antioxidant

Pomegranate for Prostate: Extract combats cancer cells, say researchers

The extract or juice of the pomegranate shows major promise to combat prostate cancer, say researchers at University of Wisconsin Medical School. Earlier research has shown that the pomegranate is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and is effective...

Pycnogenol, vitamin C help asthma

People with asthma often have lower than average levels of antioxidants, and supplementing the diet may help ease symptoms, according to new research. A report from the Asthma & Allergy Research Institute in Australia states that low antioxidant levels, particularly...

Remedy beats pneumonia bacteria

According to a recent study, garlic may be one of nature’s best defences against bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute studied the effects of a garlic extract on strains of pneumonia-causing bacteria. The test...

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure

The Canada Food Guide suggests that adults eat between five and 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Packed with antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene and lycopene, fruits and veggies promote good health and protect us from disease. But...

Antioxidant creams smooth skin: study

Pycnogenol, an antioxidant derived from the bark of pine trees, is reputed to help protect skin cells from the damage of UV rays as well as support collagen and elastin production in the skin. Vitamin E, both used internally and topically, is believed to help heal...