Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Each Extra Portion Matters!

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Written by: Dr. Diane E. Clayton, Ph.D.

Researchers from Imperial College London have examined 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake, covering all regions of the world. The team concluded that the greatest protection against diseases and premature death occurs with a daily consumption of 10 portions of fruits and vegetables. They attributed the protection effects to the “complex network of nutrients they hold”.Continue reading

Flavonoids Fight Obesity & Inflammation

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By: John Miller, Scientific Advisory Board Director 

In the May 2017 issue of the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, a small but important study appeared in the “Short Communications” section. That study showed evidence that the amount of daily flavonoid intake was inversely associated with the risk of obesity as well as the inflammatory burden associated with obesity. That means when flavonoid intake is high, the risk of obesity is lower and the inflammatory burden that obesity puts on the body is also reduced. Not an entirely new discovery, but an important affirmation of the power of flavonoid rich foods.Continue reading