What follows are short
clips gathered from research conducted on the 26 synergistic whole food
ingredients believed to be found in Pulse. In synergy, the whole is more
than the sum of its parts. Pulse is a delicious and healthy way to snack
on whole foods.
have been found to reverse the progression of prostate cancer. Cancer
1989 Aug. 1, 64 (3): 598-604
Avena sativa L.
studies presented at the American Heart Association's 71st Scientific Sessions
confirmed the healthful benefit of oats. They found that frequent consumption
of oats and nuts were linked with a low risk of coronary heart disease.
A 12-year study examining more than 22,000 male doctors showed that with
daily consumption, the risk of total cardiac death and sudden death fell.
Ingredient News 1998 Dec; Vol. 6, No. 12
grapes, raisins have a protective effect on the heart. They have also been
known to "play a role in sustaining normal blood sugar levels." Total
Health, Dec 1995 Vol. 17, No. 6, p. 38
obscure fruit acid, commonly found only in grapes and raisins, is now being
looked at closely as a new source of health benefits for the colon." This
acid slows down the development of colon cancer. Total Health,
April 1996 Vol. 18, No. 4, pg. 47
(4) SESAME SEEDS
susceptibility to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress has been named one
of the major contributors to increased cancer risk. Sesame seeds are also
very rich in thiamin. Plant Foods and Human Nutrition. 1984
May, Vol. 22, No 5: pp. 337-44
(5) SUNFLOWER SEEDS
the health and shine of the hair. Reduce the chance of dry scalp,
lackluster strands and split ends. (see also, almonds) Vegetarian
Times, April 1999, p. 96
Seeds are related to mood stability. Agricultural Research,
Oct. 1995, Vol. 43, No. 10, .19-21
functions of the liver. Food-Chem-Toxical, May 1984, Vol.
22(5): pp. 337-44
with lower cholesterol. Nahrung, April 1999; Vol. 43, No.
2, pp. 341-349
Fagopyrum esculentum Moench
is associated with lower serum cholesterol and blood pressure values. Nutrition
Research Newsletter, May 1995, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 60-61
Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
is one of the world's most perfect foods. Grown and consumed for thousands
of years on the high plains of the Andes Mountains in South America, the
Incas dubbed quinoa the 'mother grain' because of the plant's ever-bearing
quality. They also believed the kernels to be sacred, since a steady diet
of it appeared to ensure a long, healthy life." Very high in protein, calcium,
B vitamins and Iron. Very easy to digest. Vegetarian Times,
June 1999, p. 32
Panicum miliaceum L.
in Lysine, an essential amino acid, which the body doesn't produce.
High in protein, phosphorus, B vitamins and iron. Easy to digest. Vegetarian
Times, Feb. 1997, No. 234 p.94
for treating several diseases such as colitis, ulcerosa, allergies, coeliac
disease, and high blood cholesterol.
Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Nov. 1997, Vol. 48, No 6, p.
Hordeum vulgare L.
fiber found in barley has been found to yield significant health benefits
specifically in helping to regulate cholesterol levels and hypoglycemia.
Studies were done on the long-term effects of incorporating barley in the
diets of non-insulin dependent diabetic men. Barley products in the diet
eased the diabetic problems and allowed some subjects to reduce their dose
of oral hypoglycemics. International Journal of Food Sciences
and Nutrition, Jan. 1998, Vol. 49, No. 11 . 71-78
(12) BROWN RICE
Oryza sativa L.
has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
A 10-year study was performed by Harvard Medical School with over 75,000
women. Researchers found that women who eat about 2.5 servings of whole-grain
foods (like brown rice) daily may reduce their risk of heart disease by
more than 30% compared to those who eat virtually no whole-grain foods.
Food Institute Report, Sept. 6, 1999
same study was done on men. Harvard Medical School found that men that
ate whole-grain foods with high fiber, had a 36% reduction in heart attack.
Reports on Health, Aug. 1999, Vol. II, No. 8, pp.
(13) FLAX SEED
seed contains many nutritional components. They include fiber and ligands,
which inhibit cancer, such as breast cancer. They also contain alpha-linolenic
acid, which helps ward off heart attacks. Flax seed helps inhibit autoimmune
diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, severe menstrual cramps, and perhaps
even depression. Prevention, April 1997, Vol. 49, No. 4, pp.
seed oil contains omega-4 fatty acid found in some meats. Important news
for vegetarians. Vegetarian Times, July 1997, No. 239, pp.
(14) CARROT POWDER
A or retinoic acid, found in carrots may block cancer in the body University
of Texas in Houston reported finding strong evidence that vitamin A can
fight cancer by making tumor cells self destruct..." Cancer Weekly
Plus, April 27,1998
can also boost immune system functions, help solve skin disorders, and
help treat cancer. Newsletter-People's Medical Society, Oct.
1998, Vol. 17, Issue 4, p. 7
(15) WALNUTS and
WALNUT OIL Junglans regia
effects in health and in the control of chronic disease. American Journal
of Clinical Nutrition, Sept. 1999, Vol. 70, Iss. 3, p. 560
and walnut oil contains essential unsaturated fats that are good for the
brain. A scientific study performed by John T. Bernert Jr. Ph.D. and Waren
S. Browner, M.D., studied 192 men with incident stroke. The phospholipid
fatty acid levels were measured as a percentage of total fatty acids to
weigh their association with incident stroke. The results suggested that
higher serum levels of linolenic acid found in walnuts and walnut oil significantly
reduced the risk of stroke in middle-aged men who were originally at high-risk
for cardiovascular disease. Stroke, 1995, Vol. 26: pp. 778-782
Vitamins in Walnuts include thiamin, vitamin B6, and folic acid.
contain a high level of selenium (as do sunflowers). Studies have
proved that "selenium can lift the spirits." Those who consume cashews
and other foods rich in selenium reported feeling significantly more clearheaded
and in a better mood than they did before consumption. Agricultural
Research, Oct. 1995, Vol. 43, No. 10, pp. 19
has also been related to cancer prevention. Cashews are also rich in zinc
a mineral often researched as a cure for the common cold. Consumers
Reports on Health, Nov. 1997, Vol. 9, No. 11, .121-124
improve the health and the shine of the hair. They reduce the chance of
dry scalp, lackluster strands, and split ends. (See also, sunflower seeds)
Times, April 1999, p. 96 (1)
in Almonds inhibited tumor cell growth in culture, and two phytochemicals,
the flavonoids, quercetin and kaempferol, were found to suppress lung and
prostate tumor cell growth. Food Ingredient News, May 1998,
Vol. 6 No. 5
can help lower total cholesterol. Natural Health, Jan 1999,
Vol. 29, Iss. 1, p. 142
almonds and filberts, pecans are effective in fighting heart disease and
have been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Science News,
Nov. 21, 1998, Vol. 154 Iss. 21, pp. 328-331
(19) FILBERTS or
almonds and pecans, filberts are effective in fighting Heart disease and
have been shown to help lower blood cholesterol levels. Science News,
Nov. 21, 1998, Vol. 154, Iss. 21, pp. 328-331
contain 3.2 times more calcium than other fruits - enough, they say, to
promote strong, healthy bones. U.S. News & World Report,
27, 1998, Vol. 124, No. 16, p. 10
(21) BEET POWDER
sugars help cultivate friendly bacteria in the intestines and fight cholesterol.
Ingredient News, Dec. 1998, Vol. 6, No. 12
(22) ACEROLA CHERRY
cherries, also know as Barbados cherries, grow in tropical climates and
are a rich source of vitamin C. They contain a higher level of vitamin
C per serving than an other fruit.
(23) CAROB POWDER
in avoiding digestive problems. Carob is an astringent herb especially
helpful in treating diarrhea in children. Carob is one of the very richest
non-meat calcium sources. It is said to be the food that sustained John
the Baptist in the desert for 40 days.
to researchers at Michigan State University, adding cherries to hamburger
meat retards spoilage and reduce the formation of suspected cancer causing
compounds known as HAAs (heterocyclic aromatic amines). Cancer
Weekly Plus, Dec. 28, 1998
are being studied for their help in the prevention of cancer. According
to Dr. Daniel Nixon, head of the raspberry research at the Hollings Cancer
Center "our initial study shows some tantalizing results." Cancer
Weekly Plus, Jan. 18, 1999
conclude that a diet rich in blueberry extract reversed some loss of balance
and coordination, and improved short-term memory (experiment done on rats).
Blueberries are being studied more closely by researchers for their documented
anti-aging potential (experiment on humans). Food Ingredient News,
Sept. 1999, Vol. 7, No. 9
and cranberries have been proven to help in protecting the urinary tract
against infections. Food Ingredient News, Nov. 1998, Vol.
6, No. 11