Citrus Juices Found To Contain Antioxidant Capacities Ten Times Higher Than Previously Measured

The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and health authorities use must be revised.

Orange juice and juices from other citrus fruits are considered healthy due to their high content of antioxidants, which help to reduce harmful free radicals in our body, but a new investigation shows that their benefits are greater than previously thought.

Citrus fruits are very high in vitamin C, which decreases the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol and testosterone are counterproductive, and even the slightest decrease in cortisol levels will help your body to preserve more of testosterone. They are also anti-estrogenic, and have a aromatase blocking effect. That’s mainly due to compounds called limonenes which have shown promise to both prevent and treat cancer. They effectively inhibit the conversion from testosterone to estrogen. Limonenes also strongly enhance detox enzymes in the liver increasing the body’s ability to process accumulated toxins.

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How to prevent kidney stones with everyday foods

Passing them is described by those who have experienced their terror as one of the worst pains known to man, exceeding even the pain of childbirth. But kidney stones do not have to be a constant worry on your mind, especially if you are taking proactive nutritional steps on a daily basis to dissolve and eliminate any that might be cropping up. Here are a few helpful tips for preventing kidney stones with everyday foods and dietary interventions: (more…)

Top Ten Natural Remedies for the Common Cold

No matter how healthy a person is, eventually he/she will succumb to the rhinovirus which causes the common cold.  While one cold per year is about the most a healthy adult should get, children tend to get colds more frequently as their immune systems are not as developed yet.  Fortunately there are many products that boost the immune system enough to fight off infections and more importantly to help one to resist future infections.  This article will cover the top products to optimize the immune system. (more…)