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DE-STRESS YOUR PIGS WITH A WATERMELON DIET

Antioxidant-rich melon extract may ease stress:

Pig study 23.07.2010

Farmers are feeding melons to pigs to reduce their stress levels. A daily supplement of an antioxidant-rich melon extract may lower levels of stress proteins in the gut, according to a French study with piglets. The melon-extract is a rich source of the antioxidant, superoxide dismutase. Dubbed ‘the enzyme of life’ when first discovered in 1968, it is the first antioxidant mobilised by cells for defence. It is thought to be more powerful than antioxidant vitamins as it activates the body’s production of its own antioxidants.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

November 23rd, 2010
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, FOOD DRINK, Pigs, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , , ,

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