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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Food Research: Health benefits of coffee ♦ Improveing food safety at school, community gardens ♦ Proper food preparation can prevent Botulism

An apple a day brings more apples your way Individuals who ate an apple sample before shopping bought 25 percent more fruits and vegetables than those who did not eat a apple. For consumers, the researchers recommend having a small healthy snack like a piece of fruit before shopping. Not only will it help decrease hunger, it may also nudge you to select healthier items.
Proper food preparation can prevent Botulism Elizabeth Andress measures the headspace on a jar of relish that she is canning in her lab on the University of Georgia campus. A recent deadly outbreak of botulism in Ohio underscores the necessity for proper home canning procedures and food preparation
Replacing one serving of sugary drink per day by water or unsweetened tea or coffee cuts risk of type 2 diabetes.Replacing the daily consumption of one serving of a sugary drink with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes by between 14 percent and 25 percent.
Health benefits of coffee: Coffee can act as an antioxidant New research has brought us closer to being able to understand the health benefits of coffee.
Guidance improves food safety practices at school, community gardens School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens -- and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference.

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