Protein Found That Initiates DNA Repair

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A research team has discovered a protein that may serve as a first responder that sets in motion a cascade of molecular activity to repair damaged DNA. The research team was led by Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov, professors of biology at the University of Rochester. Biologists, geneticists, and other scientists who study the cellular […]

Edible Food Packaging Made From Milk Proteins

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At the grocery store, most foods — meats, breads, cheeses, snacks — come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage. And some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful compounds into food. To address these issues, scientists […]

Vegans May Lack Essential Nutrient Intake, Study Reports

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The health benefits of a plant-based diet is well-known, but the question remains: Could vegans be at risk for deficiency of essential nutrients? A retrospective review by Mayo Clinic physicians recently published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association indicated that vegans should ensure adequate intake of a few nutrients. According to a 2012 Gallup poll, […]

Quinoa ‘Mother Of All Grains’

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Quinoa was a staple of the ancient Incas and means ‘the mother grain’. Quinoa is perhaps one of the most perfect non-animal sources of protein on the planet. Quinoa (the name is derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa or occasionally “Qin-wah”) originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru, where it was successfully domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago […]

Hemp Seeds Are Nutritious Superfood

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Though it may be just a small seed, hemp offers huge nutritional content. Hemp seeds are naturally a fantastic protein source: they contain all of the essential amino acids, are highly digestible, and are one of the highest sources of complete protein of all plant-based foods. Hemp is nothing to be afraid of. It’s not […]

Bee Pollen: Nature’s Fountain Of Youth

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Bee pollen can be described as one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It has been referred to as a “Nature’s fountain of youth” because it provides so many health benefits. Bee pollen is often referred to as nature’s most complete food. Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other […]