Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

If you have high cholesterol, triglycerides, your lipids could be blocking your vitamin E absorption, which means that the anti-oxidant properties of vitamin E that protect your heart, could be compromised. A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by Oregon State University has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in … Continue reading Are you getting enough Vitamin E?

Consume olive oil to destroy cancer cells

It’s official. Long hailed for it’s anti-inflammatory qualities in heart health, pain relief and memory protection, extra virgin olive (EVOO) wins the most coveted medal now: for it’s role in destruction of cancer cells. Scientists have now proven that the oleocanthal compound found in EVOO causes cell death in cancer cells, via a paper published in Molecular & Cellular Oncology. Oleocantha’s targets and kills only cancer cells while … Continue reading Consume olive oil to destroy cancer cells

Drink to become attractive!

Everybody loves the researchers at the University of Bristol. And that’s because they have proven via a study that one glass of red wine makes you more attractive than no alcohol. The bad news? The effect wears off if you consume more. The volunteers were presented with images depicting an individual photographed while sober and after consuming either the equivalent of 250ml of wine or … Continue reading Drink to become attractive!

Lycopene can ward off kidney cancer in women

Lycopene has been known to kill prostate cancer cells. Now a study by Wayne State University Division of Research proves that higher intake of lycopene by postmenopausal women may lower the risk of renal cell carcinoma, a type of kidney cancer. Lycopene is found in foods like tomatoes, watermelon, pomegranate, pink guava, apricots and papaya. The results are explained in “Antioxidant micronutrients and the risk of renal … Continue reading Lycopene can ward off kidney cancer in women

More vegetables equals decreased breast cancer risk

In one of the largest sweeping study on breast cancer,  investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have reported that African American women who consume more vegetables are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. The study results, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, were based on data from the Black … Continue reading More vegetables equals decreased breast cancer risk

Walnuts, pecans, chestnuts have highest antioxidant content

Research published in the British Journal of Nutrition (Blomhoff R, Carlsen MH), identified several nuts among plant foods with the highest total antioxidant content, suggests nuts’ high antioxidant content may be key. Walnuts, pecans and chestnuts have the highest antioxidant content of the tree nuts, with walnuts delivering more than 20 mmol antioxidants per 3 ounces (100 grams). Peanuts (although technically, a legume) also contribute significantly to … Continue reading Walnuts, pecans, chestnuts have highest antioxidant content

Green tea protects against Alzheimer’s and cancer

Everyone says it’s good for weight loss. But when green tea is digested it is even more effective at protecting the body against Alzheimer’s and cancer than was previously thought. Green tea has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for centuries and what we have here provides the scientific evidence why it may be effective against some of the key diseases we face today. The study, published … Continue reading Green tea protects against Alzheimer’s and cancer

Red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth

We know you are loving this. So cheers. And read on. In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of prostate cancer, scientists now know exactly why polyphenols in red wine and green tea inhibit cancer growth. This new discovery explains how antioxidants in red wine and green tea produce a combined effect to disrupt an important cell signalling pathway necessary for … Continue reading Red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth

Green tea inhibit prostate cancer growth

Yet another reason to drink green tea? Halt prostate cancer cells growth. Men with prostate cancer who consumed green tea prior to undergoing prostatectomy had reductions in markers of inflammation, according to new data presented at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 16-19, 2012. “Our study showed that drinking six cups of green tea affected … Continue reading Green tea inhibit prostate cancer growth

Green tea for breast cancer prevention

The traditional Chinese and Japanese diets have been demonstrating health benefits for centuries. And now, yet one more reason to go back to what they did well: drink green tea. An oral green tea extract, Polyphenon E, appears to inhibit vascular endothelial growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor, both of which promote tumor cell growth, migration and invasion. The researchers also identified a trend toward decreased total … Continue reading Green tea for breast cancer prevention