It’s not easy to find someone putting papaya in a grocery cart. Most people don’t like it simply because it does not please the palette like other fruits such as oranges, bananas, apples, grapes and berries to name a few.
Researchers wanted to see if eating blueberries had any effect on metabolic syndrome - which affects one-third of Westernized adults. Eating 150 grams of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 percent, says research led by the University of East Anglia.
Food insecurity remains a serious problem for many older adults. The number of seniors facing the threat of hunger is steadily growing in the United States. Food insecurity occurs when people lack access to food or go hungry due to poverty or other challenges. Social issues such as hunger, inadequate housing, social isolation and poverty are linked to poor health, especially as we age. When healthcare systems and community organizations coordinate with each other, they are better able to help us address these concerns individually and as a society.
Matcha tea isn’t a new fad. But do you know all the benefits of this powerful tea? Learn now four key things that will make you want to drink more Matcha.
"Fresh is best" is a motto for many health buffs, but recent research indicates that in some cases, frozen fruit has a higher health quotient. This is the case for fruits like blueberries; one study by researchers at South Dakota University has found that freezing blueberries boosts the bioavailability of anthocyanins - powerful antioxidants that offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits.
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A lesser known oil has been found to improve the overall makeup of the blood. While oils such as chamomile, lavender, avocado, and tea tree are more commonly known with many who have a penchant for using oils, camelina oil is the impressive oil that manages this feat. The study looked at how lipids from fish, camelina oil and the presence of inflammation acted together. Due to the fatty acids that are present in the oil, it made quite the difference in the good cholesterol versus the bad cholesterol that can be seen and tested in the blood.
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Over the past two decades, labels such as the U.S. Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods, calorie counts on national restaurant menus, front-of-pack labels encouraging healthier eating, and “low-sodium” or “fat-free” identifiers have been developed in order to promote healthier choices. But do they work?
Climate change is a well-debated topic these days and with that in mind, many shoppers underestimate the difference their food choices make to the so-called climate change they attribute to other factors out of their control. They would actually favor items with lower carbon footprints if given clear information on the label, according to recent research from the University of Technology Sydney and Duke University. Food production boasts between 19 and 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emission today with lamb and beef being two of the biggest contributors. A diet shift towards fruits and vegetables is a good strategy for reducing climate change.
A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60 percent reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later.
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