Vegetable news, articles and information:

Health Basics: How are vegetable oils really made?

6/28/2014 - Do you ever wonder how most vegetable oils are made? What about cottonseed oil and sunflower oil? Are they as bad as corn oil and soybean oil? Does it matter if it's cold pressed if it's GMO? Do you really know much about safflower oil and how most of it is processed? Canola was invented in a lab by...

Top ways broccoli helps fight cancer

6/22/2014 - Everyone knows that they should eat more fruits and vegetables in order to enjoy better health, and maybe even extend their lifespan by more than just a few years. What many people do not realize, however, is just how good for them these foods are. In addition, most people are not aware of exactly how...

What is trans fat? Definitions and warnings

6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...

Man cuts out soda, increases vegetable intake, loses 125 pounds

6/10/2014 - Emil Oprisa describes himself as someone who once was the "embodiment of laziness," not doing much more than eating junk food and taking a taxi just to go to the grocery store down the street (1). Eventually, his six-foot frame was carrying around an unhealthy 328 pounds. He knew that his health...

Prevent stroke by eating fruits and veggies

5/24/2014 - A diet high in fruits and vegetables may cut the risk of stroke by nearly one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and published in the journal Stroke. "Improving diet and lifestyle...

Coke and Pepsi replacing toxic brominated vegetable oil (BVO) with another chemical: sucrose acetate isobutyrate (SAIB)

5/6/2014 - Coca-Cola and Pepsico have both announced they are removing brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from their beverage products following a sustained social media campaign that protested the practice. Brominated vegetable oil is a flame retardant, and it's usually made from genetically modified corn or soy...

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...

Haagen-Dazs launches vegetable flavored ice cream

4/29/2014 - Anyone up for some tomato-cherry or carrot-orange ice cream? Haagen-Dazs, normally associated with ice cream flavors such as Black Cherry Amaretto gelato, Mint Chip and Lemon Zest sorbet, is urging folks to get on the healthy eating bandwagon with the introduction of their newest flavors, Tomato-Cherry...

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...

Study says vegetables play role in positive and negative thinking

3/24/2014 - Plenty of thoughts exist as to what a person's favorite color or music choice says about them, and now one study says that whether or not we serve vegetables with meals carries significant emotional meaning. Researchers set out to determine if the addition, or lack of, a vegetable with a meal altered...

Monsanto's new herbicide-resistant GM crops threaten American vegetable farmers

3/19/2014 - Many American corn and soybean farmers embrace genetically modified seeds and herbicide chemicals. This biotechnology invention helps them produce higher crop yields without having to worry about weeds. Today's farmers can just apply, en masse, chemicals like glyphosate, which knock out the weeds, allowing...

Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, 'a forgotten source of nutrients'

2/21/2014 - According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it's high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, "White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients," outlines the benefits...

Woman loses over 30 pounds with raw fruit and vegetable diet

2/8/2014 - In 2010, Erica decided to venture on a journey toward healthier living. To kick-start the process, she started a 30-day raw fruit and vegetable detox. After observing changes in her body and mood, including a more toned figure and increased energy, she decided to make eating fruits and vegetables a...

A 'juicing' a day keeps the doctor away

1/9/2014 - One of the best things to do for health is daily juicing of organic vegetables and fruits. The initial investment in a juicer will pay off in daily detoxification and supplying the body with healthy antioxidants and nutrients. Several health experts recommend juicing as an important part of a healthy...

Florida couple sues city after being forced to uproot family vegetable garden

12/1/2013 - The village of Miami Shores in Miami, Florida, brands itself as a progressive neighborhood that promotes "green living." But local residents Hermine Ricketts and Tom Carroll have found that this is not exactly an honest designation, as village officials recently ordered them to uproot a family vegetable...

Five healthy vegetables you should be eating in winter

11/14/2013 - Winter is fast approaching. During the winter months, your body needs extra vitamins and minerals to help combat cold weather and illness and to maintain your good health. Sure, these vitamins can be found in supplements and over-the-counter vitamins, but instead of filling your body with pills, why...

Vegetables: Raw and juicing to a healthier life

9/28/2013 - A great way to improve one's health is to ensure that one eats a lot of fresh vegetables that have been minimally processed and are raw, organic and locally-grown. The problem is that not everybody can eat raw vegetables. To solve this problem, dieticians recommend juicing fresh vegetables. Patients...

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...

Vegetables that boost your immune system

9/21/2013 - Because of the proliferation of health problems, people are constantly looking for ways to strengthen their immune system. While most resort to finding supplements and other health products, you can actually raise your immunity by simply eating your vegetables. Following is a list of vegetables you...

Four-year-old girl living in subsidized housing gets to keep vegetable garden, no thanks to USDA

9/5/2013 - One young girl's fight to keep her small vegetable garden, which had previously been threatened for elimination by a subsidized housing complex funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Agency, has ended in victory. After thousands of health freedom warriors petitioned...

NYC allows doctors to prescribe fresh fruit and vegetables as treatment for obesity; FDA declares veggies 'unapproved drugs'

7/28/2013 - These days, it's difficult to find examples of government doing anything that makes sense. That's all the more reason why a program embraced by New York City is newsworthy. Dubbed the "Fruit and Vegetables Prescription Program," it allows doctors to "prescribe" fresh fruit and vegetables to overweight...

Supercharge your health with seaweed

6/22/2013 - Some of the best nutrition in the world comes from the natural vegetation of the sea. The vegetation is termed seaweed and is loaded with unique nutrients that are not found in similar concentrations within land vegetation. Supercharge your health by incorporating seaweed into your diet. The term...

Easy guide to help you choose the best nursery plants for landscaping and vegetable gardens

3/18/2013 - Whether you're planting a vegetable garden or designing a back yard garden landscaping project, if you're not starting with seeds, it's important to buy healthy nursery plants from the start. Shopping for plants for a garden landscaping job or to add some color to your windowsill is usually a pleasurable...

Finally - A truly simple way to improve mood and boost energy

2/4/2013 - Although it has been well established that a better diet leads to higher energy levels and improvements in mood, completely reconfiguring your diet can be a daunting task. Fortunately, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago and published in the British Journal of Health Psychology...

Rejuvenate your body with the world's healthiest sea vegetables

12/28/2012 7:00:35 AM - Compared to land vegetables like broccoli and carrots, sea vegetables (edible seaweeds) receive relatively little attention in health food circles. This is unfortunate, for while sea vegetables are more difficult to purchase and incorporate into meals than land vegetables, they do boast one outstanding...

Study finds link between veggies and emotions

12/8/2012 - A truly inspirational study carried out by a small team of researchers found that there is more to consuming vegetables than meets the eye: Is there anything else that veggies can change about a person other than their nutrient intake? The answer, now according to science, is yes. Veggies influence...

City of Orlando threatens man who planted a front yard vegetable garden

11/15/2012 - In a bid to perpetuate a growing culture of dependency, authorities in Orlando, Fla., are trying to force a resident to dig up a vegetable garden he planted in his front yard, saying the plot of produce is a violation of city ordinances. According to local reports, Jason Helvingston, who planted...

Fresh vegetable diet protects against pancreatitis and risk of pancreatic cancer

7/13/2012 - Few people give much thought to their pancreas, the small digestive organ that is located behind the stomach and functions to release digestive enzymes to break down food. Acute pancreatitis is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease that occurs when those enzymes begin to eat the pancreas itself....

Benefits to composting for organic sustainability in natural vegetable gardens

5/16/2012 - No one knows who discovered the benefits of composting by planting seeds in the refuse of human, animal, mineral and vegetable waste materials. Regardless of its origin, it's clear that life grows from death. Drawing new life from the leavings of the past has been happening on earth since the beginning,...

10 tips for companion planting for natural pest control and organic sustainability - Increase vegetable yields and improve flavor

5/13/2012 - Companion planting for pest control and to encourage plants to grow with more vigor has fascinated men for centuries; however, few backyard gardeners know how to use these natural methods for organic sustainability and how to improve your garden. Plants that work together to help one another grow; plants...

Occupy organic vegetable gardens - Rebirth of the Victory garden

5/11/2012 - During World Wars I and II, private citizens were encouraged to plant Victory gardens in an effort to support the war effort and take the strain off the food industry, providing more food for citizens living at home. Little gardens popped up all over the country and they were called Victory gardens...

7 tips for creating a successful organic vegetable garden almost anywhere

4/28/2012 - There is nothing like enjoying the fruits of your labor, literally! The seeds you just planted turn out as little shoots and flowers until they grow into bulbs and finally young little things waiting for their weaning. Picking the tomatoes and leafy greens you've been waiting to grow for weeks, can...

Pump up your body with the Popeye vegetable - spinach

4/17/2012 - Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Popeye got it right with this powerhouse but it is too bad he ate it out of a can. Fresh, organic spinach is much more nutrient dense and contains far fewer environmental toxins than the canned stuff. Most children and adults like the flavor...

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...

Fruit and vegetable consumption plummets among low-income families - more McDonald's?

1/24/2012 8:56:14 PM - According The Guardian, a UK newspaper comparable to the USA's New York Times, lower income families have cut their fruit and vegetable consumption by 30% over the last few years. This figure was obtained from 2010, which was the last year those statistics were available. In England, people are advised...

Congress pushes to classify pizza as a 'vegetable'

11/20/2011 - In an absurd attempt to fight back at federal regulations that greatly limit the amount of junk food that can be served as part of government-funded school lunch programs, Congress has proposed a new spending bill that classifies pizza as a "vegetable." Reports indicate that the bill would allow for...

Green vegetable consumption stimulates immune system signaling to support optimal health

11/2/2011 - We all know that our immune system is the first line of defense against a wide array of potentially deadly pathogens, bacteria and viruses. Yet many people take this crucial defense barrier for granted and do little to ensure that they are adequately protected against a multitude of microscopic invaders....

Fruit and vegetable consumption effectively lowers colon cancer risk

10/4/2011 - Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association provides details on how specific fruit and...

Eating TVP? Textured Vegetable Protein may contain trace levels of toxic chemical solvent

9/29/2011 - Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is an ingredient often listed on a wide spectrum of "healthy" products including many energy bars and veggie burgers. Some novice vegetarians, as well as people seeking a protein source with a lower price tag than meat, may purchase bulk TVP as a meat substitute for...

White fruits shown to protect against stroke

9/27/2011 10:30:55 AM - A new study coming from the Netherlands and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that consuming large quantities of white pulp fruits and vegetables can significantly lower the risk of stroke. Over the years, numerous studies linking high fruit and vegetable consumption...

White fleshed fruit and vegetable consumption slashes stroke risk in half

9/26/2011 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption of white fleshy vegetables and fruits such as apples and...

Researchers find side effect-free natural way to slash stroke risk by half

9/19/2011 - It is common sense that eating a healthy diet should help prevent disease. But Big Pharma must surely have superior elixirs, pills, potions and shots when it comes to serious prevention of the big killer diseases like stroke, right? If the drug companies have a prescription drug, without any side...

The death cry of a carrot - If carrots are not dead when you pick them out of the ground, when are they dead?

8/10/2011 - When do carrots die? Apparently not in the way most of us thought. Carrots don't die when you pull them out of the ground, but in fact only die when ingested in the stomach, cooked to 60c in hot water or left out to rot. This startling discovery has serious consequences not only for vegetarians, but...

How to start a vegetable garden

8/6/2011 - These days, more and more people have decided to start a vegetable garden. Not only is the produce guaranteed to be a lot cheaper than that purchased at the store, but it is also a lot healthier and almost certainly guaranteed to be organic. Starting your own vegetable garden need not be expensive...

Food freedom alert: Bureaucrats in Michigan threaten woman with jail time for planting vegetable garden in her own yard

7/11/2011 - The anti-food tyrants are at it again, this time threatening a Michigan woman with fines and jail time for her "crime" of daring to plant tomatoes and peppers in her front yard. Your help is needed to take action and fire off an avalanche of complaints against the local bureaucrats in Michigan who are...

Food wars: How European health authorities are using the e.coli scare to wage economic warfare against vegetable farmers

6/6/2011 - Even as hospitals in Germany are now filling up with people sickened by a super-powerful drug-resistant "superbug" strain of e.coli that looks like it was bioengineered (http://www.naturalnews.com/032622_ecoli_bioengineering.html), European health authorities are leaping at the opportunity to spread...

Americans lack nutrients because of poor eating choices (Opinion)

4/20/2011 - Do we really need nutritional supplements? Why couldn`t we get all the nutrients we need from a "balanced diet"? We probably could - if we ate right. But how many people eat right? Apparently not too many. For example, there is a big gap between what Americans eat and the dietary recommendations outlined...

Study finds hidden ingredient reduces calorie intake leading to weight loss

4/11/2011 - A recent study from Pennsylvania State University utilized hidden ingredients in recipes, aimed at lowering calorie content, and evaluated participants' responses to the hidden ingredients. Researchers used hidden pureed vegetables to decrease calorie content in meals in order to determine if participants...

Era of leaded gasoline still poisoning vegetable gardens across America

1/30/2011 - Vegetable gardens across the United States are contaminated with lead, even those using presumably safe soil from newly made compost, according to a study conducted by researchers from Wellesley College and presented at a meeting of the Geological Society of America. The most common sources of lead...

Americans just won't eat their vegetables

1/1/2011 - Twenty years of government and public interest programs aimed at increasing US vegetable consumption have had no significant effect on the country's dietary habits, according to a comprehensive nationwide study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC found that...

Green leafy vegetables reduce risk of diabetes

12/2/2010 - A diet high in green leafy vegetables can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Leicester University in the United Kingdom, and published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers analyzed the results of six prior studies that examined the relationship...

Fruit and vegetable carotenoids protect women from breast, ovarian cancer

10/8/2010 - Achieving good health and avoiding disease involves eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods on a regular basis, particularly those that together provide the full spectrum of phytonutrients that each contribute to a different aspect of good health. Unfortunately, many people are not getting the variety...

Vegetable compound may prevent, treat arthritis

9/16/2010 - Vegetables are storehouses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients that help the body ward off and prevent disease. A recent study out of the University of East Anglia (UEA) has revealed that one such vegetable compound, known as sulforaphane, actually inhibits the function of the destructive...

So-Called Healthy Vegetable Oils are Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

9/13/2010 - Doctors and nutritionists often cite high fat diets as a risk factor for breast cancer, but more important than the AMOUNT of fat eaten is the TYPE of fat. In particular a component of certain vegetable oils, Linoleic Acid, is a huge risk factor for breast cancer in animals and may be for humans as...

Start Your Own Organic Vegetable Garden

4/23/2010 - Growing your own organic garden may be easier than you think. Not only does growing your own organic produce fill you with an incredible sense of gratification, but it also ensures that it is 100% untouched by chemicals. When you have produce right out in your own back yard, it is always guaranteed...

Expectant mothers reduce diabetes risk in newborns by eating more vegetables

4/7/2010 - Women who eat more vegetables while pregnant significantly reduce their children's risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Linkoping University in Sweden, and published in the journal Pediatric Diabetes. "This is the...

Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) recall leaves food consumers wondering: What is this stuff?

3/8/2010 - Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP) is one of most common soy-based food "fillers" used to make literally thousands of processed food products. It's found in veggie burgers, gravy mixes, soups and many other grocery products. Last Thursday, one of the largest producers of HVP in the United States, Las...

90 Percent of High School Kids Lack Sufficient Intake of Fruits, Veggies

3/4/2010 - Less than 10 percent of high school students in the United States meet the federally recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important for optimal child growth,...

The amazing new Hurom Slow Juicer will revolutionize the way you make fresh juice

2/9/2010 - The last juicer I recommended was the Breville juicer. I own two of them, and they are top-of-the-line juicing appliances that can transform fresh fruits and vegetables into healing, nutrient-rich juices right from your kitchen counter. But today, I have incredible news for you about a truly revolutionary...

Stop stomach ulcers with the miracle remedy of cabbage

11/11/2009 - Cabbage is one of the most medicinal vegetables you'll find in your garden (or your local grocery store). It contains powerful medicinal compounds that help heal cancer, but one of its best-known uses is as a natural remedy for stomach ulcers. Cabbage may not sound like amazing medicine, but in terms...

Vegetable Juice Helps Promote Weight Loss

10/29/2009 - Daily consumption of vegetable juice may not just help increase vegetable consumption, but also improve the effectiveness of weight loss strategies, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis and presented at the Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans. The...

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...

Research Reveals Which Conventional Produce Can be Safely Eaten

6/23/2009 - The evidence is in. Eating a plant based diet is the key to health and longevity. The only question left is how to get the best value for each dollar you have to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization devoted to human and environmental health, has...

Juicing is the Key to Radiant Health

6/17/2009 - Juicing is the vital key to giving you a radiant, energetic life and truly optimal health. There are valuable and sensitive micronutrients that are damaged when you heat foods. Cooking and processing food destroys these micronutrients by altering their shape and chemical composition. However, it is...

Top Eight Vegetable Seeds Having the Longest Shelf Life

4/24/2009 - With legislation that threatens family farms such as HR 875, Codex Alimentarius, and C-6 in Canada, it is more important than ever to acquire high quality, royalty-free seeds. However, seeds will not keep forever, lasting between 2 and 5 years on average. This article will outline those seeds with 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...

Increase Complete Protein and Lose Weight

3/25/2009 - All the rave reviews of fruits and vegetables lately have captured our attention. Many people have made significant changes in their diets to accommodate seven to nine serving of these healing superstars. Some have had difficulty fitting all these servings into their diets, and have cut back on primary...

Serve Healthy Vegetable Entrees

3/23/2009 - Vegetables are always an excellent food choice for people who are trying to lose weight. Most vegetables are high in fiber, but have few calories. That makes them filling but body-friendly. There are many kinds of vegetables that can be a main dish. Different ways of preparing them will surely tempt...

Cooking Broccoli Destroys 90+ Percent of Anti-Cancer Compound Sulforaphane

3/20/2009 - Levels of the beneficial, cancer-fighting compound sulforaphane in broccoli are reduced by 90 percent when the vegetable is cooked, according to a study conducted by researchers from TNO Quality of Life in the Netherlands, and published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. "Consumption...

Tips to Improve Your Health by Juicing

1/15/2009 - When trying to incorporate raw foods into one's diet, juicing is a very effective way to add in large amounts of different raw foods. Many people have a large build-up of mucoid plaque within the intestines because of poor diets. When this happens, the body is severely limited in its ability to absorb...

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....

Study Shows Vegetable Juice Helps Build Health

11/3/2008 - A new study by University of California at Davis researchers backs up advice natural health advocates have been giving for decades: Juice is a great way to get the health-building benefits of vegetables. The research, presented this week at the American Dietetic Association's annual conference in...

Cheap Eats: How to Find Healthy Food During Tough Economic Times

9/8/2008 - Are you having a hard time stretching your grocery dollars during the current economic downturn? You're not alone. But before you stop buying fresh fruit, meat, vegetables and other items often perceived as costing a lot, check out these tips from a University of Michigan Health System dietitian. Holly...

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...

Raw Broccoli, Cabbage Slash Bladder Cancer Risk by 40 Percent; Cooking Destroys Benefits

7/18/2008 - Eating as little as three small servings of raw cruciferous vegetables per month, such as broccoli and cabbage, has been found to decrease the risk of developing bladder cancer by an astonishing 40 percent. This was discovered by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The study...

Author Matt Monarch on Vegetable Juices, Enzymes, and Meditation

5/26/2008 - Hi everyone, this is Kevin Gianni and I'd like to welcome you to a very special Raw Summit Teleseminar, which can be found online at (http://www.rawsummitarchives.com) . The purpose of the Raw Summit is to pass along cutting edge information about raw and living food technologies for you to reach optimal...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life (Part 2)

5/6/2008 - In part one of "A Plan for Living a Long and Healthy Life" we concluded with the good news that it is never too early or too late to begin living a healthy lifestyle, regaining lost youth and energy and adding many healthier and more enjoyable years to your life. Yes, the good news is that it is...

Research Shows Spinach Can Help Prevent Ovarian Cancer

4/14/2008 - It's no secret that fruits and vegetables provide the body with the essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals that help keep the body free of disease. But how great would it be if specific foods warded off specific illnesses? Well, based on some recent research, that could very well be a reality. Published...

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....

Interesterification - The Dangerous Replacement for Trans Fats

3/3/2008 - Due to the terrible health problems associated with trans fats, the food industry has been busily perfecting another 'man-made' replacement to ensure that company sales and profits are kept at a high level. The new solution is a process called interesterification, a technique for making butter-like...

Mid-Day Nourishment: Three Best and Worst Lunch Choices for Health

2/19/2008 - Monday, January 7th, 2008 marked the beginning of an era of healthy eating for high school students in Quebec, Canada. The provincial government in Quebec implemented new food regulations that prohibit high school students from having access to soft drinks, diet products, sugary beverages, and deep-fried...

Fatal and Vital Foods - Popular Nutrition Myths Exposed

2/7/2008 - I often get asked to write down some basic rules of what to eat and what not to eat. There's a lot of information out there but it's often fragmented and, even worse, contradictory. All I can do is give you my vision on fatal and vital foods. I base this on nothing but common sense. Here goes. Sugars Avoid...

Product Review: Fruit and Vegetable Blends Better Than Just Juice

1/2/2008 - Given the choice between a piece of fresh fruit and the juice from that fruit, the juice is often not the better choice. With orange juice, for example, you get a hefty dose of sucrose, fructose, and glucose without the benefit of the fiber found in the white pulp, which slows down the rate of sugar...

New "Juice Feasting" Emerging as Phytonutrient-Rich Disease-Fighting Nutritional System

12/11/2007 - It's rare for something to come along that impresses me so much as a healing modality that it instantly changes my own life habits. But I've recently been introduced to a plant-based medicinal modality that's so incredibly effective at preventing and reversing disease that I believe it is "the" cure...

The Great Fat Debate - Why Virgin Coconut Oil Is Best

11/30/2007 - There is so much media hype from the mainstream media and leading health authorities, including the naturopathic community, suggesting the many ill effects of consuming Trans Fatty Acids (TFA’s) that the topic of the Great Fat Debate deserves a closer look for the sake of our heath and understanding. Whilst...

Spinach scare may have done more harm than good by discouraging consumption of healthy greens

10/3/2006 - Both kids and adults may be more wary of eating fresh, packaged vegetables as a result of the recent e coli scare. Bonnie Taub-Dix with the American Dietetic Association says, "It might slow down the consumption of raw vegetables. You expect your vegetables to be clean. You certainly don't expect...

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...

Fresh fruit and vegetable juices slash Alzheimer's risk, far surpassing any pharmaceutical

8/31/2006 - A new study published in today's American Journal of Medicine indicates that drinking fruit and vegetable juices may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 76 percent. Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville conducted an epidemiological study of 1,800 Japanese-American...

Higher Intake of Vegetable Protein and Lower Blood Pressure Levels (press release)

8/28/2006 - People who eat more protein from vegetables tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study in the January 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Most adults have either high blood pressure (hypertension) or prehypertensive blood pressure levels,...

Vegetables May Reduce Hardening of Arteries (press release)

8/18/2006 - New research suggests one reason vegetables may be so good for us – a study in mice found that a mixture of five common vegetables reduced hardening of the arteries by 38 percent compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet. Conducted by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the research is...

Research shows that seeds and nuts are "brain foods" that can also stabilize your mood

8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...

Heat wave destroys vegetable crop; warning of things to come from climate change

8/2/2006 - Europe's uncharacteristically hot summer may be causing more than sunburns, as the Association of European Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industries (EFVPI) warns that the heat is maturing produce faster than it can be harvested, which could lead to shortages. Farmers tend to plant crops in such...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet

7/3/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

Good news for menopausal women: You can avoid hot flashes by changing your diet

6/7/2006 - Millions of American women suffer from hot flashes during menopause, but not many realize that diet can have a lot to do with it. Fortunately, hot flashes do not have to be an inevitable part of menopause. In fact, women in some cultures -- namely in Asia -- rarely experience discomfort from hot flashes...

The textured vegetable protein experiment: Even rabbits won't eat it

5/30/2006 - There's a hill in the back yard outside my house where a lot of rabbits, squirrels and quail come to eat the various foods I distribute from time to time. I sometimes put vegetable scraps, fruit pulp, nut pulp or even old packaged foods on the hill for the benefit of these animals, and it's very interesting...

The Honest Food Guide empowers consumers with independent information about foods and health

5/25/2006 - Mike: Hello everyone, this is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. I'm here with Ben Kage, and we're going to have a discussion and Q&A session about the Honest Food Guide. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it is available for free downloading at HonestFoodGuide.org. You can download it, and take...

For healthy, acne-free skin, just say no to fried foods

10/26/2005 - Most people with acne attempt to treat their irritated skin with external face washes, soaps, lotions and treatments. Yet, according to a number of natural health authors, the best way to treat acne is by changing your diet and getting rid of acne-causing ingredients such as fried foods. "A healthful...

Revealed: which fruit and vegetable juices alleviate arthritis pain without drugs or surgery

6/9/2005 - As the song says, "You don't know what you've got 'till it's gone" -- and motor skills are no exception. Despite the ranking of the opposable thumb as one of the single most important evolutionary advantages of the human race, many people take the use of their hands for granted until something draws...

An overview of new health products, plant technology, superfoods and natural health research breakthroughs

5/22/2005 - In this article, we'll take a closer look at some of the more interesting products and issues we're uncovering these days. There’s a product that I highly recommend for those that want a nutritious food bar made with real food, and not a bunch of processed or manufactured ingredients. It's called LaraBar,...

Plant-based diet greatly reduces risk of cancer, say studies

2/28/2005 - Three new studies published in the journal of the American Medical Association are proving the benefit of a plant-based diet in greatly reducing the risk of cancer. The studies show that high consumption of fruits and vegetables wards off a variety of cancers. (They also show that consuming red meat...

Five appetite control foods that suppress cravings without adding calories

1/20/2005 - There is a reality about weight loss that people need to be aware of. Losing weight requires you to feel hungry from time to time. There is no way to lose weight without feeling some degree of hunger. Believe me, I have exhaustively explored this issue. I have tried appetite suppressants. I have tried...

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