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Five ways juicing could help save your life

Posted February 26, 2013

Far more than just a passing health fad, juicing raw fruits and vegetables every day continues to be one of the best ways to obtain fresh, bioavailable nutrients in therapeutic, health-transforming doses. The short-term health benefits of juicing include things like increased energy levels and digestive relief, while the long-term health benefits include chronic illness prevention of the type that could add both life to your years and years to your life.

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The Apple Tree of Life? Adding leaves to juice boosts health potential: Study

Posted February 6, 2013

Adding apple tree leaves to cloudy apple juice to boost polyphenol content could prove a reliable and cheap way for manufacturers to produce functional beverages with disease-preventing potential, according to a new Polish study.

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Liquid health: Lose weight the juicing way

Posted January 1, 2013

Previously confined to the realms of breakfasts and lunchboxes, juice is now being touted as the latest health trend, diet tool and a hip lifestyle choice for those in the wellness-know.

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Grapefruit juice shows beneficial herb-drug interaction

Posted August 15, 2012

Grapefruit juice interacts with various drugs by slowing drug metabolism, thus increasing their concentrations in the body. Based on this fact, numerous drugs are labeled to restrict use of grapefruit juice during therapy. However, researchers associated with The University of Chicago Medicine, interested in how to “harness this drug-food interaction,” have now found in a study of one drug that “patients who drank 8 ounces a day of grapefruit juice increased their sirolimus levels by 350 percent.”

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Fruity Science Halves Fat in Chocolate

Posted August 13, 2012

It may not make chocolate one of your five a day — but scientists have found a way to replace up to 50 per cent of its fat content with fruit juice. University of Warwick chemists have taken out much of the cocoa butter and milk fats that go into chocolate bars, substituting them with tiny droplets of juice measuring under 30 microns in diameter.

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Juice concentrate may help kids fight fat

Posted July 2, 2012

A new study published in the July issue of The Journal of Pediatrics shows that supplementation with an encapsulated fruit and vegetable juice concentrate (Juice Plus+® Orchard Blend and Garden Blend; NSA, LLC, Memphis, Tenn., USA) was associated with an increase in serum beta-carotene concentrations, reduced abdominal adipose tissue and improved insulin resistance in overweight boys compared to the placebo group. These study results add to the existing body of research about the role of nutrition in promoting children’s health.

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Antiproliferative Effect of Methanolic Extraction of Tualang Honey on Human Keloid Fibroblasts

Posted April 30, 2012

Keloid is a type of scar which extends beyond the boundaries of the original wound. It can spread to the surrounding skin by invasion. The use of Tualang honey is a possible approach for keloid treatment. The objective of this study was to determine the antiproliferative effect of methanolic extraction of Tualang honey to primary human keloid fibroblasts and to identify the volatile compounds in methanol extraction of Tualang honey.

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