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Fruits, Veggies, and Longevity: How Many Minutes Per Mouthful?
The first study to gauge how much longer we live based on the number of fruits and vegetables we eat suggests that a daily salad could add years to our lifespan.
Gout Treatment with a Cherry on Top
How do sweet cherries compare to the drug allopurinol and a low purine diet for the treatment of the painful inflammatory arthritis gout?
Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health
Those eating more sour fruit may risk greater erosion of their tooth enamel (especially if teeth are brushed in a softened state), but there's a simple solution.
Watermelon for Sore Muscle Relief
Watermelon found to reduce muscle soreness after an intense workout without the gut leakiness that occurs within hours of taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.
Do Fruit & Nut Bars Cause Weight Gain?
Despite the caloric density of both nuts and dried fruit, they do not appear to lead to the expected weight gain.
Which Nut Fights Cancer Better?
Within hours the blood of those fed walnuts is able to suppress the growth of breast cancer cells in a petri dish. Which nut might work best, though--almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts,...
Best Fruit Juice
Which common fruit juices have the most (and least) phenolic phytonutrients, which may protect against Alzheimer's disease: apple juice, cranberry cocktail, grape juice (white, red, and purple),...
Is Dragon Fruit Good For You?
The role this exotic fruit plays in health promotion.
The Fruit Whose Juice Is Healthier
Can you name a fruit whose processed juice is healthier than just eating the fruit itself?
Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?
The ability of eleven common fruits to suppress cancer cell growth in vitro was compared. Which was most effective—apples, bananas, cranberries, grapefruits, grapes, lemons, oranges, peaches,...
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
Are Star Fruit Good For You?
The oxalate content in star fruit may pose a risk.
Fruit Juice Fail
Up to 90% of the nutritional value is lost when we choose fruit juice rather than the whole fruit.
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How much fruit is safe to consume?
Thank you for this fantastic, resourceful website. I’m a bit confused on how much fruit is safe to consume. The study you quote here says it’s healthy but there are other well known Doctors who...
Treating Asthma With Plants vs. Supplements?
Whole fruits and vegetables were compared to both antioxidant pills as well as supplements containing fruits and vegetable extracts for their ability to treat seasonal allergies, improve lung...
Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet
Over-activated TOR signaling may help explain link between acne and subsequent risk for prostate and breast cancer.
How to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables
What happens if we give one group of kids a plate of cookies and the other group the same number of cookies, but cut in half, and tell both groups they can eat as many as they want? Researchers...
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What do you think of durian fruit?
Dr. Greger, have you ever eaten a durian fruit? They are so fascinating, though I’ve never seen a real one.
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