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2010-04-14 12:57:08

Some components of the onion have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it possible to use this bulb for food preservation. This is demonstrated by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cataluña (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) in a study that has just been published in the International Journal of Food Science and Technology. "The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the flavonoids of the raw onion make it a good candidate for use in...

2010-02-12 11:38:00

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, skip the flowers and heart shaped box of chocolates and head to the juice aisle for a bottle of refreshing Ocean Spray® Light Cranberry Juice Cocktail. New research just in time for Valentine's Day suggests that cranberry juice may be just what cupid and the doctor ordered. The recent in vitro study conducted at Queen Mary University of London, and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food...

2009-10-28 07:15:00

SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who think cranberries are nothing more than a turkey side dish, new research revealed this week confirms that the crimson berry may be small, but its health benefits are large. Leading scientists from throughout the country and abroad convened today in Savannah, GA, for the Fourth Cranberry Institute Health Research Conference to review the latest findings on the potential health benefits of cranberries, including studies that reveal an...

2009-10-15 07:30:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- It has long been known that the fruit of the elderberry is highly enriched in bioactive compounds that provide health benefits through their antioxidant and immune functions. In fact, elderberry elixirs have been used for centuries as a home remedy for upper respiratory infections. Now, a team of researchers has scientifically identified the specific bioactives present in elderberry, and optimized the levels of those bioactives in a standardized,...

2009-09-03 06:45:00

WYCKOFF, N.J., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethical Alternative Products has launched OmniFlex, a unique joint support formula combining five highly researched ingredients shown specifically to positively impact joint structure and function in easy-to-swallow soft-gel capsules. According to Gerald Bruno, Ph.D., President of Ethical Alternative Products, OmniFlex is not only unique in its combination, but affords customers an economically friendly dietary supplement. "The concept of combining...

2009-06-24 16:35:00

Leading Scientists Add to the Growing Body of Research Linking Berry Consumption to Disease Prevention WATSONVILLE, Calif. and CORVALLIS, Ore., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than twenty acclaimed researchers presented the results of their latest studies on the positive effects of berries on human health at the 2009 Berry Health Benefits Symposium. Evidence continues to mount on the link between consumption of colorful berries -- such as blueberries, cranberries, blackberries,...

2009-03-10 18:54:12

Chemicals present in cranberries prevent infection-causing bacteria from attaching to the cells that line the urinary tract, U.S. researchers said. Paola Pinzon-Arango, Yatao Liu and Terri Camesano of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, exposed E. coli grown in culture to either light cranberry juice cocktail or cranberry proanthocyanidins -- chemicals found in cranberry products -- and measured the adhesion forces between the bacteria and a silicon surface using atomic force...

2008-09-23 16:57:58

A small square of dark chocolate daily protects the heart from inflammation and subsequent heart disease, a new study of Italians suggests. Milk chocolate might not do the job. However, this guilty pleasure has a limit. Specifically, only 6.7 grams of chocolate per day (or 0.23 ounces) represents the ideal amount, according to results from the Moli-sani Project, one of the largest health studies ever conducted in Europe. For comparison, a standard-sized Hershey's Kiss is about...

2008-08-14 00:00:45

A U.S. doctor prescribes eating one square of 60 percent to 80 percent dark chocolate a day -- about 30 calories worth. Dr. Robert Sheeler, a family physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., says there's no need to eat a whole chocolate bar since chocolate contains calories and fat; however, one square a day will provide health benefits. Dark chocolate's health benefits are attributed to flavonoids -- naturally occurring antioxidants that help prevent some of the effects of aging...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

By Sarah Howden CUT this out, declare the nutritional gurus. Avoid that at all costs. Reduce anything and everything. And don't even think about indulgent treats. While we all know that fruit, veg, lean meat and fish are good for us, a little bit of the naughty isn't that sinful. Yes, it seems the bad can be surprisingly good. From chocolate to booze and even nicotine, it's not all doom and gloom. CHOCOLATE Rejoice, this is actually good for us - the darker and more bitter the better, as...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.