Researchers found that insurance-coverage of healthy food could improve the health of beneficiaries and reduce healthcare utilization. It also found that encouraging a healthy diet is more cost-effective than purchasing medicine for chronic illnesses.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 20, 2019
New research provided evidence that meeting the daily recommended intake of fiber can significantly reduce the risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The research also found that diet high in fiber is associated with lower body weight and cholesterol.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2019
Men who drank orange juice every day for two decades are less likely to experience poor cognitive skills later in life. A healthy diet is also linked to a decreased risk of dementia.
Public Health December 11, 2018
A new research by Warwick Medical School/the University of Warwick suggests that a simple 'nudge' can lead to healthier diets for young adults.
October 16, 2018
Everyone always says that vegetables are good for you, but they never tell exactly which ones. Now, researchers have figured out which types of vegetables are beneficial for gut health, potentially preventing colon cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2018
A new study conducted by French researchers claimed that maintaining a healthy diet of fruits and vegetable lessen the symptoms of asthma. The study was published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 13, 2018
If nothing is done about climate change, yields of legume crops could fall by as much as a third in 2050. To prevent this, researchers say we must find improvements in agriculture.
Earth/Environment June 13, 2018
New research presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting revealed more reasons to become vegetarian, including lower mortality risk, reduced chances of developing heart diseases, and a lower body mass index. The quality of the plant-based food, however, is also important.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018
Convenience store franchise Kwik Trip has removed Del Monte vegetable trays from their stores after 14 people have gotten sick. The CDC mentioned that the main cause of the sickness is Cyclospora.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2018
A plant-based diet could help prevent a third of premature deaths based on a new study. The paper was presented during the Fourth International Vatican Conference, where other experts stressed the importance of consuming more vegetable and fruits.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018
Scientists in Antarctica were able to grow vegetables without soil or sunlight. The vegetables were grown in a designed environment that yielded a variety of vegetables.
Earth/Environment April 7, 2018
Plasticware company Tupperware helped design the new plant growing system PONDS for use at the ISS. How is this better than Veggie system when it comes to growing plants in space?
Space March 30, 2018
Eating healthy diets may reduce risks of depression among the elderly, a new study suggests. Participants who stuck with the DASH diet were found to be less likely to suffer from depression.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2018
Researchers discovered a possible link between regularly eating leafy greens and a delayed onset of dementia among older people. For people who would like to prevent the decline of their mental health, this is another reason to consume more salads.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2017
In an experiment conducted at a university cafeteria, psychologists found a way to nudge people to eat more healthy food. The clever trick involves giving vegetables fancy names.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017
A new study suggests 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day could reduce a person’s chances of developing diseases and overall mortality risk. But is it doable?
Healthy Living/Wellness February 26, 2017
Which vegetables can grow best in Mars? Scientists are working on an artificial Martian garden to determine which crops would grow best on the Red Planet.
Space October 10, 2016
Parents in Italy who raise their children on a vegan diet may face the possibility of jail time. What prompted lawmakers to file the proposed law?
Healthy Living/Wellness August 12, 2016
Many children do not like to eat vegetables. A study involving elementary school students revealed how to get kids to make healthier food choices.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2016
Genome analysis revealed a gene in carrots responsible for its orange color. This gene could be key to improving the nutritional content of the vegetable and other crops.
Feature | Science May 10, 2016
The CDC announced an ongoing multi-state listeria outbreak that sickened eight people and prompted a nationwide recall. The outbreak was recently traced to 358 frozen vegetables and fruit products under 40 different brand names.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 6, 2016
Washington-based CRF Frozen Foods voluntarily recalled 15 frozen vegetable products out of listeria contamination concerns. Find out from an FDA food recalls announcement the details on the distribution sites and list of affected products.
Public Health April 25, 2016
Eating legumes such as beans, chickpeas and lentils may help lower cholesterol levels in the blood, a new study revealed. These legumes could also aid in your weight loss goals.
Life April 2, 2016
Crops can grow well in both the moon and Mars, a new study has found. By planting crops in soils that mimic the properties of the moon and Mars, scientists were able to discover that food gardening may be possible in these places.
Space March 9, 2016
Leafy greens contain sugar that helps improve gut health. The sugar molecule found by researchers particularly boost good bacteria thus limiting bad bacteria from harming the gut.
Life February 17, 2016
Eating a wide array of fruits and vegetables containing flavonoids promotes weight loss. Food rich in flavonoids are associated with the prevention of various diseases like cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular problems.
Life January 29, 2016
Researchers found that deep frying vegetables in olive oil may be healthier than boiling. Cooking veggies with oil increases its healthy compounds, which are known to prevent cancer and other diseases.
Life January 23, 2016
Diets rich in leafy green vegetables are good for the eyes. Researchers have found a link between increased nitrate intake and reduced risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness.
Life January 17, 2016
Students from Canadian Mennonite University were able to successfully grow an extinct squash from 800-year-old seeds, bringing the ancient vegetable back to life.
Animals November 30, 2015
A study from researchers at Texas A&M University highlighted the importance of food pairings in getting kids to eat vegetables. It also found that limiting kids’ choices may be the key to minimizing plate waste.
Life October 2, 2015
Certain fruits and veggies may aid in weight loss and management, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine. These include apples and pears, berries and also non-starchy vegetables.
Life September 24, 2015
A new study found that a U.S. program that requires children to eat fruits and vegetables during lunch only seems to hasten school food waste. According to the research, although kids opt to choose healthy food, they do not consume all of it and just throw it away.
Life August 27, 2015
Most American adults do not consume enough fruits and vegetables, a CDC study has found. Researchers said better dietary practices during childhoold may improve odds of having good eating habits later in life.
Life July 13, 2015
The team behind CityFarm has created the Personal Food Computer, a desktop farm that will fit in small, urban areas. The PFC will be able to grow crops regardless of weather and city CO2 levels.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2015
A new study has shown yet again that eating right, particularly loading up on healthy fats from fish and vegetables, can help you live longer.
Life June 27, 2015
Students from schools that received training from professional chefs were more likely to consume more fruits and vegetables in the school cafeteria than their counterparts from other schools.
Life March 24, 2015
The Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke by up to 18 percent, reveals a new study. The diet includes an array of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.
Life February 14, 2015
Mom was right when she made you eat your broccoli. Full of sulforaphane, the vegetable has the potential to prevent, slow down, and ultimately stop the spread of cancer in the body.
Life December 7, 2014
Eating healthy may be the start of being happy. A study suggests loading up on fruits and vegetables is the path to happiness and is more effective in women.
Life October 24, 2014
A small study involving 44 individuals with autism reveals that sulforaphane, a compound naturally found in broccoli, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables, could be a potential treatment for autism.
Life October 14, 2014
Eating five or more portions of fruits and vegetables may be associated with good mental health, a new study shows. This adds to the growing body of research showing that it's good for you to eat your veggies!
Life September 24, 2014
Researchers have found that men who consume at least 10 portions of tomatoes a week have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Researchers say that eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables are important in lowering cancer risk.
Life August 28, 2014
U.S. researchers have identified the top 10 powerhouse fruits and vegetables from a list of 41 nutritionally dense fruits and vegetables. You'll find some surprises on this list.
Life June 10, 2014
New ranking of vegetables and fruits shows some surprising results. Research reveals the top 41 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables."
Life June 6, 2014
Eating fruits and vegetables is good for your health but the amount of servings actually matter if you want optimum effects that can reduce your risks of dying early.
Life April 1, 2014