Three-quarters of Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.
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Reports about trace amounts of pesticides, like the EWG's Dirty Dozen, can leave people afraid to buy fruits and vegetables. But the hype is often overblown.
Whatever we're told, getting a decent amount of fruit and veg into our diets is a struggle. Time then to focus on designing dishes that hit the sweetspot.
Bowen’s market gardens supply some 13% of Australia’s perishable vegetables.
Sydney, Melbourne and many other areas can expect to pay more for veg from next month, after widespread crop losses in Bowen, a major source of winter vegetables such as tomatoes, beans and capsicum.
While good things can come in small packages, are you prepared to pay the price?
Tiny versions of leafy green vegetables and herbs have made it from restaurant tables to the home kitchen. But are these microgreens healthier for you than regular greens?
A new study links 10-a-day with living longer but that's not the full picture.
Vegetarians might live longer, but only because they’re more likely to be healthy in other ways, too.
When we compared the risk of early death between vegetarians and non-vegetarians while controlling for a range of other factors, we did not find any statistical difference.
And not a steak in sight.
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Sausages, hamburger patties, lamb chops and T-bone steak. There is nothing like the traditional barbecue on Australia Day.
Testing soils in back yards.
Lead contamination remains a persistent issue in urban soils.
Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food.
There is no evidence supporting claims that cooking or heating food in the microwave can give you cancer or food poisoning.
Eating healthfully adds up quickly.
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Consumers tend to think that healthy foods have to cost more than their less nutritional counterparts. New psychological research looks at how pervasive this is.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
To improve your blood pressure, eat rolled oats or oat bran for breakfast.
High blood pressure can be treated or prevented. Eating oats, fruit and vegetables – and beetroot, in particular – helps. So does avoiding salt, liquorice, caffeine and alcohol.
The biggest issue is still getting the kids to eat them.
When botany and linguistics collide: pumpkins are fruits and there's technically no such thing as a vegetable. But try telling that to a five-year-old and see how far you get.
Into the danger zone.
Everything you need to know about the humble spud.
Eating more frozen food could help us reduce waste, beat the obesity epidemic and have more money in our pockets – what's not to like.
More of these for personal and planetary health.
Environmental sustainability will not figure into this year's Dietary Guidelines for Americans, but the process helped build evidence – and consumer support – for inclusion in future DGAs.
They all taste the same once they’re mashed.
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Any improvements you can make to what you eat and drink will help stack the odds in your favour.
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