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DECLINING NUTRITIONAL VALUE IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES MAY BE A CONCERN.For years the argument has raged on about the benefits & drawbacks of latest farming techniques. Industrial agriculture or “hyper-farming” has ensued in giant strides in crop output, but many claim nutrient content has been suffering. The average output in terms of bushels per acre for major crops in the USA has sky rocketed since the 1950’s. Similar sorts of yield gains have happened in Europe, Australia, Japan & other parts of the world as well. While these big gains in crop yield have occurred in the last 50 years nutrient content has been declining. NEW EVIDENCE ON NUTRIENT DEPLETIONRecent information published by Dr. David Thomas, a basic healthcare practitioner & independent research worker, looked at the difference between UK governments printed tables for nutrient content printed in 1940 & again in 2002. It recorded that the iron content of 15 different varieties of meat had fell 47%. Dairy products had shown similar falls; a 60% drop in iron & up to 90% drop in copper.GREATER AVAILABILITY VERSUS LESS VALUE.It’s true that in the modern times of the industrial nations, fruits & vegetables availability is at an all-time high. On the other hand in spite of this enhanced availability, fruit & vegetable intake has not increased in the population. When this knowledge is linked to the reported declines in nutrient levels in foods, it has everyone looking for answers as to how we could promise to sustain the nutritional value & balance of our foods while asking to produce more and more from the same soils to feed an ever-growing population. NEW STUDIES SHOW PROTECTION CONNECTION BETWEEN TEA, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION AND WOMEN HEALTH.Tea & Ovarian Cancer Risk: investigators at the karolinska Institute Division of Nutritional Epidemiology in Stockholm, Sweden conducted a 15 year follow-up study on women health of more than 61,000 women aged 40 to 76. Their evidence, printed in the archives of Internal Medicine (2005; 165 (22): 2683-2686) demonstrated that those women who consumed tea regularly had a dramatically lower risk for ovarian cancer. Tea drinkers who averaged less than one cup per day equaled an 18% risk reduction. One or more cups per day provided a 24% risk reduction & 2 or more cups a day demonstrated a 46% risk reduction. These findings instigated the researchers to resolve “Results suggest that tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.”Soy and Women Health: Publishing their work in the January 15, 2006 issue of Cancer Research, a team of investigators from West Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA concluded that soy phytoestrogens could protect against breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women. According to investigators from John Hopkins University presenting information at the November 15, 2005 meeting of the American Heart Association, consuming soy protein (20 grams per day for 6 weeks) reduced the LDL-cholesterol and another cholesterol marker known as LDL-P (P=particle number) in women taking soy protein, regardless of age or race.

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