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Mangosteen’s phytochemical components

Posted October 15, 2013

Indonesia’s “Queen of Fruits,” Garcinia mangostana L., or purple mangosteen, is a popular superfood both in its natural form and as a botanical dietary supplement. The fruit of a tropical evergreen tree, mangosteen is about the size of a tangerine with white flesh that is sweet, tangy, and slightly fibrous like a peach, and highly perishable. The dark reddish-purple rind is hard, so it is usually not eaten but it does have several healthful constituents, which are extracted and included in juice and supplement products.

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Frozen fruit and vegetables may be more nutritious than fresh: Research

Posted October 13, 2013

Frozen fruit and vegetables may contain higher levels of essential vitamins and potentially healthy antioxidants than their fresh counterparts, according to new research.

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New potential for nutrient-rich prairie fruits

Posted October 9, 2013

Researchers working at the University of Saskatchewan have discovered new potential in prairie fruits, in particular, buffaloberry, chokecherry and sea buckthorn, according to a new study published today in the Canadian Journal of Plant Science. Findings showed that these fruits were nutrient-rich and that the potential food value is high. This is good news for fruit growers in Saskatchewan as these results add further credence to support the development of these fruits for commercial food markets.

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Frozen food IS better than fresh: Higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants in frozen fruit and vegetables say scientists

Posted October 9, 2013

Frozen fruit and vegetables can be healthier, with higher levels of vitamins and cancer fighting antioxidants, than leafy ‘fresh’ produce. Two independent studies found more beneficial nutrients in everything from frozen broccoli florets and carrots to blueberries.

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Fruits and Vegetables May Save Your Life: Single habit to extend your life

Posted October 4, 2013

Do you eat at least six to seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day? You should – it may be one habit that will actually extend your life. A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that those whose diets were rich in produce reduced their risk of mortality by 10% and delayed mortality by a little more than a year. The most important finding – eating fruits and vegetables positively benefited health, even when there were other factors “against” you, such as alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity.

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Raspberries

Posted October 2, 2013

In this health minute, the fabulous fruit, raspberry, and its health benefits are discussed by Deborah Ray.

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Experts Confirm That Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Reduces Risk of Mortality

Posted September 27, 2013

A European study analyzes the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and the risk of mortality. As previous research has already suggested, this study concludes that fruit and vegetable consumption reduces all-cause mortality, and especially cardiovascular disease mortality.

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Why All Meat Eaters Should Eat More Avocado

Posted September 27, 2013

Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates and especially grilled meats such as hamburger immediately raises damaging levels of inflammation throughout the body, prompted by the release of the protein Interleukin-6 (IL-6). Researchers use measurements of serum IL-6 to determine systemic inflammation throughout the body and have determined it is an effective gauge to assess the risk for developing many chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia and metabolic syndrome.

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Eleven amazing facts and health benefits of camu camu

Posted September 24, 2013

Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforests of South America lives a plant species that produces a berry so packed with nutrients that it is almost unmatched in nature. You may have heard of it before: camu camu, the Amazonian “powerfruit” that is beginning to gain the national spotlight for its amazing nutritional density and healing capacity. But do you know what this fruit can actually do for the health of you and your family?

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Whole fruit consumption is shown to lower risk of developing diabetes by nearly 25 percent

Posted September 23, 2013

The startling statistics show that close to 30 million men, women and children currently suffer the devastating effects of a diabetes diagnosis, as the disease affects nearly ten percent of the US population. Even more sobering, health professionals say the number of pre-diabetic and undiagnosed cases could bring this total figure closer to one in five Americans. Truly a silent killer, many unsuspecting people will suffer the life-threatening effects of diabetic complications including neuropathy, kidney failure, blindness and a dramatically increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease and sudden death from a heart attack.

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