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Posts Tagged ‘fruits and vegetables’

By now, the story sounds familiar… An exotic fruit, found mainly in Asia, used for centuries as a folk medicine is said to cure many modern ailments, and Westerners now have the opportunity to benefit from this so-called super fruit’s powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which purportedly do everything from reducing cancer risk and warding off cardiovascular disease, to easing arthritis and preventing acne. But – of course –this magical fruit is usually only sold in the form of juice, supplements, and other products pushed by multilevel marketers and other companies who may be more interested in making a quick […]

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Foods that Boost Mental Health

Various studies suggest that happiness and mental well-being may be affected by what people eat. In particular, research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables, which are known for their antioxidant properties, benefits mental health and boosts one’s sense of well being. Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Warwick found that people who eat the most fruit and vegetables daily considered themselves as significantly happier and more satisfied with their lives than people who eat lesser amounts. Their analysis on the eating habits and moods of 80,000 British adults, the well-being score for participants who ate 7-8 servings of […]

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Healthier Lunches for Children

A new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that making small, low cost, but attractive changes in school cafeterias to promote healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables greatly influences children to choose and eat healthier foods. The team of Andrew S. Hanks, PhD from B.E.N. Center, analyzed the effects of what they call the smarter lunchroom makeover in the cafeterias of two western New York junior-senior high schools. The changes made in the lunchroom included putting fresh fruits in nice bowls or tiered stands and strategically placing these next to the cash registers. Verbal cues were used […]

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Diet Soda Does not Increase Appetite

Many people are concerned about previous studies which have suggested that although artificially sweetened beverages or diet soda contain no calories, they may increase one’s appetite or one’s desire for sweet foods, which can result in weight gain. Some have also suggested that these effects can increase one’s risk for diabetes. Vasanti Malik, a nutrition researcher from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston says that artificial sweeteners are a many times sweeter than regular sugar, which can lead to these worrisome fears. New findings, however, may ease these worries, as researchers led by Carmen Piernas, from the University […]

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with severe metabolic acidosis are treated with alkali supplementation therapy to help the kidney remove excess acid in the body by way of urine. With the recent study, adding fruits and vegetables to the diet may help patients with CKD to protect their kidneys due to its alkali content. The study will be published in the upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The study involved 71 patients divided into two groups. The research team of Nimrit Goraya, MD and Donald Weson, MD gave oral alkaline medication to one […]

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