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Study shows probiotics are a viable additive for fruit juices

Posted November 22, 2013

Since bacteria are known for causing illness, why are more and more people turning to pro-bacterial supplements for good health? Why are people beginning to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and weakened immune systems with bacterial supplementation?

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Research: Bitter Melon Extract May Have Potential to Fight Head, Neck Cancer

Posted November 19, 2013

Extract taken from an Asian vegetable may have therapeutic qualities to treat head and neck cancer, a Saint Louis University researcher has found. Preliminary findings of the research were published in the Public Library of Science One Journal by Ratna Ray, Ph.D. associate professor of pathology at Saint Louis University. Ray found that bitter melon extract, a vegetable commonly used in Indian and Chinese diets, reduces the head and neck cancer cell growth in the animal model.

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Fruits, Vegetables for Healthy Weight Loss

Posted November 15, 2013

A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. This adage will always hold true. A healthy body is also one which is not overweight. Today people have become aware and they understand the problems attached with being overweight. So when people reach this critical point, they start looking for ways to lose weight.

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Six energy-boosting fresh fruits

Posted November 10, 2013

When you need energy, you probably think of coffee, soda or another drink with little nutritional value. Unfortunately, these solutions provide only a temporary rise in your energy level and are not all that healthy!

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Unusual tropical fruit proves 10,000 times more effective at treating cancer than chemotherapy

Posted November 4, 2013

It is widely appreciated in many tropical regions of the world for its deliciously sweet, yet slightly tart, flavor profile marked with strong essences of strawberry, pineapple and citrus fruits like lemon and lime. But the exotic graviola fruit, also know as soursop or guanabana, represents a whole lot more than just savory extraordinaire, as this powerful “superfruit” is said to contain nutrient compounds that are thousands of times more effective than chemotherapy at treating many types of cancer.

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Dietary Patterns and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted November 1, 2013

In a study involving data from 91,779 women in the California Teachers Study cohort, out of which 4140 were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1995 and 2009, a plant-based dietary pattern (high in fruit and vegetables) was found to be associated with a reduction in breast cancer risk (RR=0.85), with a greater reduction experienced for estrogen receptor-negative progesterone receptor-negative tumors (RR=0.66).

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Fiber strengthens your heart, oatmeal and these fruits have it

Posted October 27, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about the vital importance of a healthy lifestyle for a healthy heart. It is generally well recognized that regular aerobic exercise will help to keep your heart in good shape. However, it’s also important to eat well to maintain cardiovascular health, and one important factor in a heart healthy diet is to eat foods which have a lot of fiber.

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New Research May Explain Amla Fruit’s Legendary Health Benefits

Posted October 22, 2013

Researchers have long been fascinated by the amla fruit, or Indian gooseberry. This comes as no surprise, since amla has been prized for centuries for its numerous healthful properties. Scientific evidence for two of those properties – amla’s effectiveness as an anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory agent – was recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

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Attenuating effect of standardized fruit extract of punica granatum L in rat model of tibial and sural nerve transection induced neuropathic pain

Posted October 21, 2013

Injury to a nerve is the most common reason of acquired peripheral neuropathy. Therefore, searching for effective substance to recover of nerve after injury is need of present era. The current study investigates the protective potential of Standardized Fruit Extract of Punica granatum L (PFE) [Ellagic acid (41.6%), Punicalagins (10%), Granatin (5.1%)] in Tibial & Sural Nerve Transection (TST) induced neuropathic pain in rats.

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Mangosteen – Queen of Fruits

Posted October 21, 2013

The mangosteen, technically the purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), is the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia. About the size of a tangerine, it has an inedible deep reddish-purple rind when ripe. The fragrant white flesh inside is juicy, sweet, tangy, and somewhat fibrous, like a peach. Because of the tree’s susceptibility to cold temperatures, only a few trees have been successfully grown in the U.S., in extreme southern Florida. Most mangosteen fruit comes from Thialand, with some coming from similar climates in South America, such as Colombia.

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