One of the neat things about being a chemistry major is getting to learn about the chemistry of all the things around you. This semester I took a biological chemistry class where I learned about the chemistry that is going on in our bodies. You would think that this class would be super interesting and it was for a couple of classes and it was generally boring for the rest of the time. However, in our last class, our professor lectured on some of the research he works on. Since I blog about healthy eating and healthy living (or at least I try), I thought I'd share. I promise I won't kill you with all the nerdy details.
If you watch the news or read magazines, you've likely heard about the positive health benefits of antioxidants. They can be found in red wine, blueberries, and cranberries. If you take in antioxidants, it will indeed increase your life span. However, it doesn't increase the quality of your living. To do that, you need consume a low calorie diet. I found this interesting. I don't know about you, but I would much rather live better than live longer. I suppose you could combine the two for optimal benefits.