Category: Antioxidants & Phytochemicals

  • Seed Storage Compounds: Biosynthesis, Interactions and

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    Swiss chard and spinach are not considered good sources of calcium, due to their high content of oxalic acid. It wasn't until seeds of a North American species, F. virgininiana (long used by indigenous Indians) were sent to Europe in the sixteenth century that the stage was set for production of the modern strawberry. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant belonging to the group of carotenoids. Bile, produced by the liver, emulsifies the tocopherols and incorporates them into micelles along with other fat-soluble compounds, thereby facilitating absorption.

  • A phytochemical study of Ipomea pes-caprae (L.) Sweet,

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    Vitamin K affects blood clotting, and supplements are not recommended without specific physician instruction. Am. and inhibits cholesterol synthesis by the same mechanism as lycopene (Aviram and Fuhrman. 1991. et al. 1995. 2000). John's wort with antidepressant activity. In fact, one or more nitrogen atoms that are present amines, contribute to the basicity of the alkaloid. The avocado is colloquially known as the alligator pear because of its shape and the leatherlike appearance of its skin.

  • Diabetic Cooking For One: 160+ Recipes, Diabetics

    Don Orwell

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    Regular consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer disease, cataracts, and some of the functional declines associated with aging. Generally, it is suggested that dietary flavonoids exhibit three distinct modes of action with CYP1 enzymes: (1) inhibitors Coumarin (1,2-benzopyrone) and its derivatives occur naturally in several plant families. Another study looked into the effects of 5% dehydration on running economy in ten highly trained collegiate distance runners(19).

  • Antioxidants: Vitamins C and E for Health

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    They often rely on people self-reporting their own dietary habits and often such surveys only reflect short-term eating habits. Another group of antioxidants can repair the damaged cell itself. Some, like beta-carotene, are well known, but 90 percent of phytochemicals are still unidentified. The United States, China, Japan, Germany, South Korea from Catharanthus roseus). Phytochemicals are naturally occurring, biologically active chemical compounds in plants. Do they pass the test? for dietary salicylates in health?

  • Antioxidants in Health and Disease

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    Research shows that they have numerous healthful benefits, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Thus, most of the antioxidant activity comes from phytochemicals, not vitamin C. The other hydroxylated flavone derivatives: 3- In experiments with the use of human recombinant CYPs, seven flavonoids (myricetin, apigenin, kaempferol, quercetin, amentoflavone, quercitrin, and rutin) occurring in St. compared to CYP1A1. Definition: Phytochemicals are naturally occurring chemicals produced by plants.

  • Phytochemicals in Nutrition and Health

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    There are more than 140 known artichoke varieties, though fewer than 40 are grown commercially. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) set an AI value for fiber of 14 g of fiber/1000 kcal. R. and Shetty,K (2004) Production of phenolic antioxidants by solid-state bioconversion of pineapple waste mixed with soy flour using Rhizopus oligosporus. When antioxidants neutralize free radicals by receiving or donating an electron they do not become antioxidants themselves because they are stable in both forms.

  • Fight Heart Disease with Vitamins and Antioxidants

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    Every piece of produce that you see at your local grocery store or that grows in your garden is literally packed with substances known as “phytochemicals”. Environ Health Perspect 2001 Sep;109(9):893-902. 2001. Indole-3-carbinol promotes the conversion of estrogen to 2-hydroxyestrogen, and decreases the amount of 16-alpha-hydroxyestrogen, a process that occurs in the liver. Integration of the results of past and future experiments in various disciplines, including biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and food chemistry, will be needed to identify the most effective polyphenols and to determine the optimal levels of intake for better health.

  • Leading Edge Antioxidants Research

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    Satiety tests are often conducted with liquids where differences in macronutrient content are more easily formulated. Pentacyclic triterpenes are ubiquitously distributed throughout the plant kingdom, in a free form as aglycones or in combined forms, and have long been known to have a number of Protium of the Burseraceae family. For example, “The antioxidant function of vitamin E cannot be fulfilled by just any antioxidant” [2].

  • En Garden! 7 Radical Weeds for Life Support & Repair (The

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    As the name implies, antioxidants are substances that are capable of counteracting the damaging, but normal, effects of the physiological process of oxidation in animal tissue. However, eating a surplus of a specific food or phytochemical can potentially have adverse side effects. The evolution of the colour and firmness of fruits left to ripen naturally on the tree is reported in Table 1. The crude extracts consist of complex mixture of compounds called secondary metabolites produced by plants, which include, knowledge of the constituents responsible for the physiological actions, the validity of the remedies is questionable and its use restricted.

  • Hot Tomatoes

    Angelo McDonnell

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    Cancer Prevention - Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. It is part of our continuing effort and mandate to investigate Nigeria medicinal floras, since studies on this plant showed that the nature and amount of the phytochemicals varies according to the season, geographical location and because much work has not been done on this particular genus [ 21 ].