Healthy foods choices highlighted during National Chemistry Week, Oct. 17-23

As the holiday season approaches, you might want to consider adding more cranberries, beans and canned corn to your menu, perhaps even tea. These are just a few of the many foods that researchers have found contribute to a healthy diet by fighting stroke, heart disease and cancer, among other diseases.

Making proper nutrition choices will be part of the overall theme of "Health and Wellness," the focus of this year's National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, Oct. 17-23. Sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, NCW will include events around the country.

In recent years, scientists have advanced our knowledge and understanding of good nutrition. Much of this research has been presented in ACS journals or at ACS meetings.
Food highlights include the following:

Cranberries: High in antioxidants -- Cranberry lovers can give heartfelt thanks to their favorite fruit. An antioxidant comparison of some of the most common fruits found that the red berry in its pure form contained the highest quantity of disease-fighting phenols, an antioxidant that is thought to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Black beans to the body's rescue -- Researchers in Canada have found that beans, particularly black ones, are a rich but overlooked source of antioxidants and may provide health benefits similar to some common fruits, including grapes, apples and cranberries. Of 12 common varieties of dry beans tested for antioxidant activity, black beans came out on top, having more antioxidant activity, gram for gram, than red, brown, yellow and white beans. The research was described in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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Contact: Judah Ginsberg
American Chemical Society

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