Category Archives: Apples

Apples and Tomatoes: Vitamin C Content

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The Health Benefits of Apples

Fruit and vegetables have been shown to have potential health benefits. In particular, fruit and vegetables may cause weight loss and protect from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a healthy high quality foods that are relatively low in energy … Continue reading

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How Bioavailable Is Quercetin in Foods?

Flavonoids are a large group of phenolic compounds produced in plants as secondary metabolites. Quercetin is a flavonoid found in number of edible plants and evidence suggests that quercetin is bioavailable in humans and animals. When absorbed quercetin may act … Continue reading

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Quercetin Absorption Varies Between Foods

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Mice Like Flavonoids Too: An Apple A Day Keeps The Vet Away

Animal studies are interesting. Many dismiss their relevance to humans because of the differing physiological and biochemical systems of non-human animals. It is true that animals are dissimilar in many ways, and differences between humans and other mammals should not … Continue reading

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An Apple a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Fruit consumption is associated with improved health outcomes. In particular those who consume more fruit have been observed to have lower rates of Western lifestyle diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity. The reason that fruit is beneficial to … Continue reading

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Flavonoids and Disease: Zutphen Elderly Study

Flavonoids are bioactive polyphenolic plant compounds that may have health benefits in humans. In particular, flavonoids may be protective of cardiovascular disease if consumed regularly. The mechanism by which flavonoids may confer protection from cardiovascular disease is not known. However, … Continue reading

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Uric Acid as an Antioxidant

Epidemiology suggests that diets high in fruit are beneficial to the health because they decrease the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Interestingly, it is not understood why fruit is protective, although many theories have been put forward. Currently, it … Continue reading

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