Category Archives: Polyphenols

The Vitamin C and Polyphenol Content of Peaches

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants. Peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which have been shown to have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. Studies have investigated the vitamin C and polyphenol … Continue reading

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Polyphenols Protect from Neuroinflammation

Polyphenols are a large group of phytochemicals that may have biological effects in animals and plants. One group of polyphenols, the flavonoids, have been extensively investigated for their mood elevating effects. There are substantial structural differences between the various polyphenol … Continue reading

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The PPA Axis and Neuroinflammation: Polyphenols

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) is a ligand activated transcription factor present in brain (and other) tissue. The PPAR can modulate neuroinflammation by regulation of the steroid hormone allopregnanolone, which can have a subsequent and significant anti-inflammatory effect. The anti-inflammatory effects … Continue reading

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Polyphenols as Mood Enhancers

Polyphenols are a large group of phytochemicals that are found in all plants. Edible plants contain polyphenols and evidence suggests that they are absorbed and metabolised in humans and animals. Polyphenols have a number of health effects, and in particular … Continue reading

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Polyphenols: Antimicrobials

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Polyphenols as Neuroprotective Agents

Neurodegeneration is can cause damage to the function of the brain. Neurodegeneration is usually associated with diseases such as Alzherimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. However, neurodegeneration can also occur as a result of chronic stress, and in such cases it is … Continue reading

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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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