Food Analysis

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

To identify promising sources of antioxidants, some food and medicinal plants were studied for total phenolic contents and antioxidant activity. The leaves, bark and fruits of Terminalia arjuna, Terminalia bellerica, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia muelleri, the leaves and fruits of Phyllanthus emblica, and the seeds of Syzygium cumini were found to have high total phenolic contents (72.0-167.2 mg/g) and high antioxidant activity (69.6-90.6%).

Author(s): 
Bajpai, Monika
Pande, Anurag
Tewari, S. K.
Prakash, Dhan
Publication Title: 
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

Since ancient times, herbs have been used as natural remedies for curing many physiological disorders. Traditional medicinal literature appreciated their value as nature's gift to mankind for the healing of illnesses. Some of the herbs have also been used for culinary purposes, and few of them have been used in cheese manufacture both as coagulating agents and flavor ingredients. Scientific investigations regarding biological activity and toxicity of chemical moieties present in many herbs have been carried out over a period of time.

Author(s): 
Hussain, Shaik Abdul
Panjagari, Narender Raju
Singh, R. R. B.
Patil, G. R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Separation Science

Diets in the countries of the Mediterranean basin are characterised by abundant plant foods (fruits, vegetables, breads, nuts, seeds, wine, and olive oil) and include fish and low-fat dairy products. Among the vegetables, tomatoes are a main component of the traditional Mediterranean diet, which has been associated with health protection and longevity. Eating tomatoes has been associated with reduced risks of some types of cancer and other diseases.

Author(s): 
GÛmez-Romero, MarÌa
Arr·ez-Rom·n, David
Segura-Carretero, Antonio
Fern·ndez-GutiÈrrez, Alberto
Publication Title: 
The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

BACKGROUND: Aging is a complex multifactorial process characterized by accumulation of deleterious changes in cells and tissues, progressive deterioration of structural integrity and physiological function across multiple organ systems, and increased risk of death. METHODS: We conducted a review of the scientific literature on the relationship of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) with aging. AGEs are a heterogeneous group of bioactive molecules that are formed by the nonenzymatic glycation of proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids.

Author(s): 
Semba, Richard D.
Nicklett, Emily J.
Ferrucci, Luigi
Publication Title: 
The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

We measured life span and fecundity of three reproductive modes in a clone of the monogonont rotifer Brachionus manjavacas subjected to chronic caloric restriction (CCR) over a range of food concentrations or to intermittent fasting (IF). IF increased life span 50%-70% for all three modes, whereas CCR increased life span of asexual females derived from sexually or asexually produced eggs, but not that of sexual females.

Author(s): 
Gribble, Kristin E.
Welch, David B. Mark
Publication Title: 
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research

There are a multitude of antioxidants in foods, especially in foods of plant origin. Higher intake of antioxidant-rich foods is clearly associated with better health and functional longevity. The specific agents and mechanisms responsible are not yet clear, but there is convincing evidence that including more plant-based, antioxidant-rich foods, herbs, and beverages in the diet is effective in promoting health and lowering risk of various age-related diseases.

Author(s): 
Benzie, Iris F. F.
Choi, Siu-Wai
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research

The effects, on normal human subjects, of 3 minutes exposure to electro-magnetic fields (EMFs) emitted from: A) personal computers, B) color television sets, or C) microwave-ovens, or cellular phones were compared by placing the same large sheet of aluminum foil with a square hole or rectangular band-shaped hole at the chest level (or at the side of the head with the cellular phone), with or without grounding the aluminum foil, using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Dysfunction Localization and Molecular Identification Methods with cancer related substances (i.e., Oncogen C-fos Ab2 and mercury in

Author(s): 
Omura, Y.
Losco, M.
Publication Title: 
Analytical Sciences: The International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride (CPH) (3-(2-chloro-phenothiazine-10-yl)-propyl] dimethylamine hydrochloride) has been the subject of a large number of studies employing a broad spectrum of oxidants, and chosen to examine the course of electron transfer reactions. We report on a method to determine the antioxidant activity of some food and medicinal plants using the oxidation of CPH by chromium(VI) to form a stable CPH radical in the 1:1 orthophosphoric acid-ethyl alcohol (OPA-EtOH) medium. The pink color of the control solution was measured at λ(max) of 530 nm.

Author(s): 
Nagaraja, Padmarajaiah
Aradhana, Narayanan
Suma, Aandamurthy
Shivakumar, Anantharaman
Chamaraja, Nelligere Arkeshwaraiah
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal

Diabetes becomes a real problem of public health in developing countries, where its prevalence is increasing steadily. Diabetes mellitus can be found in almost every population in the world. Since the Ayurvedic practice started in India, plants are being used in the cure of diseases. Although the Catharanthus roseus have been used for their alleged health benefits and avail their hypoglycemic effect, used as medicine by diabetics. Medicinal plants have rarely been incorporated in food preparations.

Author(s): 
Bisla, Gita
Choudhary, Shailza
Chaudhary, Vijeta
Publication Title: 
Analytical Sciences: The International Journal of the Japan Society for Analytical Chemistry

Chlorpromazine hydrochloride (CPH) (3-(2-chloro-phenothiazine-10-yl)-propyl] dimethylamine hydrochloride) has been the subject of a large number of studies employing a broad spectrum of oxidants, and chosen to examine the course of electron transfer reactions. We report on a method to determine the antioxidant activity of some food and medicinal plants using the oxidation of CPH by chromium(VI) to form a stable CPH radical in the 1:1 orthophosphoric acid-ethyl alcohol (OPA-EtOH) medium. The pink color of the control solution was measured at λ(max) of 530 nm.

Author(s): 
Nagaraja, Padmarajaiah
Aradhana, Narayanan
Suma, Aandamurthy
Shivakumar, Anantharaman
Chamaraja, Nelligere Arkeshwaraiah

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