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Even fruit flies think before they act: first evidence of consciousness fragments in insects

11/8/2014 - Are some insects smart enough to make conscious decisions in a way similar to humans? New research published in the journal Science suggests so, having found that the common fruit fly possesses a special gene that allows it to think before it acts rather than just engage in pre-programmed, instinctual...

Grapefruit juice protects against weight gain and diabetes

10/27/2014 - A new study conducted by researchers at UC Berkeley suggests that grapefruit juice could replace metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes; the fruit may also be helpful in preventing weight gain as well as decreasing blood glucose levels. Published October 8 in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS...

Organic fruits and veggies improve mental health as well as physical wellbeing

10/18/2014 - Mental well-being is something many of us probably don't think too much about, likely because many of us have it. But for those of us that don't, defining what that means and understanding its impact on our lives is crucial to discovering true happiness, or contentment, which some experts argue is even...

High antioxidant raspberries breed by researchers to be grown without agricultural chemicals

9/27/2014 - European researchers have used traditional breeding techniques to develop a new variety of raspberry that is extra high in antioxidants and is grown without pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The researchers focused on developing a variety that, in addition to being tasty, nutritious and grown...

How fruit can naturally reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

9/17/2014 - An apple a day can help keep cardiovascular disease (CVD) away. In fact, a seven year study out of China indicates that you can cut your risk of CVD by up to 40% by eating a piece of fruit every single day, and the more you eat the more you can reduce your disk of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular...

Why figs are fantastic for us

9/15/2014 - Figs are good for relieving constipation, lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, weight loss, preventing osteoporosis and heart disease, promoting tanning, and they are a good source of prebiotics. Figs are high in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron. Natural remedies and prevention...

Grapefruit and helichrysum extract combat diabetes and obesity

9/5/2014 - In the Nutrition Department at the University of Navarra in Spain, Professor Alfredo Martinez and lecturer Fermin Milagro made a clinical breakthrough. They found out that both grapefruit and helichrysum extract can effectively combat diabetes and obesity. The work was presented by Ana Laura de la Garza...

Cupuacu fruit is a natural pharmacy and fountain of youth rolled into one

8/25/2014 - Part of the same Theobroma botanical genus as cacao, cupuacu (koo-poo-ah-soo) is a watermelon-sized Amazonian superfruit that is renowned for its capacity to dissolve body fat, minimize the effects of aging and boost cognitive function. It even holds great promise in attacking colon cancer cells. Healers...

Increasing global fruit and vegetable production by 22% could save 1.7 million lives annually

8/22/2014 - Commodity crops like GMO corn and soybeans dominate most of the agriculture production in America today. For instance, when one travels during the summer months through a state like Illinois, they begin to realize that biodiversity of crop production is practically dead. After looking down row upon...

Artist creates amazing multicolored tree that produces 40 types of fruit

8/22/2014 - Imagine picking 40 different types of fruit from a single tree. This is precisely the goal of New York-based sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken. The Tree of 40 Fruit can simultaneously produce apricots, almonds, nectarines, peaches, plums and cherries. Van Aken started this project back in 2008 after...

Possible Listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall

7/26/2014 - A voluntary, nationwide recall of fruits sold at Costco, Trader Joe's, Kroger, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Sam's Club and Wal-Mart was issued July 22. The recall includes fresh peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots distributed by Wawona Packing Co. in Central California between July 1 and July 12. Wegmans...

Mangosteen fruit shown to kill breast cancer cells without causing harm

7/21/2014 - A tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia has been shown in a new study to protect against breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences' (UCAS) College of Life Sciences found that the pericarp of the mangosteen fruit, which is commonly grown in Thailand and Malaysia,...

Strawberries proven to block mercury in fish: Health Ranger shares research with the public

7/17/2014 - As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing (see explanatory videos here), I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and "capturing" heavy metals. This is especially...

Dragon fruit: the scaly-looking food with amazing health benefits

7/2/2014 9:58:27 AM - With a name like "dragon fruit," how could one not eat it, or at least be tempted to? The exotic-looking fruit is also known as "pa-ni-ni," "mood flower" and "strawberry pear," and the speckled flesh inside its colorful, scaly outer skin has a bevy of health benefits too good to pass up. (1) Some...

Mutant maggots expected in fruit exports due to GM fruit fly disease

6/25/2014 - The same company that released millions of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes into the wilds of the Cayman Islands several years ago is now planning to unleash millions of "Frankenflies" throughout Brazil. Following approval from CTNBio, Brazil's GMO regulatory body, the UK-based Oxitec company plans...

Honeysuckle: A sweet-scented remedy that calms inflammation, infection and contagious illness

6/21/2014 - If you have a honeysuckle plant flourishing nearby, a surprising medicinal plant is right at your fingertips. One of the most important herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this fragrant beauty is much more than just an ornamental vine -- the flowers exhibit antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial...

Starfruit: The tropical fruit rapidly gaining popularity

6/17/2014 - Averrhoa carambola, otherwise known as "starfruit," is believed to have originated from Indonesia and has grown to become a local favorite in Southeast Asia and parts of Australia. Starfruit, which has an oval shape and a sweet, tangy flavor, is generally 3 to 5 inches in length until it is cut crosswise...

Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol

6/5/2014 - Truvia sweetener is made from about 99.5% erythritol (a sugar alcohol), and 0.5% rebiana, an extract from the stevia plant (but not at all the same thing as stevia). A shocking new study published in the journal PLOS ONE (1) has found that Truvia, an alternative sweetener manufactured by food giant...

Prevent stroke by eating fruits and veggies

5/24/2014 - A diet high in fruits and vegetables may cut the risk of stroke by nearly one-third, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Qingdao Municipal Hospital and the Medical College of Qingdao University in Qingdao, China, and published in the journal Stroke. "Improving diet and lifestyle...

Fruit and Herb Scents - a powerful way to boost overall wellness

5/19/2014 - It's no secret that one whiff of a flower or food can take an individual back in time, eliciting certain memories that take them right back to a specific place, person or even popular song from the past. Scent experts know this well, and as such, have identified a multitude of ways that scent can be...

New study says seven portions of fruits and vegetables daily may reduce risk of dying

5/2/2014 - A new study says that vegetables and fruits can reduce the risk of dying. While people have always known about the health benefits of eating such foods, what's important here is that the amount of veggies and fruits is what may help people live longer. Specifically, the researchers involved in the University...

Fire blight: Yeast and copper sprays provide organic alternative to soon-to-be banned chemical antibiotics

4/30/2014 - Bet you didn't know that many organic apples and pears have been produced in orchards that spray antibiotics onto their trees. Two pharmaceutical antibiotics, oxytetracycline and streptomycin, have been used by organic apple and pear growers to combat a bacterial infection known as fire blight. But...

Diets high in fruits and veggies cut mortality risk by almost half

4/27/2014 - A new study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health confirms what many of us have suspected, that eating loads of FRESH (and preferably organic) fruits and vegetables daily significantly lowers your risk of death at any age. According to the study, the more servings of fresh fruit...

Seven daily portions of fruits and vegetables lower all-cause risk of death more than 40 percent

4/21/2014 - Nutrition scientists have been promoting the effects of a diet filled with fruits and vegetables in their natural form for the better part of the last two decades, touting the plethora of protective flavonoids and fiber provided by these natural wonders. Most people would be impressed by the latest...

Smokers three times less likely to light up if they consume fruits and vegetables

4/19/2014 - "We may have identified a new tool that can help people quit smoking," says Jeffrey P. Haibach, MPH, research author and graduate research assistant in the University at Buffalo Department of Community Health and Health Behavior. Turns out, those "tools" are sitting right in the kitchens of people...

Greatest sources of vitamin C - Prevent and destroy disease naturally with these foods

4/11/2014 9:11:47 AM - Few nutrients are held to such high regard in the West as vitamin C. This essential antioxidant, which is commonly called the "anti-aging" vitamin, performs a large number of important roles in our bodies, from scavenging free radicals, aiding collagen production, healing wounds and much more. Despite...

Five fruits and veggies a day not enough, study suggests

4/2/2014 - A new study suggests that eating seven or more portions of fruit and veggies a day is significantly healthier than the five a day currently recommended, and may protect against disease. Following recommendations from the World Health Organization, in 2003 the UK launched the "5-a-day" fruit and vegetable...

Lucuma: an ancient healing fruit from South America

3/23/2014 - The lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) is a subtropical fruit native to Peru, Chile and Ecuador. It is especially popular in Peru, and is closely linked to the nation's culture. For example, lucuma is commonly found at the burial sites of indigenous people, and it is often incorporated into the ancient Moche...

Canadian farmers reject GM apples

3/19/2014 10:53:00 AM - Opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and demand for cleaner, healthier food is escalating around the globe, and Canada is no exception. Apple farmers in Nova Scotia, Canada, are concerned about a new kind of genetically modified apple being introduced in the nation's food supply, as reported...

Health Ranger research breakthrough: How to block nearly all the mercury in your diet using common, everyday foods

3/18/2014 - As part of my ongoing scientific research into heavy metals, elemental retention and metals capturing (see explanatory videos here), I have identified and documented anti-heavy-metals substances which have a remarkable natural affinity for binding with and "capturing" heavy metals. Why is this important?...

Is ugli fruit good for you, or is it a hybridized disaster that wreaks havoc on our health?

3/6/2014 - There's a fruit out there that basically looks like you could develop a rash upon touching it, let alone eating it. Even its name is odd: ugli fruit. In some ways, it resembles an avocado gone rogue, but it's significantly larger, lumpier, speckled with knobby yellow and green hues and tastes nothing...

Going bananas for mono-fruiting: does eating one fruit for long periods of time really help our health?

3/5/2014 - Mono-fruiting, or eating one type of fruit without introducing any other fruits or foods in the mix for long periods of time, is a common dietary lifestyle for many people. Just go online and it's clear that a lot of people are living life in mono-fruit land, preparing mono meals, taking trips to "Banana...

The health benefits of durians: Smelly fruits with hearts of gold

2/13/2014 - The durian (Durio zibenthinus) is a large, round, thorn-covered fruit that is native to southeast Asia. Known in the West for over 600 years, durians are characterized by their extremely pungent and unpleasant smell, which is often described as resembling rotten meat or sour milk (and those are just...

Fruit flies can smell cancer tumors in humans

2/11/2014 - Fruit flies are able to smell the difference between cancerous and healthy cells, and they can even tell the difference between different strains of cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Konstanz in Germany and the University La Sapienza in Italy and published...

Woman loses over 30 pounds with raw fruit and vegetable diet

2/8/2014 - In 2010, Erica decided to venture on a journey toward healthier living. To kick-start the process, she started a 30-day raw fruit and vegetable detox. After observing changes in her body and mood, including a more toned figure and increased energy, she decided to make eating fruits and vegetables a...

Man says raw food diet has made him 'almost superhuman'

12/29/2013 - For fruitarian and endurance athlete Michael Arnstein, his 15-mile commute to work isn't by car, bus or train. Instead, he runs to the office, jogging through residential neighborhoods and eventually New York's Central Park, pausing only to enjoy fruit along the way. Before his run, he may enjoy a breakfast...

Study shows probiotics are a viable additive for fruit juices

11/22/2013 - Since bacteria are known for causing illness, why are more and more people turning to pro-bacterial supplements for good health? Why are people beginning to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and weakened immune systems with bacterial supplementation? Certain bacteria...

Nine healthy winter foods to include in your diet

11/8/2013 - Several foods give the body nutrients that actually help to promote wellness, and this is very important during the winter months when many illnesses circulate through the population. Being able to get fresh fruits and vegetables, even in the dead of winter, is a great advantage in today's world. Fresh...

Unusual tropical fruit proves 10,000 times more effective at treating cancer than chemotherapy

11/3/2013 - It is widely appreciated in many tropical regions of the world for its deliciously sweet, yet slightly tart, flavor profile marked with strong essences of strawberry, pineapple and citrus fruits like lemon and lime. But the exotic graviola fruit, also know as soursop or guanabana, represents a whole...

Mangosteen - Queen of Fruits

10/20/2013 - The mangosteen, technically the purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana), is the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree native to Indonesia. About the size of a tangerine, it has an inedible deep reddish-purple rind when ripe. The fragrant white flesh inside is juicy, sweet, tangy, and somewhat fibrous,...

Concerned about cancer, inflammation, memory loss or diabetes? 'Holy Fruit of the Himalayas' can help

10/19/2013 - With environmental pollutants, radiation, stress and chemicals bombarding us at every turn, simply consuming a clean diet isn't enough to ensure health - additional fortification with nutrient-dense superfoods is often required to avoid serious disease and illness. Luckily, a bright orange Himalayan...

History of pomegranate

10/1/2013 - A small deciduous tree or large shrub that bears fruit, the Punica granatum, commonly known as the pomegranate, is a superfood with a long and rich history. Native to the East, it can be traced through historical documents as far back as 4000 B.C. The red fruit grows from pretty red flowers and is between...

Schools get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables

9/26/2013 - Increased vegetable and fruit availability leads to increased intake. In response to the federal government's push to serve healthier foods in schools, many districts have increased the availability of fruits and vegetables in their cafeterias. Some schools serve a vegetable or fruit of the month, encouraging...

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

9/22/2013 - 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...

Soft drink habit in disguise: Commercial fruit juice and smoothies cause more harm than good

9/20/2013 - We may think that we are giving health a good turn by opting for fruit juice or a smoothie instead of soda pop, but health advocates warn that this in not a sound choice. Linked with obesity and type 2 diabetes, these drinks are often a disease promoting agent in disguise. Masquerading behind a facade...

Forgo the fruit juice and choose fresh fruit instead: Research-proven diabetes protection

9/18/2013 - Fruit juices are often grabbed off store shelves or out of refrigerated displays as substitutes for sodas, which have obvious adverse health effects. But there are concerns over the sugar spikes inherent with consuming fruit juices, especially store-bought juices that aren't freshly made. Many of...

Back-to-school organic crunchy fruit snacks now on sale at Natural News store

8/20/2013 - It's back-to-school time across America, and parents everywhere are about to subject their children to the horrors of public school food. The solution to this is to create healthy lunchboxes for your children, and packing those lunchboxes with healthy food is now easier than ever thanks to a special...

Guyabano fruit acknowledged as a miracle cure for cancer

8/19/2013 - The guyabano, or otherwise known as the custard apple or sour sop fruit, is deemed as one of the miracle cures for cancer. There have been various websites and claims that say that guyabano, from the tree, to its leaves, bark, and fruit, is capable of killing cancer cells naturally. A research that...

Avocados - Superfood for your health

8/13/2013 - According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the founder of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, the avocado fruit is loaded with a kind of fat that can be used up immediately to provide energy. This is a nice addition for salads and is a great-tasting fruit so it is not that hard to consume on a daily basis. The Hass...

NYC allows doctors to prescribe fresh fruit and vegetables as treatment for obesity; FDA declares veggies 'unapproved drugs'

7/28/2013 - These days, it's difficult to find examples of government doing anything that makes sense. That's all the more reason why a program embraced by New York City is newsworthy. Dubbed the "Fruit and Vegetables Prescription Program," it allows doctors to "prescribe" fresh fruit and vegetables to overweight...

Kick the habit: Five things to drink instead of soda

7/18/2013 - Thirsty? Given the circumstances, most people will reach for a bottle or a flip top can of ice-cold soda. Almost 90 percent of people all over the world will, at one time or another, have tasted a sugary, fizzy, carbonated beverage. And the fight isn't particularly fair, either; on average, there are...

Cherries a superfood? Research confirms this well-known fruit tackles cancer, insomnia, high blood pressure and gout

7/11/2013 - For those of you who love cherries, this ruby sweet fruit is much more than a tasty summer treat. Shown to combat cancer, improve sleep, balance blood pressure and ease gout, you really cannot lose. Compounds found within cherries also relieve pain as well as aspirin. Possessing potent anti-inflammatory...

The missing link in your storable food strategy: Where are all the fruits that provide essential nutrients to keep you alive?

7/9/2013 - I don't know if you can feel it too, but there's a lot of cultural tension in the air these days. Many people believe things are on the verge of snapping, causing possible riots (the Zimmerman trial verdict), bank closures (bond market implosion) or another martial law scenario (like the Boston bombing). Whatever...

Reduce your heart disease risk with kiwi: Research

7/6/2013 - Eating just two to three kiwifruits a day may significantly reduce your risk of heart disease, research suggests. Although their name associates them with New Zealand, kiwifruits (or "kiwis") are actually native to China. They are small, oval fruits with a fuzzy, brown exterior and a fleshy (usually...

Finding the number one nutrition bar

6/8/2013 - To date, there are actually a lot of healthy nut and fruit bars in the market that contain dried fruit as one of the primary components. A certain Dr. Michael Greger discussed in his article about the dense calories found in dried fruit. A lot of people are getting concerned that maybe eating nutrition...

Use lychee fruit to boost your endurance and workouts: Research

6/2/2013 - In addition to being chock full of potent vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, lychee fruit can also help improve your workouts and make you lose more weight, studies have shown. Lychee is an Asian fruit covered with a rough, pinkish, leathery rind. Inside, the fruit consists of a translucent...

The top six fruits for energy

5/13/2013 - This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits. Yes, fruits contain fructose. But that fructose is in much smaller quantities than HFCS....

Citrus fruit significantly reduces breast cancer risk in latest systematic review

5/4/2013 - A high intake of citrus fruits lowers breast cancer risk in women by 10 percent, according to a new systematic review of past studies. But importantly, "high" intake was only 17 to 33 grams daily in one of the studies analyzed, and this provided a 32 percent risk reduction of breast cancer. The anti-cancer...

Food investigations: Welch's fruit juice cocktails contain more corn than fruit: 80% water and high fructose corn syrup

5/2/2013 - If you buy fruit juices at your local grocery store, you might notice the Welch's brand juices sold in refrigerated cartons. Welch's calls them "refrigerated cocktails" and offers exotic-sounding flavors like Strawberry Peach, Dragon Fruit Mango Cocktail and Orange Pineapple Apple. These products...

Melanoma breakthrough: Natural fruit and vegetable substance stops skin cancer cells

4/16/2013 - Not all skin cancers are life-threatening but there is one form -- melanoma -- which is difficult to treat successfully and can be deadly. A type of cancer that begins in melanocytes (cells that make the pigment melanin), it can start in a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented...

Berries, pomegranates shown to have highest anti-cancer activity of any fruits

4/11/2013 - Numerous studies have confirmed that berries are the best foods to maximize your intake of disease-fighting antioxidants, and have also identified the other fruits and vegetables with the highest antioxidant content. Antioxidants are increasingly implicated as the chemicals behind many of the health-promoting...

Manage diabetes with the foods you love

4/11/2013 - Every year, people continue to be diagnosed with the different types of diabetes. And since the major causes are not all the time organic, diabetes can be managed and can be reversed with a better lifestyle. And while most people see lifestyle management as an opportunity for starvation, a few see it...

Hybrid grapefruits being developed for people on Big Pharma drugs

3/30/2013 - A growing number of people are reportedly unable to eat grapefruits because the tangy citrus fruit contains natural compounds that interfere with the effectiveness of statins, antibiotics, and other pharmaceutical drugs. But rather than look for ways to help people get off these deadly medications,...

Mango's health benefits include heart health, anemia prevention, detoxing and healthy skin

3/13/2013 - Mangos have been used for centuries as medicine and food. The mango fruit contains vitamins A, C and D along with beta-carotene. In Unani medicine, mangos are used to remove toxins, treat anemia, and heal the nervous system. Ayurvedic medicine uses the dried mango flowers to treat diarrhea, dysentery,...

100% organic, non-GMO, non-China, Freeze-Dried fruits and vegetables now available from Natural News Store

3/7/2013 - Two years ago, I was trying to purchase a long-term storable freeze-dried, non-GMO, certified organic corn and I was shocked to realize there isn't any sold at retail! As you probably already know, freeze-drying is the No. 1 best method for preserving foods. It pulls the water out but leaves the...

Fast food raises risk of childhood allergies and asthma; fruit lowers risk

2/21/2013 - Children who eat more fast food are significantly more likely to suffer from more severe asthma, eczema and rhinitis, according to a large international study published in the journal Thorax. The researchers noted that all three conditions are rising in prevalence worldwide. "If the associations...

Finally - A truly simple way to improve mood and boost energy

2/4/2013 - Although it has been well established that a better diet leads to higher energy levels and improvements in mood, completely reconfiguring your diet can be a daunting task. Fortunately, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago and published in the British Journal of Health Psychology...

Grapefruit and prescription drugs make a deadly equation

12/19/2012 - For many people, a glass of grapefruit juice at breakfast is as cemented into their daily routine as the steaming mug of morning coffee. Unfortunately; however, research from a Canadian institute has been recently released, and for some grapefruit lovers, the new information could cause a change in...

Natural lemon extract is cytotoxic to breast cancer cells

12/6/2012 - A new study has shown for the first time how limonoids, natural compounds present in lemons and other citrus fruit, impede both ER+ and ER- breast cancer cell growth. This sheds new light on the importance of citrus fruit for breast cancer prevention and supports past studies which showed fruit consumption...

The health benefits of eating fall fruits

10/27/2012 - The fall season brings, not only cooler temperatures and beautiful autumn colors, but also an abundance of nutrient dense fruits. Consuming produce when it's ripe and in season yields the best nutritional value. A few of the superfood fruits of fall include apples, cranberries, kumquats, persimmons,...

Green tea plus citrus provides new level of cancer protection

10/2/2012 - A large study was recently carried out in Japan to assess citrus fruit consumption as a means of preventing cancer. The results were surprising: citrus fruit had a markedly lower risk for multiple cancers, but only for green tea drinkers. More importantly, daily citrus consumption provided significant...

15 ideas for packing additive-free lunches

9/22/2012 - Are you fed up with the processed lunch options available at your child's school? Do you want to pack healthy lunches that aren't loaded with additives that negatively affect learning and behavior? It takes more time and effort to pack healthy lunches that your child will love; but if you start with...

Eating locally and in season

8/24/2012 - The idea of eating locally and in-season just makes sense. Foods that grow locally are produced in the very same environment in which we are nested. It's quite likely, thus, that they contain the essential micro-nutrients that, quite naturally, work well for us. The "in-season" concept, in fact, makes...

Splenda soon to unleash 'Nectresse' - Here's what you need to know about this new 'natural' sweetener

8/7/2012 - McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, maker of the artificial sweetener Splenda, is gearing up to introduce a new "natural" sweetener known as Nectresse that will cater specifically to those looking for a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. But is Nectresse really as natural as McNeil claims...

Can eating fruit help you quit smoking?

8/7/2012 - Researchers from the University at Buffalo are coming forward with some new advice for people who are struggling to give up the use of tobacco products. The longitudinal study is a groundbreaking investigation of the mutually effective relationship between tobacco use and food choices. The research...

Fruit 101 - Learn the right way to eat fruits for natural cleansing

7/31/2012 - There are two controversies with eating fruits: Should you eat them and if so, when? Those who reject fruit consumption point to glycemic indices and claim fruit's sugar spikes could lead to diabetes while pointing out that fruit sugar is fructose, and fructose is hard on the liver. Those who regard...

Healing Naturally: Fasting and Elimination (opinion )

7/30/2012 12:31:07 AM - The evidence throughout time supporting fasting is incredible. There was a guy back in ancient Greece named Aesculapius that said, "Instead of using medicine, fast. "Hippocrates recommended prolonged fasting instead of taking health-destroying pharmaceuticals, which is the God of modern day medicine,...

Berries enhance brain signaling to prevent neurodegeneration and cognitive decline

4/11/2012 - Berry fruits including blueberries, blackberries and strawberries are not only refreshing and tasty, but they also provide a wide variety of phytonutrients that cross the blood-brain barrier to enhance neural communications and prevent oxidation and inflammation. This has beneficial effects on the brain...

The correct, easy way to make green smoothies for better health

4/1/2012 - During the 1960s and after, smoothies were presented as a healthy dairy alternative. They were made with milk, yogurt, or ice cream with some fruits and maybe even chocolate or peanut butter. These became popular as tasty items that offered the illusion of drinking something healthy. Though healthier...

Eating fruits and vegetables makes you look more attractive within six weeks

3/31/2012 - Many of us already know that eating fruits and vegetables makes us healthy and energetic. We also know from experience that food and beauty are related. Now we have further evidence from research from University of St. Andrews in the UK that fruit and vegetable intake is also associated with healthy...

Are fruit juices a healthy alternative to soda?

3/15/2012 4:13:02 PM - As significant percentages of parents wisely abandon HFCS and sugar-filled sodas as a viable beverage option for their children, corporations are capitalizing on the health-conscious trend by pushing fruit juices as a healthy alternative. Most parents who buy juices think they are making a wise choice,...

Want to be more attractive to others? Eat more fruits and veggies

3/13/2012 - If you have ever wondered if there was a real fountain of youth or some deep, dark secret to lasting good looks, think about how you passed on those fruits and veggies when you were younger that your mom kept trying to get you to eat. That's because, according to a new study, five portions daily...

Common pesticides double children's risk of ADHD

3/6/2012 - Many people think organic fruits and vegetables are too expensive to buy for family meals. But those who have a hyperactive child should think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million children ages 5 to 17 in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD....

Citrus fruit may help lower the risk of stroke in women

3/2/2012 1:06:01 PM - A study recently carried out at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that a compound found in citrus fruit can help lower the risk of ischemic stroke. The research showed that women who consumed high amounts...

Anti-inflammatory antioxidants in citrus fruits reduce the risk of stroke

2/29/2012 - Medical science tells us that when someone suffers a stroke, seconds literally count. The longer the afflicted person goes without treatment, the more brain damage that can occur. In fact, stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States, affecting about 795,000 people a year, 600,000...

Fruit and vegetable consumption plummets among low-income families - more McDonald's?

1/24/2012 8:56:14 PM - According The Guardian, a UK newspaper comparable to the USA's New York Times, lower income families have cut their fruit and vegetable consumption by 30% over the last few years. This figure was obtained from 2010, which was the last year those statistics were available. In England, people are advised...

Scientists deliberately remove natural compounds from grapefruits to accommodate pharmaceuticals that cause negative interactions

12/3/2011 - Grapefruits, lemons, celery, and certain other fruits and vegetables contain compounds known as furanocoumarins that can cause a negative reaction when consumed along with certain medications. But rather than examine the medications to see whether or not they themselves are safe, scientists have instead...

Enjoy the health benefits of Dragon Fruit

11/16/2011 - Because of the multiple scales on the outside of it, dragon fruit was originally known as pitaya. This night-flowering cactus plant is also known as strawberry pear, mood flower, skogkaktus, pa-ni-ni, catobarse and long gou. Originating in Mexico and South America, this fruit is now also grown commercially...

How to make prickly pear cactus fruit juice for FREE (Health Ranger video)

11/14/2011 - Mike Adams (the Health Ranger) teaches wild foods harvesting in a short video about harvesting nopal cactus fruit and turning it into nutritious, medicinal juice! Watch the video on NaturalNews.TV at: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=6952BD89F1F8EC25756D84DBF43BDFA3 Or view it on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8VmzQgZN_g In...

Research shows apples prevent stroke

10/23/2011 - Strokes can occur at any age but three-quarters strike those over the age of 65. Many people are always on the hunt for the superfood that will protect them from degenerative diseases, and few are as scary as the aftermath of a stroke. If you survive, you are usually left with debilitating health consequences...

CSPI to file lawsuit against General Mills for selling 'fruit' snacks that don't even contain the fruit

10/19/2011 - Consumers are increasingly holding junk food manufacturers responsible for the false claims they make about their products, especially when such products are labeled as "natural" or as containing fruit when they really do not. Attorneys from the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the Public...

Have lots of fruits and veggies to keep your memory

10/15/2011 - A recent study took a look at 2,533 healthy men and women from 45 to 60 and measured the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate. Then, over a thirteen year period, the researchers compared their fruit and vegetable intake to their cognitive function. In doing so, they found that people, who ate more...

Fruit and vegetable consumption effectively lowers colon cancer risk

10/4/2011 - Health-minded individuals are well aware that a diet high in natural fruits and vegetables equate to vibrant health and dramatically lowered risk of many chronic diseases. The result of a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association provides details on how specific fruit and...

White fruits shown to protect against stroke

9/27/2011 10:30:55 AM - A new study coming from the Netherlands and published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that consuming large quantities of white pulp fruits and vegetables can significantly lower the risk of stroke. Over the years, numerous studies linking high fruit and vegetable consumption...

White fleshed fruit and vegetable consumption slashes stroke risk in half

9/26/2011 - Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, affecting nearly one million people and taking the lives of 150,000 each year. Researchers publishing in the American Heart Association journal Stroke have found that increased consumption of white fleshy vegetables and fruits such as apples and...

Citrus BioFlavonoids are a powerful defense against oxidative stress

9/22/2011 - Citrus fruits contain a vast array of phytonutrients that are just now being respected for the extraordinary health values they hold. Fruits and vegetables have been renowned for years for providing essential nutrients such as vitamin C. Today, nutritional scientists have discovered a group of bioactive...

Cool down with a healthy and delicious natural fruit freeze

8/31/2011 - Research has shown that eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is healthy in many ways, including combating and preventing cardiovascular disease and obesity and lowering your risk of cancer. One deliciously refreshing and super healthy way to contribute to your daily fruit servings is to quench...

Amolo - Supply your body with the vitamin C it needs

7/24/2011 - Vitamin C is critical to the success of the immune system, as understood by its ability to help fight off colds and other minor illnesses, but Vitamin C is also important for many other systems of the body. Though the substance is found in several different sources, one of the most concentrated sources,...

Stink bug invasion strikes fruit, grain crops in North America

7/9/2011 - Stink bugs are more than annoying for many people in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. One variety, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is wreaking havoc on many crops in the region. This invasive bug is native to Asia and was first encountered on US soil in Pennsylvania in the late 1990s....

Take a bite out of the summer heat with these refreshing and healthy recipes

7/7/2011 - With summertime comes hot temperatures. This year chill out and take a bite - or several bites - out of the summer heat with these refreshing and healthy recipes: Refreshing Fruit Salad Mix up an easy and refreshing summer favorite in the form of fruit salad, made with a bounty of cool and healthy...

Improve your diet - Fruit can be a complete breakfast

6/19/2011 - It is commonly known that fresh organic fruits are healthy and delicious, but most people are not even eating 3 servings a day. People know that they are good for them, but how much should they really eat? Many experts in health and nutrition are giving far different advice than the food pyramid. Doctors...

Americans lack nutrients because of poor eating choices (Opinion)

4/20/2011 - Do we really need nutritional supplements? Why couldn`t we get all the nutrients we need from a "balanced diet"? We probably could - if we ate right. But how many people eat right? Apparently not too many. For example, there is a big gap between what Americans eat and the dietary recommendations outlined...

Scientists discover way to create "green" cars from fruit fibers

4/11/2011 - Nobody wants to end up with a car that's a proverbial problem-plagued "lemon". But if you are looking for a truly green car, you might consider buying one in a couple of years that's made out of bananas or pineapples. Really. This isn't a joke, even if it does sound a bit fruity. It turns out...

Avoid sulphur dioxide by drying your own fruit at home

3/22/2011 - Many people ingest large quantities of sulphur dioxide on a daily basis, without even being aware of it. This is because the preservative is added to dried fruit, wine, fruit juices, jams, instant coffee and other products. In addition, hydrogenated fats are often added to dried fruit, which contribute...

Gac superfruit improves vision, immune function

3/2/2011 - The bright-red Gac superfruit from Vietnam, also known as Momordica cochinchinensis, may not yet be all that popular throughout North America, but in Southeast Asia and China it is widely cultivated and consumed for its unique taste and myriad health benefits. These benefits include improvements in...

Call it vegetable or fruit - This functional food prevents heart disease

1/26/2011 - Who knew that the ubiquitous tomato, actually a super fruit, is good for your heart? The tomato is enjoyed as a tasty compliment in many traditional dishes or eaten a la carte, and scientists from Japan have now discovered that the tomato contains a nutrient that is shown to halt the devastating effects...

Discover the superfood power of pomegranate

1/21/2011 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered 'super-foods.' Pomegranate is an ancient food that has symbolic meaning in many traditions and is mentioned throughout the Old Testament of the Bible and the Homeric Hymns of Ancient Greece....

You donít need a bronzer for a golden glow, just eat lots of fruit and veggies

1/19/2011 - Looking a bit pale and even pasty this winter? If you can't fly to the tropics to get a tan, you don't have to turn to bronzers and make-up to make your skin glow. New research headed by Dr. Ian Stephen at the University of Nottingham in Great Britain concludes that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables...

The top five negative-calorie health foods that burn fat while making you feel full

1/4/2011 - How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources...

The Amazing Benefits of Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil

12/26/2010 - Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind of the grapefruit. This beneficial essential oil is not only a cleansing and revitalizing oil, but its bright aroma energizes and uplifts the spirit. Pink Grapefruit is also known to stop cravings for sweets. If one is struggling with weight...

Fruit and vegetable carotenoids protect women from breast, ovarian cancer

10/8/2010 - Achieving good health and avoiding disease involves eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods on a regular basis, particularly those that together provide the full spectrum of phytonutrients that each contribute to a different aspect of good health. Unfortunately, many people are not getting the variety...

Not enough fruit in the U.S. food supply to keep population healthy

9/20/2010 - Not enough fruits and vegetables are produced or imported to supply every resident of the United States with a healthy diet, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have concluded. "If everyone wanted to eat healthily, there would not be enough," said the institute's Susan Krebs-Smith. In...

Bear Fruit Bars satisfy kids, parents as wholesome organic fruit food bars

9/14/2010 - In April, we introduced NaturalNews readers to Bear Fruit Bars, a simple, nutritious organic line of fruit bars available in apple, cherry, blueberry and raspberry flavors. Since then, the feedback from readers has been consistently positive -- they like the simplicity, the "kid-friendly acceptability"...

Americans eat too much meat, not enough fruit, says USDA research

8/30/2010 - The average U.S. consumer eats significantly too much meat and grain, and not enough fruits or vegetables, according to data form the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Economic Research Service. The USDA estimates food consumption by tracking how much food is produced and circulating through...

The Grapefruit is a Wonder Fruit

8/17/2010 - Grapefruits are a popular citrus fruit enjoyed by millions of people and are often eaten regularly as a breakfast staple as well as a popular snack. What many may not be aware of is that grapefruits are also one of the most highly regarded fruits when it comes to healthy nutrients and health benefits....

Birds fuel up on superfoods before long migration flights

8/6/2010 - Some birds radically change their diets just before their winter migrations, gorging themselves on antioxidant-rich berries to prepare for their long journeys, researchers have found. "[The] results support the hypothesis that some migratory birds may actively select deeply-pigmented fruits as a...

Fruit Pectin Chelates Heavy Metals and Facilitates Drug Detox

7/7/2010 - Fruit pectin is effective for removing contaminants from the body such as heavy metals and unwanted drug residue. When these substances deposit in the body's cells, they contribute to a variety of serious diseases. Detoxifying the body from heavy metals and contaminants optimizes health and allows the...

Loja and Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Destinations for health-conscious people

6/24/2010 - Are you a health-conscious person looking to visit the Valley of Longevity in Ecuador? The small town of Vilcabamba sits in that valley, just 45km South of the city of Loja. For people who are new to the area, it's sometimes difficult to know where to find healthy foods and products, so here's a quick...

Run Faster without Fast Food as Fuel

6/19/2010 - For being a 16 time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps may be the greatest athlete of all time who eats the worst diet of all time. His infamous eating takes it to the extreme by consuming more than 10,000 calories a day mostly from junk food and by taking endorsements from the junk food corporations...

Breast cancer cells destroyed by peach and plum extracts

6/8/2010 - Even the most aggressive types of breast cancer cells couldn't stand up to treatments with peach and plum extracts. That's the outcome of a natural fruit-derived treatment tested in the Texas AgriLife Research Lab which resulted in cancer cells dying while normal cells were not harmed at all. "It...

Palm fruit oil is the richest source of tocotrienols, the other half of the vitamin E equation

6/7/2010 - Many people are already aware of the fact that vitamin E helps to rid the body of free radicals and protect it from cancer, cardiovascular disease, heart disease and other serious illness. However there are two forms of vitamin E that each serve a unique purpose: tocopherols and tocotrienols. While...

Wild foods on camera: Saguaro cactus fruit picking with David Wolfe

5/21/2010 - If you've never seen a band of raw foodists picking wild saguaro cactus fruit, you're in for a real treat. When I used to live in Tucson, I went out with David Wolfe, Raw CEO and several other wild foods enthusiasts to pick raw saguaro cactus fruit from the Sonoran desert. It's one of the craziest and...

Review of Bear Fruit Bars, USDA Organic real food bars made with nothing but fruit

4/28/2010 - In the world of food bars, it's tricky to determine what's really good for you. In this article, I'm going to reveal some common myths about food bars as well as a full review of certified USAD Organic Bear Fruit Bars (along with an amazing discount on getting some for yourself). First, let's expose...

Stay Healthy and Lose Weight with the Health Benefits of Grapefruits

3/6/2010 - Grapefruits have been around since the 18th century when they were discovered in Barbados. Botanists think the grapefruit is the result of natural cross breading between the orange and the pomelo. While their origin may not be fully understood one thing is certain: grapefruits are one of the healthiest...

Heal Yourself in 15 Days by eating MORE (not less)

3/4/2010 - Can you really heal yourself by eating more food? It seems counterintuitive, but in this article -- part eleven of our 15-day self-healing series -- I'm going to share with you how eating more food can actually be a powerful tool in accelerating your body's own natural healing potential. But there's...

90 Percent of High School Kids Lack Sufficient Intake of Fruits, Veggies

3/4/2010 - Less than 10 percent of high school students in the United States meet the federally recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "A diet high in fruits and vegetables is important for optimal child growth,...

Apple Aplomb is a Worthy Contender as the Most Healthful Fruit

2/24/2010 - Did an apple falling off a tree really lead to Sir Isaac Newton coming up with the theory of gravity? Was the longest-lived apple tree really 219 years old (apple trees rarely live longer than 80 years)? Three hundred plus years later, no one really knows whether these apple assertions are fact or fiction....

The amazing new Hurom Slow Juicer will revolutionize the way you make fresh juice

2/9/2010 - The last juicer I recommended was the Breville juicer. I own two of them, and they are top-of-the-line juicing appliances that can transform fresh fruits and vegetables into healing, nutrient-rich juices right from your kitchen counter. But today, I have incredible news for you about a truly revolutionary...

Most fruit juice is about as healthy as soda

1/2/2010 - When it comes to healthy beverage options, most people would probably agree that fruit juice is a better choice than soda or coffee. After all, juice comes from fruit so it must be healthy, right? Many experts are now in agreement that because of over-processing and pasteurization, most fruit juice...

Avocados offer remarkable benefits for skin health

11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically. Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...

Paul Nison Part III: Factors of Raw Food Living from Bananas to Blood Work

10/24/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Health Inner Circle, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeHealth.com. In this excerpt, Paul Nison shares on factors of raw food living from bananas to blood work. Renegade Health Inner Circle with Paul Nison. Paul Nison is a raw food chef...

Fruit in Europe Contains Illegal Pesticide Levels

9/28/2009 - Recently the European Pesticides Residues Committee tested 4,000 fruits and veggies and found that a number of them contained more than the legal amount of pesticides. The levels of pesticides varied considerably, and imported fruits and vegetables were found to have the highest quantity. Apples,...

Lucuma Makes a Healthy Whole Fruit Sweetener and Delicious Raw Ice Cream Ingredient

9/25/2009 - Many South American cultures enjoy traditional healthy foods and culinary treats. If you were to visit Peru, you may be surprised to find that lucuma flavored ice cream is more popular than vanilla or chocolate. Lucuma is a South American fruit that is gaining popularity as a healthy, whole fruit sweetener....

Rick Dina Part III: Raw Food Philosophies and Advantages or Disadvantages of Each

8/31/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, Rick Dina shares on two main raw food camp philosophies and the pluses and minuses of each. Rawkathon with Rick Dina.. Rick Dina has been a raw foodist for over 20 years. Rick...

Candida: Lifestyle Changes will Bring Balance

8/12/2009 - Candida is a fungal organism that is in everyone`s gut system, although it is potentially harmful. In healthy people, there is a balance in the body of what is known as good bacteria, and bad bacteria. Occasionally this balance can become upset, and an overgrowth of candida can occur. Candida overgrowth...

Durian is the Healing King of All Fruits

8/8/2009 - Durian is a little known fruit from Asia that has an extremely pungent smell and an amazingly sweet taste. The smell of the durian fruit is so bad that many hotels in the areas where durian grows will not allow their guests to have the fruit in their rooms. But those who brave the smell are quickly...

Obesity Breakthrough: Citrus Fruit Flavonoid Controls Weight, Causes Fat Loss

7/25/2009 - Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages (including tea, coffee, fruit juices and wine) that have aroused scientific interest in recent years because they seem to benefit the human body in a host of ways -- from fighting viruses to preventing inflammation and infections....

Fruits and Vegetables Shown to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer and its Recurrence

7/13/2009 - Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables drastically reduces the risk of ever getting breast cancer and of having a recurrence. Scientists at the University of Hong Kong have just released more research findings adding to the growing pile of evidence that selections from the produce section are the...

Research Reveals Which Conventional Produce Can be Safely Eaten

6/23/2009 - The evidence is in. Eating a plant based diet is the key to health and longevity. The only question left is how to get the best value for each dollar you have to spend on fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization devoted to human and environmental health, has...

Improve Your Digestion without Spending a Cent

5/18/2009 - Feel like a thunderstorm is going on in your intestinal tract? Or maybe you are among the people who rely on Tums or Rolaids after each meal. The bottom line is that more than half of Americans are not properly digesting their food. One simple solution that has worked for millions is sequential eating. Sequential...

Freshly Squeezed Juice Lowers the Risk of Obesity

5/7/2009 - Drinking a glass of freshly squeezed juice every morning will not only bring your body joy, but a new study now shows that it will lower the risk for obesity. That glass of fresh orange juice is looking tastier than ever. Previous studies that show the downfalls of fruit juice have failed to distinguish...

Miracle Cure for Gout and Arthritis Pain? Six Cherries a Day

4/21/2009 - I bet the big drug companies wish they had invented cherries -- they've proven to be the most powerful medicine in the world for eliminating gout and reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Cherries are such powerful medicine for gout and arthritis, in fact, the FDA went out of its way to try...

Riding Raw: Interview with Raw Vegan Endurance Cyclist Harley Johnstone

4/20/2009 - Harley Johnstone has been an endurance cyclist for ten years, and he has been eating a 100% vegan diet for 7 years and a 100% raw vegan diet for over 3 years. He promotes a raw vegan diet as the ultimate in healthy eating, sustainable farming, and blissful living with a passion to realize Mother Earth...

Increasing Fruits and Vegetables Leads to Permanent Weight Loss

4/1/2009 - Although most Americans find their waistlines expanding with each year, a few manage to stay slender and trim throughout their lives. These are the ones who capture attention and never seem to look their ages. How they do it was the subject of a recent Consumer Reports investigation that sought to determine...

Blueberries Lower High Cholesterol and Boost Cardiovascular Health

3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts. Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...

Papaya is the Health Fruit of Angels

3/14/2009 - Papaya is called fruit of the angels by Conquistadors because of its heavenly taste. In its prime, it is a cerise-orange colored, unbelievably juicy fruit with an aroma to match its heavenly taste. Not only is papaya beautiful, fragrant and luscious, it is amazingly healthful! How fortunate that...

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables Brings down Diabetes Risk

3/12/2009 - Poor lifestyle and dietary habits are, without doubt, a major cause of the escalating rates of diabetes in developed nations. A recent study conducted at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health has provided further proof to this assertion, having...

For Digestive Bliss Eat Foods that Don't Fight

2/17/2009 - How we eat may be just as important as what we eat. The diets eaten by most Americans are based on the belief that any number of different foods can be digested at the same time. This belief may be why more than half the population suffers from some sort of digestive distress for which there seems to...

High Intake of Fruits and Vegetables may Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse

2/13/2009 - The protective effects which one's diet, in particular fruits and vegetables, offers against cancer may, intuitively, seem to apply more to cancers which are related to the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon cancer, stomach cancer or intestinal cancer. On the other hand, for certain cancers, like...

Snack Your Way to Good Health and Weight Loss with Organic Dried Fruit

1/29/2009 - What could be better than giving your sweet tooth what it craves while giving your body the nutrients it needs for vibrant health? Keeping a selection of dried fruits on hand makes it easy to treat the whole family to a delicious, chewy and nourishing snack. Recent studies have shown that dried fruit...

Product Review: Genesis Today Superfruit Juices: Goji, Acai, Noni and Mangosteen

1/22/2009 - Over the last 18 months, Genesis Today has emerged as the market leader for superfruit juices like Goji berri, Acai, Noni and Mangosteen. The company, led by Linsday Duncan, got its start in the nutritional detox and digestive cleanse category, then expanded into superfruit juices and has become my...

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