Tag Archives: fruit

Eating Fruits, Vegetables During Adolescence May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Parents of young daughters may want to keep their fridge stocked with plenty of fruits and vegetables. A new large-scale study suggests that women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood have a “significantly lower breast cancer risk” than those who eat less dietary fiber. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public […]

Warning Labels on Drinks May Take Aim at Childhood Obesity

Warning labels – like the ones found on cigarette cartons – might be a way to persuade parents not to buy sugar-sweetened beverages for their children, researchers say. It’s not just soda that have health authorities concerned. Flavored waters, fruit and sports drinks can contain added sugars, causing tooth decay and contributing to obesity and […]

Parents Urged to Make Healthy Eating, Exercise a Priority for Children

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to offer practical steps families can take to help children maintain a healthy weight. The advice, part of an AAP report published in the July issue of Pediatrics, offers guidance on how to include healthy habits into daily life such as eating a well-balanced diet, increasing […]

5 Reasons to Eat Pumpkin All Year Long

Pumpkin is good for your health all year, not just in October and November. Here are the top reasons you should get more pumpkin in your diet. 1. Pumpkins are packed with fiber. In just a half cup serving of 100 percent pureed pumpkin, you get 5 grams of fiber, which is 20 percent of […]

Diet Drinks May Spell Heart Trouble for Older Women, Research Suggests

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have found that too many diet drinks may make older women more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problem. The research, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific meeting, does not prove that diet beverages cause heart problems for healthy, postmenopausal […]

Beetroot Juice May Help Lower Blood Pressure

For the more than 77 million Americans who grapple with high blood pressure, one strategy may be as simple as pouring a glass of beetroot juice. It’s not the typical kind of juice found in kitchens nationwide. But people who have high blood pressure were able to lower their number about 10 mm Hg by […]

Smaller Plate, Smaller Portions

In the past few decades, plates and bowls commonly used in homes across America have increased in size. It turns out that portions have grown, too. A study of children’s eating habits, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that kids will help themselves to more food and eat more when they use larger dishes. The […]

Wash All Fruits – Even the Ones You Peel

Most people know they can prevent illness by washing fruits likes grapes and apples because the peel is edible. But it’s also important to clean foods like bananas and oranges before you peel them because dirt and bacteria can be transferred from the knife onto the fruit or vegetable, according to the Academy of Nutrition […]

An Apple a Day…

As you enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall, make sure to take advantage of something else wonderful this season brings: the apple harvest. Loaded with vitamin C, one medium-sized apple provides nearly 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of fiber for an adult. Store apples in a plastic bag in the fridge to help […]

Fight Hot Flashes with Diet and Weight Loss

Losing weight by eating lots of fruits and vegetables in conjunction with a low-fat diet may help women stop having hot flashes and night sweats that often accompany menopause, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study published in the journal Menopause. Researchers followed more than 17,000 women experiencing menopausal symptoms but not taking […]