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Dark chocolate found to benefit walking ability of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)

7/19/2014 - According to a small study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, people with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) were able to walk longer distances unassisted after consuming dark chocolate as opposed to mere milk chocolate.(1) Polyphenols, which are chemicals that are found in a range...

American Chemical Society embraces plant-based polyphenols as powerful nutrients for preventing disease, boosting longevity

10/2/2013 - It appears mainstream science might finally be catching up with what nutritionists have known for hundreds of years: antioxidant-rich plant-based polyphenols can build health and stave off disease. Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society (ACS) held a symposium, "Polyphenolic Chemistry in...

Green tea polyphenols again shown to dramatically lower risk of breast and prostate cancers

9/22/2013 - The scientific evidence in support of the cancer-fighting benefits of consuming green tea and standardized extracts of green tea polyphenols is overwhelming. The ancient Chinese have known the healing properties of sipping green tea for several millennia, while western nutrition science has been much...

Green tea polyphenols shown to prevent fatal autoimmune diseases

6/21/2011 - The Chinese have known the healing power of green tea for generations. Many believe that the unprocessed tea leaves can help to prevent or even cure many chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and dementia. Volumes of scientific evidence now provide compelling proof that the active polyphenol...

Resveratrol and grape seed polyphenols combine to prevent diabetes

4/29/2011 - Researchers publishing the results of two independent studies in the British Journal of Nutrition have demonstrated that polyphenol antioxidants found naturally in red grapes can prevent the buildup of fat in muscle tissue that is a precursor to metabolic disorder and diabetes. Resveratrol and grape...

Polyphenols in blueberries inhibit the formation of fat cells

4/29/2011 - Blueberries provide protection against a host of ailments from aging to metabolic syndrome. The latest research has shown blueberry polyphenols actually inhibit fat cell formation and increase lipolysis. A graduate student from Texas Woman`s University conducted a study to identify whether polyphenols...

Scientists discover how polyphenols in green tea may protect health of diabetics

8/17/2010 - Having a cup of tea involves a lot more than meets the eye -- and the taste buds. It turns out that many varieties of teas contain phytochemicals loaded with a host of health benefits. For example, as NaturalNews has previously reported, green tea in particular may help prevent and treat osteoporosis...

Scientists discover how red wine and green tea polyphenols stop prostate cancer

6/24/2010 - A major new discovery just reported in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) journal could be a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer. Not only have the phytonutrients in red wine and green tea been found to halt prostate cancer growth, a team of French and...

Polyphenols and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Contribute to Building New Brain Cells

2/9/2010 - A diet containing high levels of polyphenols and polyunsaturated fatty acids has been found not only to aid in building new brain cells, but also to prevent deterioration of brain cells already in existence. The study comes from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in which mice were fed a diet...

Drink Red Wine and Keep Breasts, Livers and Brains Healthy

3/26/2009 - Red wine is turning out to be a superfood. Although many health conscious people have opted to get isolated grape compounds in capsule form, recent research is showing that the best way is to drink red wine. That's because red wine contains the entire grape polyphenol group of nutrients, a group that...

Milk Products may Destroy Antioxidant Benefits in Fruits, Vegetables and Grains

2/19/2009 - A recent article appearing on NaturalNews reported that milk destroys the antioxidant benefits of blueberries. This article left many readers wondering whether the outcome is confined to blueberries only, or whether there are broader implication that might extend to all fruits and even vegetables. A...

Polyphenols in Dried Plums Reduce Risk of Osteoporosis

11/28/2008 - The naturally occurring polyphenols in dried plums (prunes) may encourage bone formation and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, and published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. Polyphenols...

Simple Ways to Blend the Mediterranean Diet Into Your Life

1/28/2008 - The main aspect of the Mediterranean diet is the high consumption of fresh fruits and 1 glass a day of red wine. Recent studies confirm the health benefits of this diet in preventing cancer and heart disease. The Mediterranean diet is an ancient eating habit used by the Mediterranean people. It's...

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