Archive for the Fruits and Veggies Category


Tomatoes

When I think of tomatoes, my mind wanders back to my childhood days in Pennsylvania where my folks always had a beautiful garden.  I didn’t especially like having to help “weed” the garden in my youth, but I sure did enjoy picking the fruit and eating it!!  We always had the best tomatoes – juicy […]

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Watermelon

There’s nothing quite like a refreshing slice of icy-cold watermelon on a hot summer day.  Most agree it’s the perfect picnic food – juicy, sweet, and tasting of sunshine.    Watermelon is also a healthy food choice no matter where you live.  It’s low in calories – only about 51 per cup – and it […]

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Bananas

Bananas contain 3 natural sugars: sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just 2 bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90 minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the worlds leading athletes. But, energy […]

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Pineapple

You may eat pineapple for its taste, but you can feel equally good about its health benefits.  Pineapple has been used as a cold remedy for centuries for a variety of ailments, particularly digestive problems.  Modern research indicated that bromelain an enzyme found in both the stem and fruit, may be responsible for many of […]

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Strawberries

Since Strawberries are in abundance this time of year lets take a quick look at this super fast food!   A strawberry just might be the perfect berry. At least that's what people have believed for hundreds of years. Medieval stonemasons carved their shape into the altars and pillars of churches as a symbool of […]

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Blueberries

Every now and then, a great food comes along that not only tastes good but is good for you, too!  Blueberries are sweet, juicy, cute, and delicious and they’re packed full of all sorts of amazing health benefits – like Vitamin C, fiber, calcium and iron.  And as far as getting antioxidant protection, you can’t […]

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Cantaloupe

Chances are you’ve never eaten a cantaloupe.  Sure, you think you have.  You’ve brought home that big melon with the gray, netted rind and the sweet, orange pulp.  You’ve sliced it up on those still-warm days of late summer for breakfast or dessert.  You’ve wiped the juice off your chin and maybe even appreciated its […]

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Peaches

While shopping at Harry’s Farmers Market this week I couldn’t resist buying some peaches. I enjoy peaches in smoothies and on top of my Kashi GoLean High protein and High Fiber Cereal. Summer wouldn’t feel like summer without peaches!   The fuzzy peach and its clean-shaven brother, the nectarine, are members of the rose family.  […]

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Broccoli

Today people are eating 900 times more broccoli than they did 25 years ago.  Perhaps it’s because this “crown jewel of nutrition” is one of the healthiest foods you can buy.  Ounce for ounce, broccoli has more than twice as much vitamin C as oranges.  It’s also a good source of folate, vitamin A, potassium, […]

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Berries, Beans Top Best Antioxidants List

A variety of veggies, fruits and nuts battled it out this month for the top spot on a new list of the 20 most antioxidant-rich foods, ranked by nutrition scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the end, small red beans won the day, narrowly beating out wild blueberries as the food with the […]

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