Tag: nutrition

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. The investigators who carried out the study say that their findings “suggest vitamin K may be involved in the disablement process in older age.” They describe their work in a

Nutrition is CRUCIAL to healthy aging

Coronary heart disease is one of the major causes of death among elderly people. To reduce the risk of developing this disease, many healthcare professionals suggest changes in dietary habits to make it more balanced. A group of researchers from Jagiellonian University Medical College and Cracow Higher School of Health Promotion evaluated the antioxidant and fat intake

How does the farm-to-market process affect nutrition? When fruit is picked, how it’s stored affects quality, nutrients

Looking at the food that we have on the table during meal times says a lot about how we perceive nutrition. With one out of three people in the U.S. being obese – including 12.5 million children aged two to 19 years – having a nutritious diet is just a start of a

Improving food nutrition and security, soil health: The U.N. encourages modified farming systems

Global food production has been a significant issue for years. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in its “The future of food and agriculture – Trends and challenges” report for 2018, lists the challenges that face modern agriculture. One of the challenges presented is the need to make food systems “more

Scientists explore exotic species of legumes as potential alternative sources for human and animal nutrition

The Vigna genus has generously provided us with a number of nutritious and tasty legumes (including adzuki beans, cowpeas, and mung beans) that have become fairly important food crops in many parts of the world. Tanzanian researchers believe that the remaining non-domesticated members of the large family of legumes are potentially significant sources of

Got the munchies? Nutritionist shares tips for healthy snack choices

Hark! The herald angels sing and they’re telling you to put down that donut. As we approach the holiday season, it has become all the more tempting to indulge in snacks. After all, nutritionists say that snacking is good – healthy, even. There is a difference, however, between mindless snacking and

Vegetables are essential for food and nutrition security

A study published in Global Food Security reported that vegetables have untapped not just nutritional, but also economic benefits. According to the authors, with proper research and development, vegetables can be crucial to securing worldwide food security. Vegetables are an affordable source of vitamins and minerals necessary for overall health, but their economic and

Spoon-fed babies at higher risk of becoming obese, researchers find

Are you setting up your baby to become obese by spoon-feeding them? Dr. Amy Brown certainly thinks so. The Swansea University associate professor has asserted that a baby-led feeding approach is superior to the traditional spoon-feeding style. The idea that babies who feed themselves are healthier and more adventurous eaters is one

Investigating alternative feed sources to address a potential food collapse

Searching for new sources of food for humans and feed for animals, a Tanzanian scientific review covered the Vigna genus of legumes. They reported that the wild members of the genus could serve as potential sources of nutrition, thereby improving food security across the world. The study was conducted by researchers from

Researchers emphasize the importance of nutrition in preventing dementia

Nutrition experts have long stressed the role of essential nutrients in preventing deadly disease, an article on Nutra Ingredients USA stated. Some of them are now arguing for the recognition of other nutrients like curcumin and lutein that amend the symptoms of non-lethal yet serious diseases, such as the various forms of dementia.

People are confused by contradictory messages regarding food and health: Shifting attitudes are changing the food market

While there are those who claim that consumers aren’t making a conscious effort to have healthier lifestyles, a study has determined that this could actually be caused by conflicting data about food and nutrition. If you’re like other consumers, you’ve probably Googled the answers to your questions about health and nutrition.

The power of healthy nutrition: Just one cup of blueberries a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease by consuming even just one cup of blueberries a day, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from Florida State University looked at the effects of daily consumption of blueberries on cardiovascular disease risk factors,