Improve your mental wellbeing with fresh produce

Consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables a day not only boosts the immune system, it also helps fight depression. A new study conducted by Warwick University’s medical school indicates that a person’s mental wellbeing may be closely linked to how much fresh produce they consume.

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Stressed? Try exercise.

Stress is toxic. Whether it’s a minor annoyance like bad traffic or a major life event like a divorce, stress damages your health in profound ways. That’s according to a recent study by researchers at Oregon State University. But the extent of damage, as National Public Radio reports, depends on how stress is managed.

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Cancer risk and lifestyle

Healthy living greatly reduces the risk of cancer. That’s the conclusion we can draw from the most recent annual cancer progress report from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report suggests that “about half of the 585,720 cancer deaths expected to occur in the U.S. in 2014 will be related to preventable causes.”

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