Posts Tagged ‘phytochemicals’

You know what stuns me? (aside from, probably, a stun gun. that would probably stun me.) I’ve been trying to find people who do research on the effects of nutrition on MS, aside from the standard potential effects of vitamin D consumption. I’ve had an idea for a Fulbright research proposal (where a faculty member […]


As a professor of nutrition, I certainly preach the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. But have you ever stopped to think about why they’re vital to our health? (Image courtesy of Suat Eman, FreeDigitalPhotos) The textbooks I use still tell students to get about 5-9 servings of produce per day. I believe this information […]


You’d think that as a professor of nutrition, I’d be totally on board with the 6 servings per day of whole grains, 2.5 c of fruit, 3 c vegetables… etc etc that the USDA recommends that we get. I spend a lot of time reading nutrition and physiology news (I teach my passion) and, while […]