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Childhood asthma: look at the diet

Two recent studies highlight how vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids in a child’s diet benefit lung function and reduce the risk of asthma. In a study at the University of Southern California in LA, researchers investigated the possible relationship between children’s lung function and their intake of fruits, vegetables and juices. These foods provide [...]

Childhood asthma: look at the diet 2018-02-15T15:53:20+00:00

Food Nutrients in Decline: Modern farming practices blamed for nutritional changes

A recent study of 43 garden crops suggests that their nutrient value has declined in recent decades while farmers have been planting crops designed to improve other traits. The study was designed to investigate the effects of modern agricultural methods on the nutrient content of foods. The researchers chose garden crops, mostly vegetables, but also [...]

Food Nutrients in Decline: Modern farming practices blamed for nutritional changes 2018-02-15T15:53:22+00:00

Arthritis Protection: High vitamin C levels can keep arthritis away

A high vitamin C intake may protect against the development of painful widespread rheumatoid arthritis, report researchers. The findings are based on 23,000 men and women taking part in the ongoing European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC). All were aged between 45 and 74 when they entered EPIC between 1993 and 1997. As part of [...]

Arthritis Protection: High vitamin C levels can keep arthritis away 2018-02-15T15:53:25+00:00

And the Winners Are… USDA study ranks high-antioxidant foods

Artichokes and beans may not be at the top of your list of favourite foods, but when it comes to antioxidants, these veggies earn a coveted place. They are among a growing variety of foods found to contain surprisingly high levels of these disease-fighting compounds, according to a new USDA study. Researchers say it is [...]

And the Winners Are… USDA study ranks high-antioxidant foods 2018-02-15T15:53:25+00:00

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key

A review by researchers at the University of Southampton has revealed that there is substantial evidence to suggest that people who eat plenty of fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of poor respiratory health than those who eat unhealthier diets. The researchers believe that this may be due to the antioxidant nutrients in fruit [...]

Avoiding Asthma: Antioxidants, fruit and veggies are key 2018-02-15T15:53:30+00:00

Choose Organic! Chemical-free foods have more anticancer protection

Fruits and veggies grown organically show significantly higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants than conventionally grown foods, according to a new study of corn, strawberries and marionberries, a type of blackberry. The findings appear in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The research suggests that pesticides and herbicides actually thwart the production of phenolics - [...]

Choose Organic! Chemical-free foods have more anticancer protection 2015-09-09T13:51:16+00:00

Ovarian cancer and diet

New research on ovarian cancer, one of the five most deadly cancers among women in developed countries, suggests that a balanced plant-based diet may help in its prevention. The National Cancer Institute says this strategy is important since ovarian cancer often produces no clear symptoms until late in its development and is difficult to detect [...]

Ovarian cancer and diet 2018-02-15T15:53:38+00:00

Fabulous Flavonoids

A new study from Finland adds to the evidence of health benefits from flavonoids, a group of plant chemicals found in many fruits, vegetables, tea and wine. New research confirms that those foods are indeed the best sources of flavonoids. Much of the flavonoids’ protection against cancer and heart disease seems related to their antioxidant [...]

Fabulous Flavonoids 2018-02-15T15:53:42+00:00

Cut breast cancer risk

A new study provides evidence that certain nutrients found in vegetables may help protect against breast cancer. Women with high blood levels of several different carotenoid substances faced up to two times lower breast cancer risk than women with low levels, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Perhaps the [...]

Cut breast cancer risk 2018-02-15T15:53:43+00:00

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