Latest Bran Stories

2008-09-02 03:00:24

By Anonymous Although diminutive in size, the lowly wheat germ is full of fiber and is one of the most nutrient-packed foods available. "Wheat germ contains a gold mine of essential nutrients-it's rich in phytochemicals, B vitamins, vitamin E, and trace minerals such as zinc and iron, as well as healthy unsaturated fats," states Sari Greaves, R.D., dietitian at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Cardiac Health Center. She says it also contains phosphorus, magnesium, thiamine, coenzyme...

2008-08-11 09:05:00

FutureCeuticals, Inc., a leader in whole grain nutrition, has announced an advanced, patented technology that will make it easier than ever before for consumers to include grains in their diets. According to a 2007 Food and Health Survey by the IFIC (International Food Information Council), 71% of consumers are "trying to consume more" whole grains; consequently, food manufacturers are constantly scouting new technologies that can drive new and interesting grain-based products. The...

2008-06-26 09:02:50

PHOENIX, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NutraCea (BULLETIN BOARD: NTRZ) , a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB), nutrient research and technology, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with the Bright Food Investment Group a subsidiary of Bright Food Group ("Bright"), China's largest food conglomerate to build the world's largest rice bran oil refinery. The new rice bran oil refinery will process an estimated 500,000 metric tons of raw rice bran annually to...

2008-06-19 09:00:11

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Do you want to feel more light and comfortable, but just can't seem to get there? It's incredible how irregularities "down there" can affect everything you do. Your outlook can change; it's all you can think about. We've all been there, and a lot of times all you need is some fiber. However, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, only one-in-10 Americans get the recommended 25-30 grams of fiber...

2008-02-18 09:05:00

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ It's not all in your head. These days, it's all in your gut. Twenty years ago, oat bran was the food that was going to put us all into a state of high-fiber, clear-hearted bliss. Now the food trend is lower in the body. You want to be healthy in 2008? Ponder your intestines. Dannon sells Activia yogurt, which promotes bathroom regularity. It also hawks mini-smoothies called DanActive, that claim to boost immunity. You didn't know? Much of your immunity lies in the foot...

2006-05-26 06:22:00

By Sinisa Dragin and Justyna Pawlak BRAN, Romania (Reuters) - Romania returned a medieval fortress known as "Dracula's Castle" on Friday to its pre-World War Two owners, the former royal family of Habsburg who were chased out by the communist regime almost 60 years ago. Perched among forests on the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, the Bran Castle is one of the first prominent pieces of real estate given back by the Bucharest government under Romania's troubled property...

2006-02-10 11:20:00

By Charnicia Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with type 2 diabetes who incorporate more whole grains, bran, and cereal fiber into their diets may reduce their risk of heart disease, according to a new study. What's more, low-glycemic index foods, that is, readily digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, may also help to curb early signs of heart trouble. "To adapt a diet high in whole grains and low in glycemic load will help diabetic patients to reduce...

2005-09-30 06:50:00

The fight against aging has received a scientific boost thanks to an innovative study done in part by a University of Alberta spin-off company -- research that dispels a hard-held belief about the natural ingredient, beta glucan. The study, published in the current issue of International Journal of Cosmetic Science, is the first to show that oat beta glucan can penetrate the skin despite years of doctors and scientists believing that the large molecule was too big. The finding is...

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