Thursday, January 2, 2014

Green Tea, Dark Chocolate, and Zinc Actually Work

This infographic showing evidence for supposedly "healthy" supplements has been around since 2010, but it's the first time I've seen it. I must be a glass-half-full type because, rather than get depressed about the large number of "not worth it" substances, I'm pleasantly surprised to see dark chocolate (for blood pressure), green tea (for cholesterol, not necessarily cancer), and zinc (for colds) supported by actual evidence. This fits my impressions but I'm glad to see someone's worked harder at gathering more than just impressions. Now, I really need to take some vitamin D, especially considering Seattle's lack of sun.

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