Honey-baked meats may help fight heart disease That honey in your honey-baked ham and turkey does more than offer sweet taste: It may be good for your heart. In a recent study presented at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in Boston, Nicki Engeseth, Ph.D., a chemist with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, reported that honey contains antioxidants that may help protect against heart disease. Honey also helps prolong the freshness of meat, protects against off flavors, and guards against harmful byproducts of meat oxidation that may increase the risk of heart disease, the researcher says. The range of antioxidants in honey is comparable to that in apples, bananas, oranges and strawberries.
Bread crust and stuffing contain cancer-fighting compounds Bread crust is a rich source of cancer-fighting antioxidants and may provide a much stronger health benefit than the rest of the bread. This is good news for those who like to complement their holiday meals with bread stuffing, which is rich in crust. The discovery of a cancer-fighting compound that is concentrated in the crust was made by German chemist Thomas Hofmann, Ph.D. The study was reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Cranberries rank number one in antioxidants Cranberry lovers can give heartfelt thanks to their favorite fruit. An antioxidant comparison of some of the most common fruit
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