Health

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…

New Penn State research

One avocado a day helps lower 'bad' cholesterol

According to Penn State researchers, bad cholesterol can refer to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled…

Government attempt to fight stunting

Rwanda: New sweet potato variety introduced

In an intensified effort to fight stunting, which has become a national concern, the African nation of Rwanda has introduced five new sweet potato varieties. Available figures from Integrated Household and Living Conditions Survey (EICV4-2015) in September 2015 indicated that 38% of Rwandan Children…

Adult Ukrainians eat only 50% of advised vegetables and less than 30% of fruits and berries

Adult Ukrainians consume just half the amount of vegetables (174 grams versus the recommended 300 grams per day) and less than 30% of fruits and berries (83 grams versus 300…

More vitamins in mushrooms zapped with a light

Supermarkets customers generally choose the cheapest mushrooms. Adding value to a punnet of mushrooms can, therefore, make all the difference in this market. Besides powders, meat replacers, organic, and convenience, there is a recent, new development - adding extra vitamins to mushrooms. Vitamin D…

Boosting athletic performance

Study finds potatoes as effective as carbohydrate gels

According to University of Illinois scientists, consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood…

'Sweet cherry consumption improves sleep and sleep patterns'

With Daylight Savings coming to an end, sweet cherries are the perfect superfood to help your body adjust to the time change and ensure a great night's rest. Amongst other…

Huckleberry Gold potato now being harvested

Canada: Pike Lake Farms offers ‘diabetic friendly’ potatoes

Tasty and nice potatoes can be troublesome for people with diabetes. That is why Montana State University researchers developed the Huckleberry Gold potato, which is now being…

Taiwan seeks to return to Japan's hirami lemon market

Taiwan is making a strong push to return to the expanding Japanese market for a citrus fruit that is considered a health product. Hu Jong-i, director general of the Agriculture and Food Agency under the Council of Agriculture has stated that Taiwan, that previously exported hirami lemon juice to Japan…

It’s not what you think

Here’s how bananas help in treating piles

As is well-known, the human metabolism plays a pivotal role in determining the health conditions. No wonder, our metabolism is directly related to our digestive system, as the…

Quick and easy fruity packs that will boost your skin health

Papaya and honey face pack for blemishes and acneRich in vitamin A and papain, an enzyme with gentle exfoliating properties, papaya is an amazing fruit for the skin. This…

Kiwifruit is going to be tested as a sleeping aid

Australasian conference Sleep DownUnder will take place in Sydney, Australia from October 17-19. There will be discussions on a variety of new sleep aids to help New…

Potassium-rich bananas can lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is a common problem among men and women of today. While an unhealthy lifestyle plays an essential role in increasing the risk, there is one food item that…

Is the Iceberg lettuce the variety with the lowest nutritional value?

Lettuce, in general, contributes very few calories to the diet because, as pointed out by the Spanish Federation of Nutrition (FEN), it stands out for having a high water…

UK: Dietary supplement from tomatoes discovered to boost sperm quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield. The…

By February 2020

Agreement to end sale of Chlorpyrifos in California

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced today that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) and pesticide manufacturers to withdraw their products. “For years,…

Dr Emma Derbyshire, Public Health Nutritionist

Research suggests strawberries and blackberries could help heal wounds

According to new research, published in the journal of Food Research International, berries, especially strawberries and blackberries, could assist in wound healing. Of…

Three servings of fruit and six of vegetables per day

Study on slowing down memory loss in men

Eating fruits and vegetables every day helps ensure a healthy physique, but according to a recent study they also may be essential for a strong brain too. The study found that…


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