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07/03/2012

Fruits of the season may also help decrease the risk of obesity-related diabetes & cardiovascular disease

Ahhh...the steaminess of July brings refreshing sweet treats ripe for the picking. Choose from luscious blueberries, black raspberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, plums, red raspberries, cherries & watermelon. Now there may be even more reason to eat these healthy fruits as a new study suggests that fruits with stones such as plums, nectarines & peaches may lower the risk of metabolic syndrome.The investigators from Texas A&M University will present more information about the study next August at the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia.

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Fresh fruit is way too high in sugar for anyone concerned about their weight. As for dried fruit and fruit juice – don’t even go there.

Thanks so much for your feedback!

While certain fruits are higher in natural sugars than others such as bananas, grapes and mangoes fruits in general also have high nutritional value.

Bananas provide potassium & Vitamin B6 while grapes provide Vitamin C & Vitamin A. Mangoes also provide Vitamin A & C and beta carotene to name just a few benefits.

Fruits can satisfy a sweet craving and also provide a sense of fullness while still providing essential daily nutrients hence why the American Dietetic Association and the USDA recommend a diet emphasized on the consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables.

Water, which is a large component of fruit, has been removed from dried fruits and in addition many dried varieties have had sucrose added to them.
Similarly with fruit juices that contain added sugar.
Fresh fruit, not dried and not in juice form is a healthy alternative for more dense, less nutritious foods when concerned with weight control.
It all boils down to calories consumed and calories expended.

There are no "bad foods." Too much of anything is not recommended. Moderation is key to a healthy weight and healthy balance in life.

http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruitsvegetables/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/fruits_vegetables.html

Everyone of us knows the importance of fruit in our daily diet.This research has also proved the various advantages regarding the consumption of fruits with stones.Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

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