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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…

Dr Bashar Bizrah - Beyond Med Centre clinic, Kensington

UK hair loss expert reveals five fruits that he claims 'could stop people from going bald'

Dr Bashar Bizrah claims apples could help prevent dandruff, and says evidence is starting to show peaches can halt thinning hair. Dr Bizrah, founder of the Beyond Med Centre…

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…

Cranberry extract makes bacteria more sensitive to antibiotics

The global spread of antibiotic resistance is undermining decades of progress in fighting bacterial infections. Due to the overuse of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture,…

Taking inspiration from plants to prevent mold from ruining crops

Olga Dubey founded the Swiss startup Agrosustain with the intention of developing a natural alternative to chemical pesticides to fight mold. She shares how it all started and her company’s plans to end the massive amounts of food waste that mold is responsible for. “Mold is everywhere, so it’s something…

"Fruit and vegetables lower risk of clinical depression"

Increasing the amount of fruit and vegetables people eat lowers their risk of clinical depression, new research has found. The study discovered that eating, for example, four…

The benefits of oranges for the skin

Rich in flavonoids and other important photochemical substances, an orange contains 71 mg of vitamin C. Its skin contains more than 133 mg! It is also rich in copper, calcium,…

Rosedale Union School District - Bakersfield, California

Bayer and Grimmway Farms bring salad bars to schools

Bayer is donating salad bars to four schools in the Rosedale Union School District of Bakersfield, California as a strategy to increase children's access and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. This announcement was made during an assembly at Patriot Elementary School, which received a salad bar…

These vegetables help to improve muscle mass

According to english.newstracklive.com , these vegetables help you to improve muscle mass: Spinach: Spinach is a significant source of glutamine. It is one of the 20 amino acids that are involved in the composition of proteins. Therefore, it plays a very important role in the development of lean muscle…

The health benefits of green peas

Green peas have been part of the human diet for a very long time and are consumed all over the world, being nutritious and containing fibre and antioxidants. In addition, they…

Let's Get Healthy's partnership with G's Fresh enables its leaders to thrive

Corporate health and well-being provider Let’s Get Healthy is enabling leaders at fresh food supplier G’s Fresh to thrive by teaching them how to develop rituals to maximise energy, improve sleep and maintain positive psychology. The campaign, which took place throughout April at the head office near Ely…

Eating more fruits and vegetables could delay age-related cataracts

A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had researchers study the connection between vitamins, carotenoids, and cataracts. 35% of all blindness in the…

US: Trends in neonicotinoid pesticide residues in food and water

The highest detection frequencies (DFs) for neonicotinoids by year on all commodities were generally below 20%. Average DFs over the entire study period, 1999–2015, for…

Phytonutrients explained: Colors of fruit & veg indicate their nutritional content

Phytonutrients contain compounds with rich colors that provide essential nutrients to protect the body from diseases. The US Dietary Guidelines prescribe consuming two and a half cups of vegetables and two cups of fruits on a daily basis to maintain good health. As 25,000 phytonutrients are present in…

Science backs plum's blood pressure benefits

Researchers have found that daily consumption of nectar from the Queensland-bred Queen Garnet plum decreases blood pressure and the risk factors of metabolic syndrome. A Victoria University clinical trial led by Professor Michael Mathai of the Institute for Health and Sport and published in the Journal…

Pennsylvania hospitals trying to make it easier to eat healthy

Salads in jars, fruit for dessert and less soda

Visitors and staff in some Jefferson University Hospital buildings can now enjoy fresh salads with arugula, mushrooms, Israeli couscous, or smoked salmon, even at 3 am, when there’s nobody around to make them. The salads, plus add-ons like organic chicken as well as desserts, are available through…

Fruit, veg and grains keep your heart pumping

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you. Everyone knows that. Now, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by 41%. Conversely, the so-called…

US: Doctors in District of Columbia 'prescribe' fruits and vegetables

Some doctors in DC are prescribing more than just medicine. They're actually writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The pilot program is helping people without…

‘Promoting unhealthy eating’

Wimbledon strawberry advert banned from London Tube

Transport chiefs have been forced to scrap an advert for Wimbledon featuring strawberries and cream – because it violated rules on fatty foods. A ban on junk food adverts…

Illinois Institute of Technology research

Red raspberries may help with pre-diabetes glucose control

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin…

The benefits of eating tomatoes every day

The tomato is one of the most versatile fruits, widely consumed all around the world. Some people prefer it raw, many like to cook it with vegetables and spices. You can…

New reservoirs built - new drip irrigation systems

US-funded projects to aid against drought in southern Honduras

With regard to southern Honduras, a reliable water source is becoming more and more essential. “We have the land, but without water, we have nothing,” a Honduran farmer involved in the USAID-funded COSECHA project said. Farming in Honduras’ dry south can be a daunting task, but with development of an…

DTU Food Institute - Technical University of Denmark

Danish research: “Heavy intake of ginger can cause a miscarriage”

For women who are pregnant, or trying to become so, consuming lots of ginger is not a good idea. Popular wisdom recommends ginger as an aid to combating morning sickness, but…

Waterford research promotes foods like spinach and peppers

Key role for diet in Alzheimer's disease

According to new research, a nutrient-rich diet with lots of colourful fruit, vegetables and fish can play a key role in protecting our brain health and reducing the risk of…

Grupo Agroponiente

Super Food from discarded fruit & vegetables

A consortium led by Grupo Agroponiente, working in association with the universities of Granada & Seville, is studying how to develop improved fortified foods that are also healthier, using vegetables and fruit that are usually discarded due to size standards. The project, named ‘Naturpick’, was set…

Nestle to tap pomegranate's anti-ageing properties

Nestle SA bought a stake in a Swiss start-up that’s working to reverse the effects of ageing on muscles with nutrients based on a substance in pomegranates. The world’s largest food company will get global rights to develop products such as supplements and beverages that use technology from…

Spicy compound from chili peppers slows lung cancer progression

Findings from a new study show that the compound responsible for chili peppers' heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men…

A handful of walnuts per day could boost memory

A recent study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health & Ageing, shows that consuming a handful of walnuts daily could enhance cognitive health and slow down the…

University of Southern California research:

“Compounds found in carrots might reverse Alzheimer’s-like symptoms”

Recent findings that suggest that components contained in carrots might offer protection against dementia in people. A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, University of Southern California (USC)…

CREA highlights the beneficial properties of blue-violet fruits and vegetables

The scientific community now recognizes the importance of the intestine and its microbiota in maintaining the general state of health. For the first time, the Food and Nutrition research centre of the CREA has focused on the beneficial role played by proanthocyanidins, a particular type of flavonoids,…

University of California, San Francisco:

Could beetroot fight salt-induced high blood pressure?

According to a preliminary study, adding tiny amounts of beetroot or dietary nitrate to salty food products might help prevent high blood pressure. He current findings in animals may not translate to humans, but researchers of the new study –released in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension…


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