Tag: Antioxidants

Two Grams of this Household Spice Lowered Blood Sugar by a Whopping 62 mg/dl. The popular spice cumin has a long history of medicinal use. It has been used to treat various symptoms including diarrhea, flatulence, gynecological, and respiratory diseases. But a new study looked at a different effect of cumin -- its ability to enhance memory and relieve stress. Cuminum cyminum extract attenuates scopolamine-induced memory loss and stress-induced urinary biochemical changes in rats: a noninvasive biochemical approach.

Spices, cumin seed   Tag: Antioxidants
17 Aug 2011

Strawberries Boost Red Blood Cells. A group of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries every day for two weeks to demonstrate that eating this fruit improves the antioxidant capacity of blood. The study, carried out by Italian and Spanish researchers, showed that strawberries boost red blood cells' response to oxidative stress, an imbalance that is associated with various diseases. Strawberry consumption improves plasma antioxidant status and erythrocyte resistance to oxidative haemolysis term in previous termhumans term.

Strawberries, raw   Tag: Antioxidants
22 Jun 2011

New Evidence that Caffeine is a Healthful Antioxidant in Coffee. Some of the newest research points to caffeine (also present in tea, cocoa, and other foods) as the source of powerful antioxidant effects that may help protect people from Alzheimer's and other diseases. Is Caffeine a Good Scavenger of Oxygenated Free Radicals?

Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water   Tag: Antioxidants
05 May 2011

Apple Antioxidants Improve Lifespan. Scientists are reporting the first evidence that consumption of a healthful antioxidant substance in apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. The new results, obtained with fruit flies — stand-ins for humans in hundreds of research projects each year — bolster similar findings on apple antioxidants in other animal tests. Apple Polyphenols Extend the Mean Lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster.

Apples, raw, with skin   Tag: Aging, Antioxidants
05 Mar 2011

Hershey's Study: Chocolate is Good For You. Comparing the antioxidants in chocolate vs. the so-called super-fruits – acai berries, blueberries, cranberries, researchers at the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition found that there was a greater antioxidant capacity per gram in cocoa powder than in fruit powders. Cacao seeds are a "Super Fruit": A comparative analysis of various fruit powders and products. See also: “Antioxidants” in chocolate (and fruit): don’t buy the hype.

Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, HERSHEY'S European Style Cocoa   Tag: Antioxidants
08 Feb 2011

Dark Roasting Coffee Releases More Antioxidants. Antioxidants have been implicated in extending lifespan and reducing the effects of aging. In a new study, nutrition researchers have reported that dark roasting coffee may boost the levels of antioxidants in your cup. Confirmation that the Maillard reaction is the principle contributor to the antioxidant capacity of coffee brews.

Coffee, brewed from grounds, prepared with tap water   Tag: Antioxidants
04 Feb 2011

Tangerine Tomatoes Surpass Reds in Antioxidants. Tangerine tomatoes, named for their attractive orange color, are plump, juicy, and slightly sweeter than everyday red tomatoes. Sold seasonally at some farmers’ markets and specialty grocers, these are heirloom fruits, the kind that your grandparents or great-grandparents may have planted in their garden. Besides their appealing orange color and sweet flavor, there's another reason to give tangerine tomatoes a try this year. A one-month study led by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in California has provided new evidence to suggest that, ounce for ounce, these heirloom tomatoes might be a better source of a powerful antioxidant called lycopene than are familiar red tomatoes. Tangerine tomatoes increase total and tetra-cis-lycopene isomer concentrations more than red tomatoes in healthy adult humans.

Tomatoes, orange, raw   Tag: Antioxidants
02 Feb 2011

Grape Ingredient Resveratrol Increases Beneficial Fat Hormone. Resveratrol, a compound in grapes, displays antioxidant and other positive properties. In a study published this week, researchers at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio describe a novel way in which resveratrol exerts these beneficial health effects. Up-regulation of Adiponectin by Resveratrol.

Grapes, american type (slip skin), raw   Tag: Antioxidants
10 Jan 2011

Tomato Juice Helps Stop Osteoporosis. Tomatoes are rich in cell-protecting antioxidants. Antioxidants are known cancer-fighters, such as prostate and breast cancer. And now lycopene - one of the antioxidants found in tomatoes - is being linked to reduce risk of osteoporosis. Supplementation with the antioxidant lycopene significantly decreases oxidative stress parameters and the bone resorption marker N-telopeptide of type I collagen in postmenopausal women.

Tomato juice, canned, without salt added   Tag: Antioxidants, Osteoporosis
04 Jan 2011

Pinpointing the Compounds that Make Oranges So Healthy. Everyone knows that oranges are good for you, but it isn’t clear why a whole orange packs so many more health benefits than a vitamin C supplement. New research has begun to clarify how the compounds found in whole oranges work together to improve health. A recently published study demonstrates that particular antioxidants work synergistically, that is, multiple compounds together have a stronger effect than any one compound on its own. Synergistic and antagonistic interactions of phenolic compounds found in navel oranges.

Oranges, raw, navels   Tag: Antioxidants
22 Dec 2010


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