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Shannon Illingworth explains why lettuce and spinach keeps getting contaminated with E. Coli

GP Solutions, announced that company founder, Shannon Illingworth, is speaking out about the prevalence of contamination found in food, through his new organization named,…

Grape consumption helps counter UV damage to skin

A recent human study published in the scientific journal Antioxidants found that consuming grapes protected against ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin.¹ Study subjects showed…

Eating green leafy vegetables might reduce risk of fractures later in life

A large-scale study by Edith Cowan University’s Nutrition and Health Innovation Research Institute indicates that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K1 have up to a 31…

Green apples, red apples: Which one is more nutritious ?

As is well-know, apples are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, pectin, and quercetin that help to protect the cells in the body from oxidative damage. This fruit is also…

Kyung Hee University research:

'Diet rich in vegetables, whole grains and beans can decrease bowel cancer risk'

It might be that a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, beans and lentils can cut the risk of bowel cancer in men by more than 20 percent. A new study on 79,952 men in the…

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…


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