Eating almonds may reduce the risk of heart disease by increasing levels of the antioxidant alpha-tocopherol in the blood stream, reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow, according to UK researchers.
A new study that reports the potential antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity of Khorasan wheat, an ancient grain, has been hailed as ‘making great strides in documenting the significant health benefits of ancient wheat’.
The firm behind a novel fiber claimed to reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol - an emerging risk factor for heart disease - is in talks with bakers about using it in everything from muffins to cookies after tests revealed it can also extend shelf-life.
Supplements of the lycopene, the carotenoid that give tomatoes
their red colour, may be as effective as statins to reduce the
formation of plaques in the arteries that cause atherosclerosis,
says a new study with rabbits.
Walnuts, a rich source of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), could
improve artery function and heart health and may be more important
in a Mediterranean-type diet than olive oil, suggests a small study