Category Archives: Fruit

Whole Fruit Versus Fruit Juice

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Fresh, Frozen or Tinned?

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Good Carb, Bad Carb

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mood

One theory suggests that mood disorders are caused at least in part by an excessive accumulation of free radicals in brain and nervous tissues. These free radicals in turn lead to oxidative stress and this damages the function of neurones … Continue reading

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5 a Day for Mental Health

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Fruit Juice: Just As Bad As Soft Drinks?

Sugar sweetened soft drinks are increasingly being considered as detrimental to the health. In particular sugar sweetened soft drinks may increase insulin resistance that subsequently leads to the development of obesity. The sugar in soft drinks usually comprised of either … Continue reading

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What Is Sugar?

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Flavonoid Effects: Is Metabolism Essential?

Flavonoids are a heterogenous group of polyphenolic molecules that may confer health benefits to animals and humans. Flavonoids are secondary metabolites of plants are accumulate in particular plant tissues, usually the outer layers such as peels. Different plants have different … Continue reading

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