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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...

Fruits, veggies and vitamin E combine to slash risk of stroke and premature death

5/31/2014 - Nutrition researchers have written volumes over the past decade to clearly demonstrate how foods eaten in their natural and unprocessed states, combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can significantly cut the risk of virtually all chronic diseases that lead millions of unsuspecting people to early...

Heavy metals myth busted: Everyday vegetables and fruits have almost ZERO lead, cadmium, mercury and tungsten

5/28/2014 - In response to Natural News releasing accurate, scientifically-validated information about toxic heavy metals found in rice protein products, there has been a sustained disinfo campaign to try to distort the truth by claiming everyday fruits and vegetables contain high levels of toxic heavy metals. "There's...

Wife of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, mayor says locally grown organic foods, green vegetables and juices were key to her cancer recovery

5/25/2014 - When Michelle Prince, the wife of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mayor Eddie Francis, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, she was shocked (1). She was a health-conscious, high-spirited, 42-year-old woman who was poised to run the Detroit half-marathon. Such devastating health problems were not supposed...

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...

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...

Diets high in fruits and veggies cut mortality risk by almost half

4/27/2014 - A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health confirms what many of us have suspected, that eating loads of FRESH (and preferably organic) fruits and vegetables daily significantly lowers your risk of death at any age. According to the study, the more servings of fresh fruit...

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...

Five fruits and veggies a day not enough, study suggests

4/2/2014 - A new study suggests that eating seven or more portions of fruit and veggies a day is significantly healthier than the five a day currently recommended, and may protect against disease. Following recommendations from the World Health Organization, in 2003 the UK launched the "5-a-day" fruit and vegetable...

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...

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...

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...

NASA to attempt to grow vegetables on the moon

12/9/2013 - There are parts of the earth where plant life simply doesn't grow well, if at all. But that isn't deterring NASA from attempting to grow veggies on the moon. According to Britain's Daily Telegraph, the space agency that put men on the moon will attempt to grow vegetables and herbs on the lunar surface...

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...

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...

Juicing for weight loss - Here's what works

9/7/2013 - Whether you're looking to shed a few pounds quickly, or jumpstart a bigger weight loss goal, juicing is a great option. It's simple math - to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. It can be a challenge to get all of the nutrients you need to perform your daily tasks while keeping...

Monsanto now overriding natural law by attempting to patent multiple common vegetables, fruits

8/5/2013 - Global biotechnology megalith Monsanto is no longer content with simply manipulating and patenting its own genetically-modified (GM) counterfeits of nature. According to a new petition created by the human rights advocacy group Avaaz, Monsanto is right now attempting to exploit little-known loopholes...

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...

Deformed fruits and vegetables discovered near Fukushima - is this for real?

7/25/2013 - New images have surfaced depicting what appears to be some of the more heinous radioactive consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. A slide show recently posted by MSN.com reveals deformed tomatoes with bulbous growth defects; cucumbers with unsightly leaves growing out of their...

Boycott Monsanto! Live in the Garden of Eden with fruits and vegetables grown from organic heirloom seeds

7/17/2013 - Instead of nurturing humanity through education, healthy eating, natural medicine and planting ancient organic heirloom fruits and vegetables, the Evil Empire of Monsanto and the various committees of the current American administration seem committed to their GMO agenda of taking over the farming and...

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...

Treat children's asthma naturally with fruits, vegetables, fish oil and probiotics

1/22/2013 - New evidence suggests that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, probiotics and fish oil may relieve asthma in children, according to a recent study. "A school-based, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial involving 192 asthmatic children aged 10-12 found that a supplement combining fruits,...

Natural compound in broccoli, cruciferous vegetables can treat leukemia

12/19/2012 - Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency. And researchers are still continuing to uncover the amazing medicinal...

So what's vertical gardening all about? 13 Reasons to grow your vegetables in a vertical garden

10/18/2012 12:16:40 PM - Jack had it right when he planted the magic seeds that grew into a sky high beanstalk. Not only did he stumble upon the principles of vertical gardening; but Jack also discovered the path to abundance and self-reliance when he realized he could provide for himself and his family as a result of the riches...

Combat cancer with the top cancer-fighting foods

8/31/2012 - An estimated one-third of cancer deaths could be related to diet, according to the National Cancer Institute. Eating processed, sugary foods with harmful additives like chemicals or even animal products with hormones is the norm for many people in developed nations. What people eat can truly kill them....

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....

Which fruits and vegetables are naturally the most detoxifying?

5/16/2012 - Detoxing in our incredibly polluted environment is not an occasional endeavor. In order to maintain a healthy immune system with a slightly alkaline pH, we need to consider constant slow detoxing to counter the "slow kill" from the myriad toxins pervading every element of our environment. Extreme...

Green vegetables proven to protect against breast cancer

4/20/2012 - Eating more cruciferous vegetables has been shown once again to play an important role in the mitigation of cancer, this time in helping women with breast cancer to live longer. A Chinese study recently presented at the 103rd annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) revealed...

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...

Sulfur in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold the key to healing genetic diseases

2/16/2012 - Our mothers were right. Broccoli is good for us, but possibly in ways our mothers never knew. Health practitioners and fitness experts around the world have heralded the benefits of broccoli for decades. Scientists have long demonstrated the antioxidant properties of broccoli. Many people know that...

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...

British town grows all of its own vegetables, witnesses improved civic life and reduced crime as a result

12/15/2011 - When the small British mill town of Todmorden, tucked in between Yorkshire and Lancashire, first began installing fruit and vegetable gardens all around the area as part of the Incredible Edible program, it likely had no idea that the novel, yet simple, concept would make the town a foremost inspirational...

Have lots of fruits and veggies to keep your memory

10/15/2011 - A recent study took a look at 2,533 healthy men and women from 45 to 60 and measured the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate. Then, over a thirteen year period, the researchers compared their fruit and vegetable intake to their cognitive function. In doing so, they found that people, who ate more...

Flavonoids in fruits, vegetables and nuts dramatically lower cancer rates

9/28/2011 - Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins are often found in fruits and vegetables, and they are powerful cancer prevention agents. Essentially, flavonoids are potent antioxidants and our body uses them to lower inflammation, reduce blood pressure and fight off free radicals, which cause disease and age us,...

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...

Sulforaphane from broccoli and cruciferous vegetables selectively destroys cancer cells

7/14/2011 - Research details published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal explains the potent mechanism exhibited by cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower to ameliorate developing cancer cells. The active photochemical known as sulforaphane targets prostate and other hormone dependent...

Disgruntled neighbor spurs New Jersey town to cite backyard organic farmer for growing vegetables, demands crops be left unattended to die

6/10/2011 - Hostility towards individuals who grow food in their suburban or semi-rural backyards appears to be on the rise, this time in the New Jersey township of Chatham. Officials there have twice cited Mike Bucuk, a 24-year-old organic farmer, for the crime of growing vegetables in his backyard and giving...

Europeans warned to avoid drinking milk or eating vegetables due to high radiation levels

4/12/2011 - The radiation risk from Fukushima is "no longer negligable," says CRIIRAD, the French research authority on radioactivity. It is now warning expectant mothers and young children to avoid drinking milk or rainwater. They should also avoid certain types of vegetables and cheese due to the dangerously...

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...

Eating colorful vegetables linked to longer life

2/18/2011 - People who eat more brightly colored vegetables live longer and may have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The researchers examined the health...

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...

Olive oil, green leafy vegetables prevent heart disease

1/3/2011 - Italian researchers have confirmed that diets rich in leafy green vegetables and olive oil are vital for heart health. Dr. Domenico Palli from the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute in Florence and his colleagues discovered that women who eat at least one serving of leafy greens a day are 46 percent...

Study shows alpha-carotene from vegetables and fruit dramatically lowers risk of death

12/7/2010 - It will come as no surprise to many health minded individuals that a natural diet high in vegetables and fruits promotes health and extends lifespan. Foods saturated with synthetic chemicals, hydrogenated fats, salt and sugar stress our genetic integrity and result in metabolic chaos. We evolved to...

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...

Natural flavonoids from fruits and vegetables dramatically lower cancer risk

12/1/2010 - Natural compounds commonly found in many fruits and vegetables are among the most powerful agents we have in our dietary arsenal to combat many forms of cancer. Flavonoids and proanthocyanidins have evolved as a protective mechanism for a variety of different plants and play a critical role in preventing...

Powerful compound in broccoli, cruciferous vegetables proven to prevent cancer

10/24/2010 - New research out of the University of Illinois (U of I) has proven that sulforaphane, an organosulfur compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, is transferred directly from the digestive system into the body through the "good" bacteria that live in the gut. When operating at optimal...

Carrots and cruciferous vegetables prevent breast cancer

10/23/2010 - It is safe to assume that most people are aware of breast cancer's existence, but many lack practical knowledge about how to go about preventing it through nutrition. However, a new study out of Boston University adds to the growing body of literature about the anti-cancer properties of vegetables,...

Slash Diabetes Risk with More Green Leafy Vegetables and Natural Diet

8/28/2010 - Diabetes continues to grow at a staggering rate with 1.6 million new cases being diagnosed each year in the US. The American Diabetes Association estimates that more than 25 million children and adults are either pre-diabetic or have progressed to the most devastating mature form of the disease. Emerging...

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...

Raw Cultured Vegetables are Digestive Superfoods

3/13/2010 - For centuries raw fermented vegetables have provided medicinal properties throughout different cultures of the world. The mouth-watering zing that tickles the palate provides the perfect balance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. Maintaining proper acid-alkaline pH is essential for life and...

A Cruciferous Veggie a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

3/2/2010 - Just when you begin feeling good about eating lots of spinach and various lettuce salads, along come a couple of studies that prove cruciferous vegetables have even more health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, radishes, and turnips....

Nightshade Vegetables may Cause Adverse Reactions in Some People

1/20/2010 - We know vegetables are part of a healthy diet, but what about nightshade vegetables? Health research on these vegetables has focused on a group of substances called alkaloids which can impact nerve-muscle and digestive function in animals and humans. They may also compromise joint function. The alkaloids...

Vegetables Provide the Best Diabetes Defense for Your Baby

11/12/2009 - Why do pregnant women crave foods? Ask nutritionists this question, and they'll probably tell you that it's the body's way of telling the mother that it's "craving" a particular vitamin or nutrient. While this explanation certainly sounds reasonable, it loses its reasonableness when you consider the...

Easy-to-Make Fermented Vegetables Boost Immunity and Improve Health

11/10/2009 - Eating fermented vegetables can be one of the best things for overall health. Fermentation is an excellent way to preserve food, ensuring fresh vitamin-rich food all winter. It also infuses the body with beneficial microflora which can keep you healthy and strong. According to Traditional Chinese...

Stop the Phytonutrient Deficiency in America

10/31/2009 - Most people should be well aware that a diet rich in assorted fruits and vegetables is vital to maintaining health and preventing disease. Available in a rich variety of colors and flavors that benefit health in different but unique ways, fruits and vegetables are vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient...

Australians Create New Super Vegetables with Forty Percent More Antioxidants (Opinion)

9/26/2009 - Victorian scientists have been working to improve produce in more ways than just increasing production and yields. Using a combination of genetic marking and traditional selective seeding, scientists in Australia have managed to map which genes are more likely to produce higher levels of antioxidants...

Rick Dina Part III: Raw Food Philosophies and Advantages or Disadvantages of Each

8/31/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on two main raw food camp philosophies and the pluses and minuses of each. Rawkathon with Rick Dina.. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick...

The Science of Soup Vegetables Explained

7/14/2009 - Homemade soups are great for a number of reasons. A handful of leftover ingredients that are about to expire can be quickly combined into a broth that is both nutritious and delicious, and no two batches are ever quite the same. This article will cover the health benefits of the 10 vegetables that are...

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...

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...

Studies Show We Need More Vegetables Now than Ever Before

4/28/2009 - Vegetables have been the main stay of our diet for centuries. They have been the back bone of entire countries, offering not only sustenance to its citizens but also a way to make a living through farming and trade. But most important of all they are the main source of many vitamins and minerals that...

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...

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Brings down Diabetes Risk

3/12/2009 - Poor lifestyle and dietary habits are, without doubt, a major cause of the escalating rates of diabetes in developed nations. A recent study conducted at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health has provided further proof to this assertion, having...

Processed Meats Raise Leukemia Risk, Vegetables Lower It

3/8/2009 - A diet high in cured meats may lead to a 74 percent higher risk of childhood leukemia, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the journal BMC Cancer. Researchers examined the dietary habits and leukemia rates among 515 Taiwanese children...

Natural Compounds in Vegetables plus Selenium Fight Melanoma

3/3/2009 - According to the National Cancer Institute about 67,720 people in the US were diagnosed last year with melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, and around 8,420 Americans died from this malignancy. Melanoma can become deadly if it spreads to other parts of the body -- because that makes it particularly...

Fresh Vegetable Salads Provide Maximum Nutrition for Each Food Dollar Spent

2/25/2009 - It looks like food prices will continue to creep steadily higher throughout 2009, even in the face of an economic crisis that has reduced the purchasing power of most Americans. This makes it more important that ever to get the best nutritional value for every food dollar spent. When it is time for...

Milk Products may Destroy Antioxidant Benefits in Fruits, Vegetables and Grains

2/19/2009 - A recent article appearing on NaturalNews reported that milk destroys the antioxidant benefits of blueberries. This article left many readers wondering whether the outcome is confined to blueberries only, or whether there are broader implication that might extend to all fruits and even vegetables. A...

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...

Cruciferous Vegetables Proven to Prevent Breast Cancer

1/27/2009 - Research is continually showing the benefits of eating a diet high in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These veggies have been proven to prevent all sorts of cancer, including breast cancer. The way in which the active compounds in cruciferous vegetables...

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...

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...

Raw Cruciferous Vegetables Defend Against Bladder Cancer

11/26/2008 - Eating raw cruciferous vegetables can reduce the risk of bladder cancer, according to studies conducted by researchers from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The cruciferous vegetable family includes broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, arugula, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, daikon, garden cress,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Prevent Prostate Cancer by Eating More Vegetables, Less Meat

2/25/2008 - Prostate cancer is a serious health problem affecting a high percentage of men in industrialized western societies. The risk factors for prostate cancer mortality have already been identified and published (Grant, 2002, in Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine). According to this author,...

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...

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...

UK's "Healthy Start" program to provide fruits, vegetables and nutritional supplements to poor, expectant mothers

11/27/2006 - The U.K. Department of Health recently unveiled its new "Healthy Start" program, which will provide pregnant women and toddlers from low-income families with free fruit and vegetables. For families with children between 1 and 4 years old, the U.K. government will provide vouchers worth 2 pounds and...

Low-Carb Dieters Eat More Vegetables (press release)

11/21/2006 - Are people on a low-carb diet replacing starches and sugars with unhealthy high-fat foods? A new survey suggests they may do something radically different. A recent study of an internet-based support group (Active Low-Carber’s Forum: http://forum.lowcarber.org/) suggests that the major change in...

Nutrients in cruciferous vegetables found to induce death of cancer cells

10/20/2006 - A new study published online in the journal Carcinogenesis has found that anti-cancer compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may induce cancer cell death. Broccoli has long been lauded as an anti-cancer food, largely for its high levels of cancer-fighting plant chemicals called...

Pigments in corn, squash and other vegetables may help protect against age-related vision loss (press release)

10/10/2006 - Women younger than age 75 years who eat diets rich in the yellow plant pigments lutein and zeaxanthin may have a reduced risk of developing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Age-related...

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...

Eating more than five portions of fruit & vegetables a day can substantially reduce risk of stroke (press release)

8/25/2006 - Encouraging people to consume more than five portions of fruit and vegetables a day should result in a major reduction in stroke, according to a meta-analysis in this week's issue of The Lancet. Stroke is the third leading cause of death...

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...

Eating vegetables slashes atherosclerosis risk by 38 percent, research reveals

6/22/2006 - -- A study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition showed that mice that ate a vegetable-rich diet reduced their risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, by 38 percent. A team of researchers at Wake Forest University fed a group of 54 mice a diet consisting of 30 percent...

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...

The mineral selenium proves itself as powerful anti-cancer medicine

1/4/2006 - One of the most effective naturally occurring weapons against cancer is, like most healthy things, something many of us are not getting enough of. The mineral selenium has been shown in multiple studies to be an effective tool in warding off various types of cancer, including breast, esophageal, stomach,...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid – found primarily in leafy green vegetables – is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

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...

Microwaving your veggies destroys 97% of nutrients and antioxidants

11/23/2003 2:03:25 PM - Don't microwave your vegetables: new research shows that microwaving destroys up to 97% of important nutrients like antioxidants. It is, in fact, the healing phytochemicals that are the most important reason to be easing vegetables like broccoli in the first place. These phytochemicals are powerful...

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