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Lycopene: A Natural Food Supplement That May Support Prostate Health
Studies show that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables, may support prostate health and may even reduce the risk of prostate cancer. NatureBee, an...(PRWeb October 11, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14767030.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Evidence for Carotenoid Antioxidants in Photoprotection More Evidence for Carotenoid Antioxidants in Photoprotection
Might lycopene and other carotenoids offer protection against photoageing and skin cancers caused by UV exposure?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Promising study reveals whole tomato extract found to treat deadly stomach cancer
(Natural News) It’s a long-held notion that tomatoes are one of the healthiest food items that people can include in their diets. One of its major nutrients is lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been found to protect the body from infections and repair damaged parts of the body. Lycopene’s cardiovascular benefits and cancer-fighting properties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four Tomatoes A Day May Reduce Kidney Cancer Risk
Women who eat more tomatoes or other lycopene-containing fruits and vegetables may have a lower risk of developing kidney cancer, a study suggests.05/28/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - May 28, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Antioxidants and lung cancer risk
An epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer. The study authors found that vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers while beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene play the same role in male heavy smokers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Antioxidants and lung cancer risk
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) An epidemiological study published in Frontiers in Oncology suggests that a diet high in carotenoids and vitamin C may protect against lung cancer. The study authors found that vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers while beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and lycopene play the same role in male heavy smokers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes are high in antioxidant that can project against harmful UV radiation  
The fruit is rich in an antioxidant called lycopene that helps shield the body from harmful UV radiation. A German study found it isn't a substitute for sunscreen but offers an important line of defence. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites
Scan the “healthy” section of a brunch menu and there you’ll find it: the world’s saddest order, the egg white omelet. This time will be different, you think, these things aren’t so bad, but then you stare down at the flat, pale pancake of liquid protein and think to yourself: Why do I do this to myself? You do it because you were told to. We all were. Until just recently, experts warned that dietary cholesterol causes spikes in blood cholesterol, which in turn clogs arteries and hurts the heart. Cholesterol is found in the yellows, not the whites, so down the drain went the yolks. Left behi...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized cholesterol Diet/Nutrition egg egg white egg whites egg whites 24/7 egg yolk egg yolks smoking lutein Source Type: news

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month -- Educating All Men On Reducing Their Risk
This study only looked at the effect of dietary or food sources of zinc and not at zinc supplements. Some dietary sources of zinc include the following: • Beef steak - 3 oz contains 4.9 mg • Oysters - 3 oz contains 67 mg • Shrimp - 3 oz contains 1.5 mg • Pork chop - 3 oz contains 2.8 mg • Yogurt - 1 cup contains 2.2 mg • Enriched cereal - ¾ cup contains 15 mg • Red kidney beans - ½ cup contains 2 mg Zinc coming from meat sources is more readily bioavailable than zinc from vegetarian sources. Legumes and whole grains contain phytic acid inhibiting zinc's bioavailability. Co...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ON BEAUTY Chapter 21: BEST FOODS FOR AN ANTI-AGING DIET
PHOTO COURTESY OF IRENE MICHAELS Diet is a necessary component in both physical and mental health. It is what determines how physically and mentally fit you are for coping with the daily challenges of life. All of us want to feel (and look) young forever. While that may not be exactly possible, these age-defying foods will help you preserve energy levels and look younger. Olive Oil: Almost four decades ago, a group of researchers from Seven Countries Study stated that the monounsaturated fats found in olive oils were extremely beneficial for individuals suffering from heart diseases and cancer. Today, it is widely known...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Collagen pills are 'useless' but vitamin C does protect the skin, experts say
Collagen pills do not survive the digestion process and so have no effect on reducing wrinkles when swallowed, UK-based dermatologists warned. But lycopene and vitamin C do protect skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the Raw: To Cook or Not to Cook?
Imagine never again savoring the smell of baking cakes or charbroiled steak. Could you? Why would you? Yet some people worldwide are turning away not only from meat and processed food, but also from cooking. Welcome to the raw food diet. As the Standard American Diet becomes more fat-laden, sugar-sated, and processed, the prevalence of metabolic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are soaring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity now affects nearly 35 percent of the population of the United States, over 29 million people have been diagnosed with t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Win-Win Strategy for Watermelon Season
One of the best things to enjoy on a warm summer day is a cold watermelon.  Sweet, hydrating, crisp, refreshing, red (what a beautiful color!) and nutritious -- what could be better? Here are a few things that can make your watermelon experience more complete. 1. My 'no guarantee' tips for picking a winner   Have you seen those square watermelons? Well, these tips won't work for those space-saving fruit, but for your ordinary rounded watermelon these come in handy:Tapping: Tap the watermelon with the pads of your fingers. A winning watermelon will typically have a slightly hollow sound, like the so...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Ask Well: Is Watermelon Good for You?
Watermelon is rich in nutrients like lycopene, which may have benefits for the heart, and a lower sugar content, gram for gram, than many other fruits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Blood Pressure Cancer Diet and Nutrition Heart Stroke Watermelons Ask Well Eat Featured Live Source Type: news

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Complementary and Integrative Approaches
Research results on complementary and integrative health approaches benign prostatic hyperplasia, including acupuncture, lycopene, Pygeum africanum, saw palmetto, and urtica dioica. For health care providers. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - June 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

How tomatoes could help older men spend a penny
Experts believe the chemical lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red colour, can reduce the expansion of the prostate and help ease bladder problems in older men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer -- and Healthier -- Life
Let's face it. We all want to live a longer -- and healthier -- life. Aging is inevitable but there are healthy habits we can create and foods we can enjoy to help prologue our lives. A nutrient dense diet along with a stress-free lifestyle goes hand in hand to promote longevity. As a nutritionist, I regularly get asked how to help slow the aging process. Below are some simple tricks to help stop the clock. 1. Go meatless. Swapping meat for fish, beans, and legumes is a great way to fight inflammation and prevent aging. Indeed, consuming fish regularly has been shown to promote brain health. Fatty fish such as salmon a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beyoncé Wants You to Drink This Watermelon Water, But Is It Any Good for You?
By Jessica Migala Beyoncé could partner up with a plywood company and woodworking would suddenly be the newest health craze. But that said, you may have just found your favorite new juice thanks to Bey. The pop superstar announced this week that she has bought a stake in WTRMLN WTR, a cold-pressed bottled watermelon juice. "I invested in WTRMLN WTR because it's the future of clean, natural hydration," Beyoncé said in a press release. It's also "your new sexy workout partner," according to the company's website, because the juice packs electrolytes and an amino acid called L-Citrulline ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK researchers to investigate sperm boosting capability of lycopene
Researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK, are launching a study to investigate a nutrient that could boost male fertility. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sperm-boosting nutrient may help infertile couples, scientists say
Stephen FellerSHEFFIELD, England, April 12 (UPI) -- Lycopene, the substance that makes tomatoes red, may boost sperm counts in men with infertility, said researchers in England launching a study on its effect. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New 'tomato pill' could SUPERCHARGE sperm by 70 per cent and give new hope to childless couples 
The compound lycopene (left) which gives tomatoes their red colour, is the focus of a study at Sheffield University (right) to boost male fertility. One-in-six British couples are unable to conceive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Simple Tips to Savor the Flavor of Eating Right
National nutrition month (NNM) is a nutrition education campaign sponsored yearly by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). This year's NNM theme is Savor the Flavor of Eating Right. Here are smart tips to help you eat healthier this month. 1. Mind your portions and eat slowly. One of the best ways to "savor the flavor" is to chew our food well instead of shoveling it in. This will not only help us eat less, but we will be able to actually taste and enjoy what we are eating. 2. Include fruits and vegetables at each meal. Sprinkle in berries to your yogurt, add a colorful green salad to your lunch, and inc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oversleeping: The Effects and Health Risks of Sleeping Too Much
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Overlooked Natural Treatments for Prostate Cancer
If you have prostate problems, your options for treatment are pretty limited — at least according to mainstream medicine. The chances are if you have an enlarged prostate, your doctor will give you advice like… “go to the bathroom when you feel the urge”… or “don’t drink a lot at once.” Or they’ll prescribe medication. But these synthetic drugs have a history of nightmarish side effects for someone already dealing with an unpredictable prostate. Many of the drugs you’ll be prescribed also decrease sex drive and in many cases cause impotence.1 And if you have sur...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures carotenoids enlarged prostate Lycopene natural treatment prostate cancer Source Type: news

Tracing activity of cancer-fighting tomato component
Years of research have demonstrated that lycopene, the bioactive red pigment found in tomatoes, reduces growth of prostate tumors in a variety of animal models. When consumed, lycopene undergoes a change in its chemical structure that potentially influences health, the scientists say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 13, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

In new study, Illinois scientists trace activity of cancer-fighting tomato component
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Years of research in University of Illinois scientist John Erdman's laboratory have demonstrated that lycopene, the bioactive red pigment found in tomatoes, reduces growth of prostate tumors in a variety of animal models. 'Now our team has learned to grow tomato plants in suspension culture that produce lycopene molecules with a heavier molecular weight. We can trace lycopene's activity in the body,' said John W. Erdman Jr., a U of I professor of nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 12, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Every Parent Should Know About Sleep
This article originally appeared on the Amerisleep blog. Rosie Osmun is the Creative Content Manager at Amerisleep, a progressive memory foam mattress brand focused on eco-friendly sleep solutions. Rosie writes more posts on the Amerisleep blog about the science of sleep, eco-friendly living, leading a healthy lifestyle and more. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These Five Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat These 5 Foods to Recover Faster When You Get Glutened
You have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity and avoid the gluten enemy at all costs, but inevitably, at some point, gluten gets in. When it does, what will you do? While there is no guaranteed way to get the gluten out, there are steps we can take to help our bodies recover the trauma of gluten ingestion. Here are 5 foods to add to your diet to help your body recover faster. 1 - Blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are tiny antioxidant powerhouses. In fact, research shows blueberries have the highest cellular antioxidant activity of all fruits and vegetab...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science
Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient. But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are somehow less nutritious than the same foods cooked on the stove or in a conventional oven. As it turns out, scientists say, microwaved foods may be more nutritious that you probably thought. "In general, microwaving results in less loss of nutrients compared with boiling and frying," Dr. Guy Crosby, adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told The Huffington Po...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Exactly Is The Microwave Doing To Your Food? Here's The Science
Americans have been using microwave ovens for about 60 years, and we finally seemed convinced that they're safe as well as convenient. But it seems we just can't stop wondering if microwaved foods are somehow less nutritious than the same foods cooked on the stove or in a conventional oven. As it turns out, scientists say, microwaved foods may be more nutritious that you probably thought. "In general, microwaving results in less loss of nutrients compared with boiling and frying," Dr. Guy Crosby, adjunct associate professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, told The Huffington Po...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to turn tomato juice into a rainbow (video)
(American Chemical Society) How can you turn tomato juice into a rainbow of color? Chem-lapsed is a series of striking, chemistry-themed time-lapses produced by C&EN. In the premiere episode, we demonstrate the tomato juice rainbow reaction. Bromine slowly changes some of the bonds in the molecule lycopene, which is what makes tomato juice red, ultimately creating a fantastic chemical rainbow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Health Benefits of Sweet vs. Regular Potatoes
Why do sweet potatoes get "superfood" status while regular potatoes are vilified? Here's why both tubers deserve a place on your plate. It's time to set the record straight on spuds. In recent years, and in certain "healthy eating" circles, the sweet potato has been crowned a "superfood" while the regular potato has been treated like the bad guy. High carb, high glycemic index, loaded with antinutrients? Is the plain old potato really so bad? Here's the real deal: Both regular potatoes and sweet potatoes deserve a place in your diet. You can eat both as part of a well-balanced, whole fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma...03/03/2015 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - March 3, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer, scientists report. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lycopene may ward off kidney cancer in older women
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A higher intake by postmenopausal women of the natural antioxidant lycopene, found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 2, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lycopene inversely linked to renal cell carcinoma
For postmenopausal women, lycopene intake seems to be inversely associated with the risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), according to a study published in the Feb. 15 issue of Cancer.02/17/2015 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 17, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tomato-rich diet 'reduces prostate cancer risk'
Conclusion This large study has shown an association between the consumption of more than 10 portions of tomatoes per week and an 18% reduction in risk of prostate cancer. However, as this was a case controlled study, and not a randomised controlled trial, it cannot prove that eating more tomatoes prevents prostate cancer. Strengths of the study include its large size and attempts to account for potential confounding factors, although there are some limitations to the study, including: reliance on the accuracy of the dietary questionnaires broad categories for self-estimate of body size This study does not provide ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Cancer Source Type: news

Tomato extract's heart effects exaggerated
ConclusionThis study found that the blood vessels in people with cardiovascular disease who were taking statins dilated more after they were treated with a chemical called acetylcholine if they had been taking lycopene every day for two months, compared to those taking placebo pills.The lycopene tablet had no significant effect on any of the other outcomes the researchers looked at, and no effect in healthy volunteers, although it did increase lycopene levels in the blood.  Although impaired endothelial function is a known predictor of future heart disease, this is, at best, a surrogate outcome. It is no substitute fo...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Tomato extract effects exaggerated
ConclusionThis study found that the blood vessels in people with cardiovascular disease who were taking statins dilated more after they were treated with a chemical called acetylcholine if they had been taking lycopene every day for two months, compared to those taking placebo pills.The lycopene tablet had no significant effect on any of the other outcomes the researchers looked at, and no effect in healthy volunteers, although it did increase lycopene levels in the blood.  Although impaired endothelial function is a known predictor of future heart disease, this is, at best, a surrogate outcome. It is no substitute fo...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Ateronon pills can increase blood vessel flow by 50% in patients with cardiac problems
A single Ateronon pill contains as much lycopene as more than 2lb of the fruit, was created by scientists working for a Cambridge University spin-out company. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomato extract relieves damaged arteries, finds Cambridge study
Researchers say they have shown that lycopene improves the function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patientsA substance found in tomatoes relieves impairment of blood vessels, which may explain why people who eat a Mediterranean diet have a notably reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease, according to a study.A supplement of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which is 10 times more potent than vitamin E, improved and normalised function of the endothelium (the inner lining of blood vessels) in volunteers with cardiovascular disease, researchers from the University of Cambridge found. Continue reading... (Sourc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Medical research Science Fruit Vegetables Diets and dieting Food & drink Life and style Statins Health Society UK news World news Source Type: news

Tomato extract relieves damaged arteries, finds Cambridge study
Researchers say they have shown that lycopene improves the function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Medical research Science Fruit Vegetables Diets and dieting Food & drink Life and style Statins Health Society UK news World news Source Type: news

Key compound in tomatoes could help male fertility as it boosts sperm count by 70%
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio say lycopene improves sperm count and sperm swimming speed and reduces the number of abnormal sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy Detection of Chlorophylls and Carotenoids in Chloroplasts and Chromoplasts of Tomato Fruit
Plant cells are unique among eukaryotic cells because of the presence of plastids, including chloroplasts and chromoplasts. Chloroplasts are found in green tissues and harbor the photosynthetic machinery (including chlorophyll molecules), while chromoplasts are present in non-photosynthetic tissues and accumulate large amounts of carotenoids. During tomato fruit development, chloroplasts are converted into chromoplasts that accumulate high levels of lycopene, a linear carotenoid responsible for the characteristic red color of ripe fruit. Here, we describe a simple and fast method to detect both types of fully differentiate...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - May 1, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nitrogen management studied in greenhouse pepper production
Bell pepper was used in a study designed to reduce environmental pollution by increasing nitrogen use efficiency. Nitrogen was applied at four different concentrations to two pepper cultivars. Results showed that nitrogen treatments had no significant negative impacts on fruit physical or chemical quality, including sugar content and acidity. Reduced nitrogen applications did not affect nutritional components of the peppers such as beta-carotene and lycopene content, nor did they reduce antioxidant activity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Goodbye, goji berry! The buffaloberry is the new superfood of 2014... but what the heck IS it?
This new bundle of health (it's jam-packed with cancer-busting antioxidant lycopene) is native to North and South Dakota. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes can help prevent breast cancer
While the debate over whether tomatoes are a fruit, berry or vegetable rages on, their health benefits are well known. Their lycopene content has been linked to a reduction in the risk of certain types of cancers like stomach, oral and prostate cancer. They have even... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news