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USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content of Selected Foods - 2004 - 0 views

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    "USDA Database for the Proanthocyanidin Content
    of Selected Foods - 2004

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    This database was created through a collaborative effort between the Nutrient Data Laboratory and Food Composition Laboratory, USDA-ARS; The Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center, USDA-ARS; Mars, Inc.; and Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

    The database contains values for 205 food items for the following proanthocyanidins:

    * Monomers
    * Dimers
    * Trimers
    * 4-6 mers (tetramers, pentamers and hexamers)
    * 7-10 mers (heptamers, octamers, nonamers and decamers)
    * Polymers (DP>10)"
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Tofu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "Tofu (豆腐, tōfu?), or bean curd[5] is a soft white food made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. It is of Chinese origin,[6] and part of East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese[7] and others.[8] There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has very little flavor or smell on its own, so it can be used either in savory or sweet dishes, and is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish

    A study done by the Pacific Health Research Institute followed over 3000 Japanese men between 1965 and 1999, which showed a positive correlation between cerebral atrophy and consumption of tofu.[42] However, this study by L.R. White, et al., from the National Institute of Aging, NIH, was rejected as not credible by the Food and Drug Administration."
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Tempeh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "Tempeh, or tempe in Indonesian, is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. Tempeh is unique among major traditional soyfoods in that it is the only one that did not originate in China or Japan. It originated in today's Indonesia, and especially popular on the island of Java, where it is a staple source of protein. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but tempeh is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities. Tempeh's fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins compared to tofu, as well as firmer texture and stronger flavor. Because of its nutritional value, tempeh is used worldwide in vegetarian cuisine; some consider it to be a meat analogue.

    The soy protein in tempeh becomes more digestible as a result of the fermentation process. In particular, the oligosaccharides that are associated with gas and indigestion are greatly reduced by the Rhizopus culture. In traditional tempeh making shops, the starter culture often contains beneficial bacteria that produce vitamins such as B12[1][2] (though it is uncertain whether this B12 is always present and bioavailable[3]). In western countries, it is more common to use a pure culture containing only Rhizopus oligosporus which makes very little B12 and could be missing Klebsiella pneumoniae which has been shown to produce significant levels of B12 analogs in tempeh when present. Whether these analogs are true, bioavailable B12, hasn't been thoroughly studied yet.
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Brain (as food) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    "The brain, like most other internal organs, or offal, can serve as nourishment. Brains used for nourishment include those of pigs, squirrels, horses, cattle, monkeys, chickens and goats. In many cultures, different types of brain are considered a delicacy.

    In the Southern United States, canned pork brain in gravy can be purchased for consumption as food. This form of brain is often fried with scrambled eggs to produce "Eggs n' Brains".[1] They are part of the menu in many family owned restaurants throughout the region.

    The brain of animals also features in French cuisine, in dishes such as cervelle de veau and tête de veau."
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On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor: Vitamin K2 Revealed - 0 views

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    Vitamin K2 is produced by animal tissues, including the mammary glands, from vitamin K1, which occurs in rapidly growing green plants.

    A growing body of published research confirms Dr. Price's discoveries, namely that vitamin K2 is important for the utilization of minerals, protects against tooth decay, supports growth and development, is involved in normal reproduction, protects against calcification of the arteries leading to heart disease, and is a major component of the brain.

    Vitamin K2 works synergistically with the two other "fat-soluble activators" that Price studied, vitamins A and D. Vitamins A and D signal to the cells to produce certain proteins and vitamin K then activates these proteins.

    Vitamin K2 plays a crucial role in the development of the facial bones, and its presence in the diets of nonindustrialized peoples explains the wide facial structure and freedom from dental deformities that Weston Price observe
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50 Foods That Give You the Most Nutrition Bang for Your Buck | Masters in Health Care - 0 views

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    Eating healthy sounds like a good idea in theory, but when sticking to your budget is as important as it is during this economic crisis, it's often easier to pick up the cheapest foods at the store. These 50 foods, however, prove that nutrition doesn't have to be as expensive as you think.
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4 Healthy Snacks - 0 views

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    Snacking during the day can be a healthy habit, as it can help to keep blood sugar and energy levels steady. However, what you choose for mid-day edibles is important - use the four suggestions below for some healthy snack ideas
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Acai Berry is Good For Your Health - 0 views

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    The acai berry is the all-natural super food. Featured on television shows like the Food Network's Rachael Ray and Oprah. Both hosts agree on the surprising effects that the acai berry is capable of. There are many reasons why the acai berry is so special\n
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Vitamins - 0 views

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    Food contains only minute quantities of the substances called vitamins,but they are vital for good health.For example,if you eat a diet of meat,bread,sugar and fat you may become ill with a disease called scurvy.This is caused by a deficiency in vitamin C,which is found in fruit and vegetables.
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Foodfacts.com is the world's first credible and comprehensive source on food ingredient... - 0 views

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    Foodfacts.com is the world's first credible and comprehensive source on food ingredients.
    Additional tools include a powerful diet and nutritional planner, weight tracker and food allergy alert system
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Shedding Light on Vitamin D and Cancer - 0 views

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    Vitamin D's days of obscurity seem pretty much over. Once just an afterthought to most people-relegated to the sides of milk cartons and the pages of medical texts-it's now on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged disease prevention star. Although vitamin D has long been known as an important factor in bone health, a quickly growing body of evidence now shows that it may also help lower the risk of cancer, heart disease, and even premature death.[1], [2] Not surprisingly, scientists and the public have started to take note, particularly of vitamin D's potential to protect against cancer
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Phosphatidylserine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Phosphatidylserine (abbreviated Ptd-L-Ser, or PS) is a phospholipid component, usually kept on the inner-leaflet, the cytosolic side, of cell membranes by an enzyme called flippase. When a cell undergoes apoptotic cell death phosphatidylserine is no longer restricted to the cytosolic part of the membrane, but becomes exposed on the surface of the cell.

    First pilot studies indicate that PS supplementation might be beneficial for children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

    PS can be found in meat fish, but is most abundant in the brain and in innards such as liver and kidney. Only small amounts of PS can be found in dairy products or in vegetables, with the exception of white beans.
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Brain (as food) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

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    Like most other internal organs, or offal, the brain can serve as nourishment. This includes the brains of pigs, cattle, monkeys, and in rare circumstances, humans, or even cats, birds, or marine mammals such as whales. In many cultures, different types of brain are considered a delicacy.
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Health Care Articles: Top 8 Daily Healthy Foods - 0 views

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    Do you have your daily dose of healthy diet? It's a good thing that you learn how to give yourself healthy rich foods. However, sometimes you are already satisfied with what you eat but do you really think these foods are healthy enough? Also, sometimes you think you have given yourself enough food but you are still lacking of proper nourishment? Then here's the top 8 healthiest food to give you healthier and energy rich lifestyle.
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Food and Nutrition Information Center - 0 views

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    The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
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Weston A. Price Foundation - 0 views

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    The Weston A. Price Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price, whose studies of isolated nonindustrialized peoples established the parameters of human health and determined the optimum characteristics of human diets. Dr. Price's research demonstrated that humans achieve perfect physical form and perfect health generation after generation only when they consume nutrient-dense whole foods and the vital fat-soluble activators found exclusively in animal fats.
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The Nutrition Source - Knowledge for Healthy Eating - Harvard School of Public Health. - 0 views

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    Welcome to The Nutrition Source, a Web site maintained by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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WHFoods: The World's Healthiest Foods - 0 views

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    129 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating. Links to the articles about these foods can be found below.\n\nOf course, there are many other nutritious foods other than those that we have included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. Just because a food is not on our list doesn't mean that we don't think that it can be included in a diet geared towards the Healthiest Way of Eating as long as it is a whole, natural, nutrient-rich food
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