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The Benefits of Lemon Water PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dee McCaffrey, CDC   
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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In my plan, it is recommended to drink a glass of warm water every morning with the juice of a fresh lemon squeezed into it.  The morning lemon water is an easy way to support and cleanse your body's main fat-burning organ - your liver!  The health of your liver has a direct bearing on your ability to lose weight easily and efficiently.  A healthy liver not only burns (metabolizes) fat, it also pumps excessive fat out of your body by transporting it to your small intestine to be digested and assimilated. Thus, if your liver is healthy, controlling your weight will be nearly effortless. 

On the other hand, a liver that is congested, clogged and toxic will do the exact opposite of what it is designed to do--it becomes a fat-storing organ rather than a fat-burning organ.  If you have a roll of fat around your middle robbing you of your natural waistline, you may have what is commonly called a "fatty liver."  Your liver has stopped processing fat and begun storing it. Only when you take steps to cleanse your liver and bring it back to full function will you lose this fat.

Each day your liver produces about a quart of a yellowish green liquid called bile.  Bile is an emulsifier (a soap-like substance that helps break down fat globules into smaller particles so that they can become miscible with water).  This allows fats to be metabolized and prevents them from being stored in the liver.

Bile is essential to the liver's ability to burn fat, therefore it is important to make sure your body is producing enough bile, and that the bile it produces is of high quality.  The liver cannot perform it's fat burning role if it is hampered by a lack of bile nutrients, congestion, or even clogged bile ducts, which constrict bile flow and result in less bile production.  Bile cannot do its job of breaking down fats if it is congested or thickened with food chemicals, pesticides, drugs and other toxins. 

This is where the lemon water comes in.  The combination of fresh lemon juice mixed with water is a well-known bile thinner.  The Vitamin C from the fresh lemon juice benefits the formation of quality bile as it helps the liver to produce a compound called glutathione, which helps cleanse and regenerate the liver.  The warm lemon water also promotes peristalsis, the contraction of muscles in the bowels that keeps waste (and fat) moving along the digestive tract and out of the body for elimination.

Upon rising, before you consume anything else, drink an 8-ounce glass of warm water with fresh lemon juice.  The purpose of this drink is to cleanse your liver (your body's main fat burning organ) and to stimulate your metabolism into action.

To prepare the morning lemon water, add the juice of ½ a fresh lemon to eight ounces of warm water.  Water should be the temperature of a cup of tea.  Do not use boiling hot water, as Vitamin C is destroyed by high temperatures. 

Use only fresh lemon juice; bottled lemon juices contain a preservative, which will defeat the purpose of the cleansing lemon water. Furthermore, many people don't realize that almost all bottled liquid drinks - whether juice, milk, or even sodas -  go through a pasteurization process, where the liquid is heated to kill bacteria. But along with the killing of bacteria, heating the liquids also kills some of the nutrients and you end up with a less-healthy product as a result.  Heat especially destroys the vitamin C naturally present in lemon juice.

To save time on squeezing lemons daily, you may freeze a batch by squeezing enough lemon juice to fill an ice cube tray.  Each morning you can put your "lemon juice cube" into your warm water, allow it to melt, stir and drink.

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Is It Really "Naturally" Decaffeinated? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

decafcoffeebeanscupI recently received a question about whether ethyl acetate is a safe chemical to use for decaffeinating coffee. Many companies use ethyl acetate and then claim the coffee is "naturally decaffeinated." This got me to wondering just exactly how coffee is decaffeinated, and whether decaf coffee should be considered a processed food.

Aside from roasting, which brings out the aromas of coffee beans, regular coffee (which contains caffeine as part of its natural composition) is not processed at all. The downside is the way many coffee bean trees are grown - they are highly sprayed with pesticides, and those pesticides can end up in the coffee beans. This happens whether or not the coffee is decaffeinated.

That is why, if one is going to drink coffee, organic coffee is highly recommended. Decaffeinated coffee has at least 97% of the caffeine removed. In a five-ounce cup of decaffeinated coffee, there is roughly 5 milligrams of caffeine compared to 70 to 155 milligrams found in a cup of regular coffee.

However, decaffeinated coffee is processed, as it involves removing a component from a whole food. This can be a good thing or a not so good thing, depending on how the caffeine is removed. There are three ways to remove caffeine from coffee beans:


1) water decaffeination
2) carbon dioxide decaffeination
3) solvent decaffeination (using ethyl acetate or methylene chloride as the solvent)

All of the processes start the same way, which is to steam or soak the green coffee beans in water (coffee beans are green when they are first picked, before roasting). Each of these processes employ different methods of removing the caffeine and are quite similar, though each has their own benefits and drawbacks.

Green-Coffee-BeansWater Decaffeination

 

Water decaffeination, also known as the "Swiss Water Process," uses no chemicals. This is THE BEST type of decaffeinated coffee, as there is no risk of being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals.

The green coffee beans are soaked in hot water, removing the caffeine and the majority of the flavor present in each bean. The water solution that is formed is then passed through an activated carbon filter which traps the caffeine but allows the rest of the water solution to pass through without removing the flavors. The green coffee beans are then re-soaked in this flavor-saturated water solution so that the beans can re-absorb the flavors. Once the flavors have been re-absorbed, the water is discarded and the green coffee beans are dry roasted.

Carbon Dioxide Decaffeination

In the carbon dioxide method, the green coffee beans themselves come into contact with liquid carbon dioxide instead of water. The caffeine is first removed by the liquid carbon dioxide, and then similar to the Swiss Water Process, the caffeine is separated from the liquid carbon dioxide using activated carbon filters. The liquid carbon dioxide is recycled and used again to extract more caffeine from other new batches of green coffee beans.

Carbon dioxide is inexpensive and relatively non-toxic, so the dry roasted and ready-to-brew decaffeinated coffee beans of the carbon dioxide process are less expensive.

Solvent Decaffeination, Ironically called "Natural Decaffeination"

The solvent decaffeination method typically uses chemicals called methylene choride or ethyl acetate to remove the caffeine. Methylene chloride is a chemical that is widely used to extract compounds of interest out of solids and liquids. It has a wide range of uses including being used as a paint stripper and a degreaser.

I used to use methylene chloride in my daily job at the environmental testing lab to extract toxic pollutants out of soil and water samples for analysis. It's nasty stuff, not something you would want your coffee beans soaked in, but nevertheless, that is a common practice for decaffeination. California law requires facilities using methylene chloride to display a warning sign indicating "this facility contains methylene chloride, a compound known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm."

The green coffee beans are softened in a steam or water bath, and then they are processed with methylene chloride by one of two methods. In the first method, the caffeine is removed directly by soaking the coffee beans in methylene chloride. In the second method, the methylene chloride is used indirectly by first soaking the green coffee beans in hot water, similar to the Swiss Water Method, extracting the oils, flavors, and the caffeine. The water mixture is then mixed with methylene chloride, which extracts the caffeine and oils out of the water but leaves the flavors. The methylene chloride containing caffeine and oils is then separated from the water, and the supposedly clean water is then added back to the green coffee beans so they can re-absorb the flavors.

The use of ethyl acetate in the decaffeination process is the same as methylene chloride; ethyl acetate is used as the solvent instead.

Unfortunately, there is a huge drawback to the solvent method. Methylene chloride is toxic, and even though during the final step the methylene chloride is separated from the water before adding back to the coffee beans, it is not completely removed. Some of it remains on the coffee beans.

Ironically, when ethyl acetate is used as the solvent, this process is usually referred to as "natural decaffeination"because ethyl acetate is a compound that occurs naturally in many fruits. However, the ethyl acetate used in coffee decaffeination is synthetically prepared in food laboratories on a large scale from acetic acid and ethanol in the presence of strong acids.

Like methylene chloride, ethyl acetate also has many industrial uses, such as a poison used for insect collection, a solvent in glues and nail polish removers, chemical reactions and extractions. The Material Data Safety Sheet for Food Grade Ethyl Acetate indicates it is considered a hazardous chemical. If ingested one should seek medical advice.

The coffee industry claims that all of the decaffeination processes have little to no adverse effects on the consumer's health, even when industrial chemicals such as methylene chloride are used.

Which Method Does Organic Decaf Coffee Use?

From what I have researched, for organic coffee to maintain its designation as USDA Certified Organic it has to be decaffeinated using a method that is in alignment with the organic consciousness.

 

decaflabelMost companies producing organic decaf coffee are using the Swiss Water process, which preserves the taste of the coffee and keeps harmful chemicals from being consumed. Look for the Swiss Water Process logo on any decaf coffee that you buy to make sure you're getting the best.

 

If you are not drinking organic decaf, especially when ordering out, your challenge is that you do not know which process has been used. If the coffee is cheap, more than likely it is the solvent method. And remember not to be fooled by the term "naturally decaffeinated." It's best to stick with organic coffee in general, for your health and the health of the planet.

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One Mother's Fight Against Processed Foods PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dee McCaffrey, CDC   
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Once upon a time, Robyn O'Brien, a married mother of four, was not someone who gave much thought to chemicals in our food. Her brood of four kids, complete with Kraft Mac 'n Cheese, blue yogurt, dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets, and colorful goldfish crackers, were happily content with the Standard American Diet (SAD). And then, when the youngest child, Tory, was nine months old things changed in an instant.

Tory ate some eggs and her face puffed up and turned red. A few doctors' appointments later, she was diagnosed with an allergy to eggs. Life in the O'Brien house changed. Robyn started researching the changes in our food supply over the last few decades and started documenting increasing trends in diseases. This 15-minute video is as shocking as it is inspirational. O'Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America's food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food - toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, A.D.H.D., cancer, and asthma.

I encourage you to take 15-minutes to watch this video. The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. Anyone who is trying to get, or stay healthy, or raise healthy children or grandchildren will be impacted by this video. Even if we only change the way our own family eats, we can have a HUGE impact on changing a horrible situation. The vast amount of money spent on keeping us unhealthy will have little effect if each of us changes something in our daily life, and passes it on to others in our personal sphere of influence. Please take 15 minutes to watch this video, and share what you've learned with someone you care about.

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Raw Sugarcane Juice Nature's Perfect Wonder Food PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dee McCaffrey, CDC   
Saturday, July 16, 2016

If you've ever had the pleasure of drinking freshly extracted raw fruit or vegetable juices, you know the health value of doing so. Freshly extracted juices contain live enzymes and nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body for quick nourishment.  But did you know that raw sugarcane juice is just as healthful as any other freshly pressed juice, and is in fact something of a Super Hero among plant foods?

Sugarcane is a tall grass with a stout, jointed and fibrous stalk that looks similar to bamboo.  As a member of the grass family, its juice has a high potency equivalent to wheatgrass juice, only with less chlorophyll and more sugar content.  However, counter to what you might think, sugarcane juice contains only about fifteen percent total sugar content, all of which is in a raw unrefined form.  The rest of the juice consists of water brimming with an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Sugarcane is rich in calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc.  It also contains iron and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6, plus a high concentration of phytonutrients (including chlorophyll), antioxidants, proteins, soluble fiber and numerous other health supportive compounds.  Working synergistically, these nutrients provide a supremely health-promoting food which has been studied for its role in fighting cancer, stabilizing blood sugar levels in diabetics, assisting in weight loss, reducing fevers, clearing the kidneys, preventing tooth decay, and a host of other health benefits.

Sugarcane juice is consumed worldwide, and due to its known health benefits, it is a traditional food with a profound presence in the local cultures where it is grown (Brazil and India are the top two producers, though it is grown in over 100 countries). Sucking or chewing on an exposed end of the raw sugarcane is one way to consume the juice, although the juice can also be extracted in larger quantities for drinking, by feeding the large stalks through a slow moving roller pressing machine, similar to an old fashioned wringer washing machine. The locals drink it with a pinch of sea salt and lemon juice, for a natural high-energy drink whose value goes far beyond its sweet taste.

Several scientific studies have revealed that sugarcane is extremely high in a unique mix of compounds called polyphenols. Polyphenols are a large class of phytonutrient compounds with powerful antioxidant properties and numerous health benefits.  When consumed as a "whole package," the polyphenols in sugarcane juice work in harmony with the vitamins, minerals, and other cofactors to slow down the absorption of its sugars into the bloodstream, resulting in a very low glycemic index (the effect a carbohydrate has on blood glucose levels), which keeps the body's metabolism healthy and helps maintain a healthy body weight. To give you a comparison, the glycemic index of refined sugar is 64, compared to raw sugar cane which has a glycemic index of  30 to 40 (nearly half that of refined sugar) depending on the soil in which it is grown.

The low glycemic effect of sugarcane juice is actually the least of its health benefits. Due to its high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and manganese, the juice from raw sugarcane is an alkaline forming food.  Diseases, especially cancer, cannot live in an alkaline environment, so it's no surprise that studies have shown that it has proven effective in helping the body fight against cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer. The antioxidants in sugarcane juice also help to fight against viral and bacterial infections, boost the immune system, and protect against diseases of the liver.  It also improves kidney function by clearing the urinary flow and is believed to be a good treatment for fevers, as it boosts the body's protein levels.  An Australian study also showed that it stablizes blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss in obese rats.  Numerous studies since the 1930's have shown that sugarcane juice has a protective effect against tooth decay, owing to its high mineral content. Here are some more of sugarcane juice's healing effects:

  • It cures a sore throat, cold and flu.
  • Unlike table sugar, it has no simple sugars. Diabetics can therefore enjoy it without worrying about soaring blood sugar levels (those with type 2 diabetes should still have limited sugarcane juice).
  • It provides glucose to the body, burned by the muscles to provide the body natural energy. It re-hydrates the human body fatigued from heat and physical activity. It's known to boost performance in athletes and manual laborers.
  • It's recommended for fevers which cause great protein loss from the body. Liberal consumption of sugarcane juice provides the body with protein during febrile disorders. It also brings down high body temperatures during fevers.
  • It's an ideal thirst quencher and cooling drink during summers. It keeps the body hydrated.
  • The easily digestible sugar in sugarcane juice helps in speedy recovery from jaundice. The steep fall in glucose levels during jaundice; may be replenished by having 3 to 4 glasses of sugarcane juice daily.
  • It's good for the digestive system and also helps with constipation because of its high potassium content.
  • It has a wide range of compounds in addition to sucrose which bestows it with wound healing properties and strengthens the immune system.
  • Regular intake of sugarcane juice strengthens the stomach, kidneys, heart, eyes, brain and sex organs.
  • It lowers body cholesterol- both LDL and triglycerides.

If you're interested in seeing how sugarcane juice is pressed, here's a link to a short 2½ minute YouTube video that will give you a true appreciation for this wonder food.  Like all freshly extracted juices, sugarcane juice loses its nutritional value very quickly after being extracted, so it's very difficult to bottle without heat pasteuriztion (which unfortunately destroys the live enzymes and most of the beneficial nutrients).

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However, there is one company that is using a new type of pasteurization called High Pressure Processing (HPP), in which thousand of pounds of pressure are applied to the juice to kill harmul bacteria, but because no heat is used the sugarcane juice remains in its healthy raw state.  This is not a cheap or easy way to pasteurize, but its the only way to keep the juice truly raw.  The wonderful company that is making raw sugarcane juice available to everyone is called Sugarcane Island.  They are a small upcoming company based out of Brooklyn, New York .  Their bottled sugarcane juice is wonderful, as close to fresh pressed as you can get!  I've tried it, so I speak from first hand knowledge. They sell it on their website, and hopefully they'll make it into natural food markets across the country someday soon.

FRESH PRESSED RAW SUGARCANE JUICE

There are some places around the country where you can get it fresh.  One place is called Raw Sugarcane Juice Bar, which has several southern California locations.  If you're ever in the area and want to try some fresh raw sugarcane juice, you should check them out.  For locations and more info, go to www.sugarcanejuice.org

The reason raw sugarcane juice is so healthy is because of all of the life-giving nutrients contained in it.  In the processing of raw sugarcane juice to create refined white sugar, the juice is boiled to evaporate off the water, leaving a dark thick viscous liquid, which is then separated from the sugar crystals.  Most of the nutrients, including the polyphenols, end up in the thick dark liquid, called molasses. Blackstrap molasses, made from the third boiling of sugarcane juice, is the most concentrated form of molasses, and is therefore the most nutritious. It is a healthful sweetener that contains significant amounts of a variety of minerals that promote your health, including iron, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium and manganese.

If you're thinking that by just evaporating off the water you'll get a product called "evaporated cane juice," you'd be mostly wrong.  Organic Whole Cane Sugar or Sucanat, are the only types of raw unrefined sugar that do not separate the molasses from the sugar crystals, and therefore contain most of the nutrients, including the polyphenols, that are found in the raw sugarcane juice.  In the true sense of the term, they are evaporated forms of sugarcane juice, and are very dark course sugar crystals.  However, the term "evaporated cane juice" that you see listed on the ingredient lists of "healthy" food products IS NOT this type of sugar.  According to the CEO of ASSURKKAR Sugar Company in Costa Rica, which provides raw sugar to U.S. companies, the term is wrongly used in the food industry, "prostituted" he put it. "Nowadays the food companies are trying to sell more 'natural' products, so they use the most impressive or high impact wording to call the customers' attention" he said. In reality, the "evaporated cane juice" that is used in food products is a very processed form of sugar, unequivocally the same as refined white sugar.  The only difference is that it goes through one less processing step than white sugar, and has nearly zero nutrients in it.  For more info on natural sugars, you can read my previous article The Truth About Evaporated Cane Juice.

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Luo Han Guo Prevents Tumor Formation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dee McCaffrey, CDC   
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

There's a new natural sweetener on the market.  Well, it's new to us, but very old to the Chinese who have been using luo han guo  - a pulpy fruit  -  as a natural sweetener and healing remedy for many centuries. It is also known as "monk fruit," so named because it was often eaten by the luohan monks in China.luo-han-guo on vine

Traditionally used to make a sweet tea with medicinal properties, Luo han guo is called the "longevity fruit" because the steep mountain fields in Guangxi Province in southern China, where it is grown, have an unusual number of residents that live to be one hundred years old or more.

 

The fruit, which grows on vines, looks a bit like a kiwifruit - but it has completely different qualities. From the same family as melons and cucumbers, luo han guo is round, 5 - 7 centimeters in diameter, smooth, yellow-brownish or green-brownish color, with a hard but thin skin covered by fine hairs. It contains a sweet, fleshy, edible pulp and numerous seeds. 

 


luo-han-guoLuo han guo has almost no effect on blood sugar levels, with only 2 calories per serving. The fruit is used only after it is dried, and can be ground into a powder that contains natural substances called mogrosides (from the same family of glycosides found in stevia). These natural compounds make luo han guo three hundred times sweeter than sugar, and like stevia's glycosides, they are also responsible for some of the health benefits associated with the fruit. Many promising studies are being conducted, which are confirming the nutritional and healing properties of luo han guo.

The mogrosides in luo han guo are being studied for:

 

Cancer
Research at Nihon University in Japan indicated that luo han guo has the potential to fight tumors.  They have identified nearly 20 compounds for further investigation. A 2003 study from the University of Hiroshima identified two mogrosides in luo han guo that showed "remarkable inhibitory effects" on the growth of skin tumors in laboratory animals.

Heart Disease
A 2002 study published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis found that the mogrosides in luo han guo have antioxidant properties that prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.  Oxidized LDL cholesterol plays a role in the formation of plaque in arteries and increases the likelihood of heart disease and strokes, therefore luo han guo may defend against heart disease.

Allergies
A 2001 Japanese study published in the Journal of Traditional Medicines illustrated that mogrosides in luo han go act as antihistamines to against allergies and asthma.

Diabetes
A study published in the April 2008 online issue of Nutrition Research found that a luo han guo extract had a powerful impact on the health of diabetic rats. When given the extract for 4 weeks, the rats showed decreased levels of blood sugar, total cholesterol, and triglycerides, and improved liver health.  In addition, there was an increase in HDL (the "good") cholesterol levels and protective antioxidants found in the rats livers. These results indicate that luo han guo may have a role to play in the management of diabetes and diabetic-related cardiovascular damage.

In 2007 the British Journal of Nutrition published the results of a 13-week study conducted on diabetic rats at Osaka Prefecture University in Japan. The study showed an improvement in insulin response and a reduction in blood sugar were found in rats given extracts of luo han guo. There was also evidence that luo han guo has a  protective effect on the kidneys which are sensitive to damage caused by diabetes.

A study from the August 2006 issue of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research offers evidence that mogrosides may help to protect the pancreas in type 1 diabetic mice. The pancreas is responsible for the production of insulin. In diabetics, certain pancreatic cells are damaged and, therefore, do not produce insulin as they should. The study showed that the mogrosides in luo han guo extracts may counter the inflammation that can damage insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Other promising studies on rats from the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry demonstrated that mogrosides do not raise blood sugar levels and even slow the entrance of other sugars into the bloodstream.

The traditional use of the fruit is to collect it while it is still green and unripe, as the ripe fruit tends to ferment easily and leads to the formation of several bitter and astringent aromas.  After collection, the fruits are slowly dried in ovens, which preserves it and removes most of the offending aromas.  Traditional uses include medicinal teas and soups.

 

A modern process has been developed to allow the sweet tasting mogrosides to be extracted from the fruit and leaving behind the bitter and astringent aromas.

Like stevia, luo han guo can be purchased in powdered form in packets or in larger containers, or as a liquid extract. As is can withstand the high temperatures of baking, you can use it in recipes and to sweeten foods.

 

Sources:

1. M. Ukiya, T. Akihisa, H. Tokuda, et al., "Inhibitory Effects of Cucurbitane Glycosides and Other Triterpenoids From the Fruit of Momordica Grosvenori on Epstein-Barr Virus Early Antigen Induced by Tumor Promoter 12-O-Tetradecanoylphorbol-13-Acetate," Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 50 no. 23 (November 6, 2002): 6710-6715.

2. E. Takeo, H. Yoshida, N. Tada, et al., "Sweet Elements of Siraitia Grosvenori Inhibit Oxidative Modification of Low-Density Lipoprotein," Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, 9 no. 2 (2002):114-120.

3. S. Takagi, et. al., "Anti-Allergic Activity of Glycopeptide Isolated from Perilla Frutescens," Journal of Traditional Medicines, 18 no.6 (2001): 239-244.

4. Xiang-Yang Qi, Wei-Jun Chen, Li-Qin Zhang, Bi-Jun Xie, "Mogrosides Extract From Siraitia Grosvenori Scavenges Free Radicals in Vitro and Lowers Oxidative Stress, Serum Glucose, and Lipid Levels in Alloxan-Induced Diabetic Mice," Nutrition Research, 4 no. 28 (April 2008):278-284.

5. Yasushi A. Suzuki, et. al., "Antidiabetic Effect of Long-Term Supplementation with Siraitia Grosvenori on the Spontaneously Diabetic Goto Kakizaki Rat," British Journal of Nutrition, 97 (2007): 770 - 775.

6. Xiang-Yang Qi, Wei-Jun Chen, Li-Qin Zhang, Bi-Jun Xie, "Effect of a Siraitia Grosvenori Extract Containing Mogrosides on the Cellular Immune System of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Mice," Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 50 no. 8 (August 2006): 732-738.

7. Y.A. Suzuki, et al., "Triterpene Glycosides of Siraitia Grosvenori Inhibit Rat Intestinal Maltase and Suppress the Rise in Blood Glucose Level After a Single Oral Administration of Maltose in Rats," Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, 53, no. 8 (April 20, 2005): 2941-2946.

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