Category Archives: Fruits

NutriBullet Vs. Vitamix & Blendtec

I have been thinking more and more about introducing veggie smoothies into my diet.  To date, I have never had one.  But, I think it could be useful for me – especially in between meals – to keep hunger away. … Continue reading

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Does Fructose Trigger Over-Eating?

The details via CBS news – Fructose, a common sugar found in the U.S. diet, may cause changes in the brain that trigger a person to overeat, a new brain imaging study shows. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain … Continue reading

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The Wrath Of Grapes?

Lately, I have been eating a lot of grapes – especially at night, after 9 PM. And, I am starting to wonder if that could be an issue for me. Related, today, I found this: Q: Health experts tell us … Continue reading

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Organic Food May Not Be Healthier?

Via the AP – Eating organic food, which costs more, may be better for the environment and the palate, but has little effect on the health of individuals, according to a new study. Stanford University doctors dug through reams of … Continue reading

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Super Foods For Endurance

Great stuff today from Active.com with their top 10 super foods for endurance athletes that should be staples in your diet.

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The Amazing Avocado

More on it via Best Health – Yes, avocados are relatively high in fat and calories (138 calories and 14.1g fat in half a medium-sized avocado). But they’re also one of the best foods you can eat, packed with nutrients … Continue reading

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Grapes May Fight Off Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Interesting news via Natural Society – A new study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine shows how grapes can be utilized as a powerful tool in halting or slowing blindness brought on by age. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is … Continue reading

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Need Some Juice To Keep Going?

Via the folks at RealAge.com – For easier workouts that leave you with energy to spare, pour yourself a glass of this popular breakfast beverage: orange juice. In a small study, regularly drinking the juice seemed to diminish muscle fatigue … Continue reading

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Tangelos

Lately, I’ve been eating tangelos like crazy.  They’re just so easy to peel!  Here’s more on this eater-friendly fruit: Information on Tangelo Tangelo is also sometimes referred to as the honeybell fruit and it is actually a hybrid fruit. Tangelo … Continue reading

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A Big Reason Why You Should Buy Organic

Via the USA Today – Apples are at the top of the list of produce most contaminated with pesticides in a report published today by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a public health advocacy group. Its seventh annual report analyzed … Continue reading

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Common Fruits With Benefits

EverydayHealth.com shares some information on what they call:  8 ‘Boring’ Fruits With Amazing Health Benefits – The Healthiest Power Fruits Next Door They say that “these supermarket staples can help lower your cancer risk, drive down your cholesterol, blast body … Continue reading

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Strawberries

Some great info on strawberries via Leo Galland, M.D. – Red, ripe and delicious, strawberries are a little fruit that work overtime for your health. Peak strawberry season is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to … Continue reading

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Kids Follow Parents Lead On Nutrition

Via the American Academy of Health and Fitness – A five-year study published in the journal Preventive Medicine finds that parents who eat healthy foods can inspire their children to do so as well, the Los Angeles Times reports. Researchers … Continue reading

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Mangoes

Martha Rose Shulman shared this on mangoes the other day – Why don’t Americans eat more mangoes? Often called the “king of fruits” elsewhere in the world, the mango is not high in calories, and it is an excellent source … Continue reading

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Study: Tangerines Prevent Obesity

Very interesting news from physorg.com – New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for … Continue reading

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Eat Fiber, Cheat Death

Great stuff on the importance of fiber via Appetite for Health – According to new research reported recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a high-fiber diet was found to help prevent death. While this is not the first study … Continue reading

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OneGreenPlanet.org’s Vegan Guides

If you’ve never seen OneGreenPlanet.org’s Vegan Guides, you may want to check them out. Click here to access their site. Lots of good information in there on how Vegans get protein, Vegan meat and dessert substitutes, foods commonly mistaken as … Continue reading

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Ah, Sugar…

Denis Faye over at BeachBody.com shares: “6 Simple Rules for Eating Sugar.”  Here’s a few highlights from that: Here’s a grossly over-simplified look at how sugar, also known as simple carbohydrates, works. Just as with all carbs, you eat sugar … Continue reading

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Snacking On Grapes & Loving What It Brings

Lately, I find myself snacking on grapes a lot. I like them because they’re sweet and a low energy density food. However, they also provide many health benefits as well. Some more on that via HealthTalkBuzz.com: Grapes are small round … Continue reading

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