A massive survey of vending machines in American schools finds that
75 per cent of the drinks and 85 per cent of the snacks sold are of
poor nutritional value, says the active consumer pressure group the
Center for Science in the...
Plant sterols, recognised for their cholesterol-lowering power when
added to margarines and other fats, are just as effective in
reducing low-density lipoprotein, or 'bad' cholesterol levels, when
added to orange juice,...
Taking supplements of lycopene is just as efficient as increasing
certain food sources in boosting levels of the antioxidant, say
researchers, comparing lycopene blood concentrations after dosing
with both natural and synthetic sources.
The European energy drink market has seen something of a slowdown
in growth in the last couple of years, as we reported earlier this
week, with a plethora of 'me-too' products launched in the 1990s
falling by the wayside...
Parents should beware the many new fruit-based drinks on the market
as children are drinking less of the healthier pure fruit juice,
suggests new research published in the Journal of the American
The antioxidants in dark grape juice, noted for their health
benefits in fighting heart disease, may have a downside, according
to new research. In cell studies, scientists with the US Department
of Agriculture and Cornell University...
Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking
supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's
powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra benefits that
supplements do not.
Hain Europe, a division of the US natural and organic food company
the Hain Celestial group, is set to launch a range of healthy
drinks, made from a mix of fruit juice and soy, on the European
market in coming months.
A new study by Organic Monitor finds that the European organic
juices market has been expanding at over 20 per cent a year since
1998 and by the end of the year, sales of organic juices in Europe
are projected to reach €90 million.
Potassium-rich foods such as bananas, tomatoes and orange juice
could help fight osteoporosis in post-menopausal women by helping
to reduce the level of calcium losses, report researchers from the
University of California San Francisco...
Purple grape juice fed to laboratory animals led to significant
reductions in both mammary tumour mass and the number of tumours
per animal, according to a study presented last week at a
scientific conference co-sponsored by Harvard...