Health

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…

Texas A&M vice chancellor:

"Agriculture must battle chronic disease"

Urban residents making up some 80 percent of the U.S. population remain disconnected from agricultural food sources and are increasingly afflicted by nutrition and diet-related chronic disease, said Dr. Patrick Stover, Texas A&M University System vice chancellor and dean for agriculture and life…

Fruits may be beneficial for people with Crohn's disease or colitis

Strawberries to treat bowel disease?

Eating a handful of strawberries a day could help millions of people cope with inflammatory bowel disease. A study on mice has discovered eating just a few whole strawberries…

BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

‘Apples reverse ageing’

A study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine , revealed that the variety of apple grown in southern Italy called “the Annurca apple” has the potential to reduce the oxidative…

Penn State's College research

Button mushrooms as treatment against diabetes?

According to a team of US researchers, eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of…

Even bananas …and pineapples?!

UK experts: Eat skin of fruit and veg as well

UK experts want us to believe that eating the skin of fruit and veg could help improve your mood, make you look forever young ­(maybe) and even reduce the risks of cancer.…

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from the Francis Crick Institute shows. The research, published in Immunity, shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol – which is produced when we…

Scurvy makes comeback in the West

According to the British NHS, feeling very tired and weak all the time can be a sign of you being at risk of scurvy: a vitamin C deficiency. The disease, commonly associated…

Fewer than 1 in 10 Australians eats enough vegetables

The recently released Australia's Health 2018 report found more than 99 percent of children and 96 percent of adults don’t eat the recommended intake of five serves of vegetables a day. Further research also found that 7.8 million deaths across the globe have been attributed to low intake of vegetables.…

Singapore research:

‘Leafy greens not linked to reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes’

Leafy green vegetables are often cited as part of a healthy diet and numerous other studies have suggested that eating them to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.…

New York state to invest $1.5 million in 'Farm-To-School' lunch programs

New York state has decided to invest $1.5 million in additional funds in efforts to bring fresh, locally grown farm products to public schools in the coming school year.…

Innovative farmers take Zimbabwean food industry by storm

The trend for eating more healthily has seen rural farmers creating a number of innovative nutritional meals as well as drinks. Despite the dangers of obesity, many people consider fast food -chips, fried chicken and hamburgers- their favourite food. However, for some farmers in Makoni district, meal…

Compounds in 'monster' radish could help tame cardiovascular disease

Step aside carrots, onions and broccoli. The newest heart-healthy vegetable could be a gigantic, record-setting radish. In a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural…

Cyclospora parasite infections hit UK for fourth consecutive year

Public Health England is investigating an increase in Cyclospora infections for the fourth successive year. Up to early August, 57 cases had been reported in England, Scotland…

'Gamification' of normal life can reward positive behaviour

Videogame-strategy used to get children eating more fruit and veggies

"Gamification" is defined as the application of typical video game elements (reward systems, point gathering, etc.) to other life activities. Dr. Bordieri visited the Sounds…

FDA says cattle feedlot could be to blame for E. coli in canal water used on romaine

Outbreak investigators say a cattle feedlot near a canal providing water to growing regions in Arizona is a key element in their hypothesis about the source of E. coli that…

Study ties Kenyan obesity increase to supermarket food

A fresh study now links the two, saying the rapid rise in the number of supermarkets is one of the factors that contribute to unhealthy eating habits that cause obesity.…


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