Category Archives: Fruit

On The Sugar Content of Fruit

Evidence suggests that fruit is a healthy food. In particular, consuming more fruit may lower the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, and may have weight loss effects. However, this is paradoxical, because fruit is generally high in sugar, and … Continue reading

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Fruit Tea: A Useful Health food?

Tea is the most drunk beverage in the world after water. Tea really refers to the decoction made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Tea can be black or green depending on how it is fermented. Tea is a healthy drink … Continue reading

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Vegetables Versus Fruit: Which is Healthier

It is well evidenced that fruit and vegetables have important health effects in humans. In particular, increasing the intake of fruit and vegetables is associated with protection from a number of lifestyle diseases. Fruit and vegetables are a very good … Continue reading

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The Top Five Healthy Food Groups

Evidence suggests that the foods we eat impact our health. There are a number of groups of foods that have been researched for their health effects and eating more of these foods can significantly improve health and quality of life. … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Plants

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From Fruit to Juice

Fruits are produced by plants because they allow seed dispersal. For this to happen efficiently, the fruit must be eaten by an animal. Animals are attracted to the fruits because of their sweet taste, a result of the concentrated sugars … Continue reading

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Smoothies: The Good and the Bad

Fruit smoothies have become increasingly popular as interest in nutrition increases. The idea behind a fruit smoothie is that an individual can create a palatable drink from a range of fruits, and that this is both convenient, and a useful … Continue reading

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On The Water Content of Fruit and Vegetables

The recommendation to drink ‘more’ water is shrouded in confusion. It is not clear from research how much water is required or when it is best to drink. It is known however, that as little as a few percent dehydration … Continue reading

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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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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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