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2008-07-01 03:00:00

Watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body's blood vessels and may even increase libido, U.S. scientists say. Dr. Bhimu Patil of Texas A&M in College Station said beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other produce are known as phyto-nutrients -- naturally occurring compounds that are able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions. The more we study watermelons, the more we realize just how amazing a fruit it is in providing natural...

2008-06-30 18:00:43

By Paul Swiech, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 30--Public health officials want consumers to respect federal warnings, such as the latest recommendation to avoid certain types of tomatoes until the source of the most recent salmonella outbreak is investigated. But they also urge people to continue to eat raw fruits and vegetables. Just be sure to properly wash them -- and your hands -- before eating. Public health officials are concerned that the salmonella outbreak traced to...

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2008-05-22 09:10:00

By Tara Parker-Pope By now, most people know they should be eating more vegetables. But are there ways to get more from the vegetables you already eat? A growing body of research shows that when it comes to vegetables, it's not only how much we eat, but how we prepare them, that influences the amount of phytochemicals, vitamins and other nutrients that enter our body. The benefits are significant. Numerous studies show that people who consume lots of vegetables have lower rates of heart...

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2008-04-29 14:00:00

British researchers report that tomatoes may protect skin from harmful UV rays that can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. The study found consuming just five tablespoons of tomato paste per day was enough to provide the benefit, and suggests that lycopene is the source of the protection.The study, conducted by researchers at the universities of Manchester and Newcastle, was presented at the British Society for Investigative Dermatology.Previous research has linked lycopene, a...

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2007-08-02 06:15:00

By Turner, Lisa Simplify your life-and boost your health-with these basic foods that really work You can nibble on goji berries, whip up noni juice smoothies and stock your shelves with antioxidants. But if you're looking for what really works for optimal health and disease prevention, the best approach is to focus on foods that are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals. "Basic foods that have proven health benefits are what we want to emphasize." says Steven Pratt, MD, author of...

2006-07-27 07:25:00

WASHINGTON -- That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane, Oklahoma looked...

2006-07-26 14:53:13

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists reported on Wednesday. Watermelons stored at room temperature deliver more nutrients than refrigerated or freshly picked melons, they reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and Julie Collins of the USDA's South Central Agricultural Research Laboratory in Lane,...

2006-01-11 12:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- A dietary supplement derived from tomatoes may help treat moderately elevated blood pressure, the results of a small study suggest. Researchers in Israel found that a daily dose of tomato extract helped lower blood pressure among 31 men and women with mild hypertension. On average, their systolic pressure --the top number in a blood-pressure reading --dropped 10 points, while their diastolic pressure, or bottom number, dipped four points, both statistically...

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2006-01-10 07:18:20

50% mixture prevented emphysema in mouse study, Japanese researchers say Tomato juice prevented emphysema in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, a known cause of the lung-destroying disease, Japanese researchers report. They attributed the protective effect to lycopene, an antioxidant with a somewhat checkered history as a supplement to protect against various diseases. The Japanese report, in the February issue of the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology,...

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2005-08-17 01:50:00

NEW YORK -- Drinking a glass of orange juice a day may help stave off arthritis, new research suggests. Certain carotenoids, compounds commonly found in some fruits and vegetables, appear to be responsible. The findings from previous studies have suggested that dietary carotenoids, the chemicals responsible for the orange and yellow coloring of fruits and vegetables, can reduce inflammation through antioxidant effects. Dr. Alan J. Silman, from The University of Manchester in the UK, and...


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