Esher, United Kingdom (PressExposure) March 16, 2012 -- "Somehow we've all gotten the idea that eating veggies is a chore, something to be suffered, rather than a pleasure." States Kirsten Whittaker, editor of the DHB. "Yet experts think of fruits and veggies as some of the best foods around, and with good reason."
According to a U.S. study that included thousands of women, those who got more exercise and spent less time in front of the TV were also the least likely to be found to have depression.
A small but promising study has found that the fuzzy brown kiwifruit might just help bring down moderately high blood pressure. That tiny fruit is loaded with a lot of nutrition and is especially rich in the antioxidant lutein.
Fascinating findings. A physically fit older person shows fewer age-related changes in the brain according to some new research. This adds to the medical belief that regular exercise will preserve important parts of the brain needed for attention and memory. The latest study found a clear relationship between regular exercise and a healthier aging brain.
Yet more evidence that the well known Mediterranean diet is good for your heart comes from a recent study that found unsaturated fats from foods like olive oil, avocados and nuts improve the body's ability to make use of insulin. Doctors know that those whose bodies don't use insulin effectively end up developing type 2 diabetes - a major risk in itself for heart disease.
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