Sleep deprived? Go bananas!

Researchers from Monash University in Australia and collaborative institutes found that sleep had a more important role in men living longer, while women who ate foods rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

Pineapple enzyme, Asthma relief

Research suggests that the pineapple enzyme bromelain appeared to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Though bromelain is sold in supplement form, our lab tests revealed that fresh and frozen pineapple has as high — and in many cases higher — enzymatic activity compared to pills, which also cannot provide the synergistic interactions with other whole food nutrients that can be lost in isolation.

Instagram Can Make You Eat Healthier

A picture is worth a thousand words. Instagram, a photo sharing platform, is used by many as a way to communicate. University of Washington researchers explored how Instagram can be used to hold you accountable for healthy eating.

Let them eat fruit!

A common misconception among people with diabetes is that fruit should be avoided due to its natural sugar content. New research published in PLOS Medicine, suggests that we should think again!

Veggies for Stress Control

According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. As we learn more about the relationship between diet and mental health, we see that each bite can help improve how we feel both physically and emotionally.

Herbs and Spices Pump Up Vegetable Intake

The struggle is real! Kids aren’t the only ones that need coaxing to eat their veggies, adults also need a big a push. Is it because they’re perceived as bland? Could seasonings help serve up more servings of vegetables at lunchtime?

Action packed

For most of us, watching TV means lounging on the couch or reclining in a chair for hours at a time while munching on a favorite snack. When selecting your next movie night flick keep in mind that watching an action movie is worse for your waistline than listening to a talk show, according to new research.

Blueberries better blood pressure

Is there anything the blueberry isn’t good for? This tiny powerhouse was first brought to nutrition fame by the “Blueberry Man,” James Joseph, Ph.D., whose research credits blueberries with the potential to reverse age-related decline in brain function.

Banana Buff Stuff

Bananas beat out the competition: Most North Americans and Europeans consume what is known as the dessert banana, which is eaten fresh and is very sweet. By contrast, the majority of the world population consumes the plantain.