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Eating Better to Look Better
Public health campaigns can use vanity to improve fruit and vegetable consumption, since experiments show carotenoid phytonutrients improve the physical attractiveness of African, Asian, and..
Best Dried Fruit For Cholesterol
When I saw there was a paper entitled “Daily Dried Apples Versus Daily Dried Plums: Impact on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Women,” the first thing I thought was well, was..
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.
The Best Nutrition Bar
There are a variety of healthier fruit and nut bars on the market now that boast dried fruit as a primary ingredient. Dried fruit is calorically dense, though. Should we be concerned that eating such..
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.
Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable
Simple changes in diet and lifestyle may quadruple a woman’s survival rate from breast cancer.
Is Dragon Fruit Good For You?
The role this exotic fruit plays in health promotion.
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),..
The Fruit Whose Juice Is Healthier
Can you name a fruit whose processed juice is healthier than just eating the fruit itself?
Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
The role white and pink (red) grapefruit may play in weight loss and cholesterol control, as well as the suppression of drug clearance enzymes within the body.
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,..
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..
How Many Poppy Seeds Are Too Many?
Soaking and cooking poppy seeds can lower their morphine and codeine levels, but those undergoing drug testing may want to avoid them altogether.
Prostate Cancer Survival: The A/V Ratio
Reducing the ratio of animal to plant protein in men’s diets may slow the progression of prostate cancer.
Are Sugary Foods Addictive?
Evidence from PET scans suggests brain activity changes from the overconsumption of sugar may parallel that of drug addiction. Diminished “pleasure center” dopamine pathway sensitivity in obese..
Enhanced Athletic Recovery Without Undermining Adaptation
Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?
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