Whole Earth has introduced a new crunchy peanut butter aimed at consumers who are mindful of cholesterol levels.
A major new report from the National Obesity Forum says that long-standing advice to follow low-fat diets and to lower cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences”. The report’s authors call for a return to whole foods such as meat, fish and dairy, as well as ‘high-fat, healthy foods including avocados”. But some health experts say […]
Research published this week in the European Journal of Nutrition has found that olive leaf extract can help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowers blood pressure and increases blood vessel function in healthy individuals. The research, by scientists from Germany and the UK provides novel data to indicate that the intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]
Experts at Newcastle University are calling for the introduction of guidelines on the amount of whole grains people should eat after it was revealed almost one in five Britons are not eating any at all. The findings, just published in the British Journal of Nutrition, show that over 80% of people don’t eat enough whole grains for them to […]
The results of human trials have found that a new variety of broccoli, Beneforté, can lower low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, high levels of which are a risk factor for heart disease. In two independent studies by the Institute of Food Research and the University of Reading, 130 subjects were given 400g […]
The olive leaf supplement drink OVIVO has recently relaunched with a new organic, preservative- and sugar-free formula. The infusion combines organic olive leaf extract with calendula, grape and lemon juice, and is described as having a refreshing herbal tea-style flavour. The olive leaf extract contains high concentrations of the phytochemicals hydroxytyrosol, which is a powerful […]
Perfect Vascular Natural, a clinically tested heart health supplement combining the ‘natural statin’ red yeast rice, plant sterols and CoQ10, is launching in the UK. Positioned as a “pharmaceutical-grade alternative (to statins)” Perfect Vascular Natural All in One has shown in clinical use to lower cholesterol in line with prescription medication but with no reported […]
A new study just released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily consumption of peanuts result in positive health benefits. The study, “A Randomized Trial on the Effects of Flavourings on the Health Benefits of Daily Peanut Consumption,” was conducted at Purdue University and included over 150 men and women who incorporated […]
A new British-made, Soil Association-certified Organic Red Yeast product from Danish natural health specialist DinSundhed is set to hit UK health store shelves in early 2014. DinSundhed’s Kurt Weinreich told Natural Products that the new product fulfills an approved EFSA 13.1 health claim for cholesterol action – namely ‘Daily intake of 10mg monacolin K contributes […]