Archive for the ‘fruits and vegetables’ Category

The One Food To Avoid This Holiday (and always)

Posted on December 25th, 2008 in food, frozen foods, fruits and vegetables, holiday diet, whole foods | No Comments »

holidayThe holidays are times when food is around at every event, and most often it's not healthy. If you're serious about your health then you'll want to know the one food to avoid, especially during the holidays. Of course taking it out of your diet will do wonders for your health every time.

What is this one food?

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The Worst Diet: Just One Meal Deteriorates Your Health

Posted on December 16th, 2008 in food, food consumption, fruits and vegetables, heart health, junk food, lifestyle, organic foods, overeating, overweight, processed foods | 1 Comment »

fast foodJust one meal of unhealthy fat causes distress to the body and potential health risks. That's what Dr. Andrew Weil describes in this video explaining the reason and what you'd want to eat to achieve this health deterioration.

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Fruity Vegetables Help Keep Allergies Away in Children

Posted on November 20th, 2007 in allergic reactions, allergies, children, cucumber, diet, diets, eggplants, fish oil, food, fresh fruits and vegetables, fruits and vegetables, green beans, healthy environment, immunology, modified foods, pediatric allergy, positive influence, sick days, studies, tomatoes, zucchini | 1 Comment »

A study published in Pediatric Allergy and Immunology reported that children eating a diet high in fruity vegetables saw a reduced number of allergies and wheezing.

Fruity vegetables that they tested and had a positive influence included tomatoes, eggplants, cucumber, green beans and zucchini.

Additionally, they found children that ate fish or fish oil also saw a reduction in allergic reactions.

This is another in a line of studies that is showing the effects of diet on every day conditions like allergies, weight gain, disease and longevity, especially in children. Keeping children's diets clear of processed and modified foods, and high in fresh fruits and vegetables will gain them fewer sick days and more fun growing up in a healthy environment.

Source: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

How can you keep your child healthy year round? Find out in this breakthrough report.

Low Carb Diets Linked With Cancer

Posted on July 1st, 2007 in cancer, diet, food, fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, research, studies | No Comments »

Fresh MeatScientists from the Rowett Research Institute have discovered that those on a low carb diet, a diet normally low on breads, pastas, fruits and vegetables, cause a 4-fold reduction in a cancer fighting fatty acid found in the stomach.

The fatty acid, called butyrate, is created by cancer fighting bacteria in the stomach. In the study, dieters that ate a low carb diet had a four-fold reduction in the bacteria and are at risk for colorectal cancer.

Read more at the BBC.

Low carb diets in general avoid the most important foods in our diet, fruits and vegetables. Not only do they provide the nutrients not found in most other foods, they also contain fiber, not found in meat or animal products, that is essential for good bowel function. It's no surprise to me that the risk of colorectal cancer increases since it's quite clear from other studies and good common sense that your body needs fiber to function properly, and that avoiding it will often cause cancer.