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Weekender: Organic Food - Hyped or Health-Giving?

A new scientific review has made claims that organic foods are higher in nutrients and lower in pesticides compared with those grown in the now conventional method of intensive farming.
The review encompassed 343 previous peer-reviewed studies, assessing crop composition and foods, and the authors concluded that organic crops had higher...
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Don't Like Vegetables? Let Them Eat Cake!

Dessert is evolving from the traditional to the unexpected: Now it's often a good way to get your vegetables.

Today's pastry chefs are going beyond carrot cake, zucchini bread, and sweet potato pie when it comes to making desserts with vegetables.
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How to Ruin a Healthy Salad

A big salad is a healthy meal, right? WRONG if you use the wrong kind of salad dressing! And surprise: a fat-free dressing is NOT the way to go.

In a human trial, researchers fed subjects salads topped off with saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat-based dressings. They found that monounsaturated fat-rich dressings...
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Eating Greens Can Change Your Genes

Scientists once told us that you can't change your family, the genes they pass on, or the effect of these genes. Now an international team of scientists is attacking that belief. They discovered that the gene that is the strongest marker for heart disease can actually be modified by...
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Vegetables are Pretty Too!

It's come to this: the flowers in Regent's Park in London may soon be replaced by vegetables.

The park may be divided up into parcels so that city residents can grow their own vegetables. In the Guardian newspaper, Sam Jones quotes parks' executive Colin Buttery as saying, "We very much want to support the idea of people growing their...

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

It was once dangerous to buy spinach, now even McDonalds is removing tomatoes from of its hamburgers. What's going on? It turns out that the KIND of tomatoes you buy are what's important.

The FDA reports that people in 16 states are becoming ill from a fruit-borne form of salmonella, which has been linked to raw red tomatoes. The illness...

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Fruit is Fine but Vegetables are Better

New research shows that eating vegetables, not fruit, helps keep us mentally alert as we age, BUT another study shows that eating strawberries is good for our memory.

In determining whether there was an association between eating vegetables and fruit and cognitive decline, researchers studied 3,718 residents in Chicago, Illinois, who...

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