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Beneficial Glycaemic Effects of Black Tea

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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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Anatomy of A Bean: On The Nutritional Composition of Legumes

Legumes or are the fruits or pod of plant belonging to the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family. The seeds within such pods can be harvested and dried, and the resultant product is called a pulse or grain legume. Because they are not … Continue reading

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More on the Factors Affecting Non-Haem Iron Absorption

Iron is an essential trace mineral required for the transport of oxygen in blood as well as acting as a cofactor to a number of enzymes, most notably tyrosine hydroxylase. Dietary iron originates from two main sources in man. Haem … Continue reading

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Black Versus Darjeeling Tea Colour

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Tea And Coffee As A Source Of Minerals

Tea and coffee are popular drinks the World over. In fact, tea in particular is second in popularity as a beverage behind only water. Tea and coffee have both been shown to produce beneficial health effects when consumed frequently, and … Continue reading

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Black Tea: Endothelial Function

Tea shows an inverse association with cardiovascular disease risk. The reason for this has been extensively researched and likely mechanisms centre around the high antioxidant content in tea. The cardioprotective effects of green tea may stem from its high concentrations … Continue reading

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Black Tea: Milk, No Sugar

Epidemiological evidence suggest that tea is protective of cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, in general, studies show a more consistent health effect for green tea compared to black tea, suggesting that nuances exist between their physiological effects. The chemical composition … Continue reading

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Tannins

Flavonoids represent a large group of biologically active plant compounds that have been shown to possess health benefits to humans who consume them regularly. Many flavonoids can become polymerised into much larger molecules as a result of metabolism within plants … Continue reading

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