Tag Archives: polyphenols

A cup of tea to your health!

May 23, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Tea has long been described in leading medical journals as an antidote to heart disease, cancer, obesity and arthritis. It also is known to boost immunity, battle viruses, aid in detoxification, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and normalize blood sugar. All true teas — white, green, oolong and black — […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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Whiten your teeth with strawberries

August 20, 2012

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Tooth whitening is the leading dental procedure requested by people under the age of 20 and between the ages of 30 and 50. In the last 10 years alone, this procedure has exploded by 300 percent, according to The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Perhaps one reason for the explosion has to do with the […]

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Tea time

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  From a health perspective, you can’t talk about tea without also talking about polyphenols, the compounds found in tea leaves and other plants. The less processing the tea undergoes, the higher its polyphenol content, which is why research suggests green tea has so many potential health benefits. Polyphenols are powerful […]

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Is organic really worth it?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Organic and locally grown foods are gaining popularity, not only in Phoenix, but all over the United States. This is good news, since eating organic food is often the initial step toward better health. The ambiguity of what qualifies as organic, coupled with skepticism about the benefits versus the perceived […]

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Coffee — for the health of it

February 24, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Do you love your morning cup of coffee? Well, drink up because the health benefits of coffee far outweigh the risks. A study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research found that people who drank four cups of coffee daily lost 1.5 pounds of body fat in four weeks. […]

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