You are what you eat.

Carrots can make your skin orange!

Our favorite plant this month, the carrot (or any beta-carotene rich produce), can turn your skin sort of orange! Research and proof has shown that if you eat to much carrots (3 a day for like ever) can turn your skin an orange-yellowish color. This is known as “carotenemia”. This also can happen eating a lot of tomatoes but it’s called “lycopenemia”

Sugary Drinks & Dementia.

Various of studies have shown that people who drink a lot of artificially sweetened drinks per day were almost three times more likely to develop dementia.

Fast food as the same impact on the liver as Hepatitis.

Eating fast food consistently can cause significant changes to your liver due to the amount of fat and saturated fats. These changes in liver enzymes are similar to the effects of hepatitis.

Genes & Nutrients

We cannot change our genes, but we can change the environment which impacts how our genes manifest. A study called Nutrigenomics looks at how food may interact with specific genes to modify the risk of common chronic diseases. The study seeks to identify the molecules in a diet that affect health by altering the structure of genes. As an example, this study showed that diseases such as Type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers can be prevented by changing the food we eat which impacts how our genes manifests.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Yes, this old saying is true! Apples contain a rich source of a variety of phytonutrients and strong antioxidants. Studies have shown that apples may reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, some cancers, and lower cholesterol.

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