lard, which makes it great for skin and hair. Just don't eat it (at least, not much). I have always said coconut oil will put you on the fast track for the cardiac care unit because the... Full Answer
- Q What are some cruciferous vegetables?
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Family MedicineHere is a list of cruciferous vegetables: Arugula Bok choy Broccoli Broccoli rabe Broccolini Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Collards Horseradish Kale Kohlrabi Mustard greens Radish Red cabbage Turnip greens Watercress Full Answer
- Q How can I select figs?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineThe season for California figs is from June to September, with the timing dependent on the varietal, while European figs are available throughout the fall. Figs are quickly perishable and delicate, and are usually best eaten within one to two days after... Full Answer
- Q What are figs?
Dr. Michael T Murray, Naturopathic MedicineFigs grow on the ficus tree (Ficus carica), which is a member of the mulberry family. They are unique in that they have an opening, called an "ostiole" or "eye" that is not connected to the tree, but helps the fruit's development, aiding it to... Full Answer