Tag Archives: Fruit

Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

Ripe berries and sugar crystals are both sweet, but one offers much more than just calories. Chris George/PhotoPlus Magazine/Future via Getty Images Jennifer Rooke, Morehouse School of Medicine One of my patients – who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food plant-based diet. Excited …

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Why Japanese Melons Are So Expensive

From the Yubari King, to the Andes, the Higo Green Melon and many more. Melons are grown up and down Japan and they’re serious business. In May 2019, two melons from Hokkaido sold at auction for 5 million yen, that’s just over $45,000. So what is it that makes this fruit so expensive?

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Africa indigenous fruit trees offer major benefits. But they’re being ignored

The doum palm is an indigenous tree in Kenya which produces edible fruit. Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, North-West University and Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, North-West University Indigenous fruits have been collected from the wild for centuries for human consumption and other purposes. Across the African continent, indigenous fruit trees are valuable assets for local communities. But the …

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Pure fruit juice: healthy, or not?

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock

Yes, fruit juice contains natural sugar, but it has other benefits over sugar-sweetened drinks. Carlos Horta/Shutterstock David Benton, Swansea University and Hayley Young, Swansea University Fruit juice was once viewed as part of a healthy diet, but today it is often seen as supplying little more than a high dose of sugar. Increasingly, fruit juices are seen as junk foods, …

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