Category Archives: Chlorogenic Acid

The Main Antioxidants in Coffee

Coffee beans contain a number of phytochemical antioxidant that may be of interest nutritionally. However, during roasting the antioxidant profile of coffee changes somewhat and so roasted coffee may have different properties to green unprocessed coffee. In green coffee, the … Continue reading

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Chlorogenic Acid: Anti-Anxiety Effects

It is known that poor blood sugar control is a cause of oxidative stress, and so the consumption of a Western diet, that have been shown to lead to insulin resistance and poor blood sugar control, may be a contributory … Continue reading

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Coffee Versus Tea As A Health Drink

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Chlorogenic Acid: Another Mood Elevating Polyphenol

Chlorogenic acid is a phytochemical that belongs to the hydroxycinnamate group of polyphenols. Chlorogenic acid is an ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid. As with caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid is an intermediate in the synthesis of lignin and therefore … Continue reading

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Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii): Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Yarumo (Cecropia glaziovii) is an evergreen tree that is found growing in tropical areas of Central and South America. Yarumo can grow up to 15 meters tall and is used as a source of food and as a source of … Continue reading

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Antioxidants: Don’t Forget Coffee

Evidence suggests that tea contains high amounts of antioxidants. These antioxidants have been measured and their bioavailability in humans evidenced. Green tea is particularly high in catechins (flavan-3-ols) and black tea contains high amounts of theaflavins and thearubigins. These chemicals … Continue reading

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Walnuts: Brain Food

It is often claimed that brain diseases such as dementia are a result of an ageing population, but this theory is flawed for two main reasons. Firstly, Western individuals are not living longer compared to those from the early 20th … Continue reading

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Is Coffee Protective of Insulin Resistance?

Refined crystalline sugar induces insulin resistance in mammals. Rat experiments have shown that feeding fructose at high intakes causes insulin resistance in just a few short weeks (here, here and here). Fructose can induce insulin resistance because it increases flux … Continue reading

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The Neuroprotective Effects of Tea

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Dandelion: Diuretic and Liver Tonic

The name dandelion comes from the French for lions tooth (dent de lion). This is in reference to the jagged tooth like leaves that characterise the dandelion plant (Taracum officinale). Generally, gardeners think of dandelion as a weed on account … Continue reading

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