Young Adults Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables Have Fewer Heart Problems Later

The current crop of youthful people, the “Millennials” –those born between 1982 and 2001–are one of the biggest emerging markets in the world. Forbes magazine reports that they prefer cheap and convenient food with the caveat that they are also willing to pay for healthy food and will even go out of their way toContinue reading “Young Adults Who Eat Their Fruits and Vegetables Have Fewer Heart Problems Later”

Almost Ninety Percent of Americans Aren’t Eating Their Veggies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and NBC News, eighty-seven percent of Americans don’t get their recommended daily allowance of vegetables, and seventy-five percent don’t get enough fruit.  It is recommended that adults eat two or three servings of vegetables per day and one to two cups of fruit; however, many Americans consume lessContinue reading “Almost Ninety Percent of Americans Aren’t Eating Their Veggies”

Vitamin C from Fruits and Veggies May Prolong Life and Keep Your Heart Healthy

Vitamin C is probably the most famous of the vitamins. It gets a lot of good press for its role in wound healing, bolstering the immune system and as a powerful antioxidant. Why is it the most popular vitamin? My guess is that when mankind entered its seafaring years, vitamin C was used to staveContinue reading “Vitamin C from Fruits and Veggies May Prolong Life and Keep Your Heart Healthy”

New Study: Sulforaphane May Provide Protection Against Cancers of the Head and Neck

A head of broccoli may protect the head of you from various cancers, according to a new study out of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are good sources of a powerful antioxidant known as sulforaphane.  This substance is thought to haveContinue reading “New Study: Sulforaphane May Provide Protection Against Cancers of the Head and Neck”

American Heart Association: “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!”

A new study put out by the American Heart Association has found that by simply eating a higher proportion of plant-based foods, you can reduce your risk of dying from stroke or heart attack by a whopping twenty percent. This very large study looked at the eating patterns of nearly half a million Europeans and found that thoseContinue reading “American Heart Association: “Vegetable-Heavy Diet Decreases Risk of Heart Disease by Twenty Percent!””

A Healthy Diet a Day May Keep COPD at Bay

Recently, they did a study that found beet juice may be able to help people who suffer COPD increase their ability to exercise.  In the lab trials, those who imbibed beetroot juice saw a significant increase in mobility.However, it turns out that beet juice is just the tip of the food pyramid when it comes to COPD.Continue reading “A Healthy Diet a Day May Keep COPD at Bay”