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University of Western Australia and Monash University study

Mangoes & avocados positively impacting male fertility

Men who eat apricots and mangoes have more luck making babies than those who don’t, according to new research that shows certain antioxidants help boost male fertility. Male sperm with higher levels of antioxidants was more likely to successfully fertilise the female’s eggs, according to a study by the…

Spain: Pollution levels vary depending on the crop, not just the irrigation water

The Spanish Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) has investigated the role of irrigation water in the presence of pollutants detected in four vegetables: tomatoes, cauliflowers, lettuce and beans. The organization has analyzed their composition in several plots of the metropolitan area of…

Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology study claims:

‘Consumption of allium vegetables to reduce risk of colorectal cancer’

In a Chinese study, the consumption of allium vegetables—which include garlic, leeks, and onions—has been linked to a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer. In the Asia Pacific Journal of…

Nutrition, benefits and uses

Are purple carrots healthier?

Purple carrots are especially eye-catching and are said to provide unique health benefits, unique to purple fruits and vegetables. All types of carrots are highly nutritious, but purple carrots are especially rich in powerful antioxidants known to fight inflammation and benefit certain health conditions. Most people envision an orange vegetable…

King's College London

‘Blueberries can help lower blood pressure’

A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200 gr of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel…

Including Alzheimer's Disease

Black carrots could reduce risk of Neurological Diseases

New research suggests that eating black carrots on a regular basis could have positive benefits in reducing the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some components of black carrots -including its anti-inflammatory properties and anthocyanin- can play an important role in treating these…

Botswana government advises populace to consume more fruits and vegetables

Botswana has a population of approximately two million people, and as a nation has 1,600 new cancer patients per year. Despite universal access to free health care, documents from the Botswana Cancer Association show that breast and cervical cancer are the most common forms of cancer for women in…

Village Farms spreads the word about healthy eating

Village Farms recently sponsored and participated in “Cars for the Cure”, a car show benefiting the American Lung Association. This event showcased an array of the most distinctive and unforgettable cars from around the world during a daylong, family-friendly festival. A team of volunteers from Village Farms spent…

Potato brand supports 'Food as Medicine' movement

Side Delights® potato brand said it supports the growing 'Food as Medicine' and plant-based menu movement to help treat and prevent chronic illness. Naturally plant-based,…

Southampton University – funded by National Institute for Health Research

Study will test if a healthier supermarket layout improves diet

Researchers are leading a new study on the impact of product placement in supermarkets, and whether this influences the diets of families. A research team at Southampton University is working…

Eating sauerkraut to fight breast cancer

Doctors claim there is no anti-cancer diet, but some products, like the sauerkraut, can however reduce the risk of breast cancer. The sauerkraut, chopped cabbage fermented…

Spain: Canary banana flour suitable for those with coeliac disease

Scientists from the Canary Institute of Agricultural Research have managed to develop a flour from green Canary bananas. This product can be consumed by diabetics and those…

Discovery of pigment in mandarins that helps reduce body fat

Valencian researchers have discovered a pigment (carotenoid), present in mandarins and a few other fruits, that helps reduce body fat by 30%. The discovery could have…

University of Western Australia study

Cruciferous vegetables may prevent hardening of neck arteries

Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts may have hidden health benefits. According to a new study, adding these veggies to your diet may help prevent the hardening of neck arteries. As per the study, consuming these veggies three or more times each day can prevent hardening of neck…

Digestive problems? Try black carrots!

In China and India, the black carrot is a popular vegetable, as it is loaded with nutrients that offer numerous health benefits. Black carrots get their colour from…

'5 a Day' & AgrarMarkt Austria:

Joint campaign for "Snack 5" launched

After a conversation with Federal Minister Julia Klöckner, representatives of '5 am Tag' e.V. presented the new EU-sponsored "Snack 5" campaign. It launches in January and,…

The 13 healthiest root vegetables

Root vegetables are not just delicious; they are part of a healthy diet. Defined as an edible plant that grows underground, potatoes, carrots and onions are a few common examples that most are familiar with. However, there are many other types—each with a distinct set of nutrients and health benefits. Here are the…

University of Reading, UK

Breakthrough research finds new benefits of blueberries

New research suggests blueberries can have a significant effect on memory and attention in children. Prof Claire Williams is the chair of neuroscience in the School of…

‘More Veg’ pledge - Number of catering firms involved up to 14

Caterlink, Olive Catering, Vertas and Compass Group UK & Ireland, along with the University of West London, have signed up to the Peas Please initiative, which works to…

Banana: a product with many benefits

The banana is one of the best-known and most popular fruits in the world. It possesses many qualities that help maintain health and improve body functions. The fruit has a high fiber content…

UK: Asda brings out Vitamin D mushrooms

With people in danger of being in a mid-winter rut, Asda has announced it is providing a daily dose of sunshine with the launch of Vitamin D Mushrooms. Grown by Monaghan Mushrooms, the Vitamin…

Marijke Jozefczak, pcfruit

“Fruit might delay various brain diseases”

The Flemish research centre for fruit cultivation, Proefcentrum Fruitteelt vzw (pcfruit), has researched the effect of fruit on different brain diseases. This research was…

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar

Qatar research on plant-derived breast cancer therapies

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have published an in-depth study reviewing the effectiveness of plant-derived therapies at fighting the most aggressive…

Are nectars and fruit juices healthy?

It is important to highlight the distinction between consuming a whole fruit versus a derivative: drinking a glass of fruit juice and eating a fruit compote do not have the…

Surprising health benefits of eating banana flowers

Banana is a delicious fruit that can be eaten any time of the day and it has numerous health benefits. But few people know you can also eat the banana flower. Next time you think of throwing away those flowers, pause for a moment and think about these great benefits of banana flower. Banana flowers are rich in dietary fiber, just…

University of Illinois

National Cancer Institute awards $1.7 million to research mangosteen

Traditionally, healers in Southeast Asia have used the mangosteen fruit to treat skin infections, wounds, dysentery and urinary tract infections. A new $1.7 million grant from…

Nuchi Sansekan Health Clinic gets inaugurated amongst stakeholders

The Nuchi Sansekan Heath Clinic was officially inaugurated on January 12, 2019 in Triunfo de Santa Rosa, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico; amidst a bevy of Covilli Brand Organics stakeholders; including farmworkers, retailers, wholesalers, partnership producers, Fair Trade USA and press. The clinic was fully funded by Fair…

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Garlic could reduce risk of disease by combatting inflammation

The US has the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in the world. Obesity is a condition that carries many health risks, including in many cases chronic…

Diabetes management: Broccoli may help regulate blood sugar levels

Diabetes mellitus is quite a common condition nowadays. It is marked by elevated blood glucose levels. If nothing is done to control the condition, diabetes may also lead to…

Daily orange juice consumption, key to preventing loss of subjective cognitive functions

The regular consumption of orange juice has been associated with a significantly lower probability of suffering from deficiencies in subjective cognitive functions (SCF) at…

Finnish survey gives dismal picture of healthy eating

The eating habits of Finland's adult men and women have become increasingly divergent, with women eating healthier. However, both fall short of the health guidelines, a survey…

Beetroot: the healthy vegetable

The beet is an herbaceous biennial plant of the Chenopodiaceae family. It's a root vegetable, full of vitamins, minerals and essential plant compounds, some of which have medicinal properties. Beetroots are rich…

Blueberries to lower risk of tooth decay

The Oral Health Foundation claims that blueberries (and cranberries) seem ‘especially good for oral health’. Dentists have urged manufacturers of mouthwash and toothpastes to…

Butantan Institute - Brazil

Bioflavonoid Rutin helps combat effects of viper venom

Rutin is a bioflavonoid (plant pigment) found in certain vegetables and fruits. Now it is found, according to a study performed at the Butantan Institute in Brazil, that it protects mice against snake venom by minimizing bleeding and inflammation. Rutin is found in apples, bell peppers, chili peppers, blackberries, buckwheat, cherries,…

Guava – both fruit and leaves are full of nutrients

According to a recent article on http://www.newindianexpress.com, guava is definitively one of those fruits that makes your skin clear and healthy. While people are aware of…

Spain: The anti-cancer properties of garlic "have not been demonstrated"

An analysis of the existing scientific data on the potential cancer prevention benefits of garlic intake, which has counted with the collaboration of several academic…

Tomato health benefits

As we all know, a tomato is technically a fruit. But when it comes to nutrition, tomatoes - along with seedy cucumbers and zucchini - are categorised as vegetables. That’s due in part to their lower…

Eating better = hearing better

Diets high in sugar and cholesterol can contribute to hearing loss as people age, according the Journal of Nutrition . Studies show that nutrient deficiencies, including B12 and folic acid, can impair hearing loss significantly. Experts report that boosting these nutrients can protect hearing by as much as 20 per cent. Studies also show…

Oregon State University research

‘Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C’

A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, an…

Oranges better than carrots at preventing Macular Degeneration

A study by the Westmead Institute for Medical Research has shown that oranges reduce the risk of developing late macular degeneration by as much as 60 percent. That means that…

Linköping University - Sweden

‘Add spinach to a smoothie to maximise nutrients’

New European research has found that eating spinach uncooked in the form of a smoothie or juice is the best way to obtain the antioxidant lutein, especially when healthy fats…

Molecular Nutrition and Food Research:

Study shows mangoes help fight constipation

A new report fingers the mango as a good fruit for cleansing the body. The modern diets people use to cleanse their insides are often about fighting constipation and restoring…

Health and desired experience key to helping people eat more fruits and veggies

Along with a wave of resolutions starting the new year will come a flood of health messages, "eat healthy with more fruits and vegetables" no doubt among them. Turns out those…

Iranian & Australian research:

Pomegranates reduce obesity risks

According to a study, published in the Journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice , pomegranate reduces the risk of complications linked to obesity. A team of…

Swedish research:

Green leafy vegetables may prevent ‘fatty liver’

Consuming larger portions of green leafy vegetables may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, which occurs naturally in many types of vegetables, reduces…

Green leaf vegetables:

Nitrates may lower risks of age-related macular degeneration

An observational study has shown an association between eating vegetable nitrates, found in green leafy vegetables and beets, and a lower risk of developing an early stage of…

Five green vegetables that may help manage blood pressure

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition where the pressure of the blood against the artery walls is higher than it is supposed to be. High blood pressure is one of…

Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Kiwi to treat gastrointestinal disorders

A recent study, published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition , indicates that kiwifruit helps to improve bowel functions. Kiwi could serve as a natural remedy…

Biostimulants improve the nutritional value of iceberg lettuce

Studies carried out by Tradecorp in various Iceberg lettuce orchards in the region of Murcia confirm that the use of biostimulants and soil activators, such as Actyvium,…

Reducing anxiety: 7 foods that will do the job

Many people don’t understand how much food can change their mood. Caffeine improves cognition, while other foods can reduce depression, anxiety, and stress. This is why…

Westminster urged to promote fruit and vegetable sector

Britain’s agriculture policy needs to change, in order to ensure a more productive future for British fruit and vegetable producers. That was the message from the Fruit and…

University of Coimbra

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…

“Pototaly”

China launches first potato-based skincare line

Yiwen Hao is the founder of Pototaly, the world’s first potato-based organic skincare brand. It’s no accident that she’s launching a product made from the humble tuber: her family business is Landun Xumei Foods, an enormous farm-to-factory and farm-to-restaurant producer of potatoes, active in everything…

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…


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