Category Archives: Vegetables

Multicoloured Fruits and Vegetables

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Can Vegetables Make You Fat?

Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients and current recommendations are to consume more vegetables. Fruit is also a very good source of nutrients, and recommendations are to consume more fruit also. However, fruit and vegetables differ in one important … Continue reading

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Top Three Foods That Won’t Make You Fat: Vegetables, Dairy and Protein

Many foods are fattening and can cause considerable weight gain in those that regularly consume them. The antidote to this weight gain, is to eat foods that prevent weight gain. Vegetables have been shown to have a number of beneficial … 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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Vegetables: High Quality Low Value Foods

Food prices are generally low if the food is bought as ingredients and time is spent preparing the food. High food prices tend to be represented mainly by pre-prepared and niche luxury foods. Vegetables are particularly cheap in many countries, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Proteins: Caveat Emptor

Vegetables protein powders have become popular in recent times. A large number of protein powders made from oats, peas and other vegetables have been formulated and marketed. Generally these are useful to the vegetarian or vegan as they provide a … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Eat Your Greens

Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of a number of nutrients, and this makes them a healthy choice for most people. However, the main advantage of green leafy vegetables is that they are not associated with energy as they … 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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