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Low-carb diet better when it includes more vegetables, nuts

NEW YORK: People who cut back on carbohydrates may end up increasing their risk of premature death if they load their plates with meat and cheese instead of vegetables and nuts, a U.S. study suggests. While previous research has linked low-carbohydrate diets to better success with short-term weight loss and improvements in risk factors for premature death like diabetes, less is known about the long-term outcomes of cutting carbs, or what types of foods people should eat instead for optimal health. For the current…

Global warming will make vegetables harder to find: study

WASHINGTON: Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables -- which are crucial to a healthy diet -- by nearly one-third, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A 7.2 Fahrenheit (4 Celsius) increase in temperature, which scientists expect by 2100…

Vegetable, fruit prices go up in Mohmand Agency

GHALANAI: A sharp increase in the prices of essential food items including fruits, vegetables, meat, is being witnessed after the first week of Ramazan in the Mohmand tribal region.  According to a survey conducted by this reporter here, the prices of daily use items particularly fruits and vegetables have gone up by 30 to 40 per cent in different localities and bazaars of the tribal region. Local residents of the area have expressed grave concern over sudden price hike and demanded of the authorities concerned to take…

Pesticide traces in fruits, vegetables: report

PARIS: Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday. Samples of 19 fruits and 33 vegetables were studied in the report by Generations Futures, a French environmental group that campaigns against pesticide and GMOs, using 2012-2016 data from consumer protection agency DGCCRF. "For fruit we found that on average pesticide residue was present in 72.6 percent of the samples analysed,"…

Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables

OTTAWA: Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests. Over the course of about seven years, diets with roughly 35 percent of calories from fats were tied to a lower mortality rate than diets with about 60 percent of calories from carbohydrates. “What we are suggesting is moderation as opposed to very low and very high intakes of fats and…

For healthier arteries, eat more fruits and vegetables

NEW YORK: Eating more fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study of more than 3.6 million individuals in the U.S. "We hope that studies like this can be an important reminder of the role we as consumers have on heart disease and stroke,” Dr. Jeffrey S. Berger from New York University School of Medicine told Reuters Health. “We often remember to take our medication, yet studies like this should remind us to eat our fruits and veggies every day. Moreover, we should continue…