Free radical-induced oxidative stress is the root cause for many human diseases. Naturally occurring antioxidant supplements from plants are vital to counter the oxidative damage in cells. The main objective of the present study was to characterize the antioxidant and antiproliferative potential of rice bran extracted from an important Indian rice variety, Njavara and to compare the same with two commercially available basmati rice varieties: Vasumathi, Yamini and a non medicinal variety, Jyothi.
Archive for January, 2010
When most people decide they want to lose weight, the first thing they do, in addition to cutting calories, is to cut fat from their diet. When diets become too restrictive in fat intake, it can actually have the opposite intended effect. This is because the body needs fat in order to function properly; in fact, fats make up part of all body cells, help maintain body temperature and can help delay hunger pangs.
A new study has found that Vitamin D, readily available in supplements or cod liver oil, can counter the effects of Crohn’s disease. John White, an endocrinologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, led a team of scientists from McGill University and the UniversitÈ de MontrÈal who present their findings about the inflammatory bowel disease in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
A recent study conducted by Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan revealed that acupuncture has even more benefits than previously thought for patients with breast cancer. In addition to reducing hot flashes better than drug therapy, acupuncture is effective at boosting the sex drive and overall sense of well-being in women undergoing intensive breast cancer treatment.
A diet filled with green leafy vegetables is good for the waistline. But many people may not be aware of the health benefits to the eyes. Diets rich in certain antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin can help protect the eyes against age-related macular degeneration, a potentially blinding eye disease for which there is no cure.
Most people have difficulty adhering to healthy diets because of the special ingredients and detailed preparation involved. The food cannot only get expensive but complicated to prepare and inconvenient for busy lives. For people on the go and looking to get eat healthier foods without altering their entire lifestyles, there is a relatively easy solution. Add spice to it.
Memory involves the ability to store, retain and retrieve information, experiences and skills. The brain is responsible for memory and there are certain chemicals in the brain that are important to memory. Many people are interested in improving memory such as students who are constantly preparing for examinations, adults struggling with memory lapses and older persons who dread diseases that affect memory (such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia).
From the moment Pam Lambert wakes up, she makes sure her day starts in a healthful way: She grabs a glass of water and a handful of vitamins and supplements. By taking her daily vitamins, Lambert ensures she remains healthy, and she defers her fears of heart disease, a common problem in her family.
ìRoughageî may not sound appealing to many palates, but the weight-control, cardiovascular, digestive and cancer-prevention properties of fiber are increasingly tasty to consumers and food/beverage manufacturers. By now, consumers across the board are well aware of the benefits of getting an adequate amount of dietary fiber in their diets.
Institut Rosell-Lallemand is proud to announce that ProbioíStick, the on-the-go probiotic formula that is clinically proven to reduce gastro-intestinal symptoms in chronic stress, has been launched in Portugal by Prisfar (part of the Omega Pharma group) under the brand name ProbioPax, while our partner Baltex Natural AB is launching the probiotic in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark under the brand name Lactistress.