Tag: dried fruit

Better than goji berries

“Better than Goji Berries” Until this study was published, the most antioxidant-packed dried fruit known was goji berries, topping off the chart at 120; five times the antioxidant power of raisins. But then, along came what? I might have guessed this new spot would belong to something like dried blueberries, but dried blueberries ended up…

By Ewald Bahringer October 13, 2019 78

Treating Acne with Barberries

“Treating Acne with Barberries” You hear a lot about Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, but less about the herbs used in Japan. There’s a root called Rhizoma coptidis, that appears to have similar anti-acne activities to a drug like Accutane, a drug infamous for it’s side-effects, before it was pulled from the market. But there are…

By Ewald Bahringer October 8, 2019 43

Are Raisins Good Snacks for Kids?

“Are Raisins Good Snacks for Kids?” Raisins, like all fruits, have a variety of health benefits, but dried fruit is higher in calories per serving than fresh, so might they contribute to weight gain? This study helped set people’s minds at ease. Men and women assigned to consume a cup of raisins a day for…

By Ewald Bahringer October 6, 2019 37

Tart Cherries for Insomnia

we know that not sleeping enough is associated with changes in diet people 10d worse but what about the opposite question can food affect sleep we saw from the kiwifruit study that this seemed possible but the mechanism they suggested for the effect that serotonin levels and kiwifruit doesn’t make any sense and serotonin can’t…

By Ewald Bahringer September 26, 2019 0

Amla vs. Diabetes

“Amla vs. Diabetes” Dripping plant extracts on cancer cells in a test tube is a far cry from testing whole foods on whole people. Another amla study published recently, though, tried Indian gooseberries on patients with diabetes. A normal fasting blood sugar is considered under 100. Between 100 and 125 is called pre-diabetes, and over…

By Ewald Bahringer September 13, 2019 35

Turmeric Curcumin and Pancreatic Cancer

“Turmeric Curcumin and Pancreatic Cancer” Pancreatic cancer is among the most aggressive forms of human cancer with a very high mortality rate. It represents the fourth leading cause of cancer death in United States with an annual mortality of 32,000 dead. With a 5-year survival rate of only 3% and an average survival of less…

By Ewald Bahringer September 10, 2019 22

Antioxidants in a pinch

“Antioxidants in a Pinch” Dried Indian gooseberries may be the healthiest snack on the planet. Two hundred times the antioxidant content of blueberries. So, most antioxidants per serving; but ounce for ounce, dried herbs and spices pack, on average, the greatest antioxidant punch. For example, herbs and spices may max out at ten times the…

By Ewald Bahringer September 8, 2019 37