Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program
The premise is simple: A health care provider or a health insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a community-based sponsoring organization. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

UMD Develops a DASH-Plus community-based hypertension management program for older adults
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland was awarded funding to develop, test, and deliver an integrated hypertension management program for older adults. The program takes the existing DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and tailors it to those aged 55 and older through a virtual education program this summer, with an in-person program coming soon. The DASH-Plus intervention incorporates diet, simple chair exercises, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and blood pressure self-monitoring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coffee, Veggies May Lower Your Odds for COVID
New research suggests drinking coffee, eating vegetables and having been breastfed may offer some protection against COVID. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Coffee, Veggies Lower Your Odds for COVID-19?
WEDNESDAY, July 21, 2021 -- Coffee delivers the boost that many people need to start their day. Now, new research suggests this breakfast powerhouse may also provide some protection against COVID-19. Consuming vegetables and having been breastfed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kids eat more fruit and vegetables with longer seated lunch time
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When kids sit down to eat lunch at school, fruits and vegetables may not be their first choice. But with more time at the lunch table, they are more likely to pick up those healthy foods. If we want to improve children's nutrition and health, ensuring longer school lunch breaks can help achieve those goals, according to research from the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tips on adding more vegetables and fruits to your diet
Some planning, budgeting and creative steps will make it easier for you to include these nutritious foods to all types of meals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Meltzer Warren Source Type: news

How to get rid of headaches: Study suggests surprising diet for reducing migraines
A team of researchers, who conducted a study comparing fatty fish to vegetable-based baths and oils, discovered that fish oil can help frequent migraine sufferers reduce their monthly number of headaches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Food Strategy Independent Review
The Strategy makes a number of recommendations, including introduction of a Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax, extension to eligibility for free school meals, expansion of the Healthy Start scheme, and trial of a scheme that would allow GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GPs could prescribe fruit and vegetables under National Food Strategy proposals
GPs could be asked to prescribe fruit and vegetables as well as 'food-related education and social support' under plans set out in a report commissioned by the government. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prescribing Source Type: news

People who eat three fruit or vegetables a day 40% less likely to fall severely ill with Covid
Professor Tim Spector said results showed there was 'no need to go vegan' but eating a healthy diet could 'improve your immune system' and 'potentially reduce your risk from Covid'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn
(Natural News) Living on a homestead seems like sunshine and rainbows from afar. But there’s actually more to homesteading once you get up close and personal. You’ll need to know more than just how to keep the house clean, the animals fed and the vegetables watered. But don’t fret. Each homesteading skill you learn will take you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: UN Food Systems Summit Opportunity for the World to Unite on Healthy, Fair & Sustainable Food Systems
Food systems, from farm to fork to disposal, account for 21-37% of anthropogenic GHG emissions. Fresh produce at a supermarket. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPSBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jul 9 2021 (IPS) Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended every sphere of life, the world was lagging on a goal to end hunger by 2030. According to the United Nations, more than 820 million people had already been categorised as food insecure, meaning they lacked access to reliable and sufficient amounts of affordable, healthy food. The impact of measures to contain the virus, land degradation, climate change and the global extreme poverty rat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN) Source Type: news

< em > QuickStats < /em > : Percentage of Adults Aged ≥20 Years Who Consumed Vegetables on a Given Day, by Race and Hispanic Origin - United States, 2015-2018
This report describes the percentage of adults who consumed vegetables on a given day by race and Hispanic origin. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 8, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Healthy Eating MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Flaws in Asia ’s Pearl
In March 2021, the UN Human Rights Council was given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Meanwhile, Western nations taking a cue from the Human Rights Council’s highly critical resolution on Sri Lanka appear to be tightening the noose. Credit: UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. By Neville de SilvaLONDON, Jul 5 2021 (IPS) For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is unt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neville de Silva Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arthritis diet: Three vegetables reported to make arthritis symptoms worse
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Reports have linked certain vegetables to worsening symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis - what does the evidence say? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth
(Natural News) Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consuming a diet with more fish fats, less vegetable oils can reduce migraine headaches
NIH-funded study finds frequency, intensity of monthly migraines declined among those on higher fish oil diet. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - July 1, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Farming Takes Root in Seattle-Area Food Desert
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Nine thousand miles separate Veronica Karanja from her mother's farm in Kenya and where she now farms in Kent, Washington. Karanja's expertise – and her vegetables that are culturally... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables
A food safety specialist offers tips on helping to keep your food safe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Egan Tags: Food Contamination and Poisoning Content Type: Service Hygiene and Cleanliness Fruit Vegetables Microbiology Water Cleansers, Detergents and Soaps Source Type: news

10 herbs you can use to make immunity-boosting tea
(Natural News) Keeping your immune system robust is key to staying healthy and avoiding infections. Aside from eating fresh fruits and vegetables, you can strengthen your immune system by drinking herbal teas. Many herbs help fight disease-causing agents, such as bacteria and viruses. They also offer other health benefits, thanks to their abundance of bioactive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Best containers for growing vegetables
(Natural News) Terracotta pots, footed tubs and hanging baskets overflowing with fragrant flowers add appeal to a garden. But container gardening also serves a practical purpose. It’s ideal for those with little or no garden space. In addition to growing flowers, gardeners limited to balconies, patios or windowsills can also produce a variety of vegetable crops in containers.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning: The vegetables that can cause blood sugar levels to rise
THE KEY to managing type 2 diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels stable by making sensible dietary decisions. Although vegetables form an essential part of any healthy diet, certain vegetables can cause blood sugar levels to rise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: The snack to avoid to slash your risk of heart disease and early death
LONG life expectancy could be achieved by avoiding starchy snacks, a new study has found. Conversely, eating fruits, vegetables or dairy at specific meals is associated with a reduced risk of death. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southeast Asia and Food Price Inflation: Double Whammy
This article was first published by ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute as a commentary in Fulcrum.” With a link back to the original article — https://fulcrum.sg/southeast-asia-and-food-price-inflation-double-whammy/ Professor Paul Teng is an Associate Senior Fellow in the Climate Change in Southeast Asia Programme of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak institute. He is also Dean and Managing Director of NIE International, Nanyang Technological University Singapore.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d....
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Paul Teng Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Potato Chips, Fatty Lunches Greatly Raise Your Heart Risks
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- A steady lunch routine of cheeseburgers and fries may shorten your life, but loading your dinner plate with vegetables could do the opposite. Those are among the findings of a new study looking at the potential health... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Serving larger portions of veggies may increase young kids' veggie consumption
(Penn State) It can be difficult to get young kids to eat enough vegetables, but a new Penn State study found that simply adding more veggies to their plates resulted in children consuming more vegetables at the meal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: 90p vegetable juice to avoid alopecia symptoms
HAIR loss is a very common condition that affects huge numbers of people in the UK, but it can be very upsetting. You could lower your risk of alopecia or losing your hair by simply adding a vegetable juice treatment to your shower routine. Should you consider using onion juice as a hair loss treatment? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating fiber before colorectal cancer surgery reduces complication risk, study says
People who include fiber from fruits, vegetables and other sources in their diets before colorectal cancer surgery can lower risk for complications after the procedure, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Surgery found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seychelles: New Dietary Guidelines Emphasise Fruits, Vegetables, Warn Against Processed Food
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has new dietary guidelines that emphasise more fruits and vegetables and less processed foods full of salt and sugar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: No Vegetables, No Fruit - Surviving Without the Covid-19 Grant
[GroundUp] The termination of the Covid-19 grant at the end of March has left neighbours Nocawa Maneli and Tembeka Zingela struggling to survive. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A comprehensive systematic review of the therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action of quercetin in sepsis
Conclusion: Due to the promising therapeutic effects of quercetin on sepsis complications and the lack of clinical trials in this regard, future human randomized clinical trials are warranted. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seed starting 101: 4 Good reasons to start seeds indoors
(Natural News) Though it’s possible to grow a vegetable garden by buying seedlings from your local garden center, it’s better to start your garden by growing seeds indoors. For one, it’s way cheaper than buying seedlings every time you want to grow something. Plus, you can buy seeds for more varieties than you will find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Than 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Dietary Fiber
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 – If you're like most American adults, it might be time to reach for a piece of fruit, a plate of vegetables or a bowl of whole grains. Only 7% of adults get enough fiber, a type of carbohydrate that passes through the body... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age
Important parts of the brain tend to atrophy as we get older—yet brain scans of some 70-year-olds resemble those of 20 to 30-year-olds. Emerging research points to habits that may keep the mind sharp during the aging process. “Despite the stereotypes, cognitive decline is not inevitable as you age, and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can significantly reduce your risks for dementia later on in life,” says Sarah Lenz Lock, AARP’s senior vice president and executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health. Start socializing “Social isolation increases dementia risk by 50%” in old...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Fuchs Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Don't like your greens? Blame it on Brassica domestication
(SMBE journals (Molecular Biology and Evolution and Genome Biology and Evolution)) Delicious to some, but a bitter bane to others' taste buds, vegetables like broccoli rabe, bok choy and turnips are a dinner staple -- and picky eater conflict -- around the world. It all likely started in the mountains near present-day Afghanistan, where humans first domesticated turnips 3,500 to 6,000 years ago, according to a new study recently published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists turn food scraps into construction material stronger than concrete
(Natural News) It turns out, scraps from fruits and vegetables make for durable building products. Japanese researchers from the University of Tokyo discovered how to turn food waste into robust construction materials that retain their edible nature. Vacuum-dried, pulverized seaweed, cabbage leaves and orange, onion, pumpkin and banana peels were used to make materials that were at least... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit and Vegetable Benefit is Increased for WIC Participants
Wisconsin families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program forWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC) will be able to purchase more fruits and vegetables between June 1 and September 30, 2021, the Department of Health Services announced today. The federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will fund the temporary increase in monthly WIC benefits to help make healthy food options more available to families facing additional challenges due to the COVID-...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - June 1, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

18 year old gets beaten to death by POLICE for selling vegetables during lockdown
The police initially said Faisal Hussain prima facie died of a heart attack. He had been brought to the Bangar Mau police station with... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food scraps get a bold new life
(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo) Researchers at The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science have demonstrated that food waste, such as fruit peels and vegetable leaves, can be processed into construction materials that are stronger than concrete but still edible and even tasty. Food scraps that produced weaker materials could be reinforced by adding another food-derived component. These results highlight a potential strategy which could impact the associated economic and environmental burdens of recycling food waste, (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to live longer: A 'super plate' of foods may extend longevity – what’s on it?
LIVE longer by tucking into a "super plate" - the easiest way to incorporate various minerals and vitamins into your diet. Healthy balanced meals consist of fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Three biggest culprits when it comes to vegetables & increased symptoms
STOMACH bloating is a sensation when you have finished a meal, but the meal hasn't quite finished with you. There are three vegetables, which if bloating is a reality for you, should be cut down. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Growing Evidence Fruit and Veg Produce Lower Stress Levels Growing Evidence Fruit and Veg Produce Lower Stress Levels
A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is beneficial for overall health, but new research suggests it is also linked to lower stress levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Kale health benefits: The vegetable can help with blood pressure, weight loss and diabetes
KALE is a leafy green superfood you can definitely benefit from adding into your meals. Highly nutritious, the member of the cruciferous family contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polenta with roasted vegetables
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Stress by Eating More Fruit and Vegetables
New research from Edith Cowan University suggests eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables is associated with lower stress level (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 16, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: Fruit - Vegetables Source Type: news

How to live longer: The ‘right mix’ of fruits and vegetables to boost longevity
BOOST longevity by eating your five-a-day, but does it count if it's four fruits and one vegetable? What about if it's all vegetables? Does it even matter? According to research, it does. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Specific vegetables could reduce the belly fat
EXCESS visceral fat stored inside the abdominal cavity is strongly associated with insulin resistance - a prerequisite for type 2 diabetes. This is triggered by the active fat releasing retinol-binding protein 4 . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pasta with marinara sauce and grilled vegetables
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - May 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lindquist investigator research on mucormycosis, the deadly 'black fungus'
(The Lundquist Institute) The Lundquist Institute announced that one of its start-up companies, Vitalex Biosciences is producing an antibody that stems the spread of mucormycosis, a deadly fungal infection with an overall mortality rate of 50% and higher. Mucormycosis is an emerging infection caused by exposure to mucor, a mold commonly found in soil, plants, manure, and decaying fruits and vegetables. It affects the sinuses, the brain and the lungs and is life-threatening in severely immunocompromised individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news