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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.....

WHO report on obesity

Lidl Germany takes steps to deal with unhealthy diet choices

According to a joint study of the WHO and Imperial College London, published on World Obesity Day, the number of obese children has increased dramatically in the last decades. The data also shows that many German children are overweight.Lidl Germany is aware of this negative trend and has taken several steps;.....

Survey finds European families are struggling to afford fruit and veg

This World Food Day (16th October 2017) a new survey by YouGov, on behalf of Kelloggs, has revealed that there is a growing crisis in family nutrition across Europe.The research which went out to a sample of over 8,000 people, including over 2,500 parents of children 18 and under - across France, Germany,.....

Blueberries may help improve attention in children, says study

Primary school children could show better attention by consuming flavonoid-rich blueberries, following a study conducted by the University of Reading.In a paper published in Food & Function, a group of 7-10 year olds who consumed a drink containing wild blueberries or a matched placebo and were tested on.....

Cape Town buys the most fruit & veg in South Africa

Cape Town is one of the healthiest cities in South Africa and buys the most fruit and vegetables according to new findings.This was revealed in the Discovery Vitality ObeCity Index 2017‚ released on Wednesday‚ which presents the latest insights on weight status as measured by Body Mass Index and waist.....

Multi-year campaign co-founded by United Fresh Start Foundation

Salad Bars provided to over 5,000 schools

In just seven years, Salad Bars to Schools, a public private partnership founded by United Fresh Start Foundation, Whole Foods Market, Chef Ann Foundation and the National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, has given salad bars to more than 5,000 schools, investing over $12 million across all 50 states and.....

China: "Fruit and vegetable hot spring" scenic area opened!

During the holidays, the Henan Luoyang hot spring scenic area opened. In the water of these springs, many kinds of fruit can be found, like apples, lemons, oranges, cucumbers and eggplants. The orange spring is very popular amongst tourists, where they can both soak and eat. The oranges in the water help to.....

France releases list of best fruit & veg for October

The French ministry of agriculture has recommended a list of the best fruit and vegetables you should eat to be healthier, protect the environment, and save money this October.The seasonal list is a way for the ministry to alert French shoppers to the importance of consuming healthy food that will not break.....

Bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes, says study

A new study has found that eating bananas can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.The potassium in the fruit combats the hardening and ­narrowing of arteries, scientists discovered. The vital mineral — which spuds, broccoli and sprouts are also rich in — was found to aid blood flow to the heart and brain.....

Scottish aren't eating their five servings of fruit and veg a day

Scotland consumed three portions per day on average in 2016, with consumption having ranged from 3.1 to 3.3 since 2003, the Scottish Health Survey 2016 found.Only one in five (20%) of adults who responded ate the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables the previous day, the joint lowest percentage.....

Belgium's new food pyramid encourages fruit & veg but warns against meat

Belgium has introduced a new food pyramid that flips the old version on its head.Courtesy of Vlaams Instituut Gezond LevenWater, fruits, vegetables, tofu, and noodles get top billing—and steak sits at the bottom of the graphic.Bacon, pepperoni, and other deli meats don’t make it onto the pyramid at all;.....

Is fresh, dried or frozen fruit better for you?

“Eat more fruit and vegetables” is one of the most common recommendations we hear when we’re encouraged to eat healthily. Fruits and vegetables come in many different forms these days however, from fresh, frozen, dried and even freeze dried. So when trying to eat healthier, which type is best?The idea that.....

Broccoli helps improve visual health

Scientists and nutritionists are encouraging an increase in the consumption of broccoli to help improve our eye's health and, specifically, to avoid retinitis pigmentosa, a group of chronic eye diseases of genetic origin and degenerative that affects about 20,000 people in Spain.A poor diet that does not.....

Macadamia shells could be used to help treat poisonings

Scientists have discovered that macadamia nut shells could be a powerful tool for Australian hospitals to use in the treatment of poisonings.Funded by Hort Innovation, and conducted by Murdoch University, the new research shows that crushed macadamia shells could be more efficient than traditional charcoal in.....