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Berries and leafy veg: top heart health foods

Nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., president and founder of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, is one of 12 authors of “Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies” in the March 7, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, which recommends whole food, plant-based.....

More fruit & veg could save 400,000 lives a year in the US

Unhealthy eating habits have been blamed for more than 400,000 US deaths a year due to heart disease and related illnesses according to a new study.The problem is twofold: Americans are eating too much salty, fatty and sugary fare, and not enough fruit, vegetables and whole grains, experts said at a meeting.....

More fruit & veg could save 400,000 lives a year in the US

Unhealthy eating habits have been blamed for more than 400,000 US deaths a year due to heart disease and related illnesses according to a new study.The problem is twofold: Americans are eating too much salty, fatty and sugary fare, and not enough fruit, vegetables and whole grains, experts said at a meeting.....

Unpeeled fruit & vegetables are better for your health

When preparing vegetables like carrots and potatoes and even fruits like pears and apples many cut off the skin due to their flavor or just out of habit. Carolyn Brown, M.S., R.D., a nutritionist at Foodtrainers in New York City however, is encouraging people to keep the skins on as it can be much.....

Study suggests fruit & veg can prevent COPD for smokers

Smokers and ex-smokers may significantly reduce their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by eating more fruit and vegetables, according to new research.The study, “Fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of COPD: a prospective cohort study of men,” appeared in the journal.....

Lack of fruits and vegetables increases global heart disease burden

Globally, increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables could save millions of years lost to disability and premature death from heart disease, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific.....

Switching varieties could remedy tomato allergy

There is only a very small proportion of the population who may be allergic, and the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust may have the solution - change your tomato!The trust has been researching the potential health benefits of some heritage tangerine tomatoes.In 2015 they sent seeds to France for trialling.....

42% of Kentucky adults not eating enough fruit and vegetbales

A new statewide polls finds 42 percent of Kentucky adults say they aren’t getting the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables mostly due to costs of healthy foods which make them inaccessible to some low-income households.Nearly one-quarter of low-income earning adults said they didn’t have easy.....