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The program, aimed at improving health and supporting local farmers, is being launched today in Portland and Skowhegan. Maine doctors will soon be writing out some unusual prescriptions — for fruits and vegetables. A new program aimed at boosting consumption of fresh fruits and veggies is launching today in Maine, five days after a similar [...]

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My boyfriend has just told me that he and his mother are going back to Weight Watchers, again! This is a regular thing that they do and have never stuck to it yet. Being a supportive girlfriend. I offered to rid their home of all their junk food, but I wasn’t prepared for the vast [...]

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10 Vitamin A-Rich Fruits Vitamin A is best-known for its role in maintaining and preserving good eyesight. More recently, it also became known as one of the potent antioxidants which is said to fight cancer by regulating cell growth and division specifically lycopene, one of its precursors. Vitamin A also stimulates the production and activity [...]

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Health conscious food consumers have already known blueberries are high in antioxidants. But a new study found black rice has even higher levels of antioxidants called anthocyanins. The study presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) showed that one spoonful of black rice bran contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than a spoonful of [...]

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New Delhi: Munching on tangy fruits can help you stay slim, reveals a new study. The study conducted on mice showed that the juice of the blood orange stopped them from piling on weight when fed a high-fat diet. However, those fed with sweeter oranges gained significant amounts of fat. The research team from University [...]

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Doctors in Massachusetts and Maine are trying something new with their patients who are fighting obesity. Instead of drugs, they’re writing prescriptions for fruits and vegetables. The physicians have started giving vouchers worth $1 per day to the states low-income families. The move is a part of a new program created by Connecticut-based Wholesome Wave [...]

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Maine doctors will soon be writing out some unusual prescriptions — for fruits and vegetables. A new program aimed at boosting consumption of fresh fruits and veggies is launching today in Maine, five days after a similar program began in Massachusetts. Under the program, created by Connecticut-based Wholesome Wave, health care providers offer “prescriptions” — [...]

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Jose Angel of the Fruit Farm Tour holding a Guanabana fruit. The Guanabana fruit (pronounced gwa-na-ba-na) was one of those interesting tropical fruits we had never seen before we came to Costa Rica. The fruit gets to be the size of a football and is best prepared as a drink that tastes amazing. The tree, [...]

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Salt helps to bring out the flavor of watermelon In Asia it is not uncommon to eat fruit with salt or even soy sauce. From my own experience, and via friends, I known that fruits such as mango, guava, honey dew melon, watermelon, nashi pears and papaya are eaten with salt. Interestingly salt is used [...]

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A novel study highlights the benefits of consuming broccoli, saying that it might reduce the odds of abnormal cells that divide without control, which can invade nearby tissues or spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body. Researchers from Institute of Food Research, at Norwich Research Park, UK, found a [...]

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It’s challenging to design a diabetes Type II diet that is sensible and healthy and comes as close as possible to being a “normal” diet. By “normal” we mean something that is familiar and as appetizing as most people’s standard fare. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type II diabetes, the first thing your doctor will [...]

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I remember that I mentioned my idea/recipe for “hand pies”. A hand pie is a bit of pie filling usally totally enclosed in pie crust and closed up kind of like a large ravioli or pierogie.(but pie crust on the outside “dough” and fruit filling on the inside. Kind of like a fruit filled “egg [...]

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Latest report on How to Cure Back Acne Through Your Diet: The secretion of too much oil in the skin causes acne on your back. This mixes with dead skin cells clog the pores, creating an ideal environment for the formation of acne. It is natural for the body to secrete oil to protect the [...]

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By Saimi Bergmann GateHouse News Service To cut your grocery bill, buy fresh and cook from scratch, advises Kathy Meneses. “Let’s get back to our country roots, get the kids trying fruits and vegetables. And get them to try the high-quality, fresh version. Fresh peas are like candy!” said Meneses, nutrition educator for the Ohio [...]

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I had the great privilege and opportunity to attend the 11th International Congress on Obesity (ICO) in Stockholm, Sweden this week. Held every four years, the ICO assembles approximately 3,000 international experts and opinion leaders representing all facets of the obesity community, including medical doctors, scientists, policy makers, private industry and advocacy groups. The goal [...]

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