Ensuring consumers reap the benefits from the beneficial compounds in cocoa may mean formulating products with more sugar, suggests a new study from Kraft.
BASF continues to be the subject of rumours that its supervisory board has approved a takeover bid for fellow German supplier, Cognis, which is owned by Permira PERM.UL and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Analysts predict that cognitive health is set to become one of the hottest areas of the functional food, beverage and supplement industries. Experts from across Europe are taking the stage at Vitafoods to present where we stand on mental health.
Here, medical journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Whitaker discusses the widespread use of psychiatric drugs.
His first book, Mad in America, explains the history of the treatment of those with severe mental illness. His latest book, which was recently released, is Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America.
You don’t need to be incredibly experienced, or have a giant backyard, to have your own garden. These delicious plants require very little effort:
- Basil: Chop it up and freeze it in an ice-cube tray, then stir the cubes into soup or other dishes.
- Blueberries: Get an older bush that’s ready to start producing.
- Green beans: Green beans are easy to grow and easy to prepare.
- Peas: Invest in a trellis, to encourage them to grow upwards.
- Peppers: Try the spicy ones; they dry well.
- Perennial herbs: Oregano, rosemary, thyme and sage are all good, easy perennials.
- Salad greens: Lettuce can last throughout the summer; plant it in a shady area.
- Strawberries: You won’t get enough to make jam, but you can have a few for breakfast.
- Tomatoes: Novice gardeners should start with seedlings. Use stakes for support.
Cooking meat with an antioxidant-rich spice mix could reduce compounds that have been linked to heart disease and cancer.
Food Navigator reports that:
“Using aF spice mix similar to that used in the East Indian spice blend, researchers … report that hamburgers were subsequently found to contain significantly lower levels of lipid-peroxidation products, claimed to produce off-flavors and linked to promotion of the processes of atherogenesis and carcinogenesis.”
The study that produced this result was funded by spices and seasonings company McCormick and Company, and involved 11 healthy volunteers.
The participants consumed either burgers seasoned with a spice blend or a plain burger. The amount of malondialdehyde (MDA) in the burger, as well as in the urine and blood of the participants, were used to measure lipid oxidation.
MDA was reduced by 71 percent in the spiced burger, resulting in a 49 percent reduction in urine levels of MDA.
New research shows that omega-3 fats and glucosamine work together to provide additional benefits for people with osteoarthritis.
Scientists gave 1500 mg of glucosamine sulfate to the study participants, but some also received 200 mg of omega-3 fats. Both groups had about the same number of participants who reported a 20 percent or less reduction in pain.
But according to Dr. Christiane Northrup:
“However, when researchers asked those who experienced an 80 percent reduction in pain, those in [the glucosamine plus omega-3 group] reported reduced morning stiffness and pain in the hips and knees by between 48.5 and 55.6 percent, compared to 41.7 to 55.3 percent for those in [the glucosamine only group].”
The latest advances in energy technology are truly mind-blowing. From solar window glass that could power your home, to solar collectors in orbit around the earth and more… Take a look at what the foreseeable future has in store!
Wheat aleurone integrated into breakfast cereals and bread could reduce heart disease and risk, according to a study that forms part of a EU funded research project cereal based products with enhanced health benefits.
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, and DHA in particular, may increase bone mineral content and produce healthier, stronger bones, suggest results from a study with rats.