June 6, 2014

Here, Have Some Watercress

1 41 Fruits and Veggies Ranked for Nutrition

Researchers at William Paterson University have ranked 41 fruits and vegetables based on their amounts of fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, folate, vitamins A, B12 and D, and nine other important nutrients, and the somewhat surprising number one veggie, with a "powerhouse" rating of 100, is watercress. The runners-up are Chinese cabbage (91.99), chard (89.27), beet greens (87.08), spinach (86.43), chicory (73.36) and leaf lettuce (70.73). Kale, the currently trendy veggie, comes in 14th with a 49.07 score. Green leafy vegetables dominate the list, and vastly outscore the highest-ranked fruits: #17 red pepper (41.26), #20 pumpkin (32.23) and #27 tomato (18.72). Oranges rank a mere 26th (12.91), while apples, bananas, blueberries -- and garlic -- didn't even make the list.

More at Washingtonpost.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Americans Don't Eat Enough Vegetables

Tags: Best Fruits and Vegetables, Most Nutritious Foods, Healthiest Veggies, Healthiest Foods, William Paterson University

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Allergies, Asthma on Rise

2 White House Says Climate Change Hurting Us

Climate change is messing with our health, says the White House. In a report released today, the White House says climate change is killing more people with floods and extreme heat. Climate change is also blamed for aggravating allergies and asthma. A decrease in air quality is blamed for rising asthma rates, while warmer air temperatures are said to be the cause of an increase in allergies. The White House also notes that extreme weather events, such as droughts, are occurring more often. The report was released a few days after President Obama proposed a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

More at NBC News | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: White House, MADD Fight Teen Drugged Driving

Tags: Climate Change and Health, Climate Change Allergies, Climate Change Asthma, Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants

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Secret MIssion Is Success

3 WW2 Vet Wasn't Missing, Went to Normandy

Bernard Jordan, an 89-year-old World War II veteran living in the UK, wasn't missing after all, but simply wanted to go to Normandy, France. Jordan had requested to leave his nursing home and join the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy. Because of the last-minute request, he was not able to join an accredited tour with the Royal British Legion. Apparently, Jordan decided to go on a tour anyway, and he didn't tell anyone about it. He was reported missing from his nursing home, but friends and staff now know that the veteran is safe! Jordan visited Normandy, and is now on a train returning to the UK and his wife, Irene.

More at BBC | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Low-Carb Diet Found to Lower Blood Pressure

Tags: WW2 Veterans, Normandy Anniversary, Bernard Jordan, France Normandy Trips

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