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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

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Brain Food: Berries and Greens! (Part 2)

We all know that we should be eating our 5-7 servings a day of fruits and vegetables. But there's good reason to make quite a few of those servings berries and greens.

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Açai Berries: How healthy are they?

Açai, as a wonder supplement, is claimed to improve weight loss, increase energy levels, improve digestion, aid sleep, detoxify, improve skin appearance, improve heart health, reverse diabetes and other chronic illnesses, reduce cholesterol levels, and increase sexual virility and performance. It's claimed to be high in fiber, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. But just how accurate are the claims about the trendy Brazilian berry? Are they truly the wonder they're advertised to be?

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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Purple Tomatoes Go GMO to Cure Cancer

Researchers at John Innes Centre in the UK have used successfully created a purple tomato by using genes from the common snapdragon flowering plant. Tomatoes natively possess the genes required to make themselves purple but normally these genes lie dormant. By inserting borrowed genes from the snapdragon plant, the researchers engineered the tomato to activate the usually dormant genes. The tomato plant was designed intelligently with promoter sections of DNA inserted in front of the snapdragon genes, so that the tomato plant would only turn its ripening fruits purple and not its leaves.

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