The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

The more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are suggests new research

A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health. Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland, Australia, the new study is one of the first of its kind to scientifically explore the psychological […]

12.07.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

Fruits and vegetables for weight management: which ones are best?

(Relaxnews) – Eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables such as artichoke, avocado, asparagus and cucumber leads to weight loss, according to a massive new study analyzing the effect of each one. “The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults and children should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to help them achieve and […]

24.09.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

Break out the fruits and veggies to help avoid depression: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating a diet of fruit, vegetables, legumes and nuts that’s low in processed meats could ward off depression, according to a large new study that suggests what we eat is more closely related to our state of mind than previously thought. “We wanted to understand what role nutrition plays in mental health, as […]

22.09.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

Mediterranean diet at risk as globalisation bites

(Rome, Italy-AFP) – Eating a MEDITERRANEAN DIET has long been a byword for healthy living, but the very people who coined it are straying from sun-kissed fruits and legumes and their waistlines are paying the price. The region is undergoing a “nutrition transition” from traditional, sustainable foods towards more meat and dairy products, a new report by […]

16.06.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Health & Fitness ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Men eat local, women will explore: study

Men eat local, women will explore: study

(Relaxnews) – The eating habits of a group of Canadian men reflect what’s available and healthy in their residential neighborhood, however, those of the women do not, say researchers at the University of Montreal. “We found that, for men only, intake of fruit and vegetables was positively associated with the proportion of healthy food outlets […]

07.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

Fruit and vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables per day was associated with better mental well-being in a recent study at the University of Warwick in the UK. In the study, researchers worked with data from over 14,000 participants in the Health Survey for England. Thirty three and a half percent of those with […]

24.09.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

(PARIS-AFP) – British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. But a new foray into the arena of sound eating says the famous five-a-day recommendation made by the UN’s World Health Organisation […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

Quality of diet is key in reducing risk for type 2 diabetes: study

(Relaxnews) – More fruits and vegetables and fewer sweetened beverages and saturated fats significantly decreased risk for type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, in a recent study. The study, conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPS), followed 148,484 participants without diabetes at the start. Researchers judged the quality of subjects’ diet […]

16.06.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
5 tips for getting kids to eat more fruit

5 tips for getting kids to eat more fruit

(Relaxnews) – Summer is around the corner, and there is no better time of year for enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables. Between juicy melons and colorful berries, the season offers something for even the pickiest eaters. But even in the summer, getting children to eat enough fruit can be a challenge. Only 2% of American […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

Do you want carrots with that? McDonald’s to go greener and healthier

(Relaxnews) – Expect to see more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and sustainable beef on the menu, says McDonald’s, which released details on its corporate responsibility plans for 2020. By 2016, the mega fast food chain says it will begin purchasing “a portion” of beef from verified sustainable sources. Customers in nine of its top markets […]

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Young women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables show significantly lower rates of hardening in the arteries 20 years later, said US research out Friday. However, men did not appear to benefit the way women did, raising questions about why a heart healthy diet may benefit one sex over the […]

29.03.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
DASH diet linked to lower kidney stone risk

DASH diet linked to lower kidney stone risk

(Relaxnews) – A diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts is believed to reduce the risk of kidney stones in addition to lowering blood pressure, according to a small new study published in the March issue of the National Kidney Foundation’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases. This diet is also moderate in low-fat dairy products and […]

04.03.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Edible Masterpiece competition proves design is a piece of cake

Edible Masterpiece competition proves design is a piece of cake

(Relaxnews) – Would you eat a Damien Hirst masterpiece? The UK creative charity Art Fund is challenging the public to recreate art and design classics through the medium of food, in a new initiative called Edible Masterpieces launched this week. The challenge is to create a theoretically edible work of art inspired by a cultural icon, famous painting or […]

25.02.2014 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Offbeat, Online ·
Top 5 detoxifying foods

Top 5 detoxifying foods

(Relaxnews) – There is no such thing as a truly detoxifying food, according to Nathalie Negro, a nutritionist at French weight loss resort Thermes de Brides-les-Bains. Nonetheless, most fruits and vegetables are rich in potassium and low in sodium, which means that they have particularly effective diuretic properties. They may also be rich in antioxidants, […]

23.01.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Photos ·
The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Sugar overload: WHO may cut sugar recommendations by half

Sugar overload: WHO may cut sugar recommendations by half

(Relaxnews) – The World Health Organization is considering cutting the amount of sugar it recommends in your daily diet to half the current limit. Experts are proposing cutting the recommended level that people should consume from no more than 10 percent of their calories from sugar to no more than five percent, based on fears […]

02.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

Ethnic flavors of 2014: The new salt and pepper and the new quinoa

(Relaxnews) – Move over soy sauce, there’s a new umami-booster in town. Though Asian food enthusiasts have long known about the flavor-boosting properties of fish sauce, the smelly but highly effective condiment is predicted to penetrate more and more restaurant kitchens including those that serve Western fare in the same way soy sauce has penetrated the […]

13.12.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, Home & Garden, New Year's Day ·
Get cracking: how nuts can improve your health

Get cracking: how nuts can improve your health

(Relaxnews) – Few foods pack a nutritional bang for your buck quite like the humble nut. Here are a few good scientifically backed reasons to add nuts to your daily diet. New research published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine involving nearly 119,000 subjects found that eating one serving of unsalted nuts […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Brussels sprouts may boost fertility

Brussels sprouts may boost fertility

(Relaxnews) – Brussels sprouts may boost fertility in both men and women, a UK expert says. Research has found that 9 percent of all conceptions take place over the holiday period, making December the most fertile month of the year. For couples wanting a baby, Neema Savvides, a nutritional therapist at the Harley Street Fertility […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
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