The Health Benefits of Grapefruit

by Nise on July 23, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Grapefruit.

Grapefruit comes from the citrus family and it’s one of the most refreshing, delicious and juicy fruits out there. It contains many phytonutrients such as lycopene, beta carotene, vitamin A etc., and many consider it the paradise fruit because of its health promoting benefits and healing properties. This fruit is a natural mix of orange and pomelo. It grows in semi-tropical regions and is available from September until December. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Grapes

by Nise on July 22, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Grapes.

Grapes are a summer fruit also known as the queen of fruits. Grapes are berry-like warehouses of vitamins, minerals, polyphenolic antioxidants and phytonutrients and because of that, they earned the royal title. They can be found fresh and juicy, but also dried to use in salads, muesli, cakes and desserts etc. Grapes can be blue/black, white/green and red/purple color. The color is determined by the polyphenolic pigments. For instance, red or purple varieties contain anthocyanins, white/green contain tannins etc. These antioxidants are concentrated in the skin and seeds of the fruit, not in the flesh. Besides for eating, grapes are specifically used in wine production. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Figs

by Nise on July 21, 2014

10 Health Benefits of Figs. 10 Health Benefits of Figs.

Figs are summer/fall fruits with a dark green to purple color and a succulent, soft flesh. They’re healthy, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as phytonutrients. Figs grow in temperate climates and they can be found throughout the entire year, but they’re in their best shape and taste from May until November. They can be found fresh or dried. [click to continue…]

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The Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are tropical fruits with many nutrients. They have many, many health benefits and they’re super sweet and full of energy! They grow on a palm tree in warmer climates. They are fleshy with a pit inside them. They contain vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, antioxidants and lots of sweetness. Because of this, they’re extremely high […]

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The Health Benefits of Cranberries

Cranberries are a fall/winter growing from October until December fruit packed with antioxidants vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. This fruit is wild, delicious and small. The shape is round, the color is red. The fruit has an acidic taste with a pH range of 2.3 to 2.5. They’re packed with antioxidants especially proanthocyanidin vital for […]

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The Health Benefits of Cherries

Cherries are a summer fruit packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other healthy ingredients. This fruit is a fleshy, delicious fruit called a “drupe” because of the stone inside each cherry. There are two main types of cherries – sweet cherry also called wild and sour cherry also called tart cherry. Their color is red […]

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The Health Benefits of Boysenberries

Boysenberries are fruits similar to blackberries. They derive from the North-American blackberry and are summer fruits peaking between May to early July. Boysenberries are a combination of raspberries, loganberries and blackberries and the name boysenberries derives from the person who first crossed these three fruits – Rudolph Boysen. This fruit is low in calories – […]

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The Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries, sweet and blue berries are natural antioxidants. They have been famous for their ability to contribute to the overall health and wellness of people. These small, round fruits are very healthy, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and are recommended to be included in the everyday diet. There are two general types of blueberries: […]

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The Health Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries are sweet, dark summer delights that have succulent and slightly sour taste. They’re usually black or dark blue or purple in color when they’re fully ripe and when not, they can contain some red drupelets. They’re healthy and full of vitamins and minerals as well as low in calories.

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The Health Benefits of Bananas

Bananas are sweet, yellow tropical fruits that find their way into our everyday diet because of their sweet taste, great nutritional value and their richness in potassium. Even though bananas are high in calories, their health benefits cannot be ignored. Bananas are used fresh, in smoothies and milkshakes, in pies, ice creams, sweets, chocolates, fruit […]

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