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Eating fruits and vegetables early in life lowers heart disease risk by 40 percent as we age

5/21/2014 - It is common knowledge that eating vegetables and fruits is part of a sensible diet, and yet millions of otherwise health-conscious people ignore this advice and continue to nosh on a variety of processed junk foods placing them at considerable risk to succumb to the leading killer of men and women...

New study says seven portions of fruits and vegetables daily may reduce risk of dying

5/2/2014 - A new study says that vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk of dying. While people have always known about the health benefits of eating such foods, what's important here is that the amount of veggies and fruits is what may help people live longer. Specifically, the researchers involved in the University...

Seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower all-cause risk of death more than 40 percent

4/21/2014 - Nutrition scientists have been promoting the effects of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables in their natural form for the better part of the last two decades, touting the plethora of protective flavonoids and fiber provided by these natural wonders. Most people would be impressed by the latest...

Smokers three times less likely to light up if they consume fruits and vegetables

4/19/2014 - "We may have identified a new tool that can help people quit smoking," says Jeffrey P. Haibach, MPH, research author and graduate research assistant in the University at Buffalo Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. Turns out, those "tools" are sitting right in the kitchens of people...

Woman loses 70 pounds, keeps it off for 7 years: says fruits and vegetables key to maintenance success

3/29/2014 - Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed over three dozen long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight than they lost within four or five years after they lost it. However, one woman is giving that statistic a run for its money. She...

Why your asthmatic child should eat more fruits and vegetables and stay off fast food

1/25/2014 - Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits. In gist, research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation found that, after the fibers...

Schools get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables

9/26/2013 - Increased vegetable and fruit availability leads to increased intake. In response to the federal government's push to serve healthier foods in schools, many districts have increased the availability of fruits and vegetables in their cafeterias. Some schools serve a vegetable or fruit of the month, encouraging...

100% organic, non-GMO, non-China, Freeze-Dried fruits and vegetables now available from Natural News Store

3/7/2013 - Two years ago, I was trying to purchase a long-term storable freeze-dried, non-GMO, certified organic corn and I was shocked to realize there isn't any sold at retail! As you probably already know, freeze-drying is the No. 1 best method for preserving foods. It pulls the water out but leaves the...

Diet high in carotenoids from fruits and vegetables may help prevent or delay the onset of ALS

3/3/2013 - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS, is a devastating degenerative illness that incapacitates its victims in a manner similar to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. At present, there is no known cure or effective treatment for the illness, which is believed to be the result of oxidative...

Lower your breast cancer risk with fruits and vegetables high in carotenoids

2/9/2013 - Women with high blood levels of the naturally occurring plant chemicals known as carotenoids have significantly lower risk of breast cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It...

Study finds that eating fruits and vegetables improves optimism

1/23/2013 - Everyone knows that the regular consumption of organic fruits and vegetables leads to superior health, but a new study conducted by scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health has discovered yet another reason to favor a diet of natural foods - individuals who consume antioxidant-rich fruits and...

Four ways to creatively grow your own fruits and vegetables using principles of permaculture

4/7/2012 - Modern industrial agriculture is a disastrous failure, as it defies practically every natural law related to food cultivation, ecological and environmental protection and stewardship, and human nutrition. But there is a new agricultural revolution sweeping the land that is changing the way humans eat...

Eating fruits and vegetables makes you look more attractive within six weeks

3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...

Fisetin from fruits and vegetables protects the aging brain and helps fight cancer

1/2/2012 - Fisetin is a unique flavonoid compound found naturally in many fruits and vegetables including strawberries, blueberries and the skin of cucumbers. A wealth of scientific research now explains how a diet packed with raw fruits and vegetables can help prevent amyloid plaque formation in the aging brain...

Eight servings a day of fruits and vegetables keep the doctor away

2/11/2011 - Researchers publishing in the European Heart Journal have released the result of a study examining the diet of more than 300,000 men and women from eight European countries. They found that those individuals eating the most fruits and vegetable servings per day experienced the lowest level of ischemic...

Fruits and Vegetables Shown to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and its Recurrence

7/13/2009 - Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables drastically reduces the risk of ever getting breast cancer and of having a recurrence. Scientists at the University of Hong Kong have just released more research findings adding to the growing pile of evidence that selections from the produce section are the...

Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Leads to Permanent Weight Loss

4/1/2009 - Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recent Consumer Reports investigation that sought to determine...

High Intake of Fruits and Vegetables may Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse

2/13/2009 - The protective effects which one's diet, in particular fruits and vegetables, offers against cancer may, intuitively, seem to apply more to cancers which are related to the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or intestinal cancer. On the other hand, for certain cancers, like...

Study Suggests Fruits and Vegetables May Improve Bone Health

1/12/2009 - A recent study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has suggested that increasing the alkalinity of one`s diet via eating more fruits and vegetables could improve bone health by reducing the excretion of calcium from the body. About Bone Health When it comes...

Fruits and Vegetables Regulate the Cell Cycle to Prevent Cancer

11/30/2008 - It's amazing that more than 2000 years ago we realized many universal truths, and we did it without the scientific method. One person who really knew what he was talking about was Hippocrates, who said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". We lost our common sense for awhile and fell...

Author Dr. Doug Graham (Part I)

11/20/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Doug Graham shares his story of going from vegetarian to vegan to raw and his 80/10/10 mission. Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Doug Graham is a lifetime...

Easy Ways to Get Your Five Per Day

11/13/2008 - We have repeatedly heard how we should eat more fruits and vegetables for optimum health and to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately although it sounds simple, research data shows the majority of people simply do not consume enough fruits and vegetables....

The Importance of Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables

11/5/2008 - Fall has arrived and with the crisp weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters, as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...

Fruits and Vegetables Modulate the Cell Cycle to Prevent Cancer

8/21/2008 - It's amazing that more than 2000 years ago we realized many universal truths, and we did it without the scientific method. One person who really knew what he was talking about was Hippocrates, who said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". We lost our common sense for awhile and fell...

The Summer Fruits of Good Health - Antioxidants Explained

8/8/2008 - Summer is upon us and with the warm weather comes a cornucopia of delightful fruits and vegetables that not only taste great but are excellent health boosters as well! Fruits and vegetables are packed with powerful antioxidants that can lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage...

Interview with Alan Friedman from Good Cause Wellness about Antioxidants, Agave Nectar and Chia Seeds

3/31/2008 - This is an exclusive interview with Good Cause Wellness founder Alan Friedman, who talks about antioxidants, superfood powders, agave nectar, chia seeds and his personal passion for health. Following the interview, I negotiated a discount for NaturalNews readers on one of Friedman's top-selling products....

Darker fruits and vegetables found to fight colon cancer

12/6/2007 - Dark-colored fruits and vegetables may provide a colon-cancer-fighting effect, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston. Researchers used both animal and cell-culture studies to examine the effects of a group of chemicals called anthocyanins...

Eating fruits and vegetables cuts risk of miscarriage, says study

12/8/2006 - The consumption of fruits and vegetables during pregnancy can reduce the chance of a miscarriage, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study of nearly 7,000 pregnant women by researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine...

Availability of fruits and vegetables improves eating behavior of schoolchildren

9/14/2006 - Results of a pilot program published in last week's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention journal suggest that children in Mississippi schools were more willing to try fresh fruits and vegetables when they had more access to the foods. Previous studies have linked fruit and vegetable consumption...

Americans still not eating enough fruits and vegetables, says USDA study

9/7/2006 - A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Cancer Institute revealed that most Americans are not consuming the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables suggested by the USDA MyPyramid diet guideline. The MyPyramid guide, which can be found at www.MyPyramid.com, personalizes...

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