Apricot Apricots in the medical arena, apricot seeds are known to contain the highest amounts of cyanide generating compounds, which the cancer-fighting drug laetrile is derived from. Apricots are orange colored fruits rich in beta carotene, lycopene and fiber.
Good for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A from beta carotene is needed for good sight; insufficient amounts can cause night blindness, impair sight and increase susceptibility to colds and other illnesses.
AvocadoAvocado (Persea americana) are called alligator pears because of their shape and the color of their skin.
Avocados (Persea americana) are a complete food, with over fourteen minerals, including potassium, iron and copper. The low sugar content and absence of starch make them an ideal fruit. Vitamins in avocados include A, several B-complex, C, and E, as well as phosphorus and magnesium.
Banana A wholesome, nutritious food and a good source of important vitamins, minerals, and macro nutrients including vitamin C, potassium, vitamin B6, and dietary fiber. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A
Research has shown that 2 bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
Blackberry Blackberries contain five to six times higher levels of ellagic acid than other fruits; ellagic acid is a phenolic compound which scientists have proven contributes to significant inhibition of colon, esophageal, liver, lung, tongue, and skin cancers in s
Blackberries grow in wet areas across the United States and Europe. Several species of blackberry exist: Rubus fructicosus is the most common European species and Rubus canadensis is a common North American species. While the leaves are used most frequently for medicinal preparations, the root is sometimes used as well.
Blueberry Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins (blue pigment) and ellagic acid (anti-cancer properties), which research has shown may reduce buildup of LDL "the bad cholesterol" responsible for cardiovascular disease and strokes; reduces risk of urinary tract infe
Blueberries are delicious and contain more disease-fighting, age-proofing antioxidants than almost any other fruit or vegetable, even more then kale, broccoli, and oranges. Blueberries are at the top of the list of 40 fruits and vegetables tested for their antioxidant potential. The group of substances that put the "blue" in blueberry—anthocyanins—are responsible for much of the fruit's antioxidant power.
Research has shown that cherries can help the body prevent heart disease and cancer, as well as block inflammatory enzymes to provide pain relief of gout, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and improved bone health.
Numerous studies, including one published in the
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, have
proven that cranberry helps reduce the adhesion of
certain E. coli bacteria to the urinary tract and
bladder walls, thus preventing urinary tract
In July 2004 The French food authority approved the
world's first health claim for cranberries, based on
prestigious New England Journal of Medicine research,
which proved that cranberry helps reduce the adhesion
of certain E. Coli bacteria to the urinary tract and
bladder walls, thus preventing urinary tract
Cranberries are naturally rich in phenols and
proanthocyanidins, and is the single strongest
protection to halt urinary tract infections.
Grapefruit is a large sour fruit that comes from an evergreen tree that may be a cross between a sweet orange and a pomelo or shaddock (Citrus grandis).
Grapes Grapes contains the most powerful antioxidants, they are stronger than vitamin C and E, protects against heart disease, is anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, sharpens mental alertness, and is one of the only antioxidants able to cross the blood-brain
The extract is rich in polyphenols, a beneficial compound shown as being high in antioxidants that helps to improve circulation.
OPC may improve blood circulation and to have protective properties against heart disease. Experimental data suggest that grape seed has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties and prevents the formation of plaque in the arteries.
Pineapple Pineapple contains the unique protease enzyme "bromelain", that has powerful anti-inflammatory effects on bruises, sprains, strains by reducing swelling, tenderness, and pain; it relieves rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and relieves indigestion.
The pineapples is a tropical or near-tropical plant, but will usually tolerate brief exposures to 28° F. Prolonged cold above freezing retards growth, delays maturity and causes the fruit to be more acid. Pineapples are drought-tolerant and produce fruit under yearly precipitation rates ranging from 25 - 150 in., depending on location and humidity. They are successfully grown in southern Florida and coastal areas of southern California. The small plant adapts well to container and greenhouse culture.
Plum Plums are packed with a powerhouse of welltrients, including vitamin A, magnesium, iron, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds, which help regulate glucose metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, assist bone metabolism, and aid digestion.
Plums are packed with important vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, magnesium, iron and are a source of dietary fiber, sorbitol, potassium, copper, boron and phenolic compounds which are active in interrelated physiological and health promoting functions. These compounds help regulate glucose metabolism, promote cardiovascular health, are involved in bone metabolism, protect against cancer, and contribute to digestion.
Strawberry Strawberries are recognized as a source of welltrients including vitamin C, folate, potassium, flavonoids, quercetin, kaempferol and ellagic acid(EA), research has shown EA as an inhibitor to the growth of cancer cells.
The wild ancestors of the most commonly cultivated strawberry today can be white, yellow, taste like pineapples, or the stalks can even point the fruit towards the sun.
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