• blueberry
  • Dr. Georgina Dodd, Dr. Laurie Butler and Professor Jeremy Spencer found that blueberry supplementation can acutely improve cognitive function and cerebral blood flow in healthy young and elderly subjects. (prweb.com)
  • Blueberry leaves are rich in antioxidants, which have a number of different health benefits, including lowering fat levels and potentially protecting against hepatitis C. (livestrong.com)
  • Regardless of whether the leaves are from commercial or wild blueberry bushes, the antioxidant capacity of blueberry tea was shown to be extremely high in a study published in a 2009 issue of the "Journal of Medicinal Food. (livestrong.com)
  • A study in a 2013 issue of the "Journal of Medicinal Food" concluded that the antioxidant content in blueberry tea was sufficiently high that it showed great potential in helping treat the physiological symptoms of neurodegenerative disease, such as reduced brain function and mental impairment. (livestrong.com)
  • Blueberry tea naturally contains gallic acid, a natural antioxidant. (livestrong.com)
  • For blueberry tea, a 2-teaspoon serving is generally used, and for optimal antioxidant benefits, steep the tea in roughly 8 ounces of water for 30 minutes. (livestrong.com)
  • Studies are ongoing and haven't yet proven the superpowers of this superfruit, but it's believed that acai pulp contains more antioxidants than the pulp of cranberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry or blueberry. (myharnetthealth.org)
  • raspberry
  • It can be found in blackcurrant, açaí, black raspberry, litchi pericarp and common fig. Cyanidin 3-O-rutinoside 5-O-glucosyltransferase uses UDP-glucose and cyanidin 3-O-rutinoside (antirrhinin) to produce UDP and cyanidin 3-O-rutinoside 5-O-beta-D-glucoside. (wikipedia.org)
  • molecules
  • Research suggests that the dark plant antioxidants, which mop up harmful molecules, can help protect arteries and prevent the DNA damage that leads to cancer. (wordpress.com)
  • Tannins give wine astringency and a "drying in the mouth" taste and also bind onto anthocyanin to give more stable molecular molecules which are important in giving long term colour in aged red wines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here is a series of UV visible spectra of molecules classified from left to right according to their conjugation level: The absorbance pattern responsible for the red color of anthocyanins may be complementary to that of green chlorophyll in photosynthetically active tissues such as young Quercus coccifera leaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Inflammation
  • Researchers found that gallic reduced the amount of inflammation associated with allergic reactions, leading them to conclude that gallic acid may be useful as a natural anti-inflammatory agent for allergies, especially when used along with dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug. (livestrong.com)
  • Studies show antioxidants can reduce inflammation, provide cancer protection, and boost brain function. (greatist.com)
  • vitamin
  • Given that vitamin D affects accumulation of amyloid beta in the eyes, there is reason to believe it may do so in your brain and other areas as well, and the researchers did find a reduction in amyloid beta in the animals' aorta as well. (mercola.com)
  • Finding that amyloid deposits were reduced in the blood vessels of mice that had been given vitamin D supplements suggests that vitamin D could be useful in helping to prevent a range of age-related health problems, from deteriorating vision to heart disease. (mercola.com)
  • The traditional orange colored carrots get their bright color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A in the body. (healthline.com)
  • An antioxidant that is also partly converted to vitamin A. (healthline.com)
  • cabbage
  • Nature, traditional agriculture methods, and plant breeding have produced various uncommon crops containing anthocyanins, including blue- or red-flesh potatoes and purple or red broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, and corn. (wikipedia.org)
  • foods
  • That means you don't have to hunt down any exotic ingredients or shop at specialty grocery stores to find foods that will help you get on track with a healthful meal plan. (diabeticlivingonline.com)
  • A 2012 study at Ohio State University published in the Journal of Functional Foods found that eating just one apple a day for four weeks lowered LDL (bad) cholesterol by 40 percent. (diabeticlivingonline.com)
  • Although approved to color foods and beverages in the European Union, anthocyanins are not approved for use as a food additive. (wikipedia.org)
  • Resveratrol
  • Red wine polyphenol extracts have cardioprotective properties against ischaemia/reperfusion 7 and these effects have mainly been attributed to the polyphenol resveratrol - a potent antioxidant and activator of prosurvival pathways. (scielo.org.za)
  • cultivars
  • Anthocyanins occur in the flowers of many plants, such as the famous blue poppies of some Meconopsis species and cultivars. (wikipedia.org)
  • Research at the University of Saskatchewan seeks to find and create new cultivars to increase production and processing. (wikipedia.org)
  • vegetables
  • Isothiocynates found in cruciferous vegetables help purge the body of potential carcinogens. (ovharvest.com)
  • Italian scientists found that individuals who ate cruciferous vegetables such as kale at least once a week lowered their risk of oral, colorectal, and breast cancers by 17% , and slashed the risk of esophagus and kidney cancers by 28 and 32% , respectively. (lifeextension.com)
  • wines
  • The antioxidant properties of the wines were evaluated in vitro using the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) assay with fluorescein. (scielo.org.za)
  • Contents: Top 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z See also References Acetaldehyde The main aldehyde found in wines, most notably Sherry. (wikipedia.org)
  • concentrations
  • Research has shown that grapevines exposed to temperature consistently around 30 degrees Celsius had significantly lower concentrations of anthocyanins compared to grapevines exposed to temperatures consistently around 20 degrees Celsius. (wikipedia.org)
  • 11. In certain fruits, the highest concentrations of cyanidin are found in the seeds and skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Species
  • Anthocyanins have an antioxidant role in plants against reactive oxygen species caused by abiotic stresses, such as overexposure to ultraviolet light and extreme temperatures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Tomato plants protect against cold stress with anthocyanins countering reactive oxygen species, leading to a lower rate of cell death in leaves. (wikipedia.org)
  • cyanidin
  • Chrysanthemin (cyanidin 3-O-glucoside) is the main compound found in red oranges. (wikipedia.org)
  • Five anthocyanins were present in black raspberries: cyanidin 3-sambubioside, cyanidin 3-glucoside, cyanidin 3-xylosylrutinoside, cyanidin 3-rutinoside, and pelargonidin 3-rutinoside. (wikipedia.org)
  • Two of these anthocyanins, cyanidin 3-rutinoside and cyanidin 3-xylosylrutinoside, predominated, comprising 24-40 and 49-58%, respectively, of the total anthocyanins in black raspberries. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the basis of both potency and concentration, cyanidin 3-rutinoside and cyanidin 3-xylosylrutinoside were found to be the significant contributors to the antioxidant systems of black raspberries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cyanidin-3-glucoside is the major anthocyanin found in flowers of H. tiliaceus. (wikipedia.org)
  • unusual
  • Sometimes bred purposely for high anthocyanin quantities, ornamental plants such as sweet peppers may have unusual culinary and aesthetic appeal. (wikipedia.org)
  • activity
  • These are substances with powerful antioxidant activity, and have been linked to improved immune function and reduced risk of many diseases. (healthline.com)
  • Comparative Study of the Effects of Drying Methods on Antioxidant Activity of Dried Strawberry (Fragaria Var. (ccsenet.org)
  • colors
  • Some of the colors of autumn leaves are derived from anthocyanins. (wikipedia.org)
  • In flowers, the coloration that is provided by anthocyanin accumulation may attract a wide variety of animal pollinators, while in fruits, the same coloration may aid in seed dispersal by attracting herbivorous animals to the potentially-edible fruits bearing these red, blue, or purple colors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anthocyanins also may be found in naturally ripened olives, and are partly responsible for the red and purple colors of some olives. (wikipedia.org)
  • high
  • It's especially high in an antioxidant called glutathione, which plays a key role in easing the effects of aging and many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. (diabeticlivingonline.com)
  • Difficult to pronounced (ah-sigh-EE), but easy to find nowadays, this "superfruit" is a high energy berry that comes from a specific Amazon palm tree. (myharnetthealth.org)
  • There is no high-quality evidence anthocyanins have any effect on human biology or diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • total
  • If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality -- primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke -- in a large prospective study. (preventdisease.com)
  • type
  • There is even a positive connection between avocados and diabetes: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study in 2008 that found that women who reported eating the highest amount of good fats -- unsaturated vegetable fats, such as those found in avocados -- were 25 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with women who ate the least amount. (diabeticlivingonline.com)
  • It is a particular type of anthocyanidin (glycoside version called anthocyanins). (wikipedia.org)
  • rich
  • A round-up of VT editors' favorite links this week: A new study finds following a Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil or nuts reduces the risk of stroke by 30 percent. (vegetariantimes.com)
  • research
  • A round-up of VT editors' favorite links this week: New research finds that subbing white button mushrooms for red meat helps with weight loss and management. (vegetariantimes.com)