green tea

The Truth About Green Tea for Weight Loss

January 12, 2017

Read the original article by Lauren Cooper from Consumer Reports. It’s hailed as a fat burner and a cure-all for cancer and heart disease. Does it work, and is it safe? Green tea has gained tremendous popularity as an all-around health elixir, touted to burn fat and prevent an array of illnesses, including cancer and heart […]

6 Secrets of Super-Healthy People

February 11, 2016

By Kimberly Goad Read the original article on WebMD. Admit it, you’re a little jealous of people who stockpile their sick days. While you sneeze and cough your way through cold and flu season, they show no signs of even a sniffle. Don’t just envy them. Steal their secrets for a stronger immune systemand a healthier […]

Rhodiola Rosea Study Provides More Evidence Polyphenols Protect Against Viral Infection  

August 20, 2015

  A new study published by the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus strengthens the case for the anti-viral effects of plant-based polyphenols. Human trials with marathon runners found that the herb Rhodiola rosea protects against viral infection. These findings build on previous human trials that demonstrate the anti-viral activity […]

Stability and immunogenicity of hypoallergenic peanut protein–polyphenol complexes during in vitro pepsin digestion

May 18, 2015

Stability and immunogenicity of hypoallergenic peanut protein-polyphenol complexes during in vitro pepsin digestion, Food & Function, May 2015.Nathalie J. Plundrich, Brittany L. White,  Lisa L. Deanb, Jack P. Davis, E. Allen Foegeding, Mary Ann Lila Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Research Campus, 600 Laureate […]

NCRC Study Finds Polyphenol-Packed Diet Shields Athletes from Illness

September 22, 2014

BusinessWire September 22, 2014 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time KANNAPOLIS, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NC Research Campus (NCRC) scientists have found that a polyphenol-packed diet may keep athletes’ immune systems revved up before and after intense exercise. Numerous studies show that athletes, especially marathon runners, experience depressed immune systems for up to 72 hours after competing. In a […]

Polyphenols Shield Against Exercise-Induced Viral Infections

September 04, 2014

For athletes, polyphehols from foods like blueberries and green tea may be the best defense against the common cold and other viral infections. Viral Defense Shield Polyphenols are bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables that research links to health benefits like anti-aging, anti-inflammation and anti-viral effects. A recent study conducted by NC Research Campus (NCRC) […]

Turbocharge Your Food- Excercising Ups Nutrient Absorption from Berries, Tea

July 15, 2014

As published in the Dole Nutrition Institute’s July 2014 newsletter. “Gut permeability,” “leaky colon,” “hot gut”– none of these terms conjure up conditions you’d think to put on your wish list.  The colon carries digested food away from the stomach and towards the exit, so “leaking” would be the very last thing you’d want your […]

NC State team takes aim at peanut allergies

June 08, 2014

By Reid Creager, News & Observer Link to original article Link to the article in the Charlotte Observer. A team of scientists in Mary Ann Lila’s lab at N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute has developed a peanut-based flour that could lessen life-threatening allergic reactions to peanuts. N.C. STATE UNIVERSITY You’ve heard the horror stories or […]

Green tea, phytic acid, and inositol in combination reduced the incidence of azoxymethane-induced colon tumors in Fisher 344 male rats.

November 14, 2011

Green tea, phytic acid, and inositol in combination reduced the incidence of azoxymethane-induced colon tumors in Fisher 344 male rats. Khatiwada J1, Verghese M, Davis S, Williams LL. Abstract Experimental as well as epidemiologic studies in human populations provide evidence that consumption of phytochemicals reduces the incidence of degenerative diseases. Green tea (GT) catechins are known for their […]