Posts Tagged ‘polyphenols’
Here in the West, most of us don’t feel fully awake without a trip to the coffee machine or our local Starbucks. Millions of people rely on a cup – or five – of Joe to feel awake, alert, and stimulated all day long. Others prefer to get their oomph in a can, downing energy drinks such as Red Bull like they’re water. But there may be an even better way to get your buzz. In fact, there’s an intriguing substance found in the leaves of a simple plant – one that promises a gentle energy boost, combined with feeling […]
Continue reading L-theanine: A Better Alternative to Coffee?
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Tags: alertness, attention, caffeine, cognition, dopamine, egcg, energy, GABA, green tea, l-theanine, memory, polyphenols, stress
When you think of antioxidant-rich foods, fruits and vegetables probably come to mind. But there’s another source of these healthful compounds – and it just may be the most powerful food of all. You won’t find this potential superfood in your garden, though. In fact, you won’t find it on land at all. That’s because this antioxidant powerhouse is a type of seaweed. Proponents say that, when taken in regularly, it can cure everything from heart disease, to obesity, to hair loss. But what is the science behind this super antioxidant of the sea?
Continue reading Ecklonia Cava: A Deep Sea Algae that Can Reverse Heart Disease?
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Tags: : Ecklonia cava, antioxidant, blood sugar, eckols, heart disease, hypertension, phlorotannins, polyphenols, seaweed
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
Tea leaves contain compounds called polyphenols or natural chemicals that include catechins. Catechins like EGCG and ECG have been found to possess antioxidant properties which may prevent cancer by reducing DNA damage and by blocking the growth and invasion of tumor cells. A new study demonstrates that women who drink green tea may be less likely to develop certain types of cancers in the digestive system. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center led by Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, report that regular consumption of green tea reduces the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and […]
Continue reading Green Tea Reduces Risk of Digestive System Cancers
Posted in: Antioxidants, Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Green Tea, Gut Health, News Briefs
Tags: benefits of green tea, catechins, polyphenols, taking green tea regularly, tumor cell invasion
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