1. The 8 Healthiest Fruits You Should Be Eating

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    By Emily Chau, Ladies’ Home Journal

    Turns out an apple a day (and an orange, kiwi, and banana) can keep the doctor away. Your healthy bowl of fruit should look like this.

    Keep the Doctor Away
    Blueberries, oranges, bananas, apples, kiwis, grapes, strawberries, and papayas — take your pick and take a bite, because these fruits are superfoods for your health.

     

    Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which help fight cancer and prevent macular degeneration. Like cranberries, they contain compounds that can protect against urinary tract infections.

    Oranges: A single orange gives you almost a full day’s vitamin C, plus potassium.
    The opaque membrane around each wedge has hesperidin, which may lower cholesterol.Even the scent is calming, according to research.

    Apples: Eat the skin for a high dose of fiber — both soluble (the type that helps lower cholesterol) and insoluble (it keeps you regular). In addition to meeting 15 percent of your daily fiber needs, an apple is crammed with antioxidants

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    Bananas: High in potassium and low in sodium, bananas help lower your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Bonus: Protease inhibitors that can prevent stomach ulcers.

    Kiwis: Ounce for ounce, kiwis contain more than twice as much vitamin C as oranges,
    plus they may lower the risk of cataracts and could even protect DNA from damage.

    Red & Purple Grapes: Red wine isn’t the only source of resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant that could help fight heart disease. You get nearly as much resveratrol in a cup of dark-colored grapes as you do in a five-ounce glass of merlot.

    Strawberries: A daily handful helps control type 2 diabetes and stave off heart disease and inflammation. Strawberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants.

    Papayas: These contain papain, a substance that helps improve your digestion.
    Papayas also provide a lot of vitamin C and are a good source of folate.

    Originally published in Ladies’ Home Journal, May 2009.

  2. 10 miracle healing powers of grapes

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    By Michelle Schoffro Cook | July 12, 2012

    Research continues on the vast health benefits of resveratrol, found in purple or red grapes. Here are some of the amazing healing benefits of resveratrol:

    Power Up Your Weight Loss: Exciting research led by MaryAnne DellaFera, PhD at the University of Georgia found that resveratrol (particularly when combined with soy isoflavones) works on the body in two ways to significantly assist with weight loss efforts: 1) it dramatically reduces cells’ ability to store fat by about 130 percent; and 2) causes fat cells to disintegrate at a rate 246 percent higher than normal.

    Protect Your Heart: In research, resveratrol demonstrated the ability to improve the dilation of blood vessels, which may allow blood to flow more easily through blood vessels. It has also been shown to relax the walls of the blood vessels, making their diameter larger, thereby lowering blood pressure, and allowing a higher volume of blood to flow through all areas of the body, delivering increased oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells. Another study found that just 10 mg of supplementary resveratrol resulted in a dramatic reduction in heart-attack risk factors.

    Mop Up Brain Damaging Plaques: Studies at the University of Switzerland proved resveratrol’s brain-protecting ability. They found that resveratrol mopped up brain-damaging plaques and free radicals, which have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. So powerful is this important nutrient that it has even been referred to as “Reverse-it-all” by many health practitioners. Continue reading


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