Hunters visit vegetable farm

The Hunters spent time learning about how a variety of vegetables are being grown in an attempt to replace expensive imports with an affordable option for ordinary Papua New Guineans. 

Nine Mile Farm produces high quality vegetables that have been fueling our local league team, whom after an amazing win last Sunday, are standing at the top of the ladder. As proud supporters, the farm contributes a variety of fresh produce to the team as part of their sponsorship. 

Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends eating 5 portions, or 400g, of fruit and vegetables every day.

In recent years, campaigns in countries across the world including the UK, Germany, France, Norway and Japan have been launched in a bid to encourage people to meet this target.

Weekly Lifestyle Update: Village Produce

Vegetables are important sources of nutrients, including potassium, dietary fibre, folate (folic acid), vitamin A and vitamin C. Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain healthy blood pressure.

Despite being encouraged time and again to live healthy, it is difficult to have at least two meals in a day with fresh vegetable included. Especially if you’re living in the city like Port Moresby, healthy diet comes at a cost, even more difficult when you need fresh vegetables.

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The fruit and vegetables you need to prevent weight gain

Add blueberries and pears to your grocery list. While you’re at it, apples,strawberries and grapes too. These are all among the fruits that Harvard researchers recommend for preventing long-term weight gain.

The study found that the nutritional content of specific fruits and vegetables has a strong impact on long-term weight gain or loss.