Category Archives: Fruit

The Nutrition of Plums

Plums are an important commercial crop and one of the most commonly consumed fruits in the Western diet. This makes them nutritionally important as they are a rich source of nutrition in what is generally a poor quality diet. Plums … Continue reading

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The Nutrition of Pears

Fruit is promoted as a way of improving health and in this regard there is a large variation in the types of fruit that can be eaten. Generally all fruit is beneficial to the health, although it should be moderated … Continue reading

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Effects of Fruit on Mental and Cognitive Health

Fruit consumption has been shown to confer a number of health effects to the consumer. This may relate to the beneficial phytochemicals within fruit which includes high amounts of fibre and antioxidants. One particular health effect that may occur with … Continue reading

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Is Fructose Really That Bad?

Fructose is considered detrimental to health because evidence shows it is a significant cause of insulin resistance. In particular fructose consumption can decrease insulin sensitivity within a few weeks, as demonstrated by animal and human studies. However, fructose is present … Continue reading

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Washing Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables have been evidenced to provide significant health benefits when incorporated as part of a healthy diet. In particular a diet rich in fruit and vegetables may significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and being overweight. … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetables: Not all Created Equal?

Fruits and vegetables confer a number of health benefits to those who consume them regularly. In particular, fruits and vegetables are associated with protection from cancer and cardiovascular disease, and regular consumption of a diet rich in fruit and vegetables … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Dried Fruit

Fruit is considered a healthy food. Many fruits are high in sugar, and this can be a detrimental effect if they are overeaten. However, it is difficult to overeat most types of fruit because fruit contain a high water content … Continue reading

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Why are Tomatoes Fruit?

Many people are used to seeing tomatoes in the vegetable section of supermarkets, and many consider them a vegetable. However, tomatoes are actually fruits. The distinction between fruit and vegetables is biological and relates to the way the food is … Continue reading

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Does Good Nutrition Have to be Expensive?

One argument often trotted out as an excuse to healthy eating, is that healthy food costs more to buy than unhealthy food. This can be the case, but really depends on the food under consideration. Some health foods are expensive, … Continue reading

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Fruit versus Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are considered healthy foods because they have been evidenced to protect from a number of diseases. Comparing fruit with vegetables is perhaps a little unfair because each category contains a range of varieties that can offer considerable … Continue reading

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