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Polyphenol used to create nano scale LEGO-like building blocks

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have published a paper in Nature Nanotechnology detailing how they transformed tiny particles into LEGO-like building blocks using nano scale engineering.   Seeking to replicate the LEGO studs which ensure that the building blocks stick together, the researchers first coated the nano objetcs with …

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5 Things Manufacturers Should Know About Nerina Strawberries

In summertime, fresh fruit like strawberries take center stage. The more flavorful, the better. But consumers want more than flavor from their summer berries. They are more aware of food’s health-giving value than ever before, and they’re choosing the healthiest varieties they can find. Enter the antioxidant rich, delicious Nerina …

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Neuroprotective effects of elderberry polyphenols

Elderberry´s flavonoids may be useful in fighting Alzheimer´s according to a new study from the Institute of Food Sciences, Italy. By comparing elderberry and blueberry extracts, the researchers were able to show elderberry´s ability to protect in vitro neuronal cells from death. The results of the research were presented at …

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy When Flying

Flying today can be a real hassle. Long check-in lines, cramped seating, and flight delays are pretty much the norm. And if you’re like the thousands who notice that they seem to get sick whenever they take to the friendly skies, you’re not imagining it. Statistics from the Centers for …

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BLACKCURRANT JUICE: PROMISING WEAPON AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S

Blackcurrant juice may be more than a refreshing and healthy drink. Recent studies show that it may not only help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but also slow down the disease’s progression in those who already have it. And it’s good for our brains as well. As of 2015, …

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Fight Cold And Flu The Natural Way With Elderberry

By Carl Thompson. News of the upcoming flu season includes an unsettling statistic: as of early November only 39 per cent of the U.S. population had gotten a flu vaccine, according to the Center for Disease Control. One reason is that flu season has been relatively mild so far this …

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Top 5 Recent Studies and Reviews on Berries and Flavonoids

Need another pair of eyes to find the most recent studies and reviews on berries and flavonoids? The Berry Room will highlight newly published research. You are also invited to send reviews of new studies for our product development readers. Here are my top 5 picks for the most interesting …

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Fruit yoghurt is an important source of bio-accessible polyphenols and carotenoids according to a new study.

A recent study  seeking to evaluate the influence of in vitro gastrointestinal digestion on the stability and bio-accessibility of phenolic compounds and carotenoids, as well as on the antioxidant activity in strawberry and peach enriched yoghurt has concluded that  fruit yoghurt is an important source of bio-accessible polyphenols and carotenoids and …

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A natural Polyphenol found in Strawberries improves memory according to research at the Salk institute

A research carried out at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California (an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamental discoveries in the life sciences, the improvement of human health and the training of future generations of researchers), has discovered that a naturally occuring flavonoid called fisetin which is …

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Astragalus root and elderberry fruit extracts enhance the IFN-β stimulatory effects of Lactobacillus acidophilus in murine-derived dendritic cells.

By: Frøkiær H, Henningsen L, Metzdorff SB, Weiss G, Roller M, Flanagan J, Fromentin E, Ibarra A. Abstract Many foods and food components boost the immune system, but little data are available regarding the mechanisms by which they do. Bacterial strains have disparate effects in stimulating the immune system. In dendritic …

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