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87% of the world's population do not consume enough fruit and veg

The majority of the world's population, up to 87 percent, do not consume enough fruits and vegetables, and their intake is characterised by a lack of variety and quality, according to a study which counted with the participation of more than 200 thousand people from 52 countries.The Global Report on.....

Large businesses can help Britain's fruit and veg consumption increase

Business Green reports they've just taken a very important step in encouraging the UK to eat more vegetables. They're pledging to increase the overall percentage of fruits and vegetables served in their in-house restaurants from 16% to 20% of meals by the end of 2018.It's the combination of incremental change.....

Vietnamese parents worried about pesticides found in school food

Parents in the capital city of Vietnam are worried about their children’s health after plant protection residues were found in vegetable samples at the Hoang Liet Kindergarten in Hoang Mai District last week.Tran Quy Thai, Vice Chairman of the Hoang Mai District People’s Committee, said that on October 19, he.....

"I Love Avocados" capitalizes on heart health certification in new campaign

Using the tag-line 'We Love Avocados with all our Heart', I Love Avocado's new digital campaign is a follow up to the brand’s recent Heart-Check certification by the American Heart Association. This designation certifies that the I Love Avocados brand meets strict dietary criteria for heart-healthy foods.The.....

Researchers use Cucumber mosaic virus to create vaccine against Alzheimer's

Research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease.Scientists led by Dundee’s Dr John Foerster and Oxford’s Professor.....

Researchers evaluate whether cranberries positively affect gut health

Researchers from the University of WisconsinMadison evaluated whether one simple addition to the diet (one handful-a-day of sweetened dried cranberries) could positively influence the gut microbiome.Given the emerging knowledge that many biological functions, including immunity and disease-fighting.....

Antitumoural action of mango leaf demonstrated

Researchers from the Tumour Immunology group at the University of Jaén (UJA) and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology at the University of Cadiz have demonstrated the antitumoural action on breast cancer cells of extracts obtained from mango leaves.The project, as reported by the UJA,.....

New study suggests mushrooms could help with weight loss

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests.The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals."As with previous published.....

New research suggests eating sprouts may make breast cancers treatable.

A new research suggests that eating sprouts and drinking green tea can make aggressive breast cancers treatable.According to the study, the compounds present in cruciferous vegetables, such as sprouts, and in green tea can 'turn off' genes for ER-negative forms of the disease.All breast cancers are either.....

Grapes may lead to a cure for COPD.

The lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is on the rise, but grapes have been linked to a new cure.Lung disease is any problem with this vital organ that stops them from working properly.One type is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - commonly abbreviated to COPD - which is diagnosed.....

Broccoli can help prevent intestinal problems

Scientists at Penn State University have found that regular consumption of broccoli or other vegetables such as cabbage or Brussels sprouts may be beneficial in preventing intestinal problems, according to the results of a study in mice, which have been published in the Journal of Functional Foods."There are.....