Health Trends: Resveratrol, Celery, Safflower Oil and Third-Hand Smoke

Find out what’s trending this week in the world of health and fitness, including red wine antioxidants, celery hearts, safflower oil and smoky clothes.

Hot:

Resveratrol. Remember this popular nutrient? Resveratrol is an antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine that may support cardiovascular health. Learn more in this week’s HealthFlash video.

(Someone give that girl a haircut!)

Celery. If the only time you see celery involves a plate of chicken wings, listen up. Celery is actually rich in vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C (an important antioxidant) as well as folate and potassium. The tender, white stalks in the center known as “celery hearts” are especially nutritious. Add raw celery to your salad or consider using cream of celery soup as a base for your favorite dish.

Safflower oil. According to a recent study, safflower oil may have an effect on fat storage and weight management. It certainly sounds promising, but further research is required to investigate the possibilities.


Not:

Third-hand smoke. You’ve heard of second-hand smoke and how dangerous it can be to innocent bystanders – but what is third-hand smoke? It’s the residual stuff that lingers on clothes, hair, furniture and other objects long after a cigarette has been put out. Third-hand smoke carries the same health risks as the smoke itself – including exposure to toxic chemicals.

 

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Katie is a Marketing Editor (and loyal customer) at Vitacost.com. In her spare time, she enjoys biking with her husband, playing with her pets and writing bios about herself.

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One comment on “Health Trends: Resveratrol, Celery, Safflower Oil and Third-Hand Smoke

  1. Brian Dovorany says:

    While there are studies that show that a glass of red wine can be beneficial, it doesn’t mean that it’s OK to go overboard. A glass here or there is OK, but you don’t need to drink a bottle a day!

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