Health

Five superfoods that might lower cancer risk

While there is no sure-shot way to prevent cancer, a healthy lifestyle consists of having a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean meat, and cutting down consumption of alcohol and smoking can do wonders in reducing the risk of certain cancers. When it comes to cancer, prevention is better…

South Carolina schools to receive $3.1 million worth of locally grown food

South Carolina students will be eating more food grown by local farmers. To that end, a partnership has been created, involving the South Carolina Department of Agriculture…

Implementation of EU school fruit, vegetable and milk schedule impacted by Covid pandemic

Yesterday, the European Commission published an evaluation support study of the EU school fruit, vegetables and milk scheme. The school scheme supports the distribution of…

Study indicates eating grapes will help combat high cholesterol

In a lot of cases having high cholesterol is caused by lifestyle factors such as eating unhealthily, not exercising enough, smoking and drinking too much. For this reason, it…

Coupled with growing adoption of healthy diets by the consumers

Superfruit market in Latin America registers growth due to rise in demand for functional foods & beverages

A new report by Informes de Expertos titled, ‘Latin America Superfruit Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, gives an in-depth analysis of the market, assessing it based on…

The many health benefits of avocados

Studies have confirmed that avocados contain a hearty dose of important nutrients, such as fiber, good fats, potassium, and vitamin K. That’s why there are several avocado…

Medicinal mushrooms the next big trend?

Certain types of functional fungi, namely medicinal mushrooms, are seemingly the next big wellness trend, but the use of medicinal mushrooms goes back to the neolithic period.…

Co-workers can influence healthy eating choices

The workplace can encourage a more wholesome lifestyle in employees regarding the consumption of healthy foods like fruit and vegetables, but it does not prompt them to…

Yams good for health: enhance brain function, eases menopause symptoms

Yams, a popular tuber vegetable that originated in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, with 95% grown in Africa, is good for our health. It can also help to ease symptoms of…

Regular intake of African wild lettuce, tomatoes aids healthy prostate

A medical doctor in Nigeria has advised especially men to regularly include African wild lettuce and tomatoes in their diets to ensure a healthy prostate. Dr Ralph Oduwole,…

CSO Italy project promotes solutions

Consumption of fruit and vegetables: 90% of Americans below the amount recommended

Is the constant consumption of fruit and vegetables in the US still a dream? According to the IFPA, which has just ended in Orlando, Florida, it would seem so. 90% of Americans below the WHO recommended amount (3.4 servings per day), although research has found that over 75% of consumers overwhelmingly…

Compound derived from baby spinach is promising in treatment of atopic dermatitis

A recent study found that a novel compound, derived from baby spinach leaves, has yielded improvements in efficacy in adults with atopic dermatitis. Charles Lynde, MD, of…

US research aims to reduce Salmonella risks for bulb onions

Joy Waite-Cusic from Oregon State University is heading a project titled “Assessing the potential for production practices to impact dry bulb onion safety.” Vijay Joshi with…

International experts recommend nuts and dried fruits as part of a healthy diet

From October 20-21, 2022, the world's leading researchers gathered for NUTS 2022 to discuss the current and future of health research on nuts and dried fruits. NUTS 2022 was a…

Norfolk prostate cancer study finds place for broccoli in reducing progression

Researchers have shown that a compound derived from broccoli linked to reducing the risk and progression of prostate cancer accumulates in prostate tissue, providing evidence…

Sweet potatoes can be your healthy snack for weight loss

Sweet potatoes, when boiled and eaten with the skin, can provide approximately 4 grams of fibre for every 100 grams. They provide satiety and fullness, which means it takes…

Schools obtained more fruits and vegetables through USDA Foods after school meal nutrition standards were updated in 2012

About 100,000 U.S. public and private nonprofit schools participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), which served about 4.9 billion lunches in fiscal year 2019. The majority of foods served through the NSLP are bought through typical market channels, such as foodservice distributors, with…

Compound is derived from banana fruit

Therapy derived from a banana protein might work against SARS-CoV-2

A paper in Cell Reports Medicine details the efficacy of H84T-BanLec against all known human-infecting coronaviruses. This includes MERS (the original SARS) and SARS-CoV2,…

Macquarie University research:

Study links depression to unhealthy diets

Urine tests have revealed a biological marker linked to depression is common in otherwise healthy young people who eat a Western-style diet that is high in fat, sugar and…

Pomegranate is a good fruit for weight loss

Typically, weight loss can be achieved by having a negative caloric balance. This simply means you need to spend more calories than you get into your body. Food consumption is…

New study reveals pistachios are an antioxidant powerhouse

Antioxidant-rich foods are regularly encouraged as part of a healthy lifestyle, and research suggests that a diet high in antioxidants may even help to reduce the risk of…

Recent study claims:

‘Chili peppers significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular and cancer-related deaths’

The chile was named a ‘pepper’ by Christopher Columbus during a Caribbean exploration when he assumed, based on the spicy taste, it was related to black pepper. Soon after…

New bill from Georgia's senator Ossoff aims to help schools buy fresh produce

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff is working to pass legislation that would help local farmers sell produce to schools. The senator claims he wants to make sure kids in Georgia…

After poisonings detected in recent days

Italy: Suspected mandrake contamination in loose and fresh-cut spinach

Last week, mandrake poisonings were recorded in the province of Naples, in Italy. As a precautionary measure, inspections and seizures of potentially contaminated and still unsold pallets of spinach were undertaken at the Naples wholesale market (CAAN). In the 152 crates of seized spinach, no poisonous…

Eating pears will improve your health

The pear is a tasty and sweet fruit that is often overlooked compared to other fruits. However, they are highly nutritious and may even contain both anticancer and…

New Boston University study:

'There is no association between potato consumption and elevated cardiometabolic disease risk'

A new study by Boston University researchers examined the influence of potatoes as part of overall diet and lifestyle patterns on cardiometabolic disease risk. They found no…

Japanese study confirms: Eating more fruit and vegetables increases longevity

A team of researchers from the National Cancer Center and Yokohama City University released findings to support the potential health effects of fruits and vegetables, which…

Intent on improving diet andreducing chronic diseases

FDA proposes updated definition of ‘healthy’ claim on food packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed updated criteria for when foods can be labeled with the nutrient content claim “healthy” on their packaging. This proposed…

Statement on new Food Is Medicine research initiative

'30% subsidy on fruit and veg would prevent more than 300,000 premature deaths from CVD'

Good food is the foundation of good health. Unfortunately, for far too many Americans -especially Black, Latino and Native Americans- affordable, nutritious food is out of…

Professor Penny Kris-Etherton, Penn State University:

'Eating one avocado a day might lower cholesterol levels'

According Professor Penny Kris-Etherton of Penn State University, eating an avocado per day for six months led to a decrease in dangerous cholesterol levels. Kris-Etherton is…

PBH

Produce for Better Health Foundation

PBH report addresses fruit and veg consumption habits

The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), is dedicated to helping consumers live happier, healthy lives by eating more fruits and vegetables, including fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, every single day. Consumers are largely aware that fruits and vegetables are healthy, correctly…

The Awards ceremony will be held on October 5 at 12:00 at Sakata Ibérica's stand in Fruit Attraction

The fourth edition of the Sakata Awards returns to Fruit Attraction to reward healthy eating

On October 5, Sakata Seed Ibérica's stand at Fruit Attraction will, once again, be visited by important celebrities from the world of communication, sports, nutrition, and cooking, among other sectors. "The seed multinational organizes this event each year to reward all those who give visibility and…

Offering your children vegetables at breakfast can help them live healthier

Consuming vegetables is important for the health and development of children. Several economically-developed countries have implemented public health strategies that promote…

Two-year study by Boise State University and University of Idaho

Wildfire Smoke’s Influence on potato crops under study

A two-year study by Boise State University and University of Idaho probes how wildfire smoke affects potato crops and seeks to identify smoke-resilient potato varieties. Farmers know potato crops grown during seasons of heavy, extended wildfire smoke generally have smaller yields and worse quality. Past…

The many health benefits of peaches, cherries and other stone fruits

There’s a lot of nutrition and flavor hiding out in one less-common yet easy-to-love family of fruits; stone fruits. Stone fruits are a category of fruits that have thin skin,…

Mission Produce’s founder shares personal story

Avocado grower and retailer roll out pink label to spread awareness for cancer

For nearly 20 years, Steve Barnard, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Mission Produce, has been donating to various cancer non-profit organizations and initiatives to support cancer research and prevention and provide support for families whose lives have been affected. In May 2020, Barnard’s…

Tufts University research:

'Low fruit and vegetable intake is killing about 3 million people each year'

Eating more fruits and veggies is an almost sure-fire way to prevent a heart attack. According to the preliminary results from a new study, inadequate consumption of fruit and…

Ghanaian public health specialist: Give children fruits and vegetables instead of snacks

Ms Esi Foriwa Amoaful, a Ghanaian public health specialist, has advised parents to replace artificial snacks with fruits and vegetables for their children. She expressed worry…

Is new potato milk a cure for hangovers?

A modern-day medicine man claims to be in the process of developing the world's first potato-based hangover cure. Idaho inventor Richard H. Davis, President and CEO of…

Governor Wolf announces $7 mln funding for free healthy snacks in Pennsylvania schools

Governor Tom Wolf has stated that 266 elementary schools will receive $7 million in grant funding to provide students with fresh fruit and vegetable snacks. The funding was…

21 mln inhabitants of the prefecture face lockdown

Chengdu hit with 570 confirmed cases of Covid

Infections are rising in Chengdu. As of Wednesday, Chengdu in Sichuan province had reported 570 confirmed Covid patients and 196 asymptomatic cases since the latest outbreak…


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