Watermelon for diabetes, here’s why diabetics should stay away from this fruit

Watermelon is known to be the favourite fruit of many people, but if you are a diabetic, you are bound to ask whether it is safe for you. We don’t want our favourite fruit to end up increasing our blood sugar levels right? The watermelon belongs to the gourd family, and has good nutritional value and is a great source of lycopene, which reduces your risk of cancer and heart disease. So considering that it has a high glycemic index and is a source of carbohydrates, should it be avoided by diabetics? “Watermelon…

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Why Ayurveda Doesn’t Recommend Drinking Fruit Juices With Meals

Highlights Fruit Juice is considered good for health But if consumed with meal they can do more harm than good Ayurveda doesn’t recommend drinking Fruit Juices with meal Fruit juices are great for those who are not in a mood to eat whole fruits (which is definitely a much more healthier option). In times of flu or fever, fresh fruit juices are the best way to ensure steady inflow of vitamin and nutrients. Be it orange, mausambi, apple or pineapple, there are so many fruits, out of which you can prepare…

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Is Litchi Poisonous? Here’s How Toxins in the Fruit Killed Children in Bihar

This juicy, lovely fruit is a favourite for many but some disturbing news about poisonous litchis has turned many fans away. The incident dates back to 2014 when a number of children died after consuming litchis. Three years later, scientists and experts may have an explanation to why this happened? It maybe a popular summer fruit, but litchis are not that simple in nature. Bihar, the largest producer of litchis in India. It became almost a mystery that why a humble fruit like litchi suddenly turned fatal. Health experts tried…

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Consuming more honey, fruit juice may damage your liver

The findings indicated that in addition to higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage, than the glucose group. According to researchers, these type of sugar may also play a role in increasing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The paper was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Researchers compared the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. For the study, female rats were given a liquid solution of…

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Fruit may be good for you, but don’t ditch the statins

“Daily fresh fruit lowers heart death risk as much as statins,” The Daily Telegraph reports. A study of over a half a million Chinese people found that a diet rich in fresh fruit was linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. But don’t ditch the statins in favour of an “apple a day”, if they have been recommended for you. The study looked at people without cardiovascular disease, and did not compare fruit to statins. Statins are prescribed for people with cardiovascular disease, or a raised chance of getting it,…

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We Can Survive on Fruit Diet, Says Chef Ranveer Brar

Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar believes that fruit diet is the only food habit that a human body can survive on for a lifetime. The chef was present here on Tuesday at the launch of Belgian Conference Pears brought to the Indian market by IG International in association with BelOrta. “If you look at our ancient eating tradition, you will see that ‘Phalahar’ is the only eating habit that gives human body everything that it’s needed. So, I strongly believe that fruit diet is the only food habit that a human…

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Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Earth is hurtling deep into the red zone of dangerous global warming, but experts say there are some low cost, effective options for putting on the brakes. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, UN members pledged to cap rising temperatures at less than two degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial era levels. The big culprit is CO2, the byproduct of fossil fuels that provide the backbone of today’s energy supply. But addressing indirect CO2 emissions — and warming sources that are not from CO2 — offer complementary ways of…

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Climate Change: Low-Hanging Fruit, Ripe for The Picking

Earth is hurtling deep into the red zone of dangerous global warming, but experts say there are some low cost, effective options for putting on the brakes. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, UN members  pledged to cap rising temperatures at less than two degrees Celsius (2.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial era levels. The big culprit is CO2, the byproduct of fossil fuels that provide the backbone of today’s energy supply. But addressing indirect CO2 emissions — and warming sources that are not from CO2 — offer complementary ways of…

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Could fruit and veg boost happiness?

Could fruit and veg boost happiness? (Mike Kemp/Getty Images) The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve wellbeing in the shorter term, researchers say. Based on national surveys in Australia, the study team linked increases in fruit and vegetable servings per day to rising happiness over two years. With the addition of eight portions of fruit and veg daily, the change in wellbeing was about equivalent to going from unemployment to a…

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How to Eat Dragon Fruit: 5 Delicious Ways to Try it

A popular fruit throughout Southeast Asia, in India, however, dragon fruit garners very less attention. Often seen in the exotic fruit section of the supermarkets, the bright pink and scaly fruit could be a little intimidating at first sight. It belongs to the cactus family, and its reference to dragons is probably due to its scaly outer skin. But get past your inhibitions and you will discover that it is a delicious fruit that can be enjoyed in a number of ways. It is also commonly known as Pitaya. Dragon…

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