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Fruit and Vegetables With The Most Water Content

Fruit and Vegetables With The Most Water Content

Vegetables With The Most Water Content Although most of our bodies are made of water, we still need a lot of it to survive on a daily basis. You probably have heard the story that you have to drink eight glasses (or more) of water per day in order to stay hydrated. This is partly true if you do not take water in any other forms. In fact, 20% of your daily water intake comes from solid food, mostly fruits…

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Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

Eating More of This Will Make You Live Longer

By now we know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our health, but a new study suggests that eating even more produce can prevent millions of deaths each year. In the report, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers from Imperial College London conducted a meta-analysis of 95 studies looking at fruit and vegetable intake. They estimated that 7.8 million premature global deaths could be avoided yearly if people ate 10 portions of fruits and vegetables…

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Pears: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Pears: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Pears are a mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous center. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber and pack all of these nutrients in a fat-free, cholesterol-free, 100-calorie package. Consuming pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, if eaten as part of an overall healthy diet. This Medical News Today Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular…

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10 of the Healthiest Fruits for Your Body

10 of the Healthiest Fruits for Your Body

Forget fancy superfoods—these nutritious powerhouses are essential staples for any healthy diet. By Reader’s Digest Editors Peaches and nectarines: Packed with potassium Everyone knows that bananas boast high amounts of potassium, but two small peaches or nectarines have more of the essential mineral than one medium banana, boosting nerve and muscle health. The skins, in particular, are rich in antioxidants and insoluble fiber. And for those watching their weight, peaches are a healthy way to add sweetness to any diet….

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Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

Are Some Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Healthier Than Fresh?

By: Zoe Blarowski   April 18, 2016 It may seem like a natural assumption that fresh fruits and vegetables are more nutritious. But research shows this can be a false assumption. Frozen fruits and vegetables can be more nutritious than their unprocessed counterparts. Brief Overview of Commercial Freezing Processes Vegetables are typically blanched prior to freezing. This means they are submerged in boiling water for a few minutes. The purpose of blanching is to inactivate any naturally occurring enzymes that…

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13 Health Benefits of Oranges

13 Health Benefits of Oranges

by Diana Herrington “Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” – Tae Yun Kim Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year for that same energy-boosting effect. 13 Health Benefits of Oranges: 1. Helps Prevent Cancer Oranges are rich in citrus…

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Is Dried Fruit Just a Giant Sugar Bomb?

Is Dried Fruit Just a Giant Sugar Bomb?

Mandy Oaklander      @mandyoaklander      Oct. 22, 2015      Nope. It’s healthy, say 4/5 experts. Call your grandma, because prunes—and other shriveled dried fruits—really are awesome, say four out of five of our experts. But there’s one very important fact to remember: drying fruit shrinks everything about it, including how much of the food you should reasonably let yourself eat. “If you remove the water from fresh fruits, it will reduce the serving size to about 75…

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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dates

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dates

By Daily Health Post      February 23, 2015 Date fruits have a long history of cultivation for their health benefits, as well as for their sweet taste. But today we have the advantage of knowing the exact nutritional content and health benefits of dates – and fresh or dried, there are plenty of health benefits to this small fruit. They’re rich in fibre, potassium, and copper, and on top of that they taste great, too. The following nutritional data…

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The 8 Healthiest Fruits You Should Be Eating

The 8 Healthiest Fruits You Should Be Eating

Turns out an apple a day (and an orange, kiwi, and banana) can keep the doctor away. Your healthy bowl of fruit should look like this. Blueberries Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which help fight cancer and prevent macular degeneration. Like cranberries, they contain compounds that can protect against urinary tract infections. Oranges A single orange gives you almost a full day’s vitamin C, plus potassium. The opaque membrane around each wedge has hesperidin, which may lower cholesterol. Even the…

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Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression

Diet Is Associated With Risk of Depression

Sep. 16, 2013 — A healthy diet may reduce the risk of severe depression, according to a prospective follow-up study of more than 2,000 men conducted at the University of Eastern Finland. In addition, weight loss in the context of a lifestyle intervention was associated with a reduction in depressive symptoms. “The study reinforces the hypothesis that a healthy diet has potential not only in the warding off of depression, but also in its prevention,” says Ms Anu Ruusunen, MSc,…

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