FUN FACT #81
The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters.
JUICY NEWS ON STROKES
Women who ate two or more servings of citrus fruits a day over 14 years had a 10% lower stroke risk compared with those who ate fewer than two servings, says a study in Storke. Flavonoids, compounds plentiful in oranges and grapefruits, for the health benefit. “Flavonoids improve blood-vessel function and have anti-inflammatory effects that could reduce the risk for strokes due to blood clots,” says study coauthor Aedin Cassidy, Ph.D., of the University of East Anglia in the U.K.
FOOD ALLERGIES TIP
The most common food allergies include wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, and corn. To identify a food allergy, eliminate all potential food causes, then add foods back one at a time each week and watch for symptoms or reactions. Identifying sensitivities is the first step to maximizing health. Consult a certified nutritionist who specializes in allergy identification if you need help.