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Help Lower Your Blood Sugar With Green Coffee Bean Extract
2013-04-09 13:18:44

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study funded by a company which produces an extract from green coffee beans has found that this substance can help lower and even control blood sugar levels. This extract is taken from green and unroasted coffee beans and is sold as a powerful antioxidant to regulate blood sugar levels and improve other body functions. Joe Vinson, PhD, a professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Scranton, conducted the study...

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2012-03-29 06:16:38

According to new evidence, unroasted coffee beans may be able to play a big role in those who are trying to lose weight. Scientists found that unroasted, or green, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a short period of time. They reported their findings at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The study involved 16 overweight or obese people between the ages of 22 and 26 years old.  The participants were...

Study Finds More Antioxidants In Popcorn Than In Fruit
2012-03-26 05:09:53

Popcorn's reputation as a healthy snack food was bolstered even further Sunday with the release of a study that discovered the popular movie-time munchies actually have more of a specific type of antioxidant than many fruits and vegetables. As part of the research, Dr. Joe Vinson and colleagues from the University of Scranton analyzed four different types of popcorn -- two of which were air-popped and the other two were prepared in microwaves -- and measured the amount of the antioxidants...

Purple Potatoes Can Help Lower Blood Pressure In Some Patients
2012-02-01 10:56:32

The first study to check the effects of eating potatoes on blood pressure in humans has concluded that two small helpings of purple potatoes (Purple Majesty) a day decreases blood pressure by about 4 percent without causing weight gain. In a report in the ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers say that decrease, although seemingly small, is sufficient to potentially reduce the risk of several forms of heart disease. Joe Vinson and colleagues point out that people...

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2011-03-28 10:23:10

A new scientific study positions walnuts in the No. 1 slot among a family of foods that lay claim to being among Mother Nature's most nearly perfect packaged foods: Tree and ground nuts. In a report here today at the 241st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, scientists presented an analysis showing that walnuts have a combination of more healthful antioxidants and higher quality antioxidants than any other nut. "Walnuts rank above peanuts, almonds, pecans,...

2009-08-19 14:52:48

Popcorn and many breakfast cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of the antioxidant polyphenols, believed to reduce disease, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania said polyphenols are a major reason why fruits, vegetables, chocolate, wine, coffee and tea have become known for their potential role in reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Commercial hot and cold whole grain cereals have been regarded as...

2005-08-29 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 "” Coffee provides more than just a morning jolt; that steaming cup of java is also the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Scranton (Pa.). Their study was described today at the 230th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. "Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close," says...


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