Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Foodborne illness is a major concern for the food industry and regulatory agencies around the world. The most common cause of foodborne illness, or food poisoning, is consuming spoiled foods or products contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a costly public health problem that, while preventable, … Continue reading Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Investigating the antimicrobial potential of cinnamaldehyde and Punica granatum (pomegranate) extract for food preservation

In this study, a researcher at Pamukkale University in Turkey assessed the potential of antimicrobial films for use in active food packaging. His full report was published in the journal Food Science and Technology. For his experiment, the researchers packaged manti, a tortellini-like Turkish food, with antimicrobial films to extend its storage time at 4 C.Before inoculating manti … Continue reading Investigating the antimicrobial potential of cinnamaldehyde and Punica granatum (pomegranate) extract for food preservation

Top 12 Berberine Benefits You Need to Know About

Source: Top 12 Berberine Benefits You Need to Know About by Dr. Edward Group For hundreds of years, Chinese health practitioners have used berberine — a chemical compound found in several plants, such as goldenseal.[1] Its benefits include aiding weight loss, promoting normal blood sugar levels, and balancing cholesterol. Native Americans also used berberine as a mouthwash … Continue reading Top 12 Berberine Benefits You Need to Know About

The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle

In this study, researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada investigated quercetin and its effect on gallbladder smooth muscle, in particular, if it could relax gallbladder smooth muscles. The results of their study were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Quercetin is a phytoestrogen and a flavonoid that can relax intestinal and vascular smooth muscle.The researchers used an … Continue reading The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle

Daidzein from soy found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women

A study conducted by Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz and associates at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles uncovered evidence that daidzein, an estrogen-like compound, is responsible for soy's healthy effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women. The study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, noted that a … Continue reading Daidzein from soy found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in women

10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll

Source: 10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll by Dr. Edward Group You may have heard a lot of buzz surrounding the healthiness of vegetables, especially leafy green vegetables with deep, rich color tones. In many ways, they’re perfect foods and part of the credit is owed to the chlorophyll they contain. Chlorophyll is a green pigment that’s instrumental in … Continue reading 10 Amazing Benefits of Chlorophyll

Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

Source: Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells by Dr. Edward Group We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. At least, that’s what most of us have heard since we were kids. What our mother’s told us as when we were young, our doctors tell us as we get older. Sometimes though, … Continue reading Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

Study: Phytochemical Found in Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

Source: Study: Phytochemical Found in Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells by Dr. Edward Group We all know that it’s important to eat our vegetables. At least, that’s what most of us have heard since we were kids. What our mother’s told us as when we were young, our doctors tell us as we get … Continue reading Study: Phytochemical Found in Broccoli & Cauliflower Attacks Prostate Cancer Cells

What Are Saponins? Discovering Their Health Benefits

Source: What Are Saponins? Discovering Their Health Benefits by Dr. Edward Group  Saponins are naturally occurring plant glycosides; which is to say they are phytochemicals — chemicals found in plants. They possess soap-like qualities and produce a lather when mixed with water.[1] Over one hundred families of plants contain saponins and there are more than eleven classes … Continue reading What Are Saponins? Discovering Their Health Benefits

What Are Phytochemicals? Discovering Their Health Benefits

Source: What Are Phytochemicals? Discovering Their Health Benefits by The Dr. Group Study[1] after study[2] after study[3] has shown that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is especially beneficial to human health and can even reduce the risk of many serious health conditions.[4, 5] Phytochemicals may be one of the reasons why. Phytochemicals are chemical … Continue reading What Are Phytochemicals? Discovering Their Health Benefits