Category Archives: Vegetables

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 Energy Content of Vegetables

Vegetables have been shown to possess a number of health effects. One of the main health effects that relates to regular consumption of vegetables is weight loss. The weight loss effects of vegetables are related to the high water content … Continue reading

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Cooking Vegetables: Double Edged Sword

Vegetables are a rich source of nutrients and contain vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. High vegetable diets are healthy and have been shown to protect from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Cooking vegetables can be beneficial because the nutrients in vegetables are … 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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The Effects of Light on the Accumulation of Phytochemicals in Vegetables

Vegetables are an important source of a number of nutrients. Broadly these can be divided into macronutrients including protein, carbohydrate and fat, vitamins and minerals, as well as plant metabolites. The latter category include a large number of plant synthesised … 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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Low Energy Versus High Energy Food

The Western diet is high in energy and this is a problem because this leads to inflammation and this subsequently causes weight gain. The current advice in the West is therefore to eat fewer calories and attempt to consume more … Continue reading

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Vitamin C Loss In vegetables

It is a commonly held belief that citrus fruit is the best source of vitamin C amongst foods. However, while citrus fruit does contain high amounts of the vitamin, other foods with a lower vitamin C content can make up … 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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