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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…

New analysis of links between legume intake and health

Peas and beans: Can they improve heart health?

It is a no-brainer that nutrition plays a pivotal role in health. At one end of the spectrum, it is common knowledge that eating a diet that is high in sugar, salt, and fat increases the risk of poorer health outcomes. At the other end, eating a balanced diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables…

Manitoba sees smaller potato crop for 2019-2020

“We’re happy to have a potato crop, even if it’s below average because many areas didn’t have the opportunity to finish harvesting.” So says Larry McIntosh of Peak of the Market in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who, following a variety of weather events since the summer, is seeing this below average crop of…

Dr. Liu Ruihai - Cornell University

Study says onions may lower risk of cancer

Onions -belonging to the allium family- have a nutritional value that is really their secret superpower. Yellow onions are the most common varieties grown in the United…

Dismal figures show Norwegians are eating fewer fruit and veggies

The Norwegian Health Institute, Helsedirektoratet, releases a report every year. It shows that people in that country are eating fewer fruit and vegetables than before. Nutritionists say…

Researcher Roland Andrianasolo - University of Paris:

“Eating fruit and veg may reduce symptoms of asthma”

Adding fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals may help in reducing the symptoms of asthma. According to sources, the study published in the European Respiratory Journal…

Eating blueberries and blackberries will help to avoid a sugar spike

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90 percent of all diabetes cases and is linked with obesity. The condition has been growing at a particularly high rate and is now one of the…

EAT-Lancet reference diet

Population Latin America and Caribbean struggles to afford nutritious diet

The EAT-Lancet reference diet is unaffordable for an estimated 1.58 billion people around the world, as its cost outpaces the minimum amount required to achieve nutrient adequacy. Latin America and the Caribbean witnesses the highest median cost per day, out of anywhere around the world, at $3.42. In the…

Trying to lose weight? Add papayas to your diet.

No matter how hard we try, most of us are constantly on the search for an easy weight loss diet plan. While there is no magic ingredient which can get rid of the excess fat in a jiffy, there are some readily available fruits and vegetables. In India, one common piece of advice is to include papayas in…

Nutritionists' advice on World Diabetes Day:

“Eat right to keep gestational diabetes at bay”

World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th November every year. It has grown from humble beginnings to become a globally-celebrated event which increases awareness about diabetes. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognised and is an official United Nations Day. Regarding diabetes in Africa, experts…

University of Toronto research

Diet lacking in fruit and vegetables is linked to depression

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that a lower intake of fruits and vegetables was associated with a higher incidence of depression in both men and women. The…

Spanish consumers increasingly interested in ‘Free From’ foods

The increased incidence of dietary intolerances, allergies and new eating habits are increasing the sales opportunities for ‘free from functional’ products in Spain. ‘Free from’ retail sales in Spain reached $1.2 billion in 2018 (+12%). An USDA’s GAIN report includes data from “The Green Revolution”,…

Prof Joe Tiralongo - Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics

Mushroom extracts might offer immune cell boost

Australian researchers have found that a combination of mushroom extracts is able to enhance immune cell responses that could ultimately help to boost the immune system,…

Man ate only potatoes for one year - lost 117 pounds

In a Youtube video he posted in December 2016, Andrew Flinders Taylor detailed all of the things he learned after eating potatoes for every meal, every single day, for almost a year. An all-potato diet sounds crazy, but for Taylor, who weighed in at 334 pounds when his experiment began, it led to…

Are Australian apples the secret to antioxidant health products?

A company producing health products which utilises Australian apples has declared its intention to increase production and export possibilities. Dr Vincent Candrawinata…

NIHORT:

“Pineapples help to reduce risk of cancer”

Nigeria’s National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) says high intake of pineapple speeds up recovery after surgery and helps to reduce the risk of cancer. Dr Abayomi…

Avocado a day keeps the doctor away?

Avocado is becoming a hot favourite and must-have in the kitchen for every health (and social media) enthusiast. Avocados can help you lose weight by making you feel full for…


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