torsdag 30 december 2010

Blueberry Improves Insulin Sensitivity

T NATION | High Performance Foods: Blueberry Bioactives:

"A recent study showed that dietary supplementation with the bioactives from whole blueberries improved insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant individuals. Basically, researchers gave fat (but non-diabetic) participants two blueberry smoothies per day for six weeks. At the end of the study, 67% showed a 10% or greater improvement in their insulin sensitivity."

Turmeric Extract Suppresses Fat Gain

Turmeric Extract Suppresses Fat - Tufts University:

"Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed high fat diets supplemented with curcumin and cell cultures incubated with curcumin."

"But, the addition of curcumin does not just inhibit the production of fat tissue, as you can see in the table below. The amount of free fatty acids, triglycerides and cholesterol in the animals’ blood indicates that curcumin also accelerates fat metabolism."

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Biological Activities Of Curcumin

Biological activities of curcumin and its analogue... [Biochem Pharmacol. 2008] - PubMed result:

"Curcumin, a yellow pigment present in the Indian spice turmeric (associated with curry powder), has been linked with suppression of inflammation; angiogenesis; tumorigenesis; diabetes; diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological systems, of skin, and of liver; loss of bone and muscle; depression; chronic fatigue; and neuropathic pain."