Category Archives: Fruit

Fruit and Vegetables: Fresh, Frozen or Tinned?

Fruit and vegetables are high quality healthy foods. Eating more plant foods in the form of fruits and vegetables can significantly improve health, and may in particular protect from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other modern Western lifestyle diseases. Eating … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake Reduces the Risk of Depression

A number of studies have observed the protective effects of plant foods on mental health. In particular, consumption of fruits and vegetables may be highly beneficial. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the association between fruit and vegetable intake … Continue reading

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The Fruit Obesity Paradox

Fruit has been shown to have anti-obesity effects in humans and animals. This is paradoxical because the main sugar in most fruits, fructose, is an obesogenic compound. In fact consuming the juice of fruits has been shown to cause rapid … Continue reading

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Vegetables Versus Fruits

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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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