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Hibiscus sabdariffa L. tea (tisane) lowers blood pressure in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.
In vitro studies show Hibiscus sabdariffa L., an ingredient found in many herbal tea blends and other beverages, has antioxidant properties, and, in animal models, extracts of its calyces have… Expand
Almond consumption improved glycemic control and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Sing-Chung Li, Yen-Hua Liu, Jen-Fang Liu, W. Chang, C. Chen, C. Chen
- Biology, Medicine
- Metabolism: clinical and experimental
- 1 April 2011
Almond consumption is associated with ameliorations in obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and hyperglycemia. The hypothesis of this 12-week randomized crossover clinical trial was that almond… Expand
Tree nut phytochemicals: composition, antioxidant capacity, bioactivity, impact factors. A systematic review of almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and…
- Bradley W Bolling, C. Chen, D. McKay, J. Blumberg
- Medicine, Biology
- Nutrition research reviews
- 1 December 2011
Tree nuts contain an array of phytochemicals including carotenoids, phenolic acids, phytosterols and polyphenolic compounds such as flavonoids, proanthocyanidins (PAC) and stilbenes, all of which are… Expand
Avenanthramides are bioavailable and have antioxidant activity in humans after acute consumption of an enriched mixture from oats.
The consumption of polyphenols is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Avenanthramides (AV), alkaloids occurring only in oats, may have anti-atherosclerotic activity, but there… Expand
Polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of California almonds depend on cultivar and harvest year.
- Bradley W Bolling, G. Dolnikowski, J. Blumberg, C. Chen
- Medicine, Chemistry
- Food chemistry
- 1 October 2010
The polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of Nonpareil, Carmel, Butte, Sonora, Fritz, Mission, and Monterey almond cultivars harvested over three seasons in California were examined. LC-MS was… Expand
Flavonoids and phenolic acids from cranberry juice are bioavailable and bioactive in healthy older adults.
- D. McKay, C. Chen, Carly A. Zampariello, J. Blumberg
- Medicine, Chemistry
- Food chemistry
- 1 February 2015
Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are a rich source of phenolic phytochemicals, which likely contribute to their putative health benefits. A single-dose pharmacokinetic trial was conducted in 10… Expand
Chronic and acute effects of walnuts on antioxidant capacity and nutritional status in humans: a randomized, cross-over pilot study
- D. McKay, C. Chen, K. Yeum, N. Matthan, A. Lichtenstein, J. Blumberg
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Nutrition journal
- 12 May 2010
BackgroundCompared with other common plant foods, walnuts (Juglans regia) are consistently ranked among the highest in antioxidant capacity. In vitro, walnut polyphenols inhibit plasma and LDL… Expand
Health benefits of almonds beyond cholesterol reduction.
Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fat, fiber, α-tocopherol, minerals such as magnesium and copper, and phytonutrients, albeit being energy-dense. The favorable fat composition and fiber contribute… Expand
Digestive and physiologic effects of a wheat bran extract, arabino-xylan-oligosaccharide, in breakfast cereal.
OBJECTIVE We assessed whether a wheat bran extract containing arabino-xylan-oligosaccharide (AXOS) elicited a prebiotic effect and influenced other physiologic parameters when consumed in… Expand
Phytochemical composition of nuts.
Observational studies suggest nut consumption is inversely associated with the incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer. In addition to being rich in several vitamins and minerals, unsaturated… Expand