Reading ads for antioxidant supplements, you'd think you'd found the fountain of youth. What are antioxidants and how do they work?
Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?
If you’re a fan of pirate movies, you may be familiar with the term scurvy dog. It’s a curse, typically levied at a pirate who sank below even the already lowly standards of allowed piratical behavior. What does it mean? Well, “dog” is self evident, but scurvy? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Did you know Flowers are, in fact, edible? Tulips, lilacs, pansies and roses are all edible, just to name a few. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? What do apples really have to do with healthy living? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it is beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency.
You’ve probably heard of the saying “starve a fever, feed a cold”. It’s an old saying that goes back hundreds of years to ancient medicine.
The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.
It’s commonly said that cooked fruits and vegetables are not as good for you as raw ones. Is this statement true? Find out on today’s Moment of Science.
Is it possible for juice to be bad for you? Find out on today's Moment of Science: To Juice or Not to Juice?