Category Archives: Fruit

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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Some Often Overlooked Qualities of Fruit

Fruit is a healthy group of foods and regular consumption of fruit provides significant health benefits. The benefits of fruit are despite the fact that it is a rich source of sugars including glucose, sucrose, mannitol, raffinose and fructose. Generally … Continue reading

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Fruits, Herbs and Spices: Anti-inflammatory Effects

Fruits, herbs and spices have been shown to have specific anti-inflammatory effects, which may explain their health benefits. Evidence suggests that certain components of fruits, herbs and spices are able to cause a reduction in the levels of the proinflammatory … Continue reading

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Which Foods Are Associated with Mood Disorders?

Researchers have investigated the effects of food and drink of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. For example, it has been shown that the Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower risk of anxiety and depression. Of the foods … Continue reading

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Are Fruit and Vegetables Protective of Mood Disorders?

Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with a number of positive health effects. One aspect of the health promoting effects of fruit and vegetables may be a beneficial effect on mental health. For example, one study showed that 5 servings … Continue reading

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The Vitamin C and Polyphenol Content of Peaches

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, particularly antioxidants. Peaches contain high amounts of vitamin C and polyphenols, both of which have been shown to have antioxidant effects in humans and animals. Studies have investigated the vitamin C and polyphenol … Continue reading

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