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Studies Rebut Concept That Body Stores Vitamin A-Making Substances
...min A supplements or an infusion ofcarotenoid-rich vegetables
can besubstituted. Some carotenoids, particularly ...Adeficiency is to promote consumption offruits and vegetables
high in beta carotene as they are available. It wasassumed this would offer protection for muchof th...
Dark Honey Has More Illness-Fighting Agents Than Light Honey
...idants in buckwheat honey equal that of fruits and vegetables
such as sweet corn or tomatoes. It packs the antio...researchers concluded, noting that many fruits and vegetables
often include other desirable sources for antioxidants. Although honey can't replace fruits and vege...
Vitamin C May Reduce Angina, Heart Attack Risks
...els of thevitamin. A diet rich in fruits and fresh vegetables
would be even better for thispurpose, he said, because it would provide generous levels of vitamin C andmany other health benefits as well. But there is no known health risk forpeople who wish to use 500 milligram daily vitamin C supplements, or even...
Scientists Trace The Origin Of "Idaho Potatoes"
...imal. They may also pay a premium for fruits and vegetables
said to begrown in their local areas," said Kim A....to the study, trace elements present in fruits and vegetables
relateto the mineral composition of the soil and environment in which the plant grows. Under most ...
Edible Lily Plant Yields A Natural Pesticide
An edible lily plant, one of the most important vegetables
grown in Hokkaido,Japan, is often threatened by a a fungus that develops lesions in the bulbs. But the stress caused by the attack of the plant pathogen triggers a series ofchemical reactions that causes the plant to make some natural pesticides,acco...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
... Sobsey recommends that consumers wash fruits and vegetables
that will beeaten raw, especially those from developing countries in Central and SouthAmerica, for up to 10 minutes in a gallon or two of cold water containing a halfteaspoon of Clorox bleach. After soaking, the produce should be thoroughlyrinsed in ...
IFT/NCFST Symposium To Address Safety Of Fresh Produce
CHICAGO--Diets rich in fruits and vegetables
have been shown to have many healthbenefits, yet r...ctices and postharvest handling offresh fruits and vegetables
will be examined. Topics will include cropfertilization, water treatments, water quality, irrigatio...
Fat Is Back, Healthy Diets Need Fat
...ntinue to recommend low-fat diets that are high in vegetables
and fruit, dieters are making the most of meat, ch...each of the five good groups: meat, dairy, grains, vegetables
and fruits over two days. The U-M researchers also discovered that eating a variety of foods is asso...
Fruits And Vegetables Protect Lungs
...rotene found in dark green, dark yellow and orange vegetables
and fruits, was found to be dramatically less protective for smokers. And the heavier the smoker, the less protective the antioxidant. In fact, beta carotene offered almost no protection for heavy smokers. The antioxidant selenium, however, which i...
Retinoic Acid Used In Cancer Treatment
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A common chemical derivative of vegetables
has been used by Cornell University researchers st...pounds found in a wide assortment of yellow-orange vegetables
and fruits, from carrots and sweet potatoes to pumpkins and apricots. Retinoic acid reverses...
Smog Spreading To South Pacific
...owth of trees, shrubs, and cash crops ranging from vegetables
toorchids. Whether you're in a congested city such as Los Angeles or the seeminglypristine environment of the south seas, Rowland said, the chemistry behindtropospheric ozone remains the same: "You need hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxidesand sunli...
Diet, Antioxidant Status, And Smoking Habits In French Men
...xidative stress indexes. Smokers ateless fruit and vegetables
than nonsmokers, leading to lower vitamin E, vitamin C, and caroteneintakes, even after adjustment for age, education, and marital status. Unlike vitamin E, plasmaascorbic acid and beta-carotene concentrations were reduced in smokers compared with no...
Competitive Inhibition May Enhance Safety Of Minimally Processed Fruits And Vegetables
... the safety of minimally processed(MPR) fruits and vegetables
by inhibiting the growth of pathogens, according t...ple, LAB cultures may be applied to MPR fruits and vegetables
(e.g., alreadypeeled, and possibly sliced, grated, or shredded) to inhibit the growth ofpathogens th...
Plant-Based Therapies Examined For Colon Cancer Prevention
...s by half. Eating diets rich in fruits and vegetables
helps reduce the risk ofcolorectal cancer as well as deaths from the disease, according topopulation-based studies. However, the chemicals in these plants responsiblefor the anti-cancer effect are not well known. "Certain plant-derived compoundscal...
Purdue Researchers Prod Plants To Clean Up Pollution
...oil is contaminated, such bioengineered fruits and vegetables
would hold fewer toxins, and people eating them would have healthier diets. While Goldsbrough prods vegetables
to change the way they take up toxic metals, another Purdue researcher pushes tobacco plants to clea...
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