Tag: Fruit

Do You Really Need to Quit Sugar ?

Every new year, you’re bombarded with an endless amount of dos and don’ts to eating healthier and becoming the best version of yourself. And typically, there’s one thing that’s always at the top of the naughty list: sugar. But while it’s been demonized for years, it’s actually not quite the

This small fruit can protect you from diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer

Fruits come in different shapes and sizes, and one humble fruit is slowly making the rounds on the list of potent superfoods whose numerous nutritional benefits surprisingly fit in its marble-sized yellowish berries.Goldenberries are delicious fruits that are closely related to tomatoes and eggplants. Also known as Incan/Aztec berries or

Coconut husk fiber shows potential as a mood enhancer

 coconut isn’t just a delicious fruit — it’s also a versatile and nutritious one, at that. One of its health benefits, in particular, is its natural anti-depressant properties found in its husk. A study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines has suggested that the extract of coconut husk fiber can be used

Blackberries are one of the best foods to eat for a healthier immune system

Despite their name, blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are less of a berry and more of an “aggregate fruit.” These fruits have been used for their medicinal properties for over 2,000 years. It should come as no surprise then that in their search for viable methods of reducing swelling in vulnerable tissues, researchers from

Acai found to prevent renovascular hypertension-related abnormalities

Researchers have found a novel benefit from the acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea), as its seeds have been found to prevent and treat renal hypertension and its symptoms. In their study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the team identified that this benefit may come from the fruit’s antihypertensive and antioxidant properties. For the study,

Strawberries top the Dirty Dozen list AGAIN as the most pesticide-ridden crop you can eat

It’s difficult to imagine that any fruit or vegetable could actually be bad for you, but the unfortunate fact is that conventionally grown produce is virtually drowned in pesticides which cannot be removed even with careful washing and peeling – a process which changes these nutrient-packed natural gifts into nothing

Blueberries contain a specific substance that can prolong your life

The fabled Fountain of Youth might not exist, but a compound in blueberries can have a surprisingly significant anti-aging effect, making them the perfect fruit to consume for longevity. You might have already heard about the anthocyanins in blueberries that give them their blue color and their impressive antioxidant benefits,

Eat more bitter melon to improve your health

Research has revealed that bitter melon (Momordica charantia) a vine that produces a strange-looking fruit with an even stranger flavor, may help treat cancer and inflammation. The study, which was published in the Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines, analyzed the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties of bitter melon. Bitter melon, also known as bitter

How does the farm-to-market process affect nutrition? When fruit is picked, how it’s stored affects quality, nutrients

Looking at the food that we have on the table during meal times says a lot about how we perceive nutrition. With one out of three people in the U.S. being obese – including 12.5 million children aged two to 19 years – having a nutritious diet is just a start of a

A popular citrus fruit in East Asia, the yuzu, helps control your cholesterol levels

A study, conducted by researchers from the University of Science and Technology in Korea, has revealed that yuzu (Citrus junos Tanaka) prevents fats from accumulating in the liver. This inhibitory effect of yuzu on hepatic lipid accumulation was evaluated using different in vivo and in vitro experiments. Yuzu is a citrus fruit common in countries