Fruit-veggie combo helps prevent heart disease ANI The Times of India Friday, July 18, 2003 Washington - A combination of fruits and vegetables may help reduce cardio-vascular problems, a study published in the issue of Free Radical Research has found. Researchers attached with the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world's leading science and technology universities, have discovered that combining certain fruits and vegetables such as onions and tomatoes, herbs like garlic, licorice and rosemary or fruits like grapes and pomegranates can increase preventive properties against the disease. They stressed on the combination because each fruit or vegetable contains a variety of antioxidants that work synergistically. Dietary antioxidants are natural compounds that slow down the chemical process called oxidation, which causes cholesterol deposition and narrowing of the arteries, reports Newswise. "Whole fruits and vegetables contain a wide range of natural antioxidants. In supplement form, however, antioxidants provide only limited benefits since they usually contain only one specific, isolated antioxidant," said Professor Michael Aviram, head of the institute's lipid research laboratory at the Faculty of Medicine. The Technion researchers also found that ingesting combinations of certain antioxidants yielded better results than when ingested separately. "When Vitamin E is combined with other antioxidants (beta carotene, lycopene and some flavonoids) found in tomatoes, the benefits are far greater than those of Vitamin E taken alone, because there is a synergistic, co-operative interaction between certain antioxidants," says the researcher. The institute also has a presence in the United States under the aegis of the New York-based American Technion Society. This society provides critical support to the institute through a national organization of 19 offices and 20,000 members. The ATS has a record achievement of having raised over 940 million dollars since it's founding in 1940. Read the complete news at: http://www.timesofindia.com News Plus http://www.mantra.com/newsplus Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 20 Ashadh 5104, Friday, July 18, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Nartana Ritau Kark Mase Krishna Pakshe Shukr Vasara Yuktayam Poorvaprostapad-Uttaraprostapad Nakshatr Shobhan-Atiganda Yog Gar-Vanij Karan Shasthi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.