Monday, April 30, 2007

Foods on this week's "Good for You" list

Perusing articles from the past weekend, there seem to be a large number of food/nutrition related claims.

Green Tea Compound, EGCG, May Be A Therapy For People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study where rats fed powdered tart cherries had "lower total cholesterol, lower blood sugar, less fat storage in the liver, lower oxidative stress and increased production of a molecule that helps the body handle fat and sugar" than control rats:

Fish Oil May Help Kidney Disease Sufferers

Macadamia Nuts Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risks. "The Healthy Heart diet with macadamia nuts did reduce total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared with the standard American diet. "

Pistachios Lower Cholesterol, Provide Antioxidants comparable to fruits and green leafy vegetables

Moderate coffee (3-5 cups a day), decreases risks of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, kidney stones, gallstones, depression and even suicide.

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