Are Raisins Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Nutrition experts tend to favor a “less is more” approach when it comes to deciding what to eat: choosing whole, minimally processed foods over those with long, unpronounceable ingredient lists. Raisins, otherwise known as dried grapes, fit the bill. “They’re a whole food that’s minimally processed with no added ingredients or preservatives,” says Jenny Friedman, a Philadelphia-based dietitian. But raisins are also relatively high in sugar and calories. So are raisins healthy? Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional profile of raisins. What are the health benefits of r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Prickly superfood: The juice of this cactus has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce colon damage from ulcerative colitis
(Natural News) People with ulcerative colitis may benefit from drinking the fresh fruit juice of a cactus plant called erect prickly pear (Opuntia dillenii). In a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, researchers from Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy in India have found that erect prickly pear fresh fruit juice can reduce colon... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cobalt, the forgotten mineral, found to offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits
(Natural News) A study conducted by two American doctors showed that cobalt, a mineral that’s a crucial component of the batteries that power smartphones, doesn’t get credit for having two of the most important attributes that contribute to overall health: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “The human health-supporting properties of dietary cobalt are underappreciated,” said the paper’s authors, Dr.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Mountain ginseng found to have immunostimulating, antioxidant, anticancer and anti-aging properties
(Natural News) There are many kinds of ancient Chinese medicine that are known to be effective yet still not commonly understood. One example of this is the root of mountain ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer), which is popular for its enhanced pharmacological-like properties. Although known for its many benefits, most people do not think of it as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red wine and onions? This unusual combination offers potent cardioprotective benefits
(Natural News) By now, we know that both red wine and onions are good for the heart. However, a new Taiwanese study expanded on that by saying that a red wine onion extract is even better at preventing the onset of cardiovascular disease. Red wine has long been studied for its antioxidant content. The grape-based beverage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Living With Cancer: Turmeric and cancer
Curcumin: Can it slow cancer growth? Curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric, has long been used in Asian medicine. Curcumin is thought to have antioxidant properties, which means it may decrease swelling and inflammation. It's being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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Are Mushrooms Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
The versatile mushroom comes in all different shapes, sizes and colors; it stands up as a side and can replace meat as a main. The fungus is a favorite of nutrition professionals — packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Here’s what mushrooms can do for your health, and how to work them into your diet. What are the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? Mushrooms are a low-carb, practically no-fat food with some protein. One serving is about a cup raw (a fist-sized amount) or 1/2 cup cooked. Though they’re small and light in calories—one serving only has about 15—they’re mighty i...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Pomegranates are a powerful nutritional preventive for inflammation-related diseases
(Natural News) Pomegranates are widely known for their great nutritional profile and powerful antioxidant content. Researchers at the University of Huddersfield in England and the University of Freiburg in Germany believe that pomegranates’ naturally occurring antioxidants known as punicalagins can suppress a type of inflammation associated with dementia and related diseases. Punicalagins are particularly found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Add these five spices to your cooking to treat joint pain
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but pain and symptoms associated with the joint condition can be improved by making certain dietary changes. The following five spices contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis: Add five spices to your cooking to treat joint pain and arthritis symptoms
ARTHRITIS has no cure, but pain and symptoms associated with the joint condition can be improved by making certain dietary changes. The following five spices contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to help relieve arthritis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the cure for cancer be found in orchids?
(Natural News) Research published in Phytomedicine identified an orchid found in Southeast Asia to contain multiple therapeutic properties. In the study, scientists from the University of Vienna reported that Eulophia macrobulbon — a type of orchid native to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia — has antioxidant properties and can protect the body against inflammation. The study also identified the plant to be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A native tropical Asian plant has been found to have remarkable antioxidant activity
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Savitribai Phule Pune University revealed that different ironweed (Vernonia cinerea) extracts possess antioxidant activity. In the study, published in Free Radicals and Antioxidants, antioxidant activity was determined using extracts from different organs of ironweed, which were extracted using different solvents. Traditionally, ironweed plant has been used for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A native tropical Asian plant found to have remarkable antioxidant activity
(Natural News) A study conducted by researchers from Savitribai Phule Pune University revealed that different ironweed (Vernonia cinerea) extracts possess antioxidant activity. In the study, published in Free Radicals and Antioxidants, antioxidant activity was determined using extracts from different organs of ironweed, which were extracted using different solvents. Traditionally, ironweed plant has been used for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of military acoustic accidents with N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) - Rosenhall U, Skoog B, Muhr P.
OBJECTIVE: To study if the antioxidant (AO) N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) reduces the risk of hearing loss after acoustic accidents in humans. DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. STUDY SAMPLE: Personnel of the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) expos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

This Chinese herb fights off infection by reducing oxidative stress in your body
(Natural News) Researchers from Guangxi University discovered that the Chinese medicinal plant Spatholobus suberectus Dunn can remedy viral infections through its antioxidant properties. Viruses are microorganisms that hijack host cells so that they can reproduce more of themselves. If the virus is pathogenic to the host, it could cause diseases brought about by cellular damage.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botanical study concludes the antioxidant potential of small nettle
(Natural News) The small nettle (Urtica urens) is a close relative of the beneficial albeit painful stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) since both belong to the genus Urtica. Members of this genus have great antioxidant potential. However, this property has not been observed in small nettle until fairly recently. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Sfax in Tunisia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Black Pepper Healthy? Here ’s What the Science Says
Like salt, black pepper sits on almost every kitchen table or countertop in America. But while whole books have been written about sodium consumption and human health, black pepper and its compounds have garnered little attention from experts. But pepper probably deserves more scrutiny. Some research has linked black pepper marinades to the elimination of heterocyclic amines, or HCAs, which are the cancer-causing chemicals that form when meat is charred or cooked at high temperatures. A group at Kansas State University found that mixing one gram of fine black pepper with 100 grams of ground beef—which works out to ab...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of quercetin?
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of xylitol?
Xylitol has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index than sugar, making it an attractive sweetener for people with diabetes and those trying to lose weight. Some research suggests that it may also have benefits for dental health and ear infections, as well as antioxidant properties. Learn more about xylitol here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Sweet potatoes pack the unique health benefits of regular potatoes with a little something extra. “In general, the more color you can add into your diet coming from fruits and vegetables, the better,” says Yasi Ansari, a sports dietitian in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Still, the many nutritional benefits are no excuse to spring for sweet potato fries at every chance. Here’s what you need to know about how healthy sweet potatoes are, plus the best ways to incorporate them into any diet. What are the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes? “All potatoes are nutrient-dense and healthy for you,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Citrus fruits can counteract some of the health risks of obesity
(Natural News) Citrus fruits can boost your immunity and even help fight cancer. According to a study, citrus fruits can also be crucial to the prevention of weight-related health problems. The study findings showed that citrus fruits like grapefruits, lemons, limes, and oranges have a type of antioxidant that can help neutralize serious health risks of obesity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Baby Kale, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad
Give your salad a fresh twist with antioxidant-rich kale and a citrus-infused dressing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preventing dementia: do vitamin and mineral supplements have a role?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the latest evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing dementia or at least slowing cognitive decline. Can they really help?" I have a clear memory of watching a tv drama with my mum, when I was about fifteen. As we watched a vivid portrayal of a middle-aged woman struggling to cope with her mother, declining with dementia, Mum voiced a fervent hope that she would never be like that. With her own mother enjoying good health in her nineties, the possibility must have seemed as remote to her as middle age did to me. But now I am there, and so is my mu...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Natural antioxidant found in the grain could preserve food for longer
Researchers from Penn State university in Pennsylvania have found a way to eradicate the use of E-numbers to preserve food by finding a natural antioxidant in wheat, rye and barley. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 'bran' new way to preserve healthy food with natural ingredients
(Penn State) A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A powerful antioxidant: Curcumin protects your heart from damage caused by diabetes and smoking
(Natural News) Both diabetes and cigarette smoking can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease because they increase oxidative stress in the body. To protect your heart from damage caused by diabetes and smoking, take curcumin supplements. A study published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines found that curcumin protects the heart... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating more antioxidant-rich foods can reduce your risk of kidney cancer by 32%
(Natural News) Research has shown that antioxidants help keep the immune system healthy, preventing serious diseases like cancer. Now, a new study review has shown that antioxidants are especially potent against kidney cancer. The review of studies, which was published in the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), found that eating plenty of antioxidant-rich foods... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C to break cycle of antioxidant depletion
(Oregon State University) A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, an Oregon State University researcher says. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don't Cook Your Spinach, Drink It: Here's Why
New research from Link öping University in Sweden reveals that eating spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice combined with some fat is actually the most efficient way to absorb lutein from spinach in our diet. Lutein has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Genetic polymorphisms and zinc status
(Bentham Science Publishers) Zinc is an essential component for all living organisms, representing the second most abundant trace element, after iron. This element is widely distributed in the tissues of a human body where it is involved in normal growth, reproduction and several biological functions including immunity, energy metabolism and antioxidant processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This widely distributed African plant plays a vital role in the development of alternative healthcare
(Natural News) With the number of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) sufferers seen to quadruple by the year 2050, researchers are looking for safe and effective methods to prevent the condition’s development and progression. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that Sarcocephalus latifolius bark, with its potent antioxidant properties, could be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A natural source of antioxidants, this humble plant native to the Middle East is effective in treating stress-related disorders
(Natural News) A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, reveals that Fagonia olivieri has antioxidant potential that makes it a prospective treatment for acetaminophen-induced liver damage. The group of researchers, who come from Quaid-i-Azam University and Government College Women University Sialkot, evaluated the antioxidant content of the crude methanol extract of the whole... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting the most out of spinach -- maximizing the antioxidant lutein
(Link ö ping University) Eat your spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice -- this is the best way to obtain the antioxidant lutein, according to research from Link ö ping University, Sweden. High levels of lutein are found in dark green vegetables, and researchers at the university have compared different ways of preparing fresh spinach in order to maximize the levels of lutein in finished food. The findings are published in the journal Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quercetin is one of the most potent natural antioxidants on the planet
(Natural News) Quercetin is a naturally occurring compound that has the ability to protect plants from harsh climates and environmental toxins. It also contributes to the various colors that fruits and vegetables exhibit. However, it’s not just plants that benefit from quercetin but humans as well. Once ingested, this compound induces cell-protective effects including antioxidant, anticancer,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin receptor activation provides cerebral protection after traumatic brain injury by mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation via the Nrf2 signaling pathway - Wang J, Jiang C, Zhang K, Lan X, Chen X, Zang W, Wang Z, Guan F, Zhu C, Yang X, Lu H, Wang J.
In this study, using a weight-drop model of TBI, we investiga... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Compounds in pomegranate juice found to trigger cancer cell death
(Natural News) With proper dietary supplementation with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents, cancer may be prevented or slowed down. One of these powerful anti-cancer agents is pomegranate. According to research, pomegranate juice and pomegranate extract contain powerful healing chemical compounds such as luteolin and ellagic acid that effectively work together to help prevent cancer cell growth,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why diabetics should drink more tea and eat more cherries
This study, published in the journal Pharmacognosy Research, was based on in vitro assays that determined the ability of combined extracts from the two to act as an antioxidant and to inhibit alpha-glucosidase activity.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ginger proven to be effective at treating tuberculosis
(Natural News) Ginger is one of the most popular superfoods, and most of its beneficial effects are backed up by science. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine suggested that ginger can be effective in treating tuberculosis. It has been found to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant supplement against tuberculosis... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can slow down the process of aging
(Natural News) Taking vitamin A is not just good for improving and maintaining your eyes. It brings a host of health benefits involving many other important parts of the body. An article in Life Force Homeopathy even dubbed it the “angel vitamin” because it can keep you looking and feeling young. This underrated nutrient spurts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests using black mulberry to naturally treat acne
(Natural News) Acne happens to so many people, it’s often considered a normal part of adolescence. However, there are cases when acne simply cannot be ignored. According to a study, black mulberry, with its antibacterial and antioxidant activity, could be a potential natural and effective treatment for acne. In the study, black mulberry (Morus nigra)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms the powerful antioxidant potential of African lettuce
(Natural News) African lettuce (Launaea taraxacifolia) has been used to treat dyslipidemia and liver diseases, both of which are associated with oxidative stress. A study published in the Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine has suggested that the leaf extract of African lettuce can potentially be used as a therapeutic agent in preventing diseases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maqui berry is an underreported superfood – it shows scientific promise for lowering your blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Maqui berries (Aristotelia chilensis) are considered to be one of the lesser-known superfoods. However, these dark berries come with potent antioxidant and anti-diabetes properties. A Natural Health 365 article shed light on these nutritious fruits, which can rein in blood sugar spikes associated with diabetes. High levels of blood sugar can damage the entire... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CoQ10 demonstrates tremendous health benefits for fighting illnesses like breast cancer and heart disease
(Natural News) It’s widely appreciated for its powerful antioxidant and cell-energizing properties. But the nutrient Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, does a whole lot more than just clean up free radicals and improve cardiovascular function in humans. Studies indicate that CoQ10 is an amazing anti-cancer nutrient that can help to not only prevent but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glutathione is the body's most important antioxidant
(Natural News) Antioxidants help to protect us from disease, and the most important one in our body is glutathione. It protects our cells from damage, boosts our immune system, and helps with DNA repair. It can also shift metabolism from producing fat to growing muscle. Unfortunately, many of us have very low levels of glutathione... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alpha-lipoic acid: Everything you need to know
Alpha-lipoic acid is a natural compound with antioxidant properties and other potential health benefits. In this article, learn about its uses and side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals that heart disease is an early indicator of vitamin C deficiency
(Natural News) Heart disease is usually linked to issues with cholesterol, but researchers are increasingly finding that vitamin C plays an outsized role in heart health. This antioxidant nutrient, which the body uses to make connective tissue, has already gotten some buzz for its utility in cancer treatment, but its effects on the heart may... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Good for the heart: A look at Chinese holly
(Natural News) Earlier studies have shown that holly (Ilex) plants contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and protect the brain and the liver. In a study published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, researchers found that the Chinese holly (Ilex cornuta) can also protect the heart. The study, conducted by a team of researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acai found to prevent renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities
(Natural News) Researchers have found a novel benefit from the acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), as its seeds have been found to prevent and treat renal hypertension and its symptoms. In their study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the team identified that this benefit may come from the fruit’s antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. For the study, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news