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BANANA SELFIE BOOMERANG

Regardless of whether banana selfies are an effective way to protest racism, banana snacks are undoubtedly an effective way to refuel the body.

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Whole fruit linked to longevity while added sugar doubles heart disease.

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FATHERS AND FOLATE

Father’s Day is the time to show our appreciation for dad – and if you were fortunate to be born without birth defects, dad’s diet may deserve some of the credit.

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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
June 21, 2004 BY Dole Nutrition Institute

Lace Up To Lower Blood Pressure

Just 25 Minutes Three Times a Week Can Cut Risk
June 24, 2004

Have high blood pressure? Walk it off! Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Health and Nutrition found that by walking just 1 hour and 15 minutes a week — equivalent to three 25 minute walks — subjects in their 205-person study group were able to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 12 points and 8 points, respectively. For those whose blood pressure is high enough to place them at disease risk, this change could be enough to get them back in the safety zone and possibly off medication.