Category Archives: Strawberries

Anthocyanins Versus Vitamin C: Antioxidant Capacity

Vitamin C is an important dietary antioxidant. The vitamin role for vitamin C relates to its ability to act as a reducing agent in a number of metabolic reactions, one of which is required for the synthesis of collagen, which … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Berries

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Grow Your Own Strawberries

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Berries and Glycaemia

Consumption of the Western diet is now linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The high content of refined carbohydrates is considered one of the primary reasons that the Western diet is a cause of disease. Refined carbohydrates … Continue reading

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Ellagic Acid

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Strawberries Prevent Oxidation in Humans?

Oxidative stress has been associated with disease and ageing since the 1950’s when Denham Harman proposed the free radical theory of cellular damage. Since that time evidence has accumulated to suggest that a high level of oxidative stress is linked … Continue reading

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Anthocyanin Absorption

Epidemiological evidence suggests that flavonoids are beneficial to the health and may protect from cancer and cardiovascular disease, in particular. However, controversy surrounds their mechanism of action, because the route of absorption, in vivo chemistry and cellular interactions are not … Continue reading

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