Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study

Posted Leave a commentPosted in FOOD, HEALTH

New research reveals daily dose of just 375g of fruit, vegetables and beans are sufficient to reduce risk of stroke, heart disease or premature death, and could help low-income consumers.

Source: Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study

Study: Eating legumes instead of meat reduces greenhouse gasses by more than 50%.

Posted Leave a commentPosted in FOOD, PUBLIC POLICY

A team of researchers from four American universities says the key to reducing harmful greenhouse gases (GHG) in the short term is more likely to be found on the dinner plate than at the gas pump. The team, headed by Loma Linda University (LLU) researcher Helen Harwatt, PhD, suggests that one simple change in American eating habits would have a large impact on the environment: if Americans would eat beans instead of beef, the United States would immediately realize approximately 50 to 75 percent of its GHG reduction targets for the year 2020.