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1.Functional Foods
Increasingly, foods sold in the supermarkets come with health claims on the label. To name just a few, oatmeal and soy are said to help prevent heart disease, milk and calcium-fortified orange juice to fight osteoporosis, and folate-enriched flour to prevent birth defects. These are all functional foods foods marketed as offering specific health ...
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2.Spirulina
The supplement called spirulina consists of one or more members of a family of blue-green algae. The name was inspired by the spiral shapes in which these plants array themselves as they grow. ref1 1 Other blue-green algae products are also available on the market, and they are discussed in this article as well. Spirulina grows in the wild in salty...
Score: 95%
 
3.Green Coffee Bean Extract
Just as black tea is made by processing green tea leaves from their original state, ordinary coffee is made by roasting green coffee beans. This processing alters the chemical makeup of the plant product. In an analogy to the medicinal study of /tnp/pg000680 doc 21771 green tea , an extract made from green coffee beans is undergoing increasing...
Score: 93%
 
4.Green Tea
People have been drinking tea for thousands of years, but in the last couple of decades a number of potential health benefits have been attributed to this ancient beverage. /epnat/herb_supp/black_tea 104343 doc Black tea and green tea are made from the same plant, but a higher level of the original substances endure in the less-processed green form...
Score: 93%
 
5.Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors were the first antidepressant drugs invented. While they are quite effective, they can be dangerous if combined with the wrong foods, drugs, or supplements. The substance tyramine, found in some cheeses, beer, fermented soy products, and other foods, is particularly dangerous to combine with these medications. Sti...
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6.Wheat Grass Juice
Grains such as wheat and barley are ordinarily consumed in their mature state once their seeds have fully matured. However, use of the deep green, immature forms of these plants has been advocated for health promotion. Wheat grass juice is one of these "green foods." It was popularized in the 1960's by Ann Wigmore. She claimed that use...
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7.Black Tea
Black and green tea are made from the same plant, but black tea has been allowed to oxidize, altering its constituents. While green tea is high in catechins (especially epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG), black tea contains relatively high levels of theaflavins, theanine, and thearubigens. Although /tnp/pg000680 doc 21771 green tea is more commo...
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8.Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects the skin of the face (generally, to the greatest extent near the center), the eyelids, and, sometimes, the neck, and upper back and chest. ref1 1 Symptoms mostly occur in sun-exposed areas, and consist of redness, acne-like pustules and papules (but not comedones, or blackheads), visible blood vessel...
Score: 91%
 
9.Cancer Prevention (Reducing the Risk)
Cancer happens when cells split without control or order. As more cells are made, they form a growth or tumor. This may harm nearby healthy cells and spread to other parts of the body. The risk of some types of cancer can be lowered with habit changes, such as not smoking, eating fruits and veggies, keeping a healthy weight, exercising, and staying...
Score: 91%
 
10.Attention Deficit Disorder
Originally, the term attention deficit disorder (ADD) referred to children who were incapable of concentrating at school. Hyperkinesia was used somewhat synonymously, as a descriptive term for children who simply couldn t sit still. Today, the definition has broadened to include many adults, and has been refined into two conditions: ADD and ADHD ...
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