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Fruits and Veggies Intake Can Help Reduce Smoking | Greenpacks.org

Looking for a way to quit smoking? Eating fruits and vegetables may help you quit smoking. A new study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research observed that smokers who ate the most fruit and vegetables were three times more likely to be tobacco-free as compared to those people who ate fewer amounts of fruits and veggies.

Also, people who consumed more fruits and vegetables smoked fewer cigarettes per day. Another observation is that they also waited longer to smoke their first cigarette of the day. These people scored lower on a commonly-used test of nicotine dependence.

Well, what could be the reason for this? Even the researchers have not zeroed into on any particular reason regarding this. They have in fact come up with several explanations.

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5 Favorite Fruits and Veggies That Could Vanish if the FDA Has its Way | Care2.com

Get ready to say goodbye to those organic veggies and fruits from your favorite farmers market or CSA if a new food law, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), goes into effect as currently written.

FSMA was enacted by Congress in 2010. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the law “aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it.” Clearly this is a goal that we can all get behind, and we applaud the notion of FSMA being able to help prevent the outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that are becoming more frequent.

Over the past two decades, the number of farmers markets in America has quadrupled to 8,144. At the same time, supermarkets, restaurants, schools, hospitals and other wholesale buyers are increasingly using food they procured from local farmers, which is great news. This is fresh produce generally grown without pesticides, herbicides or GMO seeds.

However, those new food safety rules may actually put a halt to some of our healthy eating habits. That is, if the regulations take effect as currently written. Citizens still have time to voice their concerns, as the FDA is currently taking comments through Friday, November 15.

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