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Trying to stop unhealthy eating habits

Scottish doctors want school children to get free fruit and veg

Doctors say every primary school pupil in Scotland should be given a free daily portion of fruit or veg, in an attempt to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis. The British Medical Association (BMA) Scotland is also calling for the Scottish Government to start restricting junk food promotions.Ministers are.....

Eating grapes can ward off depression, according to study

Including grapes in your diet may have a positive impact on your mental health. Researchers have found that certain grape-derived compounds might be developed for the treatment of depression. The results, published online in the journal Nature Communications, indicate that these natural compounds may reduce.....


Winner of Monthly Fresh Health Award announced

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is proud to announce Execulytics Consulting as the winner of the Monthly Fresh Health Award. The company has shown great dedication in spreading the Half Your Plate message to customers by engaging on social media and featuring the brand prominently on their.....

Kenyan study from Nnamdi Azikiwe University

African star apple prevents malaria in pregnant women

In a new study, researchers found that the pulp juice and seed of the African star apple contain chemical substances that possess both suppressive and curative properties for malaria. This could benefit many, especially pregnant women.Pregnant women are at increased risk for malaria infection. Commonly,.....

Community advocacy group wins award for promoting healthy eating

The Produce Moms brand has picked up an award for their work promoting fresh fruits and vegetables. TPM has been recognized as Best Healthy Eating Advocacy Enterprise for their work by Global Health & Pharma’s 2018 Private Healthcare Awards.Lori Taylor“This award was especially meaningful to The Produce.....

Pakistan researchers discovering genetic secrets of mangoes

At the Mohammad Ali Jinnah University in Islamabad, a research team has been sequencing some of the genes involved in the aroma, taste and colour of the Langra (Pakistan), Zill (China), Shelly (Israel) and Kent (Mexico) mangoes. The aim of the comparative study of different mango varieties was to find the.....

US AARP recommendations

Mind your brain health by focusing on berries, nuts and salads

Always promoting a healthier diet, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is citing some research that suggest certain foodstuffs will help people retain their mental sharpness.The AARP’s Global Council on Brain Health has released a report examining the impact of diet on adults 50 and older:.....

American study warns:

If every person went meat-free there would be a public health disaster

A new report from the US National Academy of Sciences suggests that if the US were to go full vegan, it would be a disaster. The study was intended to look at the impact of the meat industry on greenhouse gas emissions, and consequently asked what would happen if every person in the US fully embraced meat-free.....

Poland: Auchan participating in fruit and veg promotion project

The Auchan Foundation is funding the "Health Basket" project submitted by the Simply supermarket in Tarnów, Auchan Tarnów and the Małopolska Empatia Foundation. The aim of the project is to show young people how important healthy eating and a balanced diet are. As part of the project, 12 different fruits.....

US study: Curcumin improves memory and mood

According to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers, daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss.The research, published online January 19th in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, examined the effects of a.....

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Air quality Europe

Europe seems to be divided by the air we breathe in the East and the West. Click here for larger image.

Taipei nutritionist dispels online rumours

Tomatoes safe to eat on empty stomach

Online rumours that eating tomatoes on an empty stomach is dangerous have now been rejected by a nutritionist. Suggestions were floating around that astringents in tomatoes could harden and block the digestive tract when interacting with stomach acids. These are unfounded, said Changhua Christian Hospital.....

TV Tip:

Germany: "ZDFzoom" - The true cost of the perfect apple

The apple is considered the favorite fruit of the Germans - every year each of us eats 19 kilos of them, on average. "ZDFzoom" reports on the trend towards the apple as a lifestyle product on Wednesday, January 24 2018, at 10:45 pm, in "The True Cost of the Perfect Apple". "ZDFzoom" takes a look at the concept.....

Figuring out how potassium lowers blood pressure

International team researches bananas

High blood pressure kills an estimated 7.5 million people worldwide each year. But doctors have known since early in the 20th century that potassium lowers blood pressure. Now a team of six international doctors and researchers, including a team at Oregon Health & Science University, have five years and a.....

China: GDP growth accelerates as middle class shifts to healthier food

China’s GDP growth accelerated for first time since 2010. It grew by 6.9 percent in 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In nominal terms, the GDP increased by 11.2 percent for a total value of RMB 82.7 trillion (US$ 12.86 trillion).The stronger-than-expected performance brings to an end six.....

Obese mothers often pass dietary impacts to offspring

Powerful antioxidant can possibly halt or prevent fatty liver disease

As obesity continues to rise in the U.S., non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has become a major public health issue, increasingly leading to cancer and liver transplants. Now, new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus has discovered that a powerful antioxidant found in kiwi.....

Leafy greens grower continues partnership with nutrition expert in 2018

As grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens, WP Rawl maintains their commitment to educate consumers on getting back to eating fresh, wholesome ingredients in 2018 by continuing their partnership with registered dietitian and three-time New York Times best-selling author, Cynthia Sass.The partnership.....