Health

Medical University of Warsaw research:

‘Regular vegetable intake keeps heart healthy’

If everyone on the planet ate a healthy fiber-rich diet which includes vegetables, there wouldn't be as many instances of heart disease. New research at the Medical University of Warsaw…

Nutritionists point at amazing property of avocado

In short, avocados help to burn fat. Experienced nutritionists seem convinced that people can quickly lose weight without exercise and strict diets. According to nutritionists, excess fat…

New technology takes 87% of sugars out of fruit juice

This Wednesday was World Diabetes Day. What better time could there have been for the founder of a juice company to claim he has found a successful way to remove 87% of sugar…

New Australian research:

Eating green vegetables helps prevent fall injuries

According to the Australian Dietary Guideline recommendation for seniors, you should eat two servings of fruit and five of vegetables every day. Alas, only 8% of seniors…

Health benefits of eating black grapes with seeds

According to apherald.com there are three main health benefits to eating black grapes. It improves brain function Regular consumption of black grapes helps to improve concentration, memory and…

Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria on fresh produce

Resistant germs: Can raw food and lettuce be health risks?

Salads are popular foods for people who strive to eat a balanced and healthy diet. These consumption goods are often being sold pre-cut and packaged in plastic containers.…

Fight disease with an anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation is the body’s response to illnesses including infections or injuries. When you get an injury, the immune system sends an increased number of white blood cells to the area to fight off the bacteria. This then results into healing. There are several chronic inflammatory diseases however, such as arthritis,…

A healthy alternative to antibiotics

The world is facing "one of the biggest threats to modern medicine." In fact, a recently conducted study says by 2050, thousands of people all around the globe will die…

Grapefruits – 5 health benefits

Grapefruits are common as an ingredient of a healthy breakfast. Some people call this one of the most nutritious of the citrus fruits, as it includes essential nutrients such as potassium, lycopene,…

Immunology professor O’Mahony:

‘There is a link between eating fruit & veg and risk of asthma and allergies”

Giving children plenty of fruit, vegetables, butter, and yoghurt in the first year of life could protect them against asthma and allergies later in life, according to new…

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Hass Avocado Board participates in FNCE 2018

In its sixth year, Love One Today®, the Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) initiative to advance the nutrition science behind avocado consumption, hangs its hat on another year exhibiting at the 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) in Washington D.C. HAB…

Seed researcher and producer raises money in heart and stroke walks

During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks, including a special Sakata coordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association. On the morning of October 20th, Sakata Seed America staff, friends…

This is how eating mangoes might cure wrinkly skin

Who needs botox?

A study in UC Davis’ dermatology and nutrition departments is testing the effect a mango-rich diet has on facial wrinkles and redness in postmenopausal women. Click here for a short clip

The Chiquita blue sticker turns pink for a good cause!

200 million Chiquita bananas will be wearing the special pink-colored sticker. For the whole month of October, Chiquita’s iconic Blue Sticker will turn bright pink to contribute to raise awareness on the pressing topic of breast cancer. Many people have been touched by this illness  and Chiquita is committed…

Omani women use cherimoya to develop remedy against hair loss

Three women from Oman claim to have successfully developed a hair cream that reduces hair loss and thinning of the scalp. They used their uncles as guinea pigs to ensure that the cream works. The women students from the Higher College of Technology, Heba Al Ghafri, Sharifa Al Qaitaiti, and Faiza Al Khatiri, helped create…

Vers+ kicks off with a special personalized dinner based on DNA analysis

Horticulture initiative focuses on nutrients: "Healthy food makes you feel better"

Not invited to the special tailor-made dinner with which the horticultural initiative vers+ (fresh+) was started? Not to worry, because if it is up to the initiators, this is the future. A future in which everyone in time will receive tailor-made nutrition based on personal dietary needs. The Dutch…

80% of retailers rally together to drive up veg consumption in UK

More than 80% of the UK grocery market has come together to boost vegetable consumption in the UK. Major retailers Aldi, Asda, and Waitrose join Co-op, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and…

Pumpkin donuts for Halloween

October means Halloween is just around the corner – complete with an endless array of temping treats. This month, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt is taking the guilt out of Halloween snacking…

Fruity beauty: Use of fruit in personal care products increases 10.7%

The use of fruit ingredients in beauty and personal care products is on the rise, says specialty ingredients supplier Cornelius. Fruit ingredients used in personal care…

New French research:

‘Agroecology can feed Europe pesticide-free in 2050’

European agriculture can phase out pesticides, reduce its impacts on climate and biodiversity while ensuring food security for Europeans, French researchers Pierre-Marie…

Cassava virus breaks out in Zambia

‘Cassava brown streak virus’ is a plant disease that is characterized by patches of yellow mixed with the normal green color on the leaves of cassava plants. This Monday, Zambian Agriculture Minister…

Chiquita launches Pink Sticker program this October

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chiquita said it will continue its support of the American Cancer Society® (ACS) with a $150,000 contribution. Women are…

Tour de Fresh brings 46 more salad bars to U.S. schools in its 5th year

Celebrating five years of success, Tour de Fresh presented by the California Giant Foundation, continues to support Salad Bars to Schools in a big way – this year, by bringing 46 salad bars to four school districts across the country. Tour de Fresh 2018 Nearly 50 cyclists came together July 23-26 to ride…

University of Sheffield study

Tomatoes could hold the key for infertility problems

Leading UK researchers are investigating lycopene, the nutrient that makes tomatoes red, as a treatment for poor sperm quality. Lycopene is poorly absorbed from tomatoes, but…

Nestlé Research ‘Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study’

‘French Fries: No. 1 vegetable toddlers consume’

More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat, French fries are the No. 1 vegetable consumed. By age two, many children have preferences and eating…

Trying fruit and veggie ideas in school lunches

A new school year means the return to routine – and the challenge that goes along with that. Parents report that one task that tends to get long in the tooth quickly is keeping up with a menu of interesting school lunch ideas. Hectic schedules and daily chaos seem to zap creativity, leaving many to…

UK: 3.7 million children live in households that can't afford a healthy diet

New analysis " Affordability of the Eatwell Guide " from independent think tank the The Food Foundation finds that around 3.7 million children in the UK are part of families…

Camu-camu, an exotic fruit that could help tackle obesity

The Myrciaria dubia , an exotic fruit grown in Bolivia commonly known as camu-camu, has proven effective in preventing obesity in mice, which gives doctors hope to be able to…


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