Given there are only so many months in a year, overlaps are bound to happen in awareness campaigns. November, as it turns out, is about highlighting not just global veganism, but also diseases and conditions as lung cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. A commonly touted weapon against disease, antioxidants came up quite a few times this week, among other nutrition news.

  • Harvard Health Blog: Lycopene, an antioxidant found in vegetables and fruits like tomatoes, can help reduce your risk of stroke; lycopene has been found to “attack free radicals, [and] may also reduce inflammation and cholesterol, improve immune function, and prevent blood from clotting.”
  • Hawaii News Now: Packages of Fresh Express Spinach with a use-by date of November 7 have been voluntarily recalled for testing positive in salmonella. Nevada, Arizona, and California are among the 16 states affected.
  • Eating Well: Reboot your system and/or diet by reducing intake of these: added sugars, refined grains, sodium, and saturated fats.
  • LA Times: Nestle USA is recalling its Nesquik chocolate powder (containers with an October 2014 expiration) over concerns of possible salmonella contamination.
  • HuffPost Taste: Omega 3’s in salmon, green tea, and berries are among the top five super foods that can help reduce inflammation and improve your immune system.
  • Washington Post: While dexatrim-infused Pepsi Special debuted in Japan, the Dr. Pepper Snapple group has set a removal timeline for its 7-Up antioxidant series, including Cherry Antioxidant, Mixed Berry Antioxidant, and Pomegranate Antioxidant. This comes after a suit was filed to challenge their nutritional claims.