Health

Vacuum keeps food fresh and cool from field to table

This article first appeared in the 2019 Physics World Focus on Instruments & Vacuum under the headline "From field to table" Vacuum cooling is a fast and energy-efficient method for chilling food and extending its shelf life. Now its success in the food industry is driving wider interest, writes…

Vegetable-rich Wahls diet lowers fatigue in MS-patients by raising good cholesterol

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. The pilot study , which investigated the effects of fat levels in blood on fatigue caused by multiple sclerosis, found that…

Study shows foods with vitamin A may help protect you against sun damage, skin cancer

A new study says you may be able to fight certain types of skin cancer from the inside out. Don't skip the sunscreen just yet, but a new study in the American Medical…

Health concerns not addressed

Six US states sue EPA over pesticide

Several states sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday over the agency's decision to allow further use of a pesticide linked to brain damage. California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland and Vermont argued in court documents that chlorpyrifos, a common pesticide, should…

New Zealand: Northland kiwifruit orchards tested for chemical Hi-Cane

WorkSafe will conduct spot testing of Northland kiwifruit orchards over the use of a toxic chemical. The chemical spray, known as "Hi-Cane", is legal but locals claim it's not…

USDA message to Americans:

'Recommended amounts of fruit and veg can indeed be affordable'

“Make half your plate fruits and vegetables” is among USDA’s key messages about how Americans can achieve healthy diets. However, many Americans still consume an insufficient quantities and varieties of fruits and vegetables. One reason may be a perception that these foods are expensive. To address this…

‘Grasshoppers and silkworms - antioxidant capacity is similar to orange juice’

For the first time, a study has measured antioxidant levels in commercially available edible insects. For open-minded health freaks, it's good news. Crickets pack 75% the…

Amazing benefits of bael fruit

The bael or wood apple fruit b elongs to the family of Rutaceae and to the genus of Aegle. The scientific name of this amazing fruit is popularly known as Aegle marmelos. It is also known as the…

British army exchanges bacon for avocado on toast

The British army is set to swap full English fry-ups for avocado on toast in a bid to cut the number of fat soldiers. The switch to the trendy dish is aimed at reducing injury…

FDA and CDC Join Forces: Preventing Cyclospora Infections

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a joint collaboration aimed at protecting consumers…

Launching the #400gChallenge to transform millennials dietary habits

Follow me to be Healthy with Europe

- Freshfel Europe and Aprifel are launching a three-year digital-first European information campaign to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among young Europeans; - Influencers and monthly challenges will be prompting young Europeans to share tips to easily integrate fruit and vegetables in their…

Rovira i Virgili University in Spain

New study shows that nut consumption may help improve erectile function

A recent study, partially supported by the INC and published in the journal Nutrients, observed a significant increase in erectile function after the consumption of 60 g/day…

University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

UK: Testing whether broccoli soup can combat arthritis

Volunteers who are fond of broccoli soup are wanted for a Norfolk trial, to see whether eating the vegetable can help slow down the effects of arthritis. Researchers at the…

Kids remain unfamiliar with sour-tasting vegetables

UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health warns of too much sugar

Scottish parents are being urged to expose their young children to a wide range of vegetables amid concerns too many are filling up on sugary fruit products. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said tougher, mandatory regulations were needed regarding the amount of “free sugar” that…

USDA & US Department of Health and Human Services

Americans can still meet fruit and veg guidelines for $2.10-2.60 per day

Every five years, USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services jointly release a new version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans with information and recommendations about how individuals can achieve a healthy diet. During 2019, the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee—composed of…

French research team investigates lycopene:

“Compound found in tomato skins might ward off diabetes”

Research funded by the French government has shown that lycopene, the substance which gives tomatoes their red color, fights the inflammatory process that causes the…

Why people need to incorporate pineapple into their beauty routine

Stylists everywhere are insisting we incorporate pineapples into our beauty routines as soon as possible. The tropical fruit, heralded for its exfoliating properties, pineapple is fast becoming skincare’s new wonder ingredient. Extracts from the tropical fruit are increasingly cropping up on ingredients…

Dr Vishal Nath - Director of the National Research Centre on Litchi

“Litchis have nothing to do with encephalitis”

The director of the National Research Centre on Litchi, Dr Vishal Nath, dismisses the claims that litchis were responsible for the deaths of so many children in Bihar. Speaking to India Today TV , Dr Vishal Nath said, “There is no connection between the outbreak of encephalitis and litchis." Bihar’s…

Plant-based diet could lead to Crohn's Disease remission according to case study

Eating a plant-based diet may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease, according to a case study published in the journal Nutrients. The case study followed a man in his late 20s who had been diagnosed with Crohn's disease after experiencing fatigue, bloating, episodic severe abdominal pain,…

Tufts University study

“Eat more leafy greens to maintain mobility at older age”

Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University suggest that low levels of circulating vitamin K are linked to increased risk…

"Consuming orange peel can boost your total intake of nutrients"

Oranges, the citrus fruit with the pitted peel, are well-known for their vitamin C content which is a powerful antioxidant, helping protect your cell damage. They also contain…

Swiss scientists find two fruits that could reverse ageing process

Pomegranates and raspberries as elixir of life?

Swiss scientists claim they are one step closer to unlocking the 'elixir of life' because a new clinical trial has shown the secret to reversing the ageing process is hidden inside pomegranates and raspberries. A new study revealed that human clinical trials found naturally occurring Urolithin A (UA)…

Preliminary findings by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy - Tufts University:

“Millions of cardiovascular deaths attributed to not eating enough fruits and vegetables”

Preliminary findings from a new study reveal that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes each year. The…

Study aims to use orange peels for something useful: better heart health

Yu Wang, an assistant professor of food science and human nutrition at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, part of the USDA. With the award, Wang plans to lead a research team to ensure extracts from…

Red Leaf Lettuce - Health benefits & nutritional value

Salad eaters are prone to mixing up the different kinds of lettuces, beefing up veggies with iceberg, green leaf, romaine and red lettuces, among others. Of those, romaine lettuce was in the spotlight early last year when one batch was the source of an E. coli contamination that affected 172 people in…

Alleviating heart disease, strokes, diabetes and cancer

Limoneira highlighting health benefits of lemons

During the month of June, Limoneira is launching a new campaign that is focused on the health benefits of lemons. The company says the food as medicine and functional foods movement is gaining traction and millennials in particular are responding. The two campaigns are called "Take a Healthy Stand™ - The…

UK research: 86 per cent of people don't know how much fruit and veg they should be eating

According to a new study, a majority of adults aren't sure how many portions of fruit and vegetables they should be eating. In 2003, the five-a-day campaign, based on a…

New promotion highlighting health benefits of avocados

The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) is partnering in June with Livestrong.com in an effort to promote the health benefits of eating a fresh avocado daily. Engaging a potential online audience of over 32 million health-focused consumers, tactics center around a month-long avocado challenge where thousands of…

Young Philippine scientist claims diabetes cure could be found in aratiles

A student scientist from Iloilo City has discovered potentially anti-diabetic components in the aratiles fruit - a discovery she recently presented in an international science fair in the United States. Maria Isabel Layson won the National Science and Technology Fair in February and competed as part of…


© FreshPlaza.com 2019

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber