Brown rice

Phillips, J., Muir, J. G., Birkett, A., Lu, Z. X., Jones, G. P., O'Dea, K., & Young, G. P. (1995). Effect of resistant starch on fecal bulk and fermentation-dependent events in humans. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 62(1), 121–130.

Ravichanthiran, K., Ma, Z. F., Zhang, H., Cao, Y., Wang, C. W., Muhammad, S., Aglago, E. K., Zhang, Y., Jin, Y., & Pan, B. (2018). Phytochemical Profile of Brown Rice and Its Nutrigenomic Implications. Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 7(6), 71.

Lee, J. S., Sreenivasulu, N., Hamilton, R. S., & Kohli, A. (2019). Brown Rice, a Diet Rich in Health Promoting Properties. Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology, 65(Supplement), S26–S28.

Welch, A. A., Skinner, J., & Hickson, M. (2017). Dietary Magnesium May Be Protective for Aging of Bone and Skeletal Muscle in Middle and Younger Older Age Men and Women: Cross-Sectional Findings from the UK Biobank Cohort. Nutrients, 9(11), 1189.

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Moon, J., & Koh, G. (2020). Clinical Evidence and Mechanisms of High-Protein Diet-Induced Weight Loss. Journal of obesity & metabolic syndrome, 29(3), 166–173.

Clark, M. J., & Slavin, J. L. (2013). The effect of fiber on satiety and food intake: a systematic review. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(3), 200–211.

Plant diversity and Polyphenols

Aune, D., Giovannucci, E., Boffetta, P., Fadnes, L. T., Keum, N., Norat, T., Greenwood, D. C., Riboli, E., Vatten, L. J., & Tonstad, S. (2017). Fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer and all-cause mortality-a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. International journal of epidemiology, 46(3), 1029–1056.

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Kaulmann, A., & Bohn, T. (2014). Carotenoids, inflammation, and oxidative stress--implications of cellular signaling pathways and relation to chronic disease prevention. Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.), 34(11), 907–929.

Aune, D., Keum, N., Giovannucci, E., Fadnes, L. T., Boffetta, P., Greenwood, D. C., Tonstad, S., Vatten, L. J., Riboli, E., & Norat, T. (2018). Dietary intake and blood concentrations of antioxidants and the risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 108(5), 1069–1091.

Lachance, J. C., Radhakrishnan, S., Madiwale, G., Guerrier, S., & Vanamala, J. K. P. (2020). Targeting hallmarks of cancer with a food-system-based approach. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 69, 110563.

Di Lorenzo, C., Colombo, F., Biella, S., Stockley, C., & Restani, P. (2021). Polyphenols and Human Health: The Role of Bioavailability. Nutrients, 13(1), 273.

Del Bo', C., Bernardi, S., Marino, M., Porrini, M., Tucci, M., Guglielmetti, S., Cherubini, A., Carrieri, B., Kirkup, B., Kroon, P., Zamora-Ros, R., Liberona, N. H., Andres-Lacueva, C., & Riso, P. (2019). Systematic Review on Polyphenol Intake and Health Outcomes: Is there Sufficient Evidence to Define a Health-Promoting Polyphenol-Rich Dietary Pattern?. Nutrients, 11(6), 1355.

Cory, H., Passarelli, S., Szeto, J., Tamez, M., & Mattei, J. (2018). The Role of Polyphenols in Human Health and Food Systems: A Mini-Review. Frontiers in nutrition, 5, 87.


Wang, L., Tao, L., Hao, L., Stanley, T. H., Huang, K. H., Lambert, J. D., & Kris-Etherton, P. M. (2020). A Moderate-Fat Diet with One Avocado per Day Increases Plasma Antioxidants and Decreases the Oxidation of Small, Dense LDL in Adults with Overweight and Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journal of nutrition, 150(2), 276–284.

Mahmassani, H. A., Avendano, E. E., Raman, G., & Johnson, E. J. (2018). Avocado consumption and risk factors for heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 107(4), 523–536.

Ford, N. A., & Liu, A. G. (2020). The Forgotten Fruit: A Case for Consuming Avocado Within the Traditional Mediterranean Diet. Frontiers in nutrition, 7, 78.

Scott, T. M., Rasmussen, H. M., Chen, O., & Johnson, E. J. (2017). Avocado Consumption Increases Macular Pigment Density in Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 9(9), 919.


Yi, X., Li, J., Liao, D., Peng, G., Zheng, X., Xu, H., Zhang, T., & Ai, J. (2023). Carrot and carotene and multiple health outcomes: an umbrella review of the evidence. Journal of the science of food and agriculture, 103(5), 2251–2261.

Evans, J. R., & Lawrenson, J. G. (2012). Antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements for slowing the progression of age-related macular degeneration. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 11, CD000254.

Polcz, M. E., & Barbul, A. (2019). The Role of Vitamin A in Wound Healing. Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 34(5), 695–700.


Dighriri, I. M., Alsubaie, A. M., Hakami, F. M., Hamithi, D. M., Alshekh, M. M., Khobrani, F. A., Dalak, F. E., Hakami, A. A., Alsueaadi, E. H., Alsaawi, L. S., Alshammari, S. F., Alqahtani, A. S., Alawi, I. A., Aljuaid, A. A., & Tawhari, M. Q. (2022). Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Brain Functions: A Systematic Review. Cureus, 14(10), e30091.

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Gould, J. F., Smithers, L. G., & Makrides, M. (2013). The effect of maternal omega-3 (n-3) LCPUFA supplementation during pregnancy on early childhood cognitive and visual development: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 97(3), 531–544.

Wei, B. Z., Li, L., Dong, C. W., Tan, C. C., Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, & Xu, W. (2023). The Relationship of Omega-3 Fatty Acids with Dementia and Cognitive Decline: Evidence from Prospective Cohort Studies of Supplementation, Dietary Intake, and Blood Markers. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 117(6), 1096–1109.

Zhang, Y., Chen, J., Qiu, J., Li, Y., Wang, J., & Jiao, J. (2016). Intakes of fish and polyunsaturated fatty acids and mild-to-severe cognitive impairment risks: a dose-response meta-analysis of 21 cohort studies. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 103(2), 330–340.

Li, F., Liu, X., & Zhang, D. (2016). Fish consumption and risk of depression: a meta-analysis. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 70(3), 299–304.

Mazereeuw, G., Lanctôt, K. L., Chau, S. A., Swardfager, W., & Herrmann, N. (2012). Effects of ω-3 fatty acids on cognitive performance: a meta-analysis. Neurobiology of aging, 33(7), 1482.e17–1482.e1.482E29.


Watanabe, H., Kashimoto, N., Kajimura, J., & Kamiya, K. (2006). A miso (Japanese soybean paste) diet conferred greater protection against hypertension than a sodium chloride diet in Dahl salt-sensitive rats. Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension, 29(9), 731–738.

Ito, K., Miyata, K., Mohri, M., Origuchi, H., & Yamamoto, H. (2017). The Effects of the Habitual Consumption of Miso Soup on the Blood Pressure and Heart Rate of Japanese Adults: A Cross-sectional Study of a Health Examination. Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan), 56(1), 23–29.

Allwood, J. G., Wakeling, L. T., & Bean, D. C. (2021). Fermentation and the microbial community of Japanese koji and miso: A review. Journal of food science, 86(6), 2194–2207.

Kondo, H., Sakuyama Tomari, H., Yamakawa, S., Kitagawa, M., Yamada, M., Itou, S., Yamamoto, T., & Uehara, Y. (2019). Long-term intake of miso soup decreases nighttime blood pressure in subjects with high-normal blood pressure or stage I hypertension. Hypertension research : official journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension, 42(11), 1757–1767.

Anderson, J. W., Johnstone, B. M., & Cook-Newell, M. E. (1995). Meta-analysis of the effects of soy protein intake on serum lipids. The New England journal of medicine, 333(5), 276–282.

Saeed, F., Afzaal, M., Shah, Y. A., Khan, M. H., Hussain, M., Ikram, A., Ateeq, H., Noman, M., Saewan, S. A., & Khashroum, A. O. (2022). Miso: A traditional nutritious & health-endorsing fermented product. Food science & nutrition, 10(12), 4103–4111.

Sta?ska, K., & Krzeski, A. (2016). The umami taste: from discovery to clinical use. Otolaryngologia polska = The Polish otolaryngology, 70(4), 10–15.

Steaming/Allium vegetables

Nicastro, H. L., Ross, S. A., & Milner, J. A. (2015). Garlic and onions: their cancer prevention properties. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.), 8(3), 181–189.

Zhou, Y., Zhuang, W., Hu, W., Liu, G. J., Wu, T. X., & Wu, X. T. (2011). Consumption of large amounts of Allium vegetables reduces risk for gastric cancer in a meta-analysis. Gastroenterology, 141(1), 80–89.

Guercio, V., Galeone, C., Turati, F., & La Vecchia, C. (2014). Gastric cancer and allium vegetable intake: a critical review of the experimental and epidemiologic evidence. Nutrition and cancer, 66(5), 757–773.

Rennie, C., & Wise, A. (2010). Preferences for steaming of vegetables. Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association, 23(1), 108–110.

Pellegrini, N., Chiavaro, E., Gardana, C., Mazzeo, T., Contino, D., Gallo, M., Riso, P., Fogliano, V., & Porrini, M. (2010). Effect of different cooking methods on color, phytochemical concentration, and antioxidant capacity of raw and frozen brassica vegetables. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 58(7), 4310–4321.


Zaharudin, N., Tullin, M., Pekmez, C. T., Sloth, J. J., Rasmussen, R. R., & Dragsted, L. O. (2021). Effects of brown seaweeds on postprandial glucose, insulin and appetite in humans - A randomized, 3-way, blinded, cross-over meal study. Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland), 40(3), 830–838.

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Tanemura, Y., Yamanaka-Okumura, H., Sakuma, M., Nii, Y., Taketani, Y., & Takeda, E. (2014). Effects of the intake of Undaria pinnatifida (Wakame) and its sporophylls (Mekabu) on postprandial glucose and insulin metabolism. The journal of medical investigation : JMI, 61(3-4), 291–297.

O'Sullivan, L., Murphy, B., McLoughlin, P., Duggan, P., Lawlor, P. G., Hughes, H., & Gardiner, G. E. (2010). Prebiotics from marine macroalgae for human and animal health applications. Marine drugs, 8(7), 2038–2064.

Sesame seeds

Sohouli, M. H., Haghshenas, N., Hernández-Ruiz, Á., & Shidfar, F. (2022). Consumption of sesame seeds and sesame products has favorable effects on blood glucose levels but not on insulin resistance: A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. Phytotherapy research : PTR, 36(3), 1126–1134.

Ramírez-Coronel, A. A., Ali Alhilali, K. A., Basheer Ahmed, Y., Almalki, S. G., & Karimian, J. (2023). Effect of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) consumption on glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Phytotherapy research : PTR, 37(9), 3809–3819.

Yargholi, A., Najafi, M. H., Zareian, M. A., Hawkins, J., Shirbeigi, L., & Ayati, M. H. (2021). The Effects of Sesame Consumption on Glycemic Control in Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trial. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2021, 2873534.

Andargie, M., Vinas, M., Rathgeb, A., Möller, E., & Karlovsky, P. (2021). Lignans of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.): A Comprehensive Review. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(4), 883.

Soybeans / Tofu / Edamame beans

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Taku, K., Umegaki, K., Sato, Y., Taki, Y., Endoh, K., & Watanabe, S. (2007). Soy isoflavones lower serum total and LDL cholesterol in humans: a meta-analysis of 11 randomized controlled trials. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 85(4), 1148–1156.

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Zhuo, X. G., Melby, M. K., & Watanabe, S. (2004). Soy isoflavone intake lowers serum LDL cholesterol: a meta-analysis of 8 randomized controlled trials in humans. The Journal of nutrition, 134(9), 2395–2400.

Green beans

Ullah, A., Munir, S., Badshah, S. L., Khan, N., Ghani, L., Poulson, B. G., Emwas, A. H., & Jaremko, M. (2020). Important Flavonoids and Their Role as a Therapeutic Agent. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(22), 5243.

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Chen, Z., & Zhang, S. L. (2021). The role of flavonoids in the prevention and management of cardiovascular complications: a narrative review. Annals of palliative medicine, 10(7), 8254–8263.

Cium?rnean, L., Milaciu, M. V., Runcan, O., Vesa, ?. C., R?chi?an, A. L., Negrean, V., Perné, M. G., Donca, V. I., Alexescu, T. G., Para, I., & Dogaru, G. (2020). The Effects of Flavonoids in Cardiovascular Diseases. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(18), 4320.


Yaqoob, Z., Arshad, M. S., Imran, M., Munir, H., Qaisrani, T. B., Khalid, W., Asghar, Z., & Suleria, H. A. R. (2021). Mechanistic role of astaxanthin derived from shrimp against certain metabolic disorders. Food science & nutrition, 10(1), 12–20.

Mazokopakis, E. E., Papadakis, J. A., Papadomanolaki, M. G., Batistakis, A. G., Giannakopoulos, T. G., Protopapadakis, E. E., & Ganotakis, E. S. (2007). Effects of 12 months treatment with L-selenomethionine on serum anti-TPO Levels in Patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association, 17(7), 609–612.


Jenkins, T. A., Nguyen, J. C., Polglaze, K. E., & Bertrand, P. P. (2016). Influence of Tryptophan and Serotonin on Mood and Cognition with a Possible Role of the Gut-Brain Axis. Nutrients, 8(1), 56.

Strasser, B., Gostner, J. M., & Fuchs, D. (2016). Mood, food, and cognition: role of tryptophan and serotonin. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care, 19(1), 55–61.

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds

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Singh, U., Devaraj, S., & Jialal, I. (2005). Vitamin E, oxidative stress, and inflammation. Annual review of nutrition, 25, 151–174.

Rees, C. A., Bauer, J. E., Burkholder, W. J., Kennis, R. A., Dunbar, B. L., & Bigley, K. E. (2001). Effects of dietary flax seed and sunflower seed supplementation on normal canine serum polyunsaturated fatty acids and skin and hair coat condition scores. Veterinary dermatology, 12(2), 111–117.

Curry powder

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Hewlings, S. J., & Kalman, D. S. (2017). Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health. Foods (Basel, Switzerland), 6(10), 92.

Green tea / Jasmine tea

Kuriyama, S., Shimazu, T., Ohmori, K., Kikuchi, N., Nakaya, N., Nishino, Y., Tsubono, Y., & Tsuji, I. (2006). Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes in Japan: the Ohsaki study. JAMA, 296(10), 1255–1265.

Yang, G., Shu, X. O., Li, H., Chow, W. H., Ji, B. T., Zhang, X., Gao, Y. T., & Zheng, W. (2007). Prospective cohort study of green tea consumption and colorectal cancer risk in women. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 16(6), 1219–1223.

Yuan J. M. (2013). Cancer prevention by green tea: evidence from epidemiologic studies. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 98(6 Suppl), 1676S–1681S.

Isemura M. (2019). Catechin in Human Health and Disease. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(3), 528.

Williams, J. L., Everett, J. M., D'Cunha, N. M., Sergi, D., Georgousopoulou, E. N., Keegan, R. J., McKune, A. J., Mellor, D. D., Anstice, N., & Naumovski, N. (2020). The Effects of Green Tea Amino Acid L-Theanine Consumption on the Ability to Manage Stress and Anxiety Levels: a Systematic Review. Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands), 75(1), 12–23.

Black (based) tea 

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Maron, D. J., Lu, G. P., Cai, N. S., Wu, Z. G., Li, Y. H., Chen, H., Zhu, J. Q., Jin, X. J., Wouters, B. C., & Zhao, J. (2003). Cholesterol-lowering effect of a theaflavin-enriched green tea extract: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of internal medicine, 163(12), 1448–1453.

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Bond, T., & Derbyshire, E. (2019). Tea Compounds and the Gut Microbiome: Findings from Trials and Mechanistic Studies. Nutrients, 11(10), 2364.

Toker, L., Amar, S., Bersudsky, Y., Benjamin, J., & Klein, E. (2010). The biology of tryptophan depletion and mood disorders. The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences, 47(1), 46–55.


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Li, R., Luo, W., Liu, Y., Chen, C., Chen, S., Yang, J., Wu, P., Lv, X., Liu, Z., Ni, L., & Han, J. (2022). The investigation on the characteristic metabolites of Lactobacillus plantarum RLL68 during fermentation of beverage from by-products of black tea manufacture. Current research in food science, 5, 1320–1329.

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Peppermint tea

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Chumpitazi, B. P., Kearns, G. L., & Shulman, R. J. (2018). Review article: the physiological effects and safety of peppermint oil and its efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional disorders. Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics, 47(6), 738–752.

Kline, R. M., Kline, J. J., Di Palma J, & Barbero, G. J. (2001). Enteric-coated, pH-dependent peppermint oil capsules for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in children. The Journal of pediatrics, 138(1), 125–128.

Ford, A. C., Talley, N. J., Spiegel, B. M., Foxx-Orenstein, A. E., Schiller, L., Quigley, E. M., & Moayyedi, P. (2008). Effect of fibre, antispasmodics, and peppermint oil in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 337, a2313.

Rooibos tea

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