What is Lutein?

Highlights: Lutein is an antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid group. It’s found in high amounts in leafy greens and orange-yellow vegetables as well as dietary supplements. Lutein is important…

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A Clearer Look at Lutein

“Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes,” was what my mom always used to tell me. She was right, carrots are filled with carotenoids, including lutein, that help protect…

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Antioxidants: The Anti-Cancer Cure-All?

Want to know how to pique someone’s interest if you are talking about food or nutrition? Mention the word “antioxidant.” Seriously, it has some special power or something. Family and friends, ranging…

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Does Matcha Match Up to Other Tea?

At the time of this blog post, there are approximately 30 different teas in my kitchen. Green, black, Earl Grey, hibiscus, white, rooibos, orange and mango, Thai, blackberry, and many…

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Healthy Snack Alternatives for Santa

Over here at IFIC, we’re concerned with Santa’s health. Being jolly alone doesn’t have the fat burning capabilities of exercise. So we’re encouraging Santa to run behind the sleigh every…

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Coffee & Health: What the Science Says

What does a morning without coffee sound like to you? If you answered “scary, sleepy, and confusing”, you’re not alone. Over 80% of U.S. adults drink coffee at least occasionally,…

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