Frequent fast food consumption increases risk of infertility!
Women who ate fruit less than 3 times per day, when compared to those who consumed 3 or more servings, had a significantly increased risk of infertility. This retrospective study from Australia also found women who consumed no fast food had a 41% reduced risk of infertility. Interestingly, consumption of green leafy vegetables seemingly had no impact on fertility.
PositiveTip: Women of childbearing age who desire to concieve, should lay off the fast foods and eat at least 3 servings of fresh fruit daily.
Restaurant food is not healthy food compared to most food eaten at home.
According to an analysis of the 2011-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) more than a third of U.S. children 2-19 years old consumed fast food on a daily basis. Greater than 12 percent of their daily calories came from fast food, and the percentage increased with age.
PositiveTip: Avoid eating fast food for better health and a smaller waitstline--and resist the temptation to "treat" yourself or your kids with it!
Fresh fruits and vegetables may be protective for wheezing in children.
An international study of 50,000 radomly selected children living in 20 countries has revealed that the consumption of fresh fruit, fruit juice, and cooked green vegetables three or more times per week, as well as fish may significantly lower the prevalence of wheezing. The antioxidants in fruits and vegetables have protective effects on the immune system. More research is needed to determine if this benefit is due to related lifestyle factors as well.
PostiiveTip: Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables just makes good sense in a healthy lifestyle.