Effect of Catechins on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Winter: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial

Effect of Catechins on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Winter: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial Abstract Tea catechins are plant-derived compounds that improve immune functions. Previous randomized control trials have demonstrated the efficacy of primarily epi-type catechins against upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). Green tea can be consumed in several ways, including popular bottled beverages.Read More »Effect of Catechins on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Winter: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded Trial

Millet Consumption Reduces Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Hyperlipidaemia and Obesity

Millet Consumption Reduces Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Hyperlipidaemia and Obesity Millet is an ancient grain that is widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for human food and as fodder. It is nutritious and provides considerable amounts of health benefits. It contains numerous phytochemicals, mainly phenolic compounds, which can be useful inRead More »Millet Consumption Reduces Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Hyperlipidaemia and Obesity

Resveratrol Cuts Hospitalization Rate for COVID Outpatients

Resveratrol Cuts Hospitalization Rate for COVID Outpatients Resveratrol is a polyphenol, naturally found in red grape skin, pistachios, peanuts, blueberries and some other berries. It is a powerful antioxidant which can help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals and is reported to possess anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Data from a new double-blind, placebo-controlledRead More »Resveratrol Cuts Hospitalization Rate for COVID Outpatients

Effects of blueberry and cranberry on type 2 diabetes parameters in individuals with or without diabetes

Effects of blueberry and cranberry on type 2 diabetes parameters in individuals with or without diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials Aims: Blueberry and cranberry are rich in polyphenols that are associated with diabetes reduction. This study aimed: 1) to systematically review the literature on the effects of blueberry and cranberry consumptionRead More »Effects of blueberry and cranberry on type 2 diabetes parameters in individuals with or without diabetes

Spinach extract supports muscle strength in adults over 50

Spinach extract supports muscle strength in adults over 50 A recent study conducted by the Sports Physiology Department of the Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) in Spain, found that a proprietary spinach extract called Spisar (from Euromed, based in Mollet del Vallès, Spain) helped support muscle strength and fitness in subjects over theRead More »Spinach extract supports muscle strength in adults over 50

Cocoa and Red Berry Blend linked to boost in brain function

Cocoa and Red Berry Blend linked to boost in brain function, study finds. A combination of both cocoa flavanols and red berry anthocyanins could boost brain function in the elderly, according to researchers from Spain. The team suggests the intervention may be responsible for a more pronounced reduction in time to finish a neurocognitive testRead More »Cocoa and Red Berry Blend linked to boost in brain function

Coconut for the Skin

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Coconut for the Skin The Sanskrit name for the coconut palm (See HC 030382.355) is kalpa vriksha meaning "the tree that supplies all that is needed to live." Coconuts are 70at, most of which is saturated. Excellent for energy, they provide iodine, protein, beta-caratene, B-complex vitamins, and minerals. Young coconut water is similar to humanRead More »Coconut for the Skin

Food as Medicine: Cranberry

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Food as Medicine: Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Ericaceae) By Hannah Bauman Overview The cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon, Ericaceae) plant is a perennial shrub native to northeastern and north-central North America, though it has been cultivated in Chile, China, and Europe.1-3 A similar species, V. oxycoccos (small cranberry), is found in northern North America, northern Europe, and Asia. Vaccinium macrocarpon is found in bogsRead More »Food as Medicine: Cranberry

Saffron

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Saffron (Crocus sativus, Iridaceae) is a perennial flower with "a pale violet-veined calyx, yellow anthers, and white filament"1 and grows from a corm. Cultivated in Turkey, Iran, China, India, Algeria, and parts of Europe, the lily-like flower has brilliant orange stigmata which must be picked by hand, making it one of the most expensive spices inRead More »Saffron