Posts Tagged ‘anthocyanins’
It seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a new “superfood” on the market. They often have exotic names, come from exotic places, and promise to solve every problem, from heart disease and cancer to wrinkles and weight loss. But… how realistic are the claims? When it comes to acai, the answer is… sort of. Acai has been touted as one of the top 10 superfoods for anti-aging and has been linked to cell health, cholesterol, and the immune system… among other things. So what is it about acai that’s creating so much buzz and is there any legitimacy behind those […]
Continue reading Acai Berry: Is This Berry a Superfood or Super Scam?
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Tags: acai berries, acai juice, anthocyanins, antioxidants, beta-sitosterol, flavonoids, phytonutrients, polyphenols
Researchers at the University of Illinois evaluated the bioactive compounds found in wines made from blueberries and blackberries and found that these tasty beverages contain compounds that can help people with diabetes. Graduate student Michelle Johnson analyzed the nutritional value of 19 Illinois wines containing a blueberry-blackberry blend and discovered that these contain bioactive compounds that inhibit enzymes responsible for carbohydrate degradation and absorption. Elvira de Mejia, co-author and a professor of food chemistry and food toxicology, states that the scientists compared the effects of the active compound in inhibiting the enzymes with those of an anti-diabetes drug (Acarbose), and […]
Continue reading Antioxidants in Berries May Protect Against Diabetes, Inflammation
Posted in: Alzheimer's disease, Anthocyanins, Anti-diabetes, Antioxidants, Brain Health, Diabetes Treatment, Memory Loss, News Briefs
Tags: anthocyanins, beverage, bioactive compounds, blackberries for diabetes, blueberries for diabetes, carbohydrate absorption, carbohydrate degradation, chronic inflammation, food industry, memory loss
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