- Kale is the healthiest green: Eat this! Health reports that A 2014 study at William Paterson University ranked fruits and vegetables by their nutrient density, based on their levels of 17 different nutrients that have been linked to improved cardiovascular health. Not surprisingly, the top 16 were all leafy greens, which pack the most nutrition per calorie. But kale didn’t even make the top 10. In fact, simple spinach and even Romaine lettuce beat the alleged supergreen, as did parsley and chives.
- Potatoes are empty carbs: A USDA study of potatoes recently found levels of phytochemicals such as flavonoids and kukoamines that rival the amounts found in broccoli, spinach and Brussels sprouts which have been shown to lower blood pressure by decreasing free-radical damage and inflammation.
- Energy Drinks are better for you than soda: A University of Maryland study found energy drinks to be 11 percent more corrosive to your teeth than regular soda. The only proven, significant energy boost comes from caffeine.
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