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Blood Sugar Spikes Benefit From Green Tea
2012-11-09 21:31:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to Penn State food scientists, green tea and starchy food could help to lower blood sugar spikes. The researchers found that an ingredient in green tea helps reduce blood sugar spikes in mice, leading to the possibility of a new diet for people. Mice were fed epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), an antioxidant found in green tea, and cornstarch during the study. Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in...

Gene Suppression Can Lower Cold-induced Sweetening In Potatoes
2012-10-15 14:13:12

Preventing activity of a key enzyme in potatoes could help boost potato quality by putting an end to cold-induced sweetening, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Cold-induced sweetening, which occurs when potatoes are put in long-term cold storage, causes flavor changes and unwanted dark colors in fried and roasted potatoes. But long-term cold storage is necessary to maintain an adequate supply of potatoes throughout the year. Agricultural Research Service...

Corn Syrup And Obesity Not Linked?
2012-09-19 07:35:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Over the last few years, the waistlines of individuals in the United States have expanded dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the burgeoning belly has been linked to an increase in obesity in the U.S. in the past twenty years. The agency found that over one-third of adults in the U.S. (35.7 percent) and around 12.5 million of children (17 percent) are considered obese. As a result,...

High Fructose Corn Syrup Topic Of New Petition
2012-09-04 04:44:08

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Citizens for Health, a consumer action group based in Washington D.C., recently filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to focus on products that have concentrations of man-made high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) higher than 55 percent. The non-profit focuses on health activism to keep consumers informed. With this mission in mind, the goal of the petition is to protect consumers from the illegal use of...

Sugar, Corn Syrup Can Help An Individual Lose Weight
2012-08-10 14:26:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers, studying the effects of corn syrup and sugar, recently looked at the elements that can influence an individual´s diet. The new study discovered that sugar and high fructose syrup perform as well as a reduced calorie diet. The researchers stated that, if an individual´s overall caloric intake is decreased, then the individual should lose weight while consuming the same amounts of sugar or high fructose corn...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.