N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus in Kannapolis recently published a new web resource titled, “Healthy Living,” found at plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu. The new section is focused on sharing information directly from PHHI researchers, specifically identifying food crops that impact disease and promote a healthy body.
An image of the human anatomy anchors the collection of research-based findings, which are categorized by diseases or common health concerns affecting each of the nine body systems. Each body system links to a list of food crops that PPHI scientists have evaluated for impact on a particular illness. Each crop page includes: a brief summary of the relevant research findings, a link directly to the journal article, a healthy recipe to utilize the crop, and a cross reference list to other body systems the crop may affect. A glossary was also developed to help users better understand the vocabulary used in the research, including plant compounds and medical terminology.