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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.
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 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,..
Cranberries versus Cancer
Drug companies and supplement manufacturers have yet to isolate the components of cranberries that suppress cancer cell growth.
Kiwifruit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A kiwi fruit intervention was found to improve bowel function in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. This was accomplished without side-effects such as heart attacks and..
Extra Virgin Olive Oil vs. Nuts
The short-term effect of replacing refined olive oil with extra virgin olive oil, walnuts, or almonds on cardiovascular risk factors.
Apple Juice May Be Worse Than Sugar Water
Why the spike in antioxidant levels in our bloodstream after drinking apple juice might not be a good thing.
Prunes vs. Metamucil vs. Vegan Diet
The average number of bowel movements a week is compared between those eating prunes, those taking a fiber supplement, and those eating a strictly plant-based diet.
Breast Cancer Risk: Red Wine vs. White Wine
Modest lifestyle changes that include the avoidance of alcohol may cut the odds of breast cancer in half, but certain grapes appear to contain natural aromatase inhibitors that may undermine the..
Kiwifruit and DNA Repair
Plant-based diets help prevent cancer not only by blocking DNA damage but by increasing our DNA repair enzymes’ ability to repair any damage that gets by our first line of antioxidant defense.
Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol?
A comparison of the cholesterol-lowering potential of four dried fruit—apples, dates, figs, and plums.
Preventing Strokes with Diet
Increasing the intake of potassium-rich foods is associated with a significantly lower stroke risk.
Plant-Based Diets and Cellular Stress Defenses
Measuring the effects of a plant-based diet on the expression of hundreds of different genes at a time, a research group found that an antioxidant rich portfolio of plant foods such as berries,..
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..
Human Neurotransmitters in Plants
The consumption of certain fruits is suggested as a potential treatment for depression given the presence of psychoactive neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin in many plant..
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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..
Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer
Apple peels appear to upregulate the tumor suppressor gene maspin and have strong antiproliferative effects on breast and prostate cancer cell growth in vitro.
Clinical Studies on Acai Berries
An independent review of the effects of açaí berries was recently published, including studies on immune function, arthritis, and metabolic parameters.
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