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Greatness In Guava

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

If you are looking for a fruit that would give you high-impact goodness in many ways, then you need to try the guava.

The guava is rich in vitamin C (5 times as much as an orange) and high in fiber (it contains more fiber than an apple, apricot, banana and nectarine combined). With 9g of dietary fiber per cup of the fruit, the guava is great for helping to lower blood cholesterol and reducing your risk of heart diseases and Type 2 diabetes.

Guavas also contain a very powerful antioxidant known as lycopene, which is a major protective factor against the growth of tumors, especially lung, breast and prostate cancers.

In addition, guavas are also rich in vitamin A, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium (calcium is rarely found in fruits).

References
[1] Yeager, Selene, et al. The Doctors Book of Food Remedies. New York, NY: Rodale, 2007. Print.
[2] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

Little Known Goodness In This Fuzzy Fruit

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The fuzzy fruit kiwi is a rich source of vitamin E and A, folic acid, minerals (like magnesium, copper, phosphorus), pectin fiber and potassium (20% more than bananas).

Highly packed with vitamin C, eating this fruit daily can give your immunity a great boost. Consumption of the fruit has also been associated with less respiratory problems like shortness of breath, wheezing and night coughing.

The kiwi fruit also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which are linked in the prevention of macular degeneration.

References
[1] Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.
[2] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

The Goodness In Plums

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

With over two thousand varieties of plums available, these fruits are packed with vitamin C and fiber. This makes plums a natural cure for constipation.

Plums are also a good source of vitamin B1, B2 and B6.

Plums are also rich in antioxidants neochlorogenic and chlorogenic acid that give you oxidative protection and reduce your risk of cancer.

References
[1] Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.
[2] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

posted by Cindy L. Tjol

The saying is no cliche. Apples can indeed do a great deal for your health if you include them in your regular diet.

The skin of this fruit contains antioxidant quercetin which has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. This means that eating apples can help with your symptoms of arthritis as well as allergies.

Apples also contain both insoluble and soluble fiber, which are important for reducing your risk of cancer, asthma, cholesterol, blood pressure, heart diseases and type II diabetes.

The insoluble fiber in apples also helps promote regular bowel movements, and as such is helpful whether you have constipation or diarrhea.

For maximal health benefits, eat your apples in their fresh form!

References
[1] Murray, Michael, ND., Pizzorno, Joseph, ND., and Pizzorno, Lara, MA, LMT. The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2005. Print.
[2] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.

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