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.