English articles

“Pear Nutrition – Surprising Immune & Antioxidant Benefits”

What’s there to love about pears? Besides how filling and refreshing a crisp pear can be, pear nutrition also comes loaded with benefits. For instance, pears have the ability to fight chronic diseases by supplying high levels of antioxidants. They’re also capable of lowering cholesterol thanks to their high fiber content.

Read more: Dr. Axe – Food is medicine

“Heart disease and stroke”

Pears are rich in fiber and have vitamin C. Likewise, pears are sodium-free, fat free, and cholesterol-free –all things that are important for a healthy heart. In fact, in a study that looked at data from the Iowa Women’s Health Study, researchers found that pears and apples were the most protective against heart disease, compared with other common fruits.

Read more: USA Pears

“Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Revision 2006”

Improving diet and lifestyle is a critical component of the American Heart Association’s strategy for cardiovascular disease risk reduction in the general population. This document presents recommendations designed to meet this objective.

Read more: AHA/ASA Journals

“USA Pears win heart health boost”

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has carried out its first promotional events on social media featuring the Heart-Check mark on its Red Anjou pears after receiving heart-healthy certification from the American Heart Association for its red and green Anjou pears at the beginning of February.

Read more: America Fruit

“Get Glowing With Pear”

Pears are full of fiber, a crucial nutrient for your skin. “Fiber slows the release of sugar into your blood, a good thing because repeated sugar spikes can damage collagen, a protein that keeps your complexion plump and smooth,” Alan C. Logan, ND, says. “Pears also have vitamin C, which fights free radicals.” So crunching on a Bosc or Bartlett a day may help keep the wrinkles away.

Read more: Health.com

“Cognitive Enhancement in Infants Associated with Increased Maternal Fruit Intake During Pregnancy: Results from a Birth Cohort Study with Validation in an Animal Model”

Fruits have been an important part of the human diet for thousands of years. We wanted to know if more fruit intake improves our ability to learn. Using data from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study, we found that mothers who ate more fruit during pregnancy had children who did better on developmental testing at 1 year of age.

Read more: EBioMedicine

Italian articles

“Circolazione nelle gambe: migliora con più frutta e verdura”

Mangiare almeno tre porzioni di frutta e verdura al giorno aiuta a mantenere una buona circolazione del sangue nelle gambe, riducendo il rischio che le arterie si “restringano” dando seri problemi di salute, soprattutto nei fumatori. Lo dimostra uno studio dell’Università di New York pubblicato sulla rivista Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology dell’American Heart Association.

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“Gravidanza, figli più intelligenti se si mangia frutta”

Non è solo il pesce a rendere intelligenti ma anche la frutta. Almeno nei nascituri. Gli studiosi dell’Università di Alberta, in Canada, hanno presentato i risultati delle loro ricerche più recenti: anche la frutta sembrerebbero possedere proprietà speciali per le capacità cognitive.

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“Troppi grassi e poca frutta e verdura, 30% tumori colpa della dieta scorretta”

Troppi grassi, poca frutta e pochissima verdura? Il 30% dei casi di cancro è originato da un’alimentazione squilibrata. La prevenzione oncologica deve passare anche dall’insegnamento di una dieta corretta. A partire dalla scuola dell’obbligo, dove andrebbero istituiti corsi di educazione specifici.

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