In addition to being great exercise and promoting a sustainable lifestyle, gardening may also encourage vegetable consumption, according to researchers at Texas A&M University and Texas State University. In an online survey of people aged 50 and up, it was revealed that those who gardened regularly ate more vegetables, regardless of how much time they spent with their hands in the dirt or what varieties of produce they grew.
Some parents may delay weaning their child off the bottle if he or she is stubborn and attached to it, and others put their 2-year-olds to bed with an 8-ounce bottle of milk to make bedtime easier. However, this practice has been shown to lead to obesity in children as young as 5 years old, according to researchers at Temple University and Ohio State University.
Many people add chopped rosemary or ground tumeric to their burgers and meatloaf for added flavor. However, research that was led by scientists at Kansas State University reveals that it may also help to reduce levels of harmful heterocyclic amines (HCAs).
It may elicit disgust or disappointment at the dinner table, but fish liver — especially that of anchovies — has recently been shown by researchers at the University of Almeria in Spain to be a great source of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
As the nation’s obesity epidemic begins to affect children at an increasing rate, so does non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, an illness that can lead to cardiovascular disease and liver cirrhosis.
Individuals with allergies who struggle to find relief may soon be in luck, since German researchers have recently discovered that an extract derived from the butterbur plant may help alleviate allergy symptoms.
In addition to being low in calories and high in a variety of nutrients, broccoli may have the added benefit of helping patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fight off lung infections, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.
The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commissioned research to identify inadequacies in food assistance throughout the world.
High blood levels of triglycerides have been associated with obesity, kidney disease, diabetes and high calorie consumption.
Three different studies examined the health benefits of cherries, and all came out with results which indicate that the fruits may be one of the best food choices when it comes to preventing diseases.