Subscribe to the OSS Weekly Newsletter!

polyphenols

Why is the shelf life of white chocolate so short compared to that of dark chocolate?

15 Feb 2019

Dark chocolate contains plenty of naturally occurring antioxidants known as polyphenols, which are absent from white chocolate. Actually, “white chocolate” isn’t really chocolate because it does...

Why does lettuce turn brown?

11 Oct 2018

That’s an interesting question. How lettuce turns brown is well known. But why this happens is a different story. Lets deal with the how first. The chemistry that takes place when lettuce leaves...

What's a "Vital Red" supplement and should I be taking it?

1 Feb 2018

It is disenchanting to see a respected former cardiac surgeon sink to the level of being a pusher of questionable supplements. Expertise in surgery is not connected to expertise in nutrition which...

Seedy business in grape seed extracts

20 Mar 2017

A modest amount of red wine reduces the risk of heart disease, possibly because of the polyphenols it contains. Grape seed extract contains the same polyphenols as found in wine and has therefore...

Green Tea Extracts and Liver Disease

20 Mar 2017

I think we are safe in saying that green tea doesn’t make taste buds frolic. So why do people drink it? The same reason for which the Chinese have been consuming it for millennia. Its supposed...

Back to top