Category Archives: Fruit

The Fruit Obesity Paradox

Fruit has been shown to have anti-obesity effects in humans and animals. This is paradoxical because the main sugar in most fruits, fructose, is an obesogenic compound. In fact consuming the juice of fruits has been shown to cause rapid … Continue reading

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Vegetables Versus Fruits

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Whole Fruit Versus Fruit Juice

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Fresh, Frozen or Tinned?

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Good Carb, Bad Carb

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Mood

One theory suggests that mood disorders are caused at least in part by an excessive accumulation of free radicals in brain and nervous tissues. These free radicals in turn lead to oxidative stress and this damages the function of neurones … Continue reading

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5 a Day for Mental Health

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More On Flavonoids and Cardiovascular Disease

Flavonoids are a group of phytochemicals that belong to the polyphenol group. Flavonoids are present in a wide number of plant foods, particularly fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. A number of studies have suggested that there is a modest protective … Continue reading

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Fruit Juice: Just As Bad As Soft Drinks?

Sugar sweetened soft drinks are increasingly being considered as detrimental to the health. In particular sugar sweetened soft drinks may increase insulin resistance that subsequently leads to the development of obesity. The sugar in soft drinks usually comprised of either … Continue reading

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