Polyphenols

Make 2015 the Happiest, Healthiest and Fittest Year Yet

December 18, 2014

  For inspiration to make 2015 your happiest, healthiest and fittest year yet, take a look at some of our top research headlines from 2014. Powerful Polyphenols   A collaborative study by three campus partners found that exercise helps the body absorb health-boosting, plant compounds called polyphenols, specifically those found in blueberries and green tea. The same […]

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 […]

Novel Strategy To Create Hypoallergenic Peanut Protein-Polyphenol Edible Matrices for OralImmunotherapy.

May 19, 2014

Novel Strategy To Create Hypoallergenic Peanut Protein-Polyphenol Edible Matrices for OralImmunotherapy. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. May 2, 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Plundrich NJ, Kulis M, White BL, Grace MH, Guo R, Burks AW, Davis JP, Lila MA. Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina State […]

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry

March 22, 2014

Impact of Interspecific Introgression on Anthocyanin Profiles of Southern Highbush Blueberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science. March 2014. Gad G. Yousef1, Mary Ann Lila2, Ivette Guzman3, James R. Ballington4; Allan F. Brown1 1Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science and Department of Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, North Carolina Research […]

Food-compatible method for the efficient extraction and stabilization of cranberry pomace polyphenols.

December 15, 2013

Food-compatible method for the efficient extraction and stabilization of cranberry pomace polyphenols. Food Chemistry. December 15, 2013. Diana E. Roopchand, Christian G. Krueger, Kristin Moskal, Bertold Fridlender, Mary Ann Lila, Ilya Raskin. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences; Complete Phytochemical Solutions, LLC, Cambridge, WI; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Reed […]

NC A&T Finds Health Benefits in Peanut Skin Extract

December 15, 2013

Rishipal Bansode, PhD, with the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, recently found that in an animal model an extract of peanut skin polyphenols reduced lipid levels in the blood stream. The study also showed up to a 30 percent loss of belly fat in the study animals. The findings were published in […]

Peanut Skin Polyphenols Lower Lipid Levels, Reduce Fat

December 03, 2013

For Immediate Release Phyllis Beaver Marketing Director NC Research Campus pbeaver@ncresearchcampus.net   Laurie Gengenbach NCA&T Communications lagengen@ncat.edu View the full story.   (NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC- December 3, 2013) Scientists with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis have discovered in […]

Sugar-heavy sports drinks don’t benefit everyone

November 24, 2013

&NewsObserver By Reid Creager It’s a regular routine for countless health-conscious people: some moderate cardio and/or weight training, maybe a 10- or 15-minute run followed by a half-hour with barbells or resistance equipment, all fueled by or finished with their favorite sports drink. Researcher David Nieman says that’s a calorie calamity. Although regular physical activity […]

New Study Finds Benefits of Combining Blueberries and Exercise

October 09, 2013

PR Web According to the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, researchers have discovered that combining blueberries with exercise offers two potential health benefits – the ability for the body to burn fat longer after exercise, and improved absorption of inflammation-reducing antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Weekend warriors and elite athletes can benefit from combining blueberries […]

Bioavailability of polyphenols from peanut skin extract associated with plasma lipid lowering function

October 06, 2013

Bioavailability of polyphenols from peanut skin extract associated with plasma lipid lowering function. Food Chemistry. October 2013. R.R. Bansode, P. Randolph, M. Ahmedna, S. Hurley, T. Hanner, S. Baxter, T. Johnston, M. Su, B. Holmes, J. Yu, L.L. Williams. Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina Research Campus; Department of Health Sciences, Qatar University, P.O. Box […]

Blueberry study bears fruit at Research Campus

September 21, 2013

By Tim Reaves, Independent Tribune KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Blueberries have taken center stage again at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, this time as part of a discovery researchers say enhances the scientific understanding of nutrient absorption and exercise. Blueberries have high concentrations of polyphenols, a class of bioactive compounds in fruits and vegetables […]

What are Polyphenols?

September 13, 2013

Polyphenols are a class of bioactive compounds commonly found in fruits and vegetables and used by them to protect themselves from pests and environmental stress.  A wealth of research suggests that when humans consume these compounds a variety of health benefits may be experienced including lowering of blood pressure and blood glucose, reducing inflammation and fighting off […]

Exercise and Polyphenols: Absorption and Afterburn Effect

September 13, 2013

Scientists from Appalachian State University (ASU), Dole Food Company and NC State University are some of the first to find in a human trial that following exercise polyphenols enter the body in elevated levels via the colon and that polyphenolic metabolism is ramped up for 14 hours after exercise. In the joint study, long-distance runners were given […]