Helping Pacific islanders eat more ‘greens’

4 noviembre 2014

Research is helping indigenous Pacific Island and Torres Strait Islander people eat more “greens” to improve their diet and help combat disease. «People in these regions have too high consumption of high-energy, low-nutrient foods such as a polished rice, white flour and sugar,» says one researcher. «This has led to high rates of metabolic diseases — obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. We wanted to help them make easy nutritional changes to their diet that would have a significant impact in the short-term.»