Asparagus farmers crushed for decades by a flood of South American imports have begun to expand production again in the hope that healthy eating trends and demand for homegrown vegetables will help bolster prices and sales of their stalks.
Hello 2014! It's time to shake off the holiday cookie crumbs and start eating healthy again. Fortunately, the new year brings a great selection of tasty, yet nutritious foods that may have flown under our radar in the past, but are now ready to make a big splash. 1. Cauliflower.
Doctors and other medical professionals have long claimed there's no such thing as a hangover cure, but a study from 2009 suggests that the vitamins and minerals in green vegetables like asparagus could mediate the toxicity that alcohol inflicts on your liver during a night of drinking. Supposedly this is an old wives tale (I've never heard it though).
Could fresh produce be a sort of vaccine against impotence?
A new Canadian study suggests that men with diabetes are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) if they eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, and the beneficial effect seems to increase with each serving they consume.
It is even possible that vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients in the foods aid men in getting an erection, say the Public Health Agency of Canada researchers behind the “unique” study.
Every few years, another diet seems to be all the rage. Food fads come and go every day. Go ahead, try to follow all of the advice that has proliferated: eat low fat, cut out all sugar, eat like a caveman, become a vegan, cut out gluten, go dairy-free, measure glycemic index, etc. You'd be left with nothing but water — and maybe spinach. Most diets allow spinach.
There’s no avoiding it. Work an eight-hour day (or longer) and you’ll have to stop to eat at some point. Be it a questionable sandwich or a lavish lunch, workers need grub. But what should you eat to achieve maximum results? And is skipping lunch to polish off that email really such a bad thing?
Eating strongly coloured vegetables and fruit such as carrots and plums makes people more attractive, according to a new British study.Researchers at St Andrews and Bristol universities studied the relationship between skin colour and attractiveness, and found people with a yellow skin hue were perceived as particularly healthy and attractive, the Grocer magazine reported.They also established for the first time that yellow pigments, or carotenoids, from certain fruit and vegetables played a key role in producing yellowness in skin.