fruits and vegetables

‘Dirty Dozen’ Lists Produce with Most Pesticides

Posted on 05/6/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthBite into that nice, crunchy apple and you’re also getting a mouthful of pesticide residue, according to the annual list of fruits and veggies with the most — and least — of the chemicals. The so-called Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists are compiled annually by the nonprofit advocacy organization Environmental Working Group (EWG), based on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the USDA has set limits on the amount of pesticide residue it deems safe, conventionally grown …

Why Cereal Can Help You Avoid a Second Heart Attack

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthEating a high-fiber diet can help you avoid heart disease, but what if you’ve already had a heart attack — can adding fiber to your diet help you live longer? A study that researchers say is the first to examine this question has some good news for heart patients: The more fiber heart attack survivors add to their diet — especially in the form of cereal and whole grains — the lower their risk of dying from any cause, said …

Cooking Up Justice With Bryant Terry

Posted on 02/21/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayChef and author Bryant Terry says that being a food justice activist could mean lots of things — for example, fighting for small family farmers or supporting major reform of national agriculture policies. But for Terry, author of cookbooks like Vegan Soul Kitchen and The Inspired Vegetarian, activism starts on the plate and centers on health: “My specific focus, for over a decade now, has been to look at the many ways in which people — particularly living in cities, …

What You Eat Could Lower Your Risk of Cataracts

Posted on 01/3/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthTo help your aging eyes, think about improving what you eat. A new Swedish study has found that women age 49 and older who ate a diet rich in disease-fighting antioxidants had a lower risk of developing cataracts. The team of Swedish researchers looked at the diets of more than 30,000 women ages 49 to 83 and found those with the highest total intake of antioxidants had about a 13 percent lower risk of developing cataracts than women who consumed …

The Best Diet Now to Avoid Illness Later

Posted on 11/11/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Brain Health | Bulletin TodayAs AARP health writer Elizabeth Agnvall reported last week, a large new study finds that women in their 50s and 60s who ate a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, grains and olive oil were 46 percent more likely to be free of chronic disease and memory problems in their 70s. >> Stay sharp with help from the AARP Brain Health Center Think about that — 46 percent more likely to avoid nearly a dozen serious diseases like Parkinson’s, …

Juice Makes You Fat, Veggies Make You a Hero

Posted on 12/4/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDoes eating extra fruits and vegetables really help you lose weight? Does adding vegetables to the dinner plate make you seem like a better, more caring cook? Glad you asked. Two surprising studies add a new twist to the old bromide about eating and serving all that healthy stuff. First, the weight-loss question. A study from researchers at Purdue University in Indiana recently took a closer look at the weight-loss advice to fill up on things like broccoli, carrots, apples and …