New University of Michigan study

Fruits and vegetables could help young adults improve sleep

Increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables could help young adults sleep better, especially young women, a new University of Michigan study shows. Young adults who reported consuming less than five servings of fruits and vegetables per day reported a high prevalence of chronic insomnia symptoms,…

Orange juice not associated with weight gain in children

New research shows no adverse association between change in body mass index (BMI) and consumption of 100% orange juice (OJ) among older children. The four-year study published…

Onions in vogue in 2020 as Australians sought out health boosters

During last year's Coronavirus lockdowns, Australians turned to onions to boost their immune systems. Hort Innovation data showed an 8.5 per cent increase in volume from…

University of Exeter study

Beetroot juice: Changes in mouth bacteria may promote healthy ageing

Drinking beetroot juice promotes a mix of mouth bacteria associated with healthier blood vessels and brain function, according to a new study of people aged 70-80.Beetroot –…

UC San Diego launches imaginative clinical trial

Looking at mushrooms to combat Covid-19

Researchers at UC San Diego think one solution to combat the effects of Covid-19 might be growing in the wild. They have launched a clinical trial to see if certain mushrooms…

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New research by Edith Cowan University:

‘Green leafy vegetables are essential for muscle strength’

According to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research, eating just one cup of leafy green vegetables every day could boost muscle function. The study was published in the Journal of Nutrition; it found that people who consumed a nitrate-rich diet, predominantly from vegetables, had significantly better…

Mushrooms may help slow prostate cancer progression

A study carried out with mice, which was virtually presented at ENDO 2021, the annual meeting of the US Endocrine Society, has concluded that the chemicals present in…

“Semi d'Uva-Società x azione” project

Good nutrition thanks to seeded table grapes

"Semi d'Uva-Società x azione is a project open to anyone, but the research needs to be financed. I would like for seeded grapes to be added to the list of superfoods. We should go back to simple things, to what was considered good food already by our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. We should not…

Operation “Vitamins for Students” at Saint-Charles International

Under the urge of several companies of the platform, the idea of gathering “fruit and vegetable donations” by the Union for students has been validated by the National Union of Fruit and Vegetable Importers/Exporters and of Saint-Charles Export. Last Tuesday, March 16th, Saint-Charles International…

New Food Purchase and Distribution Program

Gillibrand calls on USDA to prioritize New York-Grown Healthy Foods

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize New York-grown fruits and vegetables in the new food purchase and…

Moroccan scientist discovers mushroom with anticancer properties

Moroccan scientist, Ahmed Chadli, has just discovered a mushroom with anticancer properties. A biochemist at the Department of Medicine of the Georgia Cancer Center and…

The Villages Grown

Food-as-medicine concept expands in America's largest retirement community

As consumers across the globe look for locally produced, nutritious and reasonably priced fresh produce, The Villages Grown is rising to the challenge for Florida and is currently the largest CEA operation in southeastern United States. The Villages Grown LLC began as a farm-to-table, food-as-medicine initiative…

New Macquarie University research

Study boosts link between diet and depression

Evidence is building that fruit and vegetables play a vital role in good mental health, say Macquarie University researchers. Young people should eat plenty of fruit and…

Aussie kids can be vegie kids

Strong development depends on healthy eating, but babies and children are still refusing to eat enough vegetables. Now nutrition and dietetics researchers have found some solutions. A new paper in…

American Heart Association checkmark on watermelon pouch

Choosing a healthier lifestyle and eating habits is one of the best ways to assist in reducing heart disease. According to the 2020 FMI Grocery Shopper Trend report, due to the pandemic, there is an increased demand around functional foods and beverages that support health—particularly immune health. And…

University of Alberta's School of Public Health study:

'Eating fruits and vegetables reduces carcinogenic effects of red and processed meats'

Recent research led by Katerina Maximova, an adjunct professor in the University of Alberta's School of Public Health and member of the Cancer Research Institute of Northern…

The right “5-a-day” mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which 2 are fruits and 3 are vegetables, is…

Global marketing initiative launched for California walnuts

The California Walnut Commission announced its second annual “Power of 3” global marketing campaign, which builds on the successful 2020 campaign. “Power of 3” will launch on…

‘Garlic and ginger can reduce cancer risk to boost longevity’

Ageing is deterioration of the physiological functions in human body. It is associated with several diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, cancer and…

New research reveals America's fruit & vegetable consumption is eroding

Despite decades of industry and public health efforts, America's fruit and vegetable consumption continues to decline, according to newly released State of the Plate: America's Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Trends research from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH). Experience the interactive…

MediWound seeks to treat non-melanoma skin cancer

New therapies based on enzymes from stem of pineapple plant

MediWound, a biotech firm that makes burn and wound treatments, is ready to start a clinical trial in three US medical centers of a new possible drug to treat non-melanoma…

UK: Eating more fruits and vegetables is the top priority for healthy shoppers

According to some, the pandemic be prompting a fresh focus on fruit and vegetables. Indeed, health remains high on the list of shopper priorities. Nearly nine in 10 shoppers…

Blueberries may reduce age-related diseases

It's common knowledge that fruits and vegetables are very healthy for you. Certain fruits are in fact known as superfoods, due to their numerous health benefits including…

Sweden: ICA wants shoppers' fruit and veg buys to equal 500g consumption/person/day by 2025

In Sweden, all the ICA group's stores have adopted a new health strategy. The goal - to make it easier for customers to be healthier. They hope to reach one of these goals by…

University of Queensland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

An apple a day may keep Alzheimer’s disease away

‘An apple a day’ might keep dementia at bay. According to an international study the fruit is rich in chemicals that fuel neurons, improving learning and memory. Recent…

University of Tartu research

Boosting people’s health with the Jerusalem artichoke

Viia Kõiv, Tanel Tenson and Elin Org are researchers at the University of Tartu. The trio has found a new way to improve the health of the immune and nervous system and…

Virtual walking adventure to inspire heart health

Teams across the country are forming and counting down to February 13, the kick-off of the Walk with a Doc® Grand Canyon Adventure, energized by the education program from the Hass Avocado Board, called Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®. Sharing a commitment to invest in heart health, racers of all ages…

New Zealand

Produce industry wants to get fruit and veg to vulnerable school children

Many New Zealand children in low-decile schools are still unable to benefit from healthy foods, despite the abundance of fruit and vegetables grown in the nation. For 16…

University of Reading, England

Blueberries might aid depression treatment

Three studies have come out that suggest an antidepressant potential for the humble blueberry. All three studies hail from a single group lead by Claire Williams at the…

Studying lingonberry, raspberry, black chokeberry, grapes and more

Samara Polytech scientists investigate anti-cancer properties of various plants

Samara Polytech researchers have been investigating the potential anticarcinogenic effects of extracts obtained from plant materials of lingonberry, raspberry, black…

University of Alabama dermatologists

Grapes could protect against sun damage

Grapes may help protect against damage to the skin caused by the sun’s ultraviolet radiation in healthy adults, according to a new study by researchers in the University of…

Mushroom Council

Just add mushrooms: Making meals more nutritious

Researchers have identified another good reason to eat more mushrooms. New research , published in Food Science & Nutrition (January 2021) found that adding a mushroom serving…

University of California, San Diego, research:

‘Pistachio nuts can contribute to weight loss’

According to a study published in the July 2020 issue of Nutrients, adding US pistachios to your diet can contribute to weight loss and may contribute to other health benefits…

Indian scientists try to produce nutraceutical from pineapples

Researchers from the Vazhakkulam Agro and Fruit Processing Company (VAFPC) are exploring the possibility of producing a Bromelain-enriched nutraceutical as well as pineapple…


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