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Starch fights cancer

... (CSIRO), researchers have revealed that resistant starch could be as important as fibre in the fight agains... The researchers have discovered that resistant starch which, as its name suggests cannot be digested, passes into the colon where it releases substances t...

Good carb, bad carb? Experts debate.

...by quickly raising blood sugar levels. All of that starch at the base of the food pyramid has had the unintended effect of making us ravenous. "It's almost unethical to tell people to eat a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet with no regard to glycemic index," says Janette Brand-Miller of the University of Syd...

New heart-healthy corn due in stores by 2007

...g corn in hot water for 40 hours to break down the starch and protein, according to the industry. It is ground to separate the corn germ -- an oval-shaped nub in the kernel -- from which oil is extracted. The residue is saved for making animal feed. The oil is sold to food processors to use as an ingredient...

Weight Loss Supplements Questioned

... make claims such as, “Eat all you want, block the starch and lose weight!” and “Neutralize up to 66 percent of the starch consumed in a meal.” Researchers say there is no scientific evidence to back up these claims. Thus...

Post-Menopausal Status May Cause Tooth Decay

...se bacteria convert all foods-especially sugar and starch into acids. Bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine in the mouth to form a sticky substance called plaque that adheres to the teeth. For more information on Tooth decay: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ patientinfo/toothdecay.asp ...

Too much of meat, salt and starch predisposes to respiratory problems.

... study that states that too much of meat, salt and starch predisposes to respiratory problems. // "These are exceptional data on dietary habits," said NIEHS researcher Stephanie London, M.D., lead investigator on the study. "We are fortunate to have access to high quality dietary data from such a large nu...

Tooth decay can be prevented by using straw for drinking fizzy drinks

... enamel due to the high content of acid, sugar and starch which increases risk of tooth decay which cannot be repaired if affected//. The Mayo clinic has reported ways by which tooth decay due to fizzy drinks can be reduced. Using a straw can reduce the risk of enamel damage, make sure the straw is positi...

Inadequate labeling in sandwiches sold at UK supermarkets

...e-packaged sandwiches with a combination of water, starch and preservatives while boosting flavour with chicken stock and artificial flavorings. The results came after a total of 26 chicken sandwiches from nine UK stores were tested. The stores investigated were Asda, Bhs, Boots, Marks & Spencer, Morrison...

Demand For Diet Drugs On The Rise

...here were many drugs in the 1980s and one such was starch blockers. The marketers promised that it would melt the pounds away. But failed to mention that it would also result in serious gastrointestinal distress. But many doctors and nutritionist have been telling the public that there are alternate methods...

Beating around the berry bush

...ance the quality of fruit and vitamins by changing starch reserves on the plant. SCRI team leader Dr Robert Hancock said "Vitamin C is vital to tissue growth and repair and gives a big boost to the immune system, but because it dissolves in water the body cannot store it. We need to eat vitamin C-rich food ...

Low-Carb Dieters Eat More Vegetables

...le who want to do low carb that involves replacing starch and sugar with green vegetables and salads, a diet that few could object to on conventional health- or nutrition-related grounds.” Dr. Feinman observed that people on the low-carb forum followed diets that had no portion control beyond their own na...

Researchers Discover Starch Cocktail Fuel for green Car

...nia Tech University, when the enzymes are added to starch and water, "they use the energy in the starch to break up water into CO2 and hydrogen". The CO2 is separated from the hydrogen by a membrane and...

New Paste to Fight Bad Breath

...ntist. The paste also has an enzyme that fights starch and cellulose in between the teeth to remove bacteria. In addition to this, it also has flavouring that will activate salivation for enzymes to do their work. Cardon also claims that the paste will be useful for animals, so pets can also have a f...

US Whizkids Create Eco-friendly Building Material from Mushroom

...w it works: A mixture of water, mineral particles, starch and hydrogen peroxide are poured into 7-by-7-inch ...nvironment, the cells start to grow, digesting the starch as food and sprouting thousands of root-like cellular strands. A week to two weeks later, a 1-inch-t...

Intake of Potatoes Boosts the Immune System

...ey fed growing pigs large quantities of raw potato starch (RPS) for over 14 weeks and found that they had he...sitat Autnoma de Barcelona: "The use of raw potato starch in this experiment is designed to simulate the effects of a diet high in resistant starch." Human...

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