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Surprising Health Benefits of Pomegranate

A new study shows that the tasty seeds of pomegranate may slow aging, improve heart health, stop the spread of cancer disease and have Viagra-like effects on men. The seeds add fiber as well to the diet if eaten.  Moreover, the fruit is low in calories (about 105 for the average size) and is rich in vitamin C and potassium with high levels of antioxidants. The following are its health benefits: May slow aging, because it contains polyphenols (a type of oxidant that are believed to slow aging).   According to a new study, foods rich in polyphenol, such as pomegranate […]

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Lower Risk of Heart Disease for Vegetarians

A study shows that vegetarians have a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to meat-eaters. The lower risk may be attributable to lower blood pressure and cholesterol among the vegetarians. The findings were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition by the research team led by Francesca Crowe at the University of Oxford. The study tracked about 45,000 residents of England and Scotland in 1990 where they disclosed their diet, lifestyle and general health and one-third of the respondents followed a vegetarian diet exclusive of fish or meat. Over the next 11-12 years, 169 of the participants died […]

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Eat Fruits for a Happier Life

Recent research shows that eating fruits regularly is not only good for physical health, but may also have an impact one’s mental well-being. The investigation involved the analysis of day-to-day emotions vs food consumption among young adults. The study showed that eating a total serving of around seven to eight fruits and vegetables a day predicted a positive change in mood the following day. The study, which was conducted by Dr Tamlin Conner, Dr Caroline Horwath and Bonnie White of the Department of Human Nutrition of Otago, was published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology. The study involved […]

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Getting More Familiar with the Quince

Quinces are bright-yellow fruits related to apple and pears, but are hardly known among Americans. These aromatic fruits appear in the markets just when apples and other popular fruits are going out of season, and consumers are just getting know them, especially those who are adventurous in the kitchen. That is because quinces are inedible when uncooked but becomes fruity, spicy, and tender after boiling, poaching or stewing. They release a floral aroma and develops a rosy hue after cooking. Its tropical flavor is a combination of guava, pineapple, apple, and pear, and is a rich source of vitamin C, […]

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