Tag: Vegetables

Could vegetables be the fountain of youth?

(HealthDay)—If you want to live longer, you should choose beans over beef for your protein, a new analysis suggests. “These findings have important public health implications as intake of plant protein can be increased relatively easily by replacing animal protein and could have a large effect on longevity,” the researchers reported. Diets high in protein

What Is The Cucumber Diet And Does It Actually Have Health Benefits?

The cucumber diet has been trending recently and shares its premise with the more popular celery juice diet. That is, it takes a low-calorie vegetable and turns it into a short-term weight loss hero, which might be why it is also known as the 7kg in 7 days diet. While there doesn’t appear to be one website or entity who own the diet, it appears

Washing Produce With Water Alone Might Not Remove Pesticides

We’re told to give our fruit and vegetables a rinse before eating. But a new study has found washing them in water alone might not be enough to remove pesticides. The study published in the Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry found baking soda was the best method for removing pesticide residues. Speaking to CNN, author Lili He, a

Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes

Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr. Tamlin Conner, Psychology Senior Lecturer and lead author, says public health campaigns have historically focused

Vegetables may help protect elderly women from hardening of neck arteries

Elderly Australian women who ate more vegetables showed less carotid artery wall thickness, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts proved the most beneficial. “This is one of only a few