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Does Turmeric help improve eyesight? Is Quinoa good for you? Should you be eating more Cacao powder? The internet is full of claims that eating this food or that one will incur special health benefits.

In the Foods section our academics and medical professionals investigate claims like these & provide answers according to the research. Armed with this information you can avoid hype, save money, and help friends and family make wiser decisions when it comes to their health.

Do Chia Seeds Have Health Benefits? 113 Studies Reviewed
Michele Berman M.D.

Introduction Seeds of the chia plant, Salvia hispanica, have been a prized crop in Mexico since the time of the Aztecs more than a thousand years ago. The Aztecs believed it gave them increased energy and endurance. More recent research on the pharmacologic properties...

Is Rye Flour Good for You? A Scientist Explains
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Rye (Secale cereale) is a grass grain that has been grown and used as food since Neolithic times in Asia, having since spread, like wheat, barley, and other grains, all over Europe. It has been traditionally consumed as food made with its flour (such as bread),...