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Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Lower Risk of Heart Disease for Vegetarians

A study shows that vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to meat-eaters. The lower risk may be attributable to lower blood pressure and cholesterol among the vegetarians. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the research team led by Francesca Crowe at the University of Oxford. The study tracked about 45,000 residents of England and Scotland in 1990 where they disclosed their diet, lifestyle and general health and one-third of the respondents followed a vegetarian diet exclusive of fish or meat. Over the next 11-12 years, 169 of the participants died […]

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Eat Fruits for a Happier Life

Recent research shows that eating fruits regularly is not only good for physical health, but may also have an impact one’s mental well-being. The investigation involved the analysis of day-to-day emotions vs food consumption among young adults. The study showed that eating a total serving of around seven to eight fruits and vegetables a day predicted a positive change in mood the following day. The study, which was conducted by Dr Tamlin Conner, Dr Caroline Horwath and Bonnie White of the Department of Human Nutrition of Otago, was published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology. The study involved […]

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Asparagus for Alcohol Hangovers

Asparagus shoots are a favorite vegetable side dish eaten all over the world, and their nutritional value has long been known among health experts. It is believed to have diuretic, anticancer, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. However, scientists have found that asparagus leaves, which are often discarded and not eaten, contain more nutrients, which have greater therapeutic value than the edible shoots. Furthermore, researchers have discovered the biochemical basis for the therapeutic effects of asparagus, including relief from alcoholic hangovers. Researchers at the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in Korea led by B.Y. Kim have found the biochemical […]

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A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute gives women more reason to eat their carrots and other yellow fruits and vegetables. A team of researchers from Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School conducted an analysis of eight studies which involved about 7,000 women tested for blood carotenoid levels and their risk for breast cancer. Carotenoids are organic plant pigments that have been known to help fight against chronic diseases such as cancer. These micronutrients are found in many fruits and vegetables that are usually colored yellow to deep red. There are over 600 types […]

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