Functional Foods Archive

CanalUGR.es – Goat milk has nutritional characteristics beneficial to health, according to researchers at the University of Granada. They have determined that goat milk has many nutrients that make it similar to human milk. The research group AGR 206 at the University of Granada Department of Physiology and Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology “Jose […]

URI.edu – Researcher Navindra Seeram has discovered 34 new beneficial, healthy compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 natural compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health. At the 241st American Chemical Society’s National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, the assistant pharmacy professor at University of Rhode Island […]

ACS.org – Scientists are reporting evidence that the bran of black rice – a little-known variety of the grain that is the staple food for one-third of the world population – may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma, and other diseases. Their study appears in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. […]

Lunduniversity.lu.se – For the first time researchers have found out what effect multiple, rather than just single, foods with anti-inflammatory effects have on healthy individuals. The results of a functional food diet study show that bad cholesterol was reduced by 33 per cent, blood lipids by 14 per cent, blood pressure by 8 per cent […]

FSU.edu – Watermelon, which is rich in L-citrulline, may be an effective natural weapon against pre-hypertension, a precursor to cardiovascular disease, according to a pilot study led by food scientists at The Florida State University. It is the first investigation of its kind in humans. FSU Assistant Professor Arturo Figueroa and Professor Bahram H. Arjmandi […]

Soton.ac.uk – A natural plant chemical – phenylethyl isothiocyanate – found in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by ‘turning off’ a signal in the body and thereby starving the growing tumor of essential blood and oxygen, according to new research from the University of Southampton. The research, unveiled at […]