Thursday, July 19, 2007

Flavanoids in orange Juice prove surprisingly powerful

Orange juice flavanoids fight disease? 7/19/07 "Orange juice is a healthy drink due to the presence of flavonoids, which help fight diseases such as diabetes and heart disease...Paresh Dandona, the study's senior author, concluded that the study's findings are more important than fears over the sugar content of juice, especially in the US...We were intrigued by the fact that there was no increase in ROS or inflammation following orange juice consumption, even though its glucose concentration was the same as in participants in the glucose group," said Dandona.Further tests suggested that one of the flavonoids in orange juice, naringenin, inhibited ROS by massive 77 per cent..."

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