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Nutraceuticals in energy drinks, foods


March 20th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Besides caffeine, there are many other items like nutraceuticals that are widely used in energy drinks and foods.Nutraceutical is a term combining the words "nutrition" and ... Read more...

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Kids’ breakfasts lack adequate nutrients


March 20th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Breakfasts served to children worldwide are often high in sugar and saturated fat and low in dietary fibre. These lack essential vitamins and minerals, says a ... Read more...

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Cutting fat, calories ‘can reduce cancer risk in dogs and humans’


July 24th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has shown that as many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in both humans and dogs could be prevented by reducing Omega-6 fatty acids ... Read more...

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Boiling shrimps may reduce shellfish allergens: Study


February 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that boiling shrimp for 10 minutes may reduce allergenic properties of total shrimp extracts.Researchers from Jimei University in Fujian China and the Agricultural ... Read more...

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Multi-hued carrots as nutritious as orange ones


February 21st, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): The purple and red variety carrots are as rich in nutrition as orange ones, a review from Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety claims.The review briefs ... Read more...

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Coloured chickpeas have more antioxidants than regular cream ones


February 20th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Coloured chickpeas contain a significantly higher number of antioxidant qualities than the regular cream and beige ones, says a study.Researchers from the Volcani Center in Israel examined 17 ... Read more...

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Leafy veggies, colored fruits boost vision


December 18th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Carotenoids, found in green leafy vegetables and colored fruits, boost visual performance and may prevent age-related eye diseases, says a new study.The study has been published in the ... Read more...

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How to increase safety of smoked salmon


October 25th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Smoking salmon at adequately high temperatures is a step in reducing the risk of Listeria monocytogenes in the fish, says a new study.Smoked salmon is produced by salting, ... Read more...

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Yellow pea flour can help control diabetes


October 25th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that whole yellow pea flour can be used as an ingredient to produce low-glycemic foods that may help people suffering from diabetes.During the ... Read more...

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Keeping nutrients in astronauts’ food vital during long space flights


August 16th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): A new study has determined that keeping nutrients in astronauts' food is vital during long space flights.Maintaining the health of the crew aboard a spacecraft is a critical ... Read more...

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Honeybee compound may protect athletes from overheating


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): A compound from honeybees may protect against heat stress in athletes, says a new study.According to the study, published by the Institute of Food Technologists, propolis, the substance ... Read more...

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Black tea can help fight diabetes


August 1st, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Besides boosting the immune system, black tea can be used to control diabetes, according to a new study.The research has been published in the Journal of Food Science, ... Read more...

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Kids fail to tell whole grain from soluble fiber-enriched products during a test


June 28th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): When researchers at California State Polytechnic University-Pomona studied the consumption of whole grains and soluble fiber-enriched burritos and chocolate chip cookies among elementary school aged children in Pomona, ... Read more...

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Chicken may harbour osteoarthritis cure


June 14th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study led by Indian-origin scientist has shown that a natural chicken derivative can offer an effective cure for osteoarthritis (OA).The natural treatment has been found more ... Read more...

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Scientists debunk ’sugar healthier than fructose corn syrup’ myth


June 9th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Three leading scientists claim that recent marketing claims that sugar is healthier than high fructose corn syrup are misleading to consumers.They corrected inaccuracies and misunderstandings concerning high fructose ... Read more...

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Griddle- and microwave-cooking maintain highest antioxidant levels in vegetables


April 19th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): Griddling - cooking on a flat metal surface with no oil - or microwave cooking can help maintain the highest antioxidant levels in vegetables, according to a Spanish ... Read more...

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Soon, gluten-free French bread for celiac disease patients


April 5th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Celiac disease patients, who are asked to stay away from gluten, can supplement the protein in their diet by opting for a new gluten-free bread, which resembles French ... Read more...

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Olive oil loses antioxidants after six months storage


March 22nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has discovered that if olive oil has been sitting on the shelf for six months, it can lose up to 40 percent of its ... Read more...

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Long storage may reduce green teas health benefits


March 21st, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 21 (ANI): Green teas health benefits, such as fighting bacteria, viruses and cancer, may decrease following long storage of commercial tea brands, say researchers.The healthy teas leaves produce antioxidant ... Read more...

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Small changes in lifestyle can solve obesity problem


January 14th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): By shifting our focus to small changes in diet and physical activity, we can prevent weight gain and potentially reduce the magnitude of the obesity problem, says ... Read more...

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Coming Soon: The packaged version of the banana split!


July 12th, 2008 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 12 (ANI): Love that yummy banana split with fresh fruit, three flavours of ice cream and chocolate syrup? Well, then get ready for its new packaged version convenient, bite-sized, ... Read more...

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Blame your fridge for your food poisoning!


July 5th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Pathogens in refrigerators at home may partly be responsible for food-related sicknesses, say experts.This proposition came from experts who met to address home-based food safety issues ... Read more...

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Eating mushrooms can help boost immunity, fight cancer


July 5th, 2008 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins that may help fight cancer, say researchers.While addressing the health benefits of mushrooms in a session Monday at ... Read more...

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Technical and economic feasibility of rice fortification in developing nations identified


May 31st, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new report has identified the technical and economic feasibility of introducing cost-effective rice fortification programs in developing nations.Under a cooperative agreement with the United States Agency ... Read more...

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The top five functional food trends in the US


April 20th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): In the United States, foods that may provide a health benefit beyond basic nutrition, identified as functional foods, are becoming a key part of everyday life, according ... Read more...

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