Eating Grapefruit Burns Fat

The body’s natural process of taking stored fat and turning it into energy has just been linked to a naturally occuring component in grapefruit. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) discovered that naringenin, found in grapefruit, triggers several beneficial processes in the liver. Their report can be found in…

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Black Rice Higher In Antioxidants Than Berries

Move aside berries, black rice has just been shown to be the better source of antioxidants, without all the natural sugar. Researchers at the Department of Food Science at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in Baton Rouge, La. reported to the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that the relatively unknown black…

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How Exercise Alters Appetite

A new reason to exercise has just surfaced from the scientific community. Burning calories and triggering endorphins can welcome another very useful benefit from exercise, a more attuned appetite. In a study led by Brazilian researchers at the University of Campinas that will be published next week in the free access journal PLoS Biology, scientists…

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Berries Naturally Remove Brain Toxins

Berries have long had the reputation of being an excellent source of antioxidants, but new research is showing that berries also benefit what is being called a “housekeeper” mechanism in the brain. This holds the potential to keep brains healthier longer. Shibu Poulose, Ph.D. and James Joseph, Ph.D. studied berries and discovered that polyphenols (antioxidants)…

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Home Brewed vs Bottled Tea

For the first time researchers have measured healthful antioxidant levels in commercially available bottled tea beverages and found that there is a big difference between drinking traditionally home brewed tea and mass produced bottled tea. Scientists Shiming Li, Ph.D., Professor Chi-Tang Ho and his colleagues reported at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical…

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