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Article: Food as Medicine | Banana (Musa spp., Musaceae)

  Overview The banana (Musa spp., Musaceae) plant is large and tree-like, growing out of an underground rhizome and producing a tall pseudostem (false stem) that can grow up to six meters (roughly 20 feet) high. This pseudostem is the basal portion of the plant’s oblong, dark green leaves, which can grow up to 3.5 meters (11.5 feet) long and form a… Read More »Article: Food as Medicine | Banana (Musa spp., Musaceae)

Article: Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae) Overview Plants commonly known as elder belong to the genus Sambucus and consist of 20-30 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Adoxaceae, or moschatel, family. Sambucus species are native to forested temperate and subtropical climates and grow to an average height of 32 feet (10 m). Elder shrubsRead More »Article: Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Article: Propolis May Reduce Abdominal Pain Severity and Frequency in Patients Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Miryan M, Soleimani D, Alavinejad P, Abbaspour M, Ostadrahimi A. Effects of propolis supplementation on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and mixed (IBS-M) stool pattern: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Food Sci Nutr. April 20, 2022;10(6):1899-1907. doi: 10.1002/fsn3.2806. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) presents as recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel function. Its pathophysiology isRead More »Article: Propolis May Reduce Abdominal Pain Severity and Frequency in Patients Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Article: Effect of Catechins on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Winter

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 »Article: Effect of Catechins on Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Winter

Article: 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 »Article: Millet Consumption Reduces Cholesterol, Cuts Risk of Hyperlipidaemia and Obesity

Article: 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 »Article: Resveratrol Cuts Hospitalization Rate for COVID Outpatients

Article: Papaya, The #1 Fruit Eaten by the World’s Oldest Living People

The #1 Fruit Eaten by the World's Oldest Living People There's a small Costa Rican peninsula off the Pacific Coast called Nicoya. Aside from its beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of sunlight, this peninsula holds the secrets to longevity that people travel far and wide to find. In fact, Nicoya is one of the world'sRead More »Article: Papaya, The #1 Fruit Eaten by the World’s Oldest Living People

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

Article: 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 »Article: Spinach extract supports muscle strength in adults over 50

Article: 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 »Article: Cocoa and Red Berry Blend linked to boost in brain function