Tag: vitamin E

Curb Cravings, Feel Full With Spinach Extract

Researchers found that when compared to a placebo, a single dose of five grams of thylakoids increased appetite satisfaction.

By interacting with fats and retarding fat digestion, thylakoids membranes are believed to promote the release of satiety hormones and reduce the hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin.

The study also suggests that thylakoids supplementation may influence food cravings by acting on the reward system of the brain.

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Innate Function of Vitamin E Discovered

Supplementation of cultured cells with α-tocopherol, the most common form of vitamin E, promotes plasma membrane repair. Conversely, in the absence of α-tocopherol supplementation, exposure of cultured cells to an oxidant challenge strikingly inhibits repair. Comparative measurements reveal that, to promote repair, an anti-oxidant must associate with membranes, as α-tocopherol does, or be capable of α-tocopherol regeneration. Myocytes in intact muscle cannot repair membranes when exposed to an oxidant challenge, but show enhanced repair when supplemented with vitamin E.

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7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

File this in the “What I didn’t even know I didn’t know” category. Can’t say I’ve bought any more canned tomatoes after this. The bright side is I’m gonna be paying closer attention to the veggie patch. What do you pay attention to when it comes to the food you eat? Consumer choice builds or destroys markets.Let’s have a healthy market for the food we eat.

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U.S. Consumers Lack Essential Vitamin E

Almonds pack a powerful nutritional punch. One ounce of almonds, about a handful, offers: Calcium (75mg), Protein (6g); Iron (1.0mg); Potassium (200 mg); Unsaturated Fat (12g). U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that the majority of your fat intake be unsaturated. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.

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