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Fruit is necessary for good health, and the fructose in fruit is not the
same as the processed fructose from corn, which some say is not healthy.
all the enzymes,
vitamins, minerals, and fiber to effectively assimilate the fructose as a rich nutrient
for human consumption.
organic fruit and vegetables if possible. They taste
better and have more nutrients. The stronger the color, the healthier it
Clean fruit as you do veggies. See
plenty of health benefits, including a high fiber content and lots of
the 7,000 varieties of apples available worldwide, only a few make their
way to the produce section of your grocery store. Some of the most common
varieties include Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, McIntosh, Pink Lady,
Braeburn, Winesap, and Golden Delicious.
A study performed at Cornell
University found that a powerful antioxidant in apples might help fend
off Alzheimer's disease.
The study compared the effectiveness of
two antioxidants — quercetin (found in apples) and vitamin C. What they
found was that rat brain cells treated with quercetin resisted
Alzheimer's-like damage more readily than those treated with vitamin C
or nothing at all.
Apples are the best sources of quercetin. In
light of the study results, scientists are encouraging people to eat
more apples. The highest concentration of quercetin is found in the
skins of red apples. If you don't like whole apples, you can also get
smaller concentrations of quercetin from onions, blueberries, and
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A Perfect Choice for Dieters
The rise in popularity of diets based on the
intake of low-carbohydrate foods has left some consumers questioning
whether they should continue to include bananas in their diet. The key
to healthy weight loss is getting all the nutrients you need while
reducing your calorie intake. Dieters need to get the biggest bang for
the buck by eating foods that are full of nutrients but not high in
As a nutrient-dense and fat-free
food, bananas are a perfect choice for dieters!
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Good article on how bananas ripen.
Why bananas are good for you.
Banana facts and why bananas are good
Berries are super foods containing some of
the highest levels of antioxidants known to man. A
half cup of blueberries provides the antioxidant equivalent of five
servings of other fruits and vegetables.
such as blueberries, cranberries,
and raspberries are rich in disease-fighting phytochemicals that prevent
and even reverse serious diseases like
diabetes, heart disease,
and even help lower cholesterol levels. The key is to be eating these
in their raw, whole fruit form rather than trying to eat processed
berries or drink
made from berries. In order to get the
phytonutrients, you must get the berries in the freshest form possible
-- that means no processed berries, just raw berries, right off the bush
or straight from the grocery store.
From Dr. Mercola: “In selecting fruit,
berries such as blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries, bilberries,
cranberries, and black currants should be among your top choices
because they have, relative to other fruits, a lower quantity of sugar
while providing high vitamin C, dietary fiber, folic acid, and phytochemicals. They provide excellent protection against heart disease
and cancer. They also can help prevent and treat vision problems.”
Blueberries are among the best of
all berries. They're low in sugar compared to other fruits. They contain
antioxidant compounds that show promise in reversing or slowing some of
the effects of aging, especially in the brain.
are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. These succulent berries
also have antiinflammatory and anticancer properties and are packed with
phytonutrients that protect your heart. Their color comes from powerful
antioxidants that can prevent free radical damage and protect the body
from premature aging. Fresh strawberries are at the peak of their season
from May through July, but you can buy the frozen variety all year long.
Make sure that the fresh berries you select are firm, plump, and shiny
red. Wild strawberries are smaller than the cultivated kind, but don’t
let that discourage you – they have a more intense flavor. They
perish quickly, so freeze any leftovers before they go bad (add a little
lemon juice before freezing).
They’ll keep for up to year.
Grapes fight tooth decay, stop viruses in
their tracks, and are rich in other ingredients that many researchers
believe may lower risk of cancer.
Yes, olives are a fruit—a small,
bitter, oval fruit, green when unripe and black when ripe, used for food
and for oil.
Olive oil is cold-pressed olive juice.
That’s why it's so healthy and is used in the finest cuisines all over
the world. Cold pressed means that the olives are picked and squeezed
and are not boiled before squeezing.
Tips About Foods page.
We all know that oranges are a good source of vitamin C
(about 70 mg. for a medium-sized whole orange). They also have 4 mg
dietary fiber, and research is finding that pectin and other forms of
fiber found in the white layer beneath the skin of the orange can help
curb appetite and suppress hunger for up to four hours.
Whole oranges are also a healthy snack for people with
diabetes because the fiber helps to keep blood sugar levels under
control. You'll get the vitamin C from orange juice, but will lose the
fiber that's lost in the juicing process. So, if you juice, just make
sure you're counting fiber grams and getting enough from other sources.
For everything there is to know about oranges,
go to this page on the World's
Healthiest Foods Web site.
Contains high amounts of ellagic acid, an
antioxidant with proven anticancer properties and excellent benefits for
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July 17, 2005