Baking blueberries changes their polyphenol content, health benefits


Blueberries are called a “superfood” for their high polyphenol content, but when served as warm, gooey pie filling or when lending bursts of sweet flavor to a muffin, their “super” health benefits change. Scientists studied how cooking and baking affect the increasingly popular fruit’s polyphenols and reported their mixed findings — levels of some of […]

Hempseed oil packed with health-promoting compounds, study finds


Oil from non-drug varieties of hempseeds are full of health-promoting compounds. Long stigmatized because of its “high”-inducing cousins, hemp — derived from low-hallucinogenic varieties of cannabis — is making a comeback, not just as a source of fiber for textiles, but also as a crop packed with oils that have potential health benefits. A new […]

Just one gram of turmeric could boost memory


(Organic Slant) Adding just one gram of turmeric to breakfast could help improve the memory of people who are in the very early stages of diabetes and at risk of cognitive impairment. The finding has particular significance given that the world’s ageing population means a rising incidence of conditions that predispose people to diabetes, which […]

Manuka honey promotes healing and reduces risk of certain infections


 (Organic Slant) Manuka honey is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that is gaining acceptance in the topical treatment of wounds. For thousands of years honey has been known for its special properties. Certain honeys from specific plants have a greater range of properties than others, and the honey that comes from some strains of the New Zealand Manuka […]

Aloic Organic Aloe Vera Drink, a fusion of organic aloe vera juice and added pulp….


 (Organic Slant) All-natural beverage importer and distributor Epicurex launched Aloic, a fusion of organic aloe vera juice and added pulp. The product will be available in major supermarket chains and through Amazon. Whenever you feel like grabbing a soft drink, stop and think ALOIC. One taste will convince you that going for the good stuff is […]

Taste disturbance attributed to consumption of pine nuts


 (Organic Slant) Pine nuts can cause taste disturbances. A bitter, metallic taste is described, lasting from a few days to a few weeks after consumption. This taste disturbance has been referred to as ‘pine mouth’ or ‘pine nut syndrome’. Not all people who consume pine nuts become afflicted with the taste disturbance. The pine nuts do […]

Raw Organics™ by Garden of Life


 (Organic Slant) Garden of Life – the leader in RAW whole food nutrition – is on a mission of Empowering Extraordinary Health®. Offering the highest quality, whole food ingredients that are USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. Now, they bring that same philosophy to their line of RAW Organics™ food items. RAW Organics™ Organic […]

Ingredient in Turmeric spice when combined with anti-nausea drug kills cancer cells


 (Organic Slant)  In a laboratory, preclinical study recently published by the journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers combined structural features from anti-nausea drug thalidomide with common kitchen spice turmeric to create hybrid molecules that effectively kill multiple myeloma cells. Thalidomide was first introduced in the 1950s as an anti-nausea medication […]

Curcumin in turmeric as effective as Chemical Mouthwash


 (Organic Slant) Studies show that the curcumin in turmeric acts to disrupt the cycle of dental plaque formation as well as chemical mouthwash. There are alarming reports and studies that have been, and continue to be, investigated as to the exact dangers and effects the commonly used mouthwash ingredients have. What many do not realize […]

Turmeric more Effective than most common Anti-depression medicine


(Organic Slant) A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research says that not only is turmeric effective at treating depression, it may even be more effective than some of the most common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market. Curcumin, an active ingredient of Curcuma longa Linn (Zingiberaceae), has shown potential antidepressant-like activity. While previous studies have indicated the effectiveness […]