Monthly Archives: April 2024

Foods that Cause Oxidation and Disease

The free radical theory of disease suggests that many diseases are caused by the generation of free radicals within cells and their surrounding media. Free radical damage is called oxidative stress. To prevent oxidative stress, cells use antioxidants, some which … Continue reading

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Damsons (Prunus domestica): Antioxidants

Damsons (Prunus domestica) are an edible drupaceous fruit from a species of plum tree. Damsons are often used for jam (conserves) as well as in pies and crumbles. They have a tart taste and a deep rich red colour in … Continue reading

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Cyanidin glycosides as an Anti-Inflammatory Phytochemical

Anthocyanins are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the flavonoid group, which in turn is part of the larger group of polyphenols. Anthocyanins are present in many fruits, flowers, vegetables and other plant parts, and often confer a red, … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Mint

Antioxidants are an important component of cell health. Cells require antioxidants for a number of reasons, but perhaps the most importantly, they use them to control oxidation, a process that if left unchecked can significantly negatively affect the health of … Continue reading

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The Nutrition of Plums

Plums are an important commercial crop and one of the most commonly consumed fruits in the Western diet. This makes them nutritionally important as they are a rich source of nutrition in what is generally a poor quality diet. Plums … Continue reading

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Effects of Grass on Cow’s Milk: Nutrition

The milk produced by dairy cows reflects the nutrition that the cow is exposed to. Higher quality milks are produced by higher quality diets. Dairy cow’s are generally fed grass, and this grass can vary in its nutritional content. One … Continue reading

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Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)

Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea) are an important food crop because of their high nutritional value. The peanut is perhaps most commonly consumed in its salted or roasted form with the shells removed. In these forms it is easy to over consume … Continue reading

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Coleus forskohlii As A Weight Loss Supplement

Coleus forskohlii is a plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family of plants. The plant grows naturally in India, where it is cultivated for its medicinal properties. As with most plants Coleus forskohlii is high in antioxidants and … Continue reading

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Niacin as a Treatment for Migraines

Niacin is a compound that belongs to the B vitamin group of vitamins. Niacin is also referred to as nicotinic acid and it is available as a supplement, usually in tablets of anywhere from a few milligrams to a few … Continue reading

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Happy Hens Lay Healthy Eggs

Eggs are a highly nutritious food because they contain all the nutrients required to make a small chicken. However, eggs are not fertilised and as such are not living organisms. One aspect of egg production that has come under scrutiny … Continue reading

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