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Strawberry daiquiris -- the extra-healthy cocktail?

...ruits like strawberries contain compounds known as polyphenols and anthocyanins. Consumption of these compounds has been linked to the prevention of diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegenerative disorders. They work by helping to mop up damaging free radicals produced naturally during a person’s normal metab...

Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer

... study indicates that chemicals called brown algae polyphenols (BAPs), which are found in a type of brown marine seaweed, might protect against skin cancers caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. UVB radiation in sunlight is thought responsible for 90 percent of the estimated 1.3 million cases of non-melan...

Ghengis Khan wonder berry could conquer heart disease

...on of a new process which retains more than 40% of polyphenols - the same beneficial chemicals found in red wine, 50% of flavonoids and 70% of vitamin C present in the pulp of the red berries. Antioxidants in the berries inhibit so-called 'bad' LDL cholesterol oxidisation, which could provide a new weapon to...

Mushrooms as good an antioxidant source as more colorful veggies

... State, measured the activity of two antioxidants, polyphenols and ergothioneine, present in mushrooms, using the ORAC assay and HPLC instrumentation, as part of her dissertation research. She found that portabella mushrooms had an ORAC value of 9.7 micromoles of trolox equivalents per gram and criminis had an O...

Chemical compound inhibits tumor growth, size in new mouse study

...ntists have shown that the amount of health-linked polyphenols present during roasting or baking influences the t...healthy and anti-cancer effects, for example. The polyphenols the Penn State team studied were hydroxycinnamic acids, which have been associated with reduced risk...

Toasty oat aroma influenced by presence of health-linked polyphenols

...ntists have shown that the amount of health-linked polyphenols present during roasting or baking influences the t...healthy and anti-cancer effects, for example. The polyphenols the Penn State team studied were hydroxycinnamic acids, which have been associated with reduced risk...

Red delicious, Northern Spy apples have most antioxidants, chemists find

...major sources of antioxidants in apples, but which polyphenols are most active in the fruit has perplexed scienti...atter, choosing an apple with a high proportion of polyphenols in the flesh and skin can potentially produce more health benefits,?Tsao said. “But eating any apple...

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