Health

Recent findings on health benefits of nuts and dried fruits

Nuts and dried fruits have been part of the human diet since prehistoric times. They are nutrient-rich foods and constitute an excellent means to deliver health-promoting bioactive compounds. As such, they serve as important healthful snack items, besides being part of many traditional and new recipes of…

Treating eczema with Indian strawberry

What are some of the main causes of eczema? Some people are convinced that environmental pollution and allergic pollens can cause eczema in humans, besides high-stress levels…

Trying to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease

Post-Brexit farming should focus on fruit and veg

According to a new analysis, published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, that looked at the potential impacts of changes to agricultural policy as the UK leaves the European Union, it might be a good thing to earmark more land for growing fruits and vegetables after Brexit, as this could…

Asoex monitors impact of coronavirus on exports to China

The Coronavirus broke out in China, one of Chile's most important fruit markets, during the Spring Festival. In response, the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (Asoex) has…

Due to coronavirus outbreak

Imported cherries stranded at wholesale markets in China

A popular fruit during the Spring Festival, cherries have been selling well almost every year. However, this year's outbreak of coronavirus has suddenly made the lively fruit…

Korla Pear supports affected areas in Hubei

Korla Pear cooperates with Pagoda to donate 10,000 pears

Wuhan is not the only city in Hubei. Other nearby cities are equally affected by the outbreak of the corona virus. The Korla Pear Association in Bayin'guolong, Xinjiang, is cooperating with Pagoda to donate more than 5,000 pears to more than 30 hospitals in Huanggang, Xiaogan, Yichang, Ezhou, and…

Partnership between Love One Today and Walk with a Doc

Love for avocados in combination with walking improves heart health

In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 80% of premature heart disease and strokes are preventable,1 Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®…

CPMA expands Half Your Plate nutrition resources for health professionals

CPMA’s library of nutrition resources for health professionals is growing. Newly developed Half Your Plate resources are now available through the Half Your Plate Health…

Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore from Nutrition Research Australia:

"Tan your mushies, not your skin"

Bathing your mushrooms in the sun before eating increases their vitamin D content by nearly eightfold, according to new Hort Innovation funded research that summarises the health effects of the popular fungi. Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore from Nutrition Research Australia says exposing just five button…

Foods containing Flavonol may reduce dementia risks

According to a study published this week in the journal Neurology, an antioxidant found in nearly all fruits and vegetables -as well as in tea- may help prevent Alzheimer’s…

Capscium chlorosis virus transmitted by weeds and thrips

Capscium chlorosis virus (CaCV) is a Tospovirus responsible of significant economic losses in capsicums, chillies and tomatoes in Hawaii, Australia, India and South East Asia.…

Spanish researchers study the anticancer properties of broccoli

Broccoli continues to bring good news. In addition to its nutritional properties, widely documented in numerous studies, we must also consider its potential to prevent…

"So far our exports are carried out normally"

Chile monitors fruit export to China due to coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak in China, one of the main markets for Chilean fruit, has forced the Association of Fruit Exporters of Chile AG (Asoex) to monitor the export of fresh Chilean fruits to Asian markets. The disease, according to the entity, has not yet generated problems in the flow of fruit…

Watching cooking shows might motivate kids to eat healthier

A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior claimed that children that often watch cooking programs come across healthy foods more often. This meant that they were over twice as likely to choose healthy snack as children who watched a cooking show featuring unhealthy…

Coronavirus no direct threat for Fruit Logistica Berlin

The coronavirus is spreading quickly in China, and is now also as reaching other countries. Three cases have been confirmed in Germany since last Monday, it is the second…

Bok choy - the next vegetable trend

Kigali has very many Chinese restaurants, and some people have probably come across cabbages, such as green, Savoy, red, Napa, bok choy, and Brussels sprouts, or cabbage on…

Eating fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of depression

About 265 million people worldwide suffer from depression. It is, however, one of the most preventable health issues. That is, according to the World Health Organization.…

Are fruit and veg too expensive?

New Zealand wants to drop regional obesity rates

In New Zealand's Bay of Plenty, more than two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese. It was reported this week that the cost of fruit and veg prices jumped 2.1 per…

Try eating more nuts, kiwis, cherries or lettuce

Eat healthy, sleep better

Studies have confirmed that various food stuffs (lettuce, nuts, kiwis, cherries, and much more) increase sleep duration and sleep quality. A recent study from researchers at the University of Extremadura confirmed this for cherries, for instance. These researchers found that melatonin levels in their test groups increased…

LGMA steps up efforts to improve safety

CDC and FDA declared multiple romaine lettuce e. Coli outbreaks over

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local partners, previously reported on Dec. 12 that public…

CPMA announcement:

Half Your Plate Partnership with 2020 Olympic team qualifier Florence Maheu

CPMA is delighted to announce a new partnership with 2020 Olympic team qualifier in kayak, Florence Maheu. Maheu will be promoting the Half Your Plate initiative in competition on her boat and in her day-to-day activities through her personal social media. Florence Maheu, of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield,…

New Zealand study - Auckland University of Technology:

“Bigger bodies need bigger servings of vegetables”

A new study from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) suggests the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables should be in direct proportion to body size. In…

St. Louis University research

Common Indian fruit might be helpful in fighting cancer

According to recent research, the Asian karela fruit -also known as the bitter melon- shows promise in slowing the progression of cancer. It has properties that prevent cancer…

How do carrots affect your vision?

Carrots being good for the eyes is a well-known fact. It is something we have grown up learning, and there is even scientific evidence to back this claim. But, how did this…

Prof Julie Lovegrove - University of Reading

Eating two apples daily for eight weeks can lower 'bad' cholesterol

Eating two apples a day may reduce people's risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, experts found. When 40 people with slightly high cholesterol ate two large apples a day for eight weeks, it lowered their levels of 'bad' cholesterol by almost four per cent. Experts believe a type of fibre found in…

St Louis University

A look at the karela in relation to cancer research

Recent research seems to indicate that the Asian fruit known as the karela or bitter melon shows promise in slowing the progression of cancer. It has properties that prevent…

Survey finds blueberries are no. 1 recommended fruit by US dietitians

A new survey of 201 U.S.-based registered dietitians (RDs) revealed that blueberries are their No. 1 recommended fruit. The survey from the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council…

Cardiologist Geoffrey Barnes:

"Study shows how lack of Vitamin K can lead to decline in cognitive functions"

According to a new study in the journal Nutrients, adults with better levels of vitamin K performed better on cognitive tests. So it is not just kids that need to eat their…

Mushrooms as medicine

“No pills, but bell peppers,” is a great idea proposed by general practitioner, Tamara de Weijer. It is getting a lot of media attention too. It is, however, not just bell peppers that can be found in stores as a ‘pill substitute’, but also Vitamin D-enriched mushrooms. This is the first fresh produce product that can prove a…

Chili pepper compound might slow down lung cancer metastasis

A new study, run by Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D., from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV, seems to find that capsaicin, the spicy compound…

Assistant professor Kameron Moding, PhD - University of Colorado:

“Food sold in pouches has lower nutritional value than food in jars”

According to a new study, led by researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, infant and toddler foods sold in pouches have lower nutritional value…

E.coli recall in US

"Outbreaks like these are another confirmation that the future of the industry will be indoors"

The FDA has not yet linked any specific romaine lettuce grower, supplier, distributor, or brand to the E.coli outbreak in Salinas, California. Last week the outbreak spread further with 67 people reported sick in 19 states. Just like last year around Thanksgiving, the advice is not to eat Romaine…


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