What is NaturalNews NaturalPedia? | Information for Authors Home | About Natural News | Contact Us | About the Consumer Wellness Center
NaturalNews.com > NaturalPedia > Foods and Beverages > Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables

page 1 of 49 | Next -> Email this page to a friend

Want news about Fruits and vegetables and more e-mailed to you? Click here for free email alerts

The Science of Flavonoids

Erich Grotewold
See book keywords and concepts
CONCLUDING REMARKS Intensive epidemiological studies have shown consistently that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease (Willett, 2002; Block et al, 1992). However, the individual antioxidants of these foods studied in clinical trials, including ^-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E, do not appear to have consistent preventive effects comparable to the observed health benefits of diets rich in fruits and vegetables (Omennetal, 1996).

You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty

Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
See book keywords and concepts
Thankfully, the following foods are good not only because of the heart-healthy nutrients they deliver but because they have strong anti-inflammatory effects. þ fruits and vegetables. Many fruits and vegetables—specifically red grapes, cranberries, tomatoes, onions, and tomato juice-contain powerful antioxidants called flavonoids and carotenoids. Found in colorful foods, flavonoids and carotenoids are vitamin-like nonessential substances that seem to decrease inflammation by handcuffing those damaging oxygen free radicals and stimulating your body to take them out of your system through urine.

The Green Tea Book

Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews
See book keywords and concepts
Part of the reason that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables contributes to good health is that these foods contain a .great many unique antioxidants in addition to the variety of vitamins, minerals, and fiber they provide. Moreover, tea may make an even greater contribution than fruits and vegetables. In a comparison of the antioxidant activity of various vegetables (including garlic, spinach, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts, onions, and many others) with the antioxidant activity of green and black tea, the teas were found to have a greater ability to quench free radicals than the vegetables.

The Science of Flavonoids

Erich Grotewold
See book keywords and concepts
It is a general theme that the additive and synergistic effects of phytochemicals and nutraceuticals in fruits and vegetables are responsive for their potent antioxidant and anticancer activities and that the benefit of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is attributed to the complex mixture of phytochemicals and nutraceuticals present in whole foods (Liu, 2004).

The Autoimmune Epidemic

Donna Jackson Nakazawa
See book keywords and concepts
To avoid food contamination, use common sense: wash produce including leafy greens well (one autoimmune disease specialist suggests washing all leafy greens three times); be sure to refrigerate all cut, peeled, or cooked fresh fruits and vegetables within two hours; wash cutting boards and peelers well; use separate cutting boards for produce versus meats; throw away fruits or vegetables that have touched raw meat, poultry, seafood, or their juices; and cut away bruised or damaged portions of fruits and vegetables before eating them.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Mark Sircus
See book keywords and concepts
The human body can thrive on fruits and vegetables that are grown on vital rich soil but not on soil that is artificially pumped up with chemicals." Thus today hardly anyone can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his or her body with the mineral salts required for good health. It is crucial that doctors and parents recognize that from poor soil comes poor food, deficient in minerals and vitamins Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs, author of The Nutrition Detective, says that, "Our diets today are very different from those of our ancestors though our bodies remain similar.

Everything You Need to Know About Enzymes to Treat Everything from Digestive Problems and Allergies to Migraines and Arthritis

Tom Bohager
See book keywords and concepts
Generally speaking, fruits and vegetables are more alkaline-forming, while meats, sugar, caffeine, beans, dairy, and grains are more acid forming. Notice the term "generally speaking" in the previous sentence. Gabriel Cousens, in Conscious Eating, mentions the complexity of this topic. His research has shown that about 30 percent of the people he counseled responded exactly opposite to this claim. In other words, the fruits and vegetables they ate made them more acidic. So we must be willing to take the time to determine individually what foods will work best for us.

How your skin health reflects the health of your large intestine (and other holistic principles of wellness)

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
See article keywords and concepts
The benefits of healthy intestines When a large intestine is healthy -- when it is not carrying putrefied, undigested food matter and instead contains healing, cleansing phytonutrients like chlorophyll from fresh fruits and vegetables -- it is going to perform its function well. A person who has a healthy large intestine will reflect that in their complexion. Their skin will look young. This helps explain why people who routinely engage in a lot of juicing -- drinking the juice from raw fruits and vegetables -- have such healthy looking skin.

The aloe vera miracle: A natural medicine for cancer, cholesterol, diabetes, inflammation, IBS, and other health conditions

Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
See article keywords and concepts
You can simply mix some powder with purified water to make your own gel, then dip fruits and vegetables in the gel yourself. Apples, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches, potatoes, grapes and many other food items can be preserved in this way. And when you're done dipping produce in the gel, you can either drink the gel in a smoothie or put it on your skin as a skin rejuvenation treatment. None of the aloe goes to waste, and your fruits and vegetables will last far longer! (This is especially useful for organic produce, which tends to ripen more quickly.

1000 Cures for 200 Ailments: Integrated Alternative and Conventional Treatments for the Most Common Illnesses

Marshall Editions
See book keywords and concepts
Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and quality protein (fish, lean chicken, and beans) everyday. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables for their high nutrient content, which will provide a base of nutrients required for healthy nails. Supplements: There is some scientific evidence that the B vitamin biotin may help treat nail problems, especially brittle nails.

You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty

Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
See book keywords and concepts
Vitamin C: Research shows that people who eat more fruits and vegetables (which contain vitamin C and other bioflavonoids) are less likely to develop eye conditions than those who eat fewer. þ Glutathione: Eggs, garlic, avocados, asparagus, and onions have the free-radical scavenger glutathione, which has been shown to be effective for preventing cataracts (at 500 mg dose). The supplement n-acetylcysteine also helps (also 500 mg daily dose).

1000 Cures for 200 Ailments: Integrated Alternative and Conventional Treatments for the Most Common Illnesses

Marshall Editions
See book keywords and concepts
Eat a well-balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, and quality protein (fish, lean chicken, and beans) every day. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables for their high nutrient content. This will provide a good base of the nutrients required for a healthy immune system. Make sure you get enough anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids (omega-3s) in the form of fatty fish, walnuts, flax seeds, cod liver oil, fish oil, and flax seed oil. Also make sure you drink plenty of water— aim for at least eight glasses a day.

Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health

J. Douglas Bremner
See book keywords and concepts
For instance, the Life Extension Foundation (affiliated with the vitamin and supplement manufacturer Life Extension), reported that the number of vitamins in fruits and vegetables farmed in the U.S. has been declining over the past fifty years. In the September 2005 issue of Life Extension magazine, the foundation stated that "for those who find the new, unregulated world of genetically manipulated vitaminless vegetables unpalatable—or find that they don't want to eat vegetables that have absorbed . . . pesticides in the soil . . .
Patients with IBS commonly can't tolerate a number of foods, including milk, wheat, eggs, and fresh fruits and vegetables. IBS patients do not, however, have a greater lactase deficiency (the enzyme that digests dairy products) or inability to absorb sugars (like fructose) when measured in the laboratory, although they may have more symptoms when exposed to these compounds outside the lab. A variety of herbs, food products, and other supplements have been promoted for the treatment of bowel symptoms, constipation and dyspepsia.
We are continuously discovering more beneficial effects of the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables, so it is always better to eat these primary sources of vitamins rather than to take them in pill form. Vitamins and Nutrition Vitamins got their name because they are "vital to life," meaning that if you are completely deprived of them for a long enough period of time, you become sick. One hundred years ago many of our forefathers did suffer from malnutrition. That was an age of undernutrition.
Most of the oversalting in our system comes from the preprepared, packaged, and many frozen foods (with the exception of flash-frozen fruits and vegetables) we eat as well as from restaurant and fast foods. Food makers put huge amounts of salt in their food to enhance flavor, to hide the lack of other natural flavorings, and to act as a preservative. Look at any food label, and you will see astronomical percentages of salt in food, often more than 25% of a serving. The best way to avoid excess sodium in food is to buy fresh, unprocessed whole foods and prepare your own meals.

Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means

Ron Garner
See book keywords and concepts
Scrub fruits and vegetables to remove sprays, toxins and dirt, after soaking for 10 or 15 minutes in water that has had a tablespoon or more of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar added to it. Lightly steam vegetables; they should still be a bit crispy after steaming. Lightly stir-fry vegetables with water, unsalted butter, or olive oil. Use a minimum of hot spices. JUICING Consuming fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices regularly can be one of the fastest ways of returning to vibrant health.
Our taste buds can be re-awakened to detect the superior taste of prime raw fruits and vegetables, making cooked foods less appealing. As cells throughout the body start to get healthier from the intake of true nutrition, the body's innate intelligence begins to function more efficiently, increasing the body's desire for living foods. Calories in Raw Food Calories essentially have nothing to do with nutrition because a calorie is only a measure of heat energy. Raw foods contain calories as well as all the other live factors necessary for their utilization.
Depending on the amount of raw fruits and vegetables we eat, our activity level, and the air temperature we live and work in, our bodies require the equivalent of 6 to 8 full glasses of water, or about one half ounce per pound (33 ml per kilogram) of body weight, each day. Other liquids such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and alcohol do not qualify as fluids that meet our daily water requirement. While the body needs an adequate amount of good water for health each day, too much can also be stressful. When consumed with meals, water interferes with digestion.
Antioxidant Sources A healthy diet of raw fruits and vegetables contains naturally-occurring antioxidants. Many supplements, such as vitamins A, C, E, selenium, and coenzyme Qio, are antioxidants. More recently, stronger antioxidants have been discovered and developed. Among these are: pycnogenol, which is a water extract from the bark of the French maritime pine; grape seed extract; tocotrienols; vitamin C ester; alpha lipoic acid; dmae; and alpha and beta hydroxy acids.
As we add more raw fruits and vegetables to our meals we will naturally begin to eat less of the other foods. As time goes on, and as the body begins to respond to the supply of fresh wholesome nutrients, we will find that the old foods start to lose some of their appeal. What we used to eat every meal or every day, we begin to eat every other day, then twice a week, then once a week, and so on. To occasionally "fall off the wagon" is no reason to feel badly. The thing to do is not to gorge on the wrong foods. For instance, eat a piece of pizza but not three or four.
POSSIBLE FOOD SENSITIVITIES OR ALLERGIES In the beginning, when a change is made from consuming wrong foods to introducing more raw fruits and vegetables into the diet, many people experience difficulties with digestion. There can be a lack of hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes plus existing inflammation in the intestines because their digestive systems have been weakened from years of abuse. Symptoms can be similar to irritable bowel syndrome.

Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health

J. Douglas Bremner
See book keywords and concepts
Potassium, a mineral essential for bodily function, is present is many fruits and vegetables, including broccoli, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, soybeans, avocados, apricots, pomegranates, parsnips and turnips. Potassium is essential for muscle action as well as function of the nerves. Low serum potassium, or hypokalemia, is a potentially fatal condition that can be associated with symptoms of muscle weakness, confusion, dizziness that can lead to falls, and heart arrhythmias. For people with a healthy diet, it is not a problem.
We smoke less, have better access to nutritious fruits and vegetables year-round, pay more attention to cleanliness and hygiene, and have improved safety in general. For instance, in the nineteenth century it was not known that dirty water and shared cups could spread disease.

The Green Tea Book

Lester A. Mitscher and Victoria Toews
See book keywords and concepts
Wei Zheng from the University of Minnesota, who reported his study of tea drinking and cancer risk in 35,000 Iowa women, also noted in his study that tea drinkers ate more fruits and vegetables than non-tea drinkers. However, this did not interfere with his conclusion that the risk for cancer of any site was 10 percent lower among those drinking two or more cups of tea daily.5 Another group of researchers questioned whether the results of their study were affected by the healthful diets common to tea drinkers.

What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You

Ray D. Strand
See book keywords and concepts
Physicians also realize that patients who eat a low-fat diet, which includes at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily, enjoy further health benefits. These include: • weight loss. • a decreased risk of diabetes. • a decreased risk of heart disease. • a decreased risk of almost all cancers. • a decreased risk of high blood pressure. • a decreased risk of elevated cholesterol. • an enhanced immune system. • an increased sensitivity to insulin. • increased energy and ability to concentrate. Let's face it: a healthy diet is a win/win situation!

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

Michael Pollan
See book keywords and concepts
Matters got even sketchier in the second section of the survey, when I was asked to specify how many times in the last three months I'd eaten a half-cup serving of broccoli, among a dizzying array of other fruits and vegetables I was asked to tally for the dietary quarter. I'm not sure Marcel Proust himself could recall his dietary intake over the last ninety days with the sort of precision demanded by the FFQ. When you get to the meat section, the portion sizes specified haven't been seen in America since the Hoover administration.
In countries where people eat a pound or more of fruits and vegetables a day, the rate of cancer is half what it is in the United States. We also know that vegetarians are less susceptible to most of the Western diseases, and as a consequence live longer than the rest of us. (Though near vegetarians—so-called flexitarians—are just as healthy as vegetarians.) Exactly why this should be so is not quite as clear as the fact that it is.

You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty

Mehmet C. Oz., M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
See book keywords and concepts
Better: Eat more fruits and vegetables, which may be the best bet for bone health. Friendly Fat? place. But if you are prone to it, there are medications available that can help control and slow bone loss, as well as aid in the treatment of symptoms associated with it. In addition to hormone replacement, the bisphosphonates (alendronate, ibandronate, and risedronate), calcitonin, and raloxifene are antiresorptive medications, which slow or stop the bone-resorbing portion of the bone-remodeling cycle without slowing the bone-forming portion of the cycle.

page 1 of 49 | Next ->

FAIR USE NOTICE: The research quoted here is provided under the protection of Fair Use provisions and published by the 501(c)3 non-profit Consumer Wellness Center for the purposes of public comment and education. Authors / publishers may submit books for consideration of inclusion here.

TERMS OF USE: Read full terms of use. Citations of text from NaturalPedia must include: 1) Full credit to the original author and book title. 2) Secondary credit to the Natural News Naturalpedia as a research resource and a link to www.NaturalNews.com/np/index.html

This unique compilation of research is copyright (c) 2008 by the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center.

ABOUT THE CREATOR OF NATURALPEDIA: Mike Adams, the creator of this NaturalNews Naturalpedia, is the editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's top natural health news site, creator of the Honest Food Guide (www.HonestFoodGuide.org), a free downloadable consumer food guide based on natural health principles, author of Grocery Warning, The 7 Laws of Nutrition, Natural Health Solutions, and many other books available at www.TruthPublishing.com, creator of the earth-friendly EcoLEDs company (www.EcoLEDs.com) that manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting products, founder of Arial Software (www.ArialSoftware.com), a permission e-mail technology company, creator of the CounterThink Cartoon series (www.NaturalNews.com/index-cartoons.html) and author of over 1,500 articles, interviews, special reports and reference guides available at www.NaturalNews.com. Adams' personal philosophy and health statistics are available at www.HealthRanger.org.

Refine your search
with Fruits and vegetables...

...and Key Health Concepts:

...and Foods
...and Diet
...and Disease
...and Health
...and Nutrients
...and Products
...and Supplements
...and Phytochemicals
...and Chemicals
...and Nutrition

...and Foods and Beverages:

...and Vegetables
...and Fruits
...and Fruit
...and Grains
...and Meat
...and Fish
...and Juice
...and Beans
...and Vegetable
...and Broccoli

...and Nutrients:

...and Vitamin
...and Vitamin C
...and Beta-carotene
...and Antioxidants
...and Antioxidant
...and Calcium
...and Potassium
...and Carotenoids
...and Vitamin A
...and Magnesium

...and Concepts:

...and Risk
...and Study
...and Studies
...and Sources
...and Time
...and Damage
...and Research
...and Example
...and Content
...and Consumption

...and Actions:

...and Eat
...and Eating
...and Avoid
...and Drink
...and Taking
...and Growth
...and Cooking
...and Drinking
...and Smoking
...and Making

...and Anatomy:

...and Body
...and Blood
...and Heart
...and Cells
...and Skin
...and Liver
...and Colon
...and Immune system
...and Breast
...and Stomach

...and Adjectives:

...and Fresh
...and Raw
...and Healthy
...and Whole
...and Green
...and Natural
...and Red
...and Dietary
...and Organic
...and Free

...and Objects:

...and People
...and Produce
...and Vitamins
...and Plant
...and Diets
...and Oil
...and Animal
...and University
...and Soil
...and Glasses

...and Physiology:

...and Levels
...and Intake
...and Prevent
...and Increase
...and Effects
...and Helps
...and Effect
...and Immune
...and Protective
...and Function

...and Health Conditions and Diseases:

...and Cancer
...and Heart disease
...and Cancers
...and Stroke
...and Inflammation
...and Diabetes
...and Pain
...and Breast cancer
...and Lung cancer
...and Cataracts

...and Substances:

...and Food
...and Water
...and Acid
...and Bacteria
...and Lead
...and Acids
...and Light
...and Oxygen
...and Extract
...and Fluid

...and Macronutrients:

...and Fiber
...and Protein
...and Minerals
...and Seeds
...and Calories
...and Mineral
...and Fats
...and Enzymes
...and Salt
...and Carbohydrates

...and Who:

...and Women
...and Men
...and Children
...and Americans
...and Patients
...and Animals
...and Human
...and Doctors
...and Smokers
...and Vegetarians

...and Chemicals:

...and Pesticides
...and Free radicals
...and Caffeine
...and Pesticide
...and Additives
...and Fluoride
...and Carcinogens
...and Aluminum
...and Mercury
...and Carcinogen

...and Plants and Herbs:

...and Garlic
...and Ginger
...and Root
...and Olive
...and Leaves
...and Peel
...and Green tea
...and Tobacco
...and Spices
...and Pepper

...and Medical Terms:

...and Results
...and Doses
...and Properties
...and Dose
...and Dosage
...and Drops
...and Serum
...and Placebo
...and Syndrome
...and Dosages

...and Medical Adjectives:

...and Digestive
...and Oral
...and Intestinal
...and Scientific
...and Living
...and Mental
...and Soluble
...and Cellular
...and Acute
...and Internal

...and Biological Functions:

...and Digestion
...and Period
...and Metabolism
...and Vision
...and Memory
...and Weight loss
...and Attention
...and Concentration
...and Breath
...and Strength

...and Where:

...and United states
...and California
...and Chinese
...and Harvard
...and Japan
...and America
...and China
...and Boston
...and Mexico
...and Asian

...and Biological Measures:

...and Blood pressure
...and Blood levels
...and Body weight
...and Blood sugar levels
...and Triglycerides
...and Blood cholesterol
...and Height
...and Heart rate
...and Blood glucose

...and Organizations:

...and National cancer institute
...and Fda
...and Government
...and Health food stores
...and Usda
...and Epa
...and Medical center
...and School of medicine
...and Clinic
...and Organization

...and Hormones and Biochemistry:

...and Estrogen
...and Hormones
...and Insulin
...and Homocysteine
...and Histamine
...and Methionine
...and Estrogens
...and Saliva
...and Lipids
...and Stomach acid

...and Drugs:

...and Antibiotics
...and Aspirin
...and Laxative
...and Diuretics
...and Antibiotic
...and Tablets
...and Diuretic
...and Chemotherapy
...and Steroids
...and Prozac

...and Ingredients:

...and Sodium
...and Preservatives
...and Food additives
...and Msg
...and Aspartame
...and Fructose
...and Lactose

...and Treatment Modalities:

...and Detoxification
...and Fasting
...and Cleanse
...and Meditation
...and Massage
...and Yoga
...and Relaxation
...and Chinese medicine
...and Biofeedback
...and Ayurvedic

...and Properties:

...and Oxidation
...and Anti-inflammatory
...and Irritant
...and Antiseptic
...and Calming
...and Antimicrobial
...and Relieving
...and Relieves
...and Antifungal
...and Analgesic

...and Animals:

...and Turkey
...and Rats
...and Insects
...and Dogs
...and Mice
...and Cattle
...and Insect
...and Cows
...and Cats
...and Worms

...and When:

...and Winter
...and Spring
...and Summer
...and At night
...and August
...and April
...and October
...and December
...and July
...and September

...and Supplements:

...and Spirulina
...and Flaxseed oil
...and Fish oil
...and Lactobacillus
...and Coenzyme q10

Related Concepts:

Vitamin C
Fresh fruits
Heart disease
Blood pressure
Whole grains
Vitamin A
Vitamin E
Free radicals