Fresh tomatoes and fruit, especially apples, help heal damaged lungs of ex-smokers and can slow the natural decline of lung function that typically occurs after age 30.
Just 9 percent of U.S. adults eat enough vegetables and only 12 percent eat enough fruit every day, with consumption lowest among men, young adults and people living in poverty.
British researchers have discovered why DNA mutation results from alcoholic consumption that’s linked to seven types of cancer.
Two studies have found that mangoes fight inflammation and have properties useful in treating gastrointestinal disease.
In separate studies, virgin coconut oil, walnut oil and camlina oil improved cholesterol levels, making them good alternatives to olive oil.
Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.
When overweight Danes exchanged refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tended to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and have less inflammation.
Women undergoing fertility treatments were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they were eating pesticide-laden produce.
Teenagers that eat few leafy greens are at triple the risk for enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, reducing blood pumping volumes, than teens that eat greens.
Malaysian subjects with gastrointestinal problems had less pain, vomiting and sleep loss when receiving an ayurvedic remedy known as Indian gooseberry.