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Portuguese research into blueberry leaves affecting MS

A research project of the University of Coimbra is looking into the therapeutic potential of blueberry leaves in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. The study was developed…

Antidepressant effects of food: Study discovers which foods help fight depression

Michael Pollan was onto something when he concluded that the nutrients your meal consumes becomes part of you as well, whether it's a cow munching on grass or the soil your vegetables grow in. We know eating has an emotional effect, but you cannot separate emotions from psychology as they are the basis…

Fruit compound may strengthen abilities of stems cells in ALS patients

Resveratrol is a natural compound found in certain fruits and vegetables, that may help boost the ability of mesenchymal stem cells taken from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…

Eating this tropical fruit may help regulate blood pressure

'Guava against hypertension'

Hypertension (“high blood pressure”) is a condition where the measured force of the blood against the walls of arteries is too high. It is a long-time medical condition, wherein the blood pressure in…

Nipah virus season: Indian government issues alert

Residents of the Indian state of Kerala have been urged not to eat fruits, gnawed on by bats. Furthermore, they should thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables before consumption. This alert has been issued by India’s Health Department ahead of the Nipah virus (NiV) transmission season running between…

Deakin University checks medicinal aspects of mangosteen rind

Tropical fruit may help bipolar patients

Researchers from Geelong, Australia, are trying to confirm the potential benefits of a tropical fruit for sufferers of bipolar disorder. A clinical trial is underway to find…

Ensuring that you get enough nutrients

The colour of healthy fruits and vegetables

Each colour of the fruits and vegetables you eat daily carries its own set of unique disease fighting chemicals which are called phytochemicals. It is these phytochemicals which give fruits and vegetables their vibrant, bright and natural colour and of course numerous health benefits. Health expert Luke Coutinho in…

Five easy ways

Cutting onions without shedding a tear

Chopping onions often leave tears rolling down our cheeks. The tears come because our eyes are irritated by droplets the onion releases. It turns out when you cut an onion, it…

Iron deficiency: Tips and food stuffs that will increase haemoglobin levels

Of all the minerals that your body needs daily, iron is one of the most essential. Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, a part of the red blood cells that helps transport…

GP, Tamara de Weijer's blog:

"Vegetables as medicine - a healthy development"

What influence do vegetables have on a person's health? This is a question GP, Dr. Tamara de Weijer, can answer. For the past five years, she has been specializing in the use of nutrition and lifestyle advice in her practice. Dr. De Weijer is the ambassador for the ‘Nationaal Actieplan Groenten en Fruit’ (National Fruit…

Find them in whole grains, nuts, fresh vegetables and fruits

On the importance of antioxidants

Oxygen is the basic element for all functions of the body. During various functions, oxygen interacts with body compounds to produce highly unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are also generated by the cells of the body’s immune system while they inactivate various microbes invading…

Universities of Bologna and Auckland:

“Pomegranate works against chronic inflammation”

Pomegranate in juice form is becoming popular not only because of its flavour, but also due to its unique health-friendly properties. Pomegranates are rich in polyphenols and…

Lychee: ‘Dangerous’ fruit with amazing health benefits

Lychees are rich in vitamins, strengthen the skin, hair, and nails and also have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The fruit can also aid you in weight loss.…

Salt and sugar intake remains too high

Singapore: Fruit and vegetable consumption improving

People in Singapore are eating more wholegrain, fruit and vegetables, and consuming fewer calories, however it is their high consumption of sugar and salt that has the…

School of Public Health in Boston research:

Orange juice, leafy greens & berries tied to decreased memory loss

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, as well as drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men.…

Multiple statements issued in regards to the E. coli outbreak

Florida F&V Association urges FDA to find source of romaine lettuce outbreak swiftly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are advising consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated…

Medical University of Warsaw research:

‘Regular vegetable intake keeps heart healthy’

If everyone on the planet ate a healthy fiber-rich diet which includes vegetables, there wouldn't be as many instances of heart disease. New research at the Medical University of Warsaw…

Nutritionists point at amazing property of avocado

In short, avocados help to burn fat. Experienced nutritionists seem convinced that people can quickly lose weight without exercise and strict diets. According to nutritionists, excess fat…

New Australian research:

Eating green vegetables helps prevent fall injuries

According to the Australian Dietary Guideline recommendation for seniors, you should eat two servings of fruit and five of vegetables every day. Alas, only 8% of seniors…

Health benefits of eating black grapes with seeds

According to apherald.com there are three main health benefits to eating black grapes. It improves brain function Regular consumption of black grapes helps to improve concentration, memory and…

Scientists find antibiotic-resistant bacteria on fresh produce

Resistant germs: Can raw food and lettuce be health risks?

Salads are popular foods for people who strive to eat a balanced and healthy diet. These consumption goods are often being sold pre-cut and packaged in plastic containers.…

Fight disease with an anti-inflammatory diet

Inflammation is the body’s response to illnesses including infections or injuries. When you get an injury, the immune system sends an increased number of white blood cells to the area to fight off the bacteria. This then results into healing. There are several chronic inflammatory diseases however, such as arthritis,…

A healthy alternative to antibiotics

The world is facing "one of the biggest threats to modern medicine." In fact, a recently conducted study says by 2050, thousands of people all around the globe will die…

Grapefruits – 5 health benefits

Grapefruits are common as an ingredient of a healthy breakfast. Some people call this one of the most nutritious of the citrus fruits, as it includes essential nutrients such as potassium, lycopene,…

Immunology professor O’Mahony:

‘There is a link between eating fruit & veg and risk of asthma and allergies”

Giving children plenty of fruit, vegetables, butter, and yoghurt in the first year of life could protect them against asthma and allergies later in life, according to new…

Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

Hass Avocado Board participates in FNCE 2018

In its sixth year, Love One Today®, the Hass Avocado Board’s (HAB) initiative to advance the nutrition science behind avocado consumption, hangs its hat on another year exhibiting at the 2018 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (FNCE®) in Washington D.C. HAB…

Seed researcher and producer raises money in heart and stroke walks

During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks, including a special Sakata coordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association. On the morning of October 20th, Sakata Seed America staff, friends…

This is how eating mangoes might cure wrinkly skin

Who needs botox?

A study in UC Davis’ dermatology and nutrition departments is testing the effect a mango-rich diet has on facial wrinkles and redness in postmenopausal women. Click here for a short clip

The Chiquita blue sticker turns pink for a good cause!

200 million Chiquita bananas will be wearing the special pink-colored sticker. For the whole month of October, Chiquita’s iconic Blue Sticker will turn bright pink to contribute to raise awareness on the pressing topic of breast cancer. Many people have been touched by this illness  and Chiquita is committed…

Omani women use cherimoya to develop remedy against hair loss

Three women from Oman claim to have successfully developed a hair cream that reduces hair loss and thinning of the scalp. They used their uncles as guinea pigs to ensure that the cream works. The women students from the Higher College of Technology, Heba Al Ghafri, Sharifa Al Qaitaiti, and Faiza Al Khatiri, helped create…

Vers+ kicks off with a special personalized dinner based on DNA analysis

Horticulture initiative focuses on nutrients: "Healthy food makes you feel better"

Not invited to the special tailor-made dinner with which the horticultural initiative vers+ (fresh+) was started? Not to worry, because if it is up to the initiators, this is the future. A future in which everyone in time will receive tailor-made nutrition based on personal dietary needs. The Dutch…

80% of retailers rally together to drive up veg consumption in UK

More than 80% of the UK grocery market has come together to boost vegetable consumption in the UK. Major retailers Aldi, Asda, and Waitrose join Co-op, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and…

Pumpkin donuts for Halloween

October means Halloween is just around the corner – complete with an endless array of temping treats. This month, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt is taking the guilt out of Halloween snacking…


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