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America’s favorite fruits are apples and bananas, with antioxidant power of about 60 units and 40 units, respectively. Mangos, the preferred fruit around the world outside of the United States, have even more antioxidant punch at around 110 units, but none of these fruits is a match for berries. Strawberries weigh in at about 310 units per cup, cranberries at 330, raspberries at 350, blueberries at 380 (though wild blueberries may have twice as much), and blackberries at a whopping 650 units.
In my Daily Dozen, I recommend a daily serving of berries, among the most antioxidant-packed food category, in addition to three servings a day of other fruits.
Bananas are delicious, easy to eat, and readily available, but when reaching for a piece of fruit, mix it up and choose one you don’t normally eat. Indeed, many fruits have greater antioxidant power than bananas. Bananas are great, though, blended frozen as a replacement for ice cream or as a substitute for oil in baking.
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What happens when mosquitos put on beer goggles?
Healthy kidneys are required for potassium excretion. If you aren’t sure if you’re at risk, ask your doctor about getting your kidney function tested.
If you’re going to have something unhealthy, is there anything you can eat with it to help mediate the damage it may cause?
Foods that reduce inflammation. What does an anti-inflammatory diet look like?
A randomized controlled trial investigates diet and psychological well-being.
Does the so-called miracle tree live up to the hype?
We have an uncanny ability to pick out the subtle distinctions in calorie density of foods, but only within the natural range.
Peeled apples are pitted head-to-head against unpeeled apples and spinach in a test of artery function.
Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials on berries and the first clinical study on the effects of berries on arthritis.
There may be a way to get the benefits of over-the-counter melatonin supplements without the risk.
In my book How Not to Die, I center my recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of everything I try to fit into my daily routine.
Dr. Greger whips up some matcha ice cream inspired by a recipe in his How Not to Die Cookbook.
In my book How Not to Die, I center my recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of all the things I try to fit into my daily routine.
What are the effects of açai berries, cooked and raw blueberries, grapes, cocoa, green tea, and freshly squeezed orange juice on artery function?
The potassium content in greens is one of two ways they can improve artery function within minutes of consumption.
Dietary diversity is important because each plant family has a unique combination of phytonutrients that may bind to specific proteins within our body.
Dried fruit has long been thought to contribute to tooth decay, but what does the science say?
What can we eat to combat “inflamm-aging,” the chronic low-grade inflammation that accompanies the aging process?
Eating antioxidant-rich foods can bolster skin protection and reduce sunburn redness by 40%, whereas alcohol can dramatically drop the level of antioxidants in the skin within 8 minutes of consumption.
Compared to bananas, does eating kiwifruit decrease the incidence and severity of upper respiratory tract infections?
If our body doesn’t register liquid calories as well, why are blended soups more satiating than the same ingredients eaten in solid form?
Might disrupting the fiber by blending fruit result in overly rapid sugar absorption?
Causes of dry eye disease include LASIK laser eye surgery, but there are dietary approaches to prevention and treatment.
The majority of polyphenol phytonutrients may be bound to fiber, helping to explain the marked difference in health impacts between whole fruit and fruit juice.
Kale and collard greens contain vision-protecting plant nutrients, such as zeaxanthin, that may significantly lower the risk of glaucoma—a leading cause of blindness.
Even nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day may not reach the minimum recommended intake of antioxidants if one doesn’t make the right choices.
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, pears, pineapples, or strawberries?
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.
Which was associated with lowest breast cancer risk in African-American women? Apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, collard greens, grapefruit, oranges, spinach, tomatoes, or sweet potatoes?
Increasing the intake of potassium-rich foods is associated with a significantly lower stroke risk.
Less than 2% of Americans achieve even the recommended minimum adequate intake of potassium, due primarily to inadequate plant food intake.
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 foods.
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 feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.
The variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may decrease disease risk, independent of quantity.
Even when choosing the same quantity of fruits and vegetables, those making higher antioxidant choices experienced a reduction in C-reactive protein (inflammation) levels.
Compared to popular fruits such as apples, bananas, and mangoes, which of the hundreds of different berries tested have the most and least antioxidant power: blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, crowberries, dog rose berries, grapes, raspberries, strawberries, or Tahitian noni juice?
Which country has the largest (and smallest) average stool size?
Rate your diet on a scale of 0 to 100 using the phytochemical index, and compare your score to the Standard American Diet.