News tagged with fruits and vegetables

Natural defences against disease

Scientific studies show that dietary intake of flavonoids and related phenolics can reduce the incidence of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease - Europe's leading cause of death - and certain ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' weaning needs

UK commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary weaning needs, because they are predominantly sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional goodness over breast milk, indicates research published online in Archives of ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Ease of access improves fruit and vegetable consumption

Low-income communities have particular problems getting adequate fruits and vegetables because of limited access to supermarkets and farmers markets. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center shows that community-supported ...

Sep 03, 2013
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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias ...

Aug 27, 2013
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Fetal 'programming' of sweet taste's elicited pleasure

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that feeding behavior ...

Jul 30, 2013
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Want kids to eat healthier? Don't tell them, show them

If given the choice between eating a salad loaded with veggies or a burger and fries, most kids—and for that matter, most adults—would likely pick the less healthful option. But instead of telling kids to eat more fruits ...

Jul 19, 2013
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