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2009-09-14 04:20:00

MealsMatter.org Offers Delicious Ways to Keep the Flu at Bay SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As flu season grips the nation with heightened awareness of hand washing and cough covering, healthy eating is a potent prevention method getting left out in the cold. "It's important to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups throughout the year, but it's particularly significant during flu season," said Andrea Garen, Registered Dietitian and Project Manager...

2009-07-30 10:30:55

Garlic provides cardioprotection, but freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington also challenge the widespread belief that most of garlic's benefits are due to its rich array of antioxidants. Dipak K. Das and colleagues point out that raw, crushed garlic generates hydrogen sulfide through a chemical reaction. Although best known as the stuff that gives rotten eggs their...

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2009-07-29 11:40:00

A new study reports what scientists term the first scientific evidence that freshly crushed garlic has more potent heart-healthy effects than dried garlic. Scheduled for the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, it also challenges the widespread belief that most of garlic's benefits are due to its rich array of antioxidants. Instead, garlic's heart-healthy effects seem to result mainly from hydrogen sulfide, a chemical signaling substance that forms after garlic is...

2009-07-22 14:51:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Garlic Research Labs, Inc announces Garlic formula is keeping Mosquitoes at bay this summer in cities across the US. Mosquito Barrier, a product from Garlic Research Labs, Inc is being used with great success by city parks, campgrounds, golf courses and individuals all across the country. Mosquito Barrier's extremely strong liquid garlic is made from very potent garlic cloves, unlike garlic that is typically found in grocery stores. Spraying...

2009-07-08 16:28:35

The jury is still out on whether garlic pills help prevent the common cold, researchers in Australia found. Lead review author Elizabeth Lissiman, a medical student at the University of Western Australia, said the review of the research on garlic pills was suggestive of benefit, but inconclusive. Only one garlic study had strong enough data to be included in the review, Lissiman said. It included 146 patients randomly assigned to take garlic pills or a placebo for 12 weeks. The number of...

2009-07-02 14:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Test the waters at a Pennsylvania beach, cool off with a scoop of garlic ice cream and cheer on the next generation of baseball greats as the State of Independence welcomes visitors to sample one-of-a-kind offerings this summer. "This summer, we invite vacationers to take part in the unique experiences that only this state can offer," said Mickey Rowley, deputy secretary of tourism in the Department of Community and Economic Development....

2009-04-16 16:51:38

Police in England said they arrested a man as part of an investigation into garlic scented liquid that was spread around a court building. Authorities said at least two courtrooms at Bristol Crown Court had to be shut down Tuesday due to the potent smell causing headaches and nausea, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. A substance believed to be garlic oil was spread along radiators and plant pots in the building by a man who was photographed by CCTV cameras, investigators said. A...

2009-03-02 09:00:00

BEIJING, March 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com ( http://www.himfr.com/hot-products/ ), one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, recommends five kinds of foods to eat in spring. Cherry: Cherry ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-cherry/ ) has rich nutrition; its iron content is particularly prominent, which is 20 times that of an apple ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-apple/ ), pear ( http://www.himfr.com/buy-pear/ ), or orange, ranking...

2009-02-02 13:49:59

Canadian researchers say the organic compound allicin, which gives garlic its aroma and flavor, may be the world's most powerful anti-oxidant. Study leader Derek Pratt of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, said that through experiments with synthetically produced allicin, the researchers found that an acid produced when the compound decomposes rapidly reacts with radicals. Organisms age because cells accumulate free radical damage over time. Basically the allicin compound has to...

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2009-01-31 13:10:00

Researchers trace benefits to acid produced in decomposing organic compound A Queen's-led team has discovered the reason why garlic is so good for us. Researchers have widely believed that the organic compound, allicin "“ which gives garlic its aroma and flavor "“ acts as the world's most powerful antioxidant. But until now it hasn't been clear how allicin works, or how it stacks up compared to more common antioxidants such as Vitamin E and coenzyme Q10, which stop the damaging...


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2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

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