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Taking a fresh approach to Australia’s poor vegetable-consumption scorecard, CSIRO scientists developed Veg-Eze, a free app that challenges users to eat more vegies, more often. The resulting data will be used to help farmers cater better to changing consumer demand.
Eating just a cup of mixed salad a day could cut your risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 40 percent, finds a new study by Western Australian researchers, with high-nitrate vegetables such as spinach, beetroot, and celery topping the list of beneficial produce.
Kids in rural and remote regions of Australia are far less likely than their city counterparts to get the recommended daily quota of vegetables, thanks largely to issues of supply, choice and cost, contend the authors of a new study.
An alarming 80 percent of Australians eat less than the recommended ‘2+5 a day’, with nearly two-thirds getting insufficient vegies and more than half skimping on fruit, finds the nation’s largest-ever fruit and veg survey.
It seems that what you eat really does affect how you feel. Indeed, simply eating more salads, vegie stir-fries and apples could do more to boost your joie de vivre than quitting smoking, being married or going from dole-dependent to employed, say researchers.
Beijing-based researchers have found that – in mice, and potentially, humans – sweet-potato consumption benefits kidney and liver function and can reduce obesity significantly.
Scientists at National Taiwan University have used the epidermal cells of an onion to create an artificial muscle that can bend, contract and expand on cue, and can even pick up a cotton ball. Now they just have to make it stronger.
Scientists at National Taiwan University have used the cells of that cheap and humble vegetable, the onion, to create an ‘organic’ artificial muscle that can contract and expand on cue. Now they just have to make it stronger.
As Aussies, we have access to a greater variety of clean, high-quality fresh produce than just about any people in the world. So you’d think we’d have been the first to heed the...