Popcorn contains more antioxidant than fruits and vegetables

Popcorn: the snack with even higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables – Popcorn contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. The hulls of the popcorn ?? the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth ?? actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.

Blueberries may inhibit development of fat cells in obese

Blueberries may inhibit development of fat cells – Using blueberry polyphenols, researcers were able to inhibit obesity at a molecular stage. The study was performed in tissue cultures taken from mice. The polyphenols showed a dose-dependent suppression of adipocyte differentiation.

Bottled tea beverages contain no healthful antioxidants

Bottled tea beverages may contain fewer polyphenols than brewed tea – Many commercially bottled tea beverages contain little or no healthful antioxidants, new research suggests. The first measurements of healthful antioxidant levels in commercial bottled tea beverages has concluded that health-conscious consumers may not be getting what they pay for: healthful doses of those antioxidants, or “poylphenols,” that may ward off a range of diseases.

Pomegranates may prevent breast cancer growth

Natural compounds in pomegranates may prevent growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer – Eating fruit, such as pomegranates, that contain anti aromatase phytochemicals reduces the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, according to results of a study published in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Extra virgin olive oil prevents Alzheimer’s disease

Oleocanthal may help prevent, treat Alzheimer’s disease – Natural compound in extra virgin olive oil targets toxic beta-amyloid proteins. – Natural compound, Oleocanthal, in extra virgin olive oil targets toxic beta amyloid proteins in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, revealed by US researchers. Extra virgin olive oil contains the highest amount of polyphenol antioxidants also.

Caffeine in males with Lou Gehrig’s disease

Caffeine appears to be beneficial in males?but not females?with Lou Gehrig?s Disease – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease that damages key neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The disease causes progressive paralysis of voluntary muscles and often death within five years of symptoms.