Fruit Myths

26 September 2011  |  Admin

  • “If I drink one glass of apple juice and one glass of orange juice that counts 2 servings of fruit”
     – A glass (200ml) of 100% fruit juice only counts once towards the 5-A-DAY target for fruit and vegetables, regardless of how much you drink – this is because fruit juice has very little fibre.
  • “Some fruits are healthier than others” – Different fruits contain different amounts of vitamins, mineral and phytochemcials. The best way to make sure you get the full range of all these beneficial compounds is to eat a variety of fruit. When you’re planning meals aim to fill your plate with colour – think of the colours in a rainbow and try to eat at least one serving of fruit or vegetables from each of the colour bands each and every day.
  • “Organic fruit contains more vitamins than fruit grown with pesticides” – While some studies show that organic fruit does contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals, others show there is no significant difference. All fruit, however it is grown, provides useful amounts of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
  • “Pesticide residues in fruit increases the risk of cancer” – Experts agree that health benefits associated with eating more fruit and vegetables far outweighs any potential risk from pesticides.
  • “Some fruits such as watermelon and tropical fruit have a high Glycaemic Index (GI) so they are best avoided” - The GI is only one measurement of what makes a food healthy. Other factors, such as the vitamin content and the amount of fat it contains are also important. Watermelon actually has an intermediate GI value (as does pineapple and paw paw) and it is an excellent source of anti-oxidants.
  • “Bananas are fattening” – Bananas contain slightly more calories than many other fruit (1 small banana contains 76kcals) but they are not high in calories and are certainly not fattening. Bananas make a great snack and are a rich in vitamin B6 and potassium ( which helps control blood pressure).


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2 July 2012  |  Admin

What Olympic athletes REALLY eat (Lots of red meat, fruit... but also rich desserts)

While most Olympic athletes people see on television appear trim and often even slim, the road to the Games for many of them is paved with a stunning quantity of food rich in proteins and carbohydrates.

Turkish javelin thrower Fatih Avan says he is mindful of what he puts in his stomach while training for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

ĎI may have become an elite athlete with my good performances but I can only be a great athlete if I can win an Olympic medal,í he said.

Massive meal: Turkish javelin thrower Fatih Avan, 23, has a nutritional program that gives him a daily intake of 3,500 calories.

26 June 2012  |  Admin

Artist uses fruit and veg from his local greengrocer to re-create famous masterpieces

At dinner tables across the country, mothers constantly tell their children: ĎDonít play with your food!í But for artist Alon Zaid, the habit has produced the most spud-tacular results.
The 60-year-old has recreated some of the worldís most well-known masterpieces using fruit and veg from his local greengrocer.
He sliced and diced vegetables including potatoes, cabbage, broccoli and aubergine and arranged them to look like the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci.

13 June 2012  |  Admin

Interesting Fruit Facts

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
Apples contain an antioxidant that fights cancer .
The banana plant is in the same family as the lily and the orchid.
A medium-sized orange contains the amount of vitamin C that a healthy adult should eat daily.
Olive trees can live for more than 1,500 years.

13 June 2012  |  Admin

Eat a variety of colours of fruit

Eating fruits and vegetables of a variety of different colors can give you the best all-round health benefits; each contains a distinctive blend of super nutrients that are fantastic for our well-being.

12 June 2012  |  Admin

Is making sure we drink two litres of water a day a waste of time and money?

After a nutritionist rubbished that eight glasses of water is necessary for a healthy lifestyle, experts reveal the truth about H2O...

8 June 2012  |  Admin

Eat Fruit To Help Stop Smoking

People wanting to kick the habit are three times more likely to succeed if they eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, a study shows.

Smokers with higher fruit and vegetable consumption also smoked fewer cigarettes per day, waited longer to smoke in the mornings and scored lower in nicotine dependence tests.

30 May 2012  |  Admin

Eating more fruits and vegetables may lead to sustained healthier habits

It's almost June, which means you have a little more than six months to finally complete that New Year's weight loss resolution. Now a study offers two simple changes that may help you reach your goal: Stop sitting in front of the television and start eating more fruits and vegetables.

27 September 2011  |  Admin

20 More Fruits You Probably Donít Know

I love fruit and I clearly just canít get enough of them. When I try to imagine what one of these odd fruits taste like, itís almost like trying to imagine a new color. I just canít seem to wrap my mind around something I have never experienced, but that does not mean that I wonít try to experience as many as I possibly can in my lifetime. So, on account of all the omissions that were listed on the previous top 20 fruits you probably donít know, I decided to include them and make the rest of the entries a bit more global. There are hundreds of fruits out there, but as I canít carry on writing lists about all of them, I have settled for a few that I had never heard of and found interesting. Once again, I have not written this list in any special order, but decided on giving the number 1 spot to the most repeated omission.

26 September 2011  |  Admin

A Few Interesting Fruit Facts

Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams.
Apples contain an antioxidant that fights cancer .
The banana plant is in the same family as the lily and the orchid.
A medium-sized orange contains the amount of vitamin C that a healthy adult should eat daily.

26 September 2011  |  Admin

Top 20 Fruits you probably dont know!!

I was playing a game the other day, in which you have to come up with fruit that starts with every letter of the alphabet. Apple, banana, cherryÖ. and that is about where I hit a blank. My epic failure at this game made me do some research and what I discovered was a whole world of delicious looking fruit that I had never even known about! I was completely shocked to find that there are actually hundreds of different types of fruit (no need to include them all as omissions in the comments), most of which I had never even heard of. This list is not to rank the fruit, but rather just to inform you about them. The only fruit on this list I consider ranked is No: 1, as it deserves the spot, in clearly being the coolest fruit on the planet. How many of these exotically delicious fruit have you tried?

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