Category Archives: Polyphenols

Neuroprotective Effects of Polyphenols

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The Health Benefits of Apples

Fruit and vegetables have been shown to have potential health benefits. In particular, fruit and vegetables may cause weight loss and protect from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a healthy high quality foods that are relatively low in energy … Continue reading

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How Do Polyphenols Protect From Anxiety and Depression?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals found in plants. Polyphenols are bioavailable and are metabolised in humans and animals to a large number of metabolites. Evidence suggests that these metabolites are able to modify the biochemistry of the cells of … Continue reading

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Ellagic Acid For Brain Health

Ellagic acid is a phytochemical antioxidant found in a number of foods including walnuts and berries. Ellagic acid belongs to the polyphenol group of phytochemicals and a number of studies have shown positive health effects from consumption of ellagic acid … Continue reading

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Mechanisms That Make Polyphenols Neuroprotective

Polyphenols are naturally occurring phytochemicals found in all plants. Dietary polyphenols are neuroprotective compounds that may have therapeutic uses as mood stabilisers. The mechanisms by which polyphenols can act as neuroprotective agents is not known, but it has been suggested … Continue reading

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Are Dietary Polyphenols Effective Against Depression?

Dietary polyphenols are non-essential phytochemicals that have been shown to possess certain health effects. It has been suggested that these health effects stem largely from the ability of polyphenols to confer antioxidant protection on the consumer. Evidence suggests that polyphenols … Continue reading

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Mangiferin and Morin

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Red Wine and Anxiety

Resveratrol is a polyphenolic substance found in large amounts in red wine. Resveratrol is associated with a number of health effects and this has been linked to its antioxidant effects. As antioxidants are protective of mood disorders, it has been … Continue reading

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Stimulation of New Brain Cells by Polyphenols

It has been evidenced that at least two parts of the brain are able to generate new neurones (neurogenesis). These areas are the the subventricular zone and the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus. Factors that can inhibit this process include … Continue reading

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Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

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