Food for thought: How healthy are frozen fruits and vegetables?

Last month, actor and Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow and tennis champion Serena Williams backed a US-based brand, Daily Harvest. It offers a range of frozen smoothies, soups, and meal bowls, made with predominantly organic superfood ingredients. Which begs the question: is frozen food as good for you as fresh? Wellness expert and nutrition consultant Tripti Gupta says, “Frozen fruits and vegetables lose their nutritional richness when they are exposed to extreme temperature change and moisture levels, thus causing nutritional depletion. In fact, fruits and vegetables are more prone to losses…

Read More

Another reason to eat more fruit and vegetables. They keep heart diseases at bay

A new Swedish study has found that lutein, a nutrient in brightly coloured fruit and vegetables, can reduce inflammation in patients with coronary artery disease. The study, carried out by researchers at Linköping University, looked at the levels of six of the most common carotenoids in blood from 193 patients with coronary artery disease. “A considerable number of patients who have experienced myocardial infarction still have low-level chronic inflammation in the body, even after receiving effective treatment with revascularisation, drugs and lifestyle changes. We know that chronic inflammation is associated…

Read More