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Vietnamese fruit Gac may hold key to healthier heart and decreased risk of stroke

A fruit, which only grows for a few weeks a year in Vietnam, has been identified as a “super source” of Lycopene. Lycopene is a pigment present in some fruit and vegetables which scientists have identified as an important part of the Mediterranean diet, and a significant factor in cardiovascular health.

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April 23rd, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Food,Health,New Zealand

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New Research Shows Camu Camu Superfruit Improves Obesity Biomarkers

Animals that received the pulp of Camu-camu had reduced fat in white adipose tissues and improved biochemical profiles of obesity including glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and insulin blood levels. There was also an increase in beneficial HDL-c levels. The research suggests there may be potential use for Camu-camu in the control of obesity and as a functional food.

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April 4th, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Regions & Categories: Auckland,Health,New Zealand