antioxidant

Cardiovascular Mechanisms of Action of Anthocyanins May Be Associated with the Impact of Microbial Metabolites on Heme Oxygenase-1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

June 21, 2018

Warner EF1, Rodriguez-Ramiro I2, O’Connell MA3, Kay CD4. Cardiovascular Mechanisms of Action of Anthocyanins May Be Associated with the Impact of Microbial Metabolites on Heme Oxygenase-1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Molecules. 2018 Apr 13;23(4). pii: E898. doi: 0.3390/molecules23040898. Author information 1 Department of Nutrition and Preventative Medicine, Norwich Medical School, Bob Champion Research and Education Building, University of […]

Can Wild Blueberries Boost Your Memory? NC State PHHI on the Today Show

April 06, 2018

Originally posted and aired on the Today Show. Follow the link to view the segment. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having […]

One-step isolation of carnosic acid and carnosol from rosemary by centrifugal partition chromatography

January 05, 2017

Mary H. Grace, Yin Qiang, Shengmin Sang, Mary Ann Lila. One-step isolation of carnosic acid and carnosol from rosemary by centrifugal partition chromatography. Journal of Separation Science (2016). Author Affiliations Plants for Human Health Institute, Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences Department, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, […]

New Assay Can Improve Health Appeal of Antioxidant-based Products

January 22, 2016

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute at the NC Research Campus developed a new and more reliable method to measure antioxidant capacity. The assay is available to companies investing in antioxidants to improve the health appeal of their products.    The global market for natural antioxidants is a multi-million dollar industry today, but by […]

NC scientists savor sweet potatoes

December 04, 2015

By Reid Creiger Read the original article in the Charlotte Observer. At Thanksgiving and Christmas meals around the country, millions will say, “Pass the sweet potatoes.” But after the holidays, many people walking through their grocery store’s vegetable section instead will pass by them. Mary Ann Lila is working to change that. The director of […]

A Banana Peel a Day Keeps the . . .

October 15, 2015

What you need to know about some zany food claims by Jennifer Anju Grossman Read the original article on Healthzette. “Banana peels are good for you.” “Better to nosh on the peel than the actual fruit, which contains lots of fructose.” “Banana peels are the best weight-loss weapon ever.” Most busy people have no idea […]

Rethinking Antioxidants- Dole Nutrition Institute Uncovers Antioxidant Pathway

October 08, 2015

Read the original article at Dole Nutrition News. Most people know the word “antioxidant” but new research from the Dole Nutrition Institute has uncovered that we may not know exactly how they work. DNI scientists investigated antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables and how different components of plants may influence health, revealing significant and somewhat […]

Berries for Better Health

May 13, 2013

Summer is a great time of year for many reasons, one of which is the abundant supply of fresh berries. Although many varieties are available fresh or frozen year-round in the grocery store, there is nothing like the sweet satisfaction of fresh summertime berries. Berries are as healthy as they are tasty. In general, they […]

Banana Peel High in Antioxidants

February 09, 2013

Before you throw it away, take another look at that banana peel. Scientists in the Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory have found that banana peels contain high levels of antioxidants. In fact, some of the same antioxidant polyphenolic molecules found in the flesh are found in the peel. The total amount of antioxidants found in the […]

Dose-response to 3 months of quercetin-containing supplements on metabolite and quercetin conjugate profile in adults

November 08, 2012

Dose-response to 3 months of quercetin-containing supplements on metabolite and quercetin conjugate profile in adults. The British Journal of Nutrition. November 2012. Cialdella-Kam L, Nieman DC, Sha W,Meaney MP, Knab AM, Shanely RA. Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory. Abstract Quercetin, a flavonol in fruits and vegetables, has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and […]

Identification of phase II metabolites of thiol-conjugated [6]-shogaol in mouse urine using high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.

September 10, 2012

Identification of phase II metabolites of thiol-conjugated [6]-shogaol in mouse urine using high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography, September 2012. Chen H, Sang S. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Abstract Ginger is frequently consumed as a spice and has numerous medicinal properties. Extensive research […]

Where the wild berries grow

February 13, 2012

By Jessica Wapner Cosmos Magazine The wild berries of Alaska may safeguard both the health and economic future of native communities, but only if rising temperatures don’t interfere first. Salmonberries belong to the same genus as raspberries. They have traditionally been used for treating wounds, and the leaves and stems of blackberries are used to treat […]

Antioxidant capacity and in vitro inhibition of adipogenesis and inflammation by phenolic extracts of VacciniumfloribundumandAristotelia chilensis.

March 13, 2010

Schrenckinger, Maria Elisa, J. Wang, G. Yousef, M.A. Lila and E. de Mejia. 2010. Antioxidant capacity and in vitro inhibition of adipogenesis and inflammation by phenolic extracts of VacciniumfloribundumandAristotelia chilensis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 58: 8966-8976. Abstract Interest in berries from South America has increased due to their potential health benefits. The objective […]

Quercetin supplementation does not alter antioxidant status in humans.

February 11, 2010

Shanely RA,Knab AM,Nieman DC,Jin F,McAnulty SR,Landram MJ. Quercetin supplementation does not alter antioxidant status in humans. North Carolina Research Campus, AppalachianStateUniversity, Human Performance Laboratory, Plants for Human Health Building, 600 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081, USA. Free Radic Res.2010 Feb; 44(2):224-31. Abstract This study measured the influence of ingesting quercetin on plasma measures for oxidative stress […]

Postharvest Challenges for Organically Grown Orchard Fruit

June 13, 2009

Postharvest Challenges for Organically Grown Orchard Fruit Penelope Perkins-Veazie Abstract Switching from conventional to organic production requires a philosophical shift and recognition of different production system inputs plus postharvest handling challenges. First, and most obvious, is the replacement of common and readily available manufactured chemical inputs with approved “natural” or “nature-made compounds” (i.e., organic) for […]