With great fanfare, it was reported recently that the current health advice about eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is outdated, and that scientists now believe that eight portions is more beneficial. While many people grumbled about how on earth they would manage those extra portions, I allowed myself a wry smile. For more than two years I’ve known that the "five-a-day" mantra we’re all so familiar with is nothing but a fairytale.
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The world is facing a "population emergency" as soaring rates of obesity threaten a pandemic of cardiovascular disease, scientists have warned.
EVOO -- extra virgin olive oil. Everywhere we turn it is recommended that it be added to almost everything we eat in order to reap the health benefits of this numero uno oil. But I hate to burst the bubble: new reports are emerging that indicate it's not so great after all.
A recent study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, September 2009 edition, demonstrates the effect of a grape extract in enhancing antioxidant status and physical performance in elite male athletes.