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Enough of half truths and labels only a chemist can understand. Learn the simple facts about a diet rich in fruit & vegetables.

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What the medical community keeps saying.

  • Imperial College London

    a diet equivalent of 5-10 portions of fruit a day lowers 24% chance of heart disease, 32% chance of stroke and 13% of cancer in a lifetime. Evidence

  • Harvard University

    A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar which can help keep appetite in check. Evidence

  • Oxford Martin University

    Plant-based diets could save millions of lives and dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions. Evidence

  • WHO recommendations

    As part of a healthy diet low in fat, sugars and sodium, WHO suggests consuming more than 400 grams of fruits and vegetables per day to improve overall health and reduce the risk of certain noncommunicable diseases. Evidence

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France

Eye Care

The primary reason for almost all problems related to the eye is the presence of free radicals caused due to deficiency of certain nutrients. With increased age and lack of these protective nutrients, the free radicals can cause heavy damage to the eyes.
Antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and ellagic acid, all of which are present in strawberries, can help avoid these situations to a large extent. Evidence

Prevents Cancer

Vitamin-C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin, and kaempferol are just a few of the many flavonoids in strawberries which possess excellent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Together, they form an excellent line of defense to fight cancer and tumor growth. Daily intake of strawberries is connected to a drastic reduction in the presence and metastasis of cancer cells. Evidence, Evidence

Improves Heart Function

High fiber content, folate, no fats, and high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin-C and phytochemicals form an ideal cardiac health pack, as they effectively reduce cholesterol in the arteries and vessels. Some members of the vitamin-B family present in strawberries also strengthen the cardiac muscles and lead to better functioning of the heart. Evidence

Italy

Heart Health

As a good source of antioxidants and fiber, oranges may cut the risk of heart disease. Evidence

Prevention of Kidney Stones

Potassium citrate is often prescribed to patients with kidney stones. Citrates in oranges seem to have similar effects. Evidence

Prevention of Anemia

Anemia, the decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, is often caused by iron deficiency.
Oranges are not rich in iron. However, when eaten with iron-rich food, they may contribute to improved iron absorption and reduce the risk of anemia. Evidence

Poland

Strengthen Immune System

Raspberries are rich in effective antioxidants as well phytonutrients. These elements proficiently reinforce your immune system and help your body fight diseases. Evidence,

Reduce Wrinkles

Raspberries work like magic on wrinkles. They protect the skin from the harmful sun rays. The antioxidant powers of vitamin C effectively reduce the age spots and discoloration. Evidence

Promote Optimal Health

Raspberries have metalloproteinase enzymes. These are essential for the development and renovation of tissues, however, if they are produced in abnormally high amounts, they may act as a catalyst for cancer development. Evidence 1Evidence 2

Cost Rica

May help with weight loss

No study has directly tested the effects of bananas on weight loss. However, bananas do have several features that should make them a weight loss friendly food.For starters, bananas contain relatively few calories. An average banana contains just over 100 calories, yet it is also very nutritious and filling.
They are also rich in fiber. Eating more fiber from fruit and vegetables has repeatedly been linked with lower body weight and weight loss. Evidence, Evidence 2, Evidence 3

May support heart health

Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains 9% of the RDI.
A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease. Evidence 1Evidence 2Evidence 3

Contain powerful antioxidants

They contain several types of potent antioxidants, including dopamine and catechins
Dopamine from bananas does not cross the blood-brain barrier. It simply acts as a strong antioxidant instead of altering hormones or mood.

Sweden

Cardiovascular Health

Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) is the leading cause of death worldwide.
Cranberries contain various antioxidants that may be beneficial for heart health. These include anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and quercetin (46, 47, 48, 49) Evidence, Evidence 1

Prevention of stomach cancer and ulcers

Cranberries contain unique plant compounds known as A-type proanthocyanidins, which may cut the risk of stomach cancer by preventing H. pylori from attaching to the lining of the stomach. Evidence 1Evidence 2

Dental Health

The proanthocyanidins in cranberries may also benefit oral health. They do this by preventing bacteria from binding to teeth, according to researchers at the Center for Oral Biology and Eastman Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Evidence 1Evidence 2

Canada

Blueberries Are Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients

The blueberry is a very popular berry. It is low in calories, but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Evidence

Reduce DNA damage, which may help protect against ageing and cancer.

DNA damage is part of the reason we grow older, and it also plays an important role in the development of diseases like cancer

Several studies have shown that blueberries and blueberry juice can protect against DNA damage, a leading driver of aging and cancer. Evidence.

Protect Cholesterol in The Blood From Becoming Damaged

The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to protect LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) from oxidative damage, a crucial step in the pathway towards heart disease. Evidence

France

Oxidative Stress

Spinach has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight aging and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes. Evidence

Eye Health

Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health. These compounds may help block or reverse the damage caused by sunlight. Evidence

 

Cancer Prevention

Spinach contains high amounts of antioxidants and other compounds that may suppress the growth of human cancer cells. Evidence

Italy

Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

Given the incredibly low calorie content, kale is among the most nutrient dense foods in existence. Eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet. Evidence

 

There Are Numerous Cancer-Fighting Substances in Kale

This includes sulforaphane, a substance that has been shown to help fight the formation of cancer at the molecular level
It also contains a indole-3-carbinol, another substance that is believed to help prevent cancer. Evidence 1Evidence 2Evidence 3Evidence 4

Can Help Lower Cholesterol,

Kale contains substances that bind bile acids and lower cholesterol levels in the body. Steamed kale is particularly effective. Evidence

Guatemala

Almost all the carbs in them are fiber.

Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. This gives them the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water. Fiber also has various beneficial effects on health.

High in quality protein.

Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings. Evidence Evidence

Can cause major improvements in type 2 diabetes

A study in type 2 diabetics showed that chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation. Evidence 1,

Germany

Good for your heart

Apples have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. One reason may be that apples contain soluble fiber, which is the kind that can help lower your blood cholesterol levels.
They also contain polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects. Many of these are concentrated in the peel. Evidence

Lower Diabetes Risk

In one large study, eating an apple a day was linked to a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to not eating any apples. Even eating just a few apples a week had a similarly protective effect. Evidence

Prevents Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease

The antioxidant effects of all the phytonutrient compounds in apples certainly help to reduce Alzheimer’s diseases, since the degeneration of the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s has been linked to free radical activity. Apples also increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is linked to concentration, problem-solving, and memory. In terms of Parkinson’s, apples stop the gradual breakdown of dopamine-producing nerve cells, which can be an underlying cause of the disease. Evidence, Evidence2, Evidence3

Vietname

Anti-inflammatory properties

Pineapple is the only major dietary source of bromelain.
Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, which means it’s a mixture of enzymes that digest protein. Its anti-inflammatory properties include the reduction of swelling and bruising. You can also think of it as a scavenger enzyme, helping to clean up damaged cells.

Heart benefits

The vitamin C in pineapple juice may also help to protect against heart disease. A number of studies — including one from Finland and another from China — show that higher vitamin C intake causes a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease. Also, like cancer, heart disease risk reduces with a high-fiber diet. Finland studyChina study

May reduce muscle pain and soreness

It acts by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors, and appears to be toxic to cancer cells, causing cell death.
A study in mice with colon cancer revealed cinnamon to be a potent activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth.

These findings were supported by test tube experiments, which showed that cinnamon activates protective antioxidant responses in human colon cells

Evidence

Reduces menstrual pain

One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain. In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

Evidence

The active ingredient can help fight infections

Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.
Evidence,
Evidence 2

Brasil

Boost brain function

Acai may counteract the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in the brain and help stimulate its “housekeeping” response. Evidence

May have a possible anti-cancer effect

While no one food is a magic shield against cancer, some foods are known to stop cancer cells from forming and spreading. Both test-tube and animal studies have revealed this sort of anti-cancer effect in açaí.

Evidence 1
Evidence2

Nutrient dense

Acai berries contain healthy fats and low amounts of sugar, as well as many trace minerals and plant compounds, including anthocyanins.

Evidence

 

Sri Lanka

Has Anti-inflammatory properties

The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower the risk of disease.
Evidence

May cut the risk of heart disease

It reduces levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while HDL cholesterol remains stable

More recently, a big review study concluded that a cinnamon dose of just 120 milligrams per day can have these effects. In this study, cinnamon also increased HDL (the “good”) cholesterol.
Evidence,
Evidence 2

May be protective against cancer

It acts by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors, and appears to be toxic to cancer cells, causing cell death. A study in mice with colon cancer revealed cinnamon to be a potent activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth. These findings were supported by test tube experiments, which showed that cinnamon activates protective antioxidant responses in human colon cells.
Evidence,
Evidence 2

Italy

Can improve athletic performance

According to a small 2012 study, drinking beetroot juice increases plasma nitrate levels and boosts physical performance. During the study, trained cyclists who drank 2 cups of beetroot juice daily improved their 10-kilometer time trial by approximately 12 seconds, while also reducing their maximum oxygen output.
Evidence

Helps lower blood pressure

Researchers found that people who drank 8 ounces of beetroot juice daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Evidence

May slow progression of dementia

According to a 2011 study, nitrates may help increase blood flow to the brain in older people and help slow cognitive decline. After participants consumed a high-nitrate diet which included beetroot juice, their brain MRIs showed increased blood flow in the frontal lobes. The frontal lobes are associated with cognitive thinking and behavior. Evidence

Tunisia

Promote heart health

Dates are quite helpful in keeping your heart healthy.
They are also a rich source of potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart-related diseases. Evidence

Boost of energy

Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Evidence

Relieve intoxication

Dates are commonly used as a remedy for alcoholic intoxication. They can also be used the following morning to prevent severe hangovers. Evidence

Italy

Natural anti-inflammatory

It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Evidence, Evidence 2, Evidence 3

Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.

Should lower heart disease risk

Perhaps the main benefit of curcumin when it comes to heart disease, is improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels. Curcumin may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process. Evidence

Helps with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world and a leading cause of dementia. It is known that inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, curcumin has beneficial effects on both. Evidence

Netherlands

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Diets rich in carotenes may have a protective effect against several types of cancer.
This includes prostate cancer (Evidence) colon cancer (Evidence) and stomach cancer (Evidence).

Eye health

Individuals that are low in vitamin A are more likely to experience night blindness, a condition that may improve by eating carrots or other foods rich in vitamin A or carotenoids. Evidence 1

Weight Loss

Carrots, as parts of meals, can increase satiety and decrease calorie intake in subsequent meals: Evidence
For this reason, carrots may be a useful addition to an effective weight loss diet.

Italy

Can help treat asthma

It’s thought that the high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants that kiwis contain can actually help treat people with asthma.
One study from 2000 found that there was a beneficial effect on the lung function among those who consumed fresh fruit regularly, including kiwis. Evidence

Help manage blood pressure

A 2014 study found evidence that the bioactive substances in three kiwis a day can lower blood pressure. Long term, this may also mean a lowered risk for conditions that can be caused by high blood pressure, like strokes or heart attacks. Evidence

Protect against vision loss

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. three servings of fruit a day, macular degeneration was decreased by 36 percent. Kiwis’ high levels of zeaxanthin and lutein are thought to contribute to this effect. Evidence

  • strawberries

    France

    Eye Care

    The primary reason for almost all problems related to the eye is the presence of free radicals caused due to deficiency of certain nutrients. With increased age and lack of these protective nutrients, the free radicals can cause heavy damage to the eyes.
    Antioxidants such as flavonoids, phenolic phytochemicals, and ellagic acid, all of which are present in strawberries, can help avoid these situations to a large extent. Evidence

    Prevents Cancer

    Vitamin-C, folate, anthocyanins, quercetin, and kaempferol are just a few of the many flavonoids in strawberries which possess excellent antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Together, they form an excellent line of defense to fight cancer and tumor growth. Daily intake of strawberries is connected to a drastic reduction in the presence and metastasis of cancer cells. Evidence, Evidence

    Improves Heart Function

    High fiber content, folate, no fats, and high levels of antioxidants such as vitamin-C and phytochemicals form an ideal cardiac health pack, as they effectively reduce cholesterol in the arteries and vessels. Some members of the vitamin-B family present in strawberries also strengthen the cardiac muscles and lead to better functioning of the heart. Evidence

  • orange

    Italy

    Heart Health

    As a good source of antioxidants and fiber, oranges may cut the risk of heart disease. Evidence

    Prevention of Kidney Stones

    Potassium citrate is often prescribed to patients with kidney stones. Citrates in oranges seem to have similar effects. Evidence

    Prevention of Anemia

    Anemia, the decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood, is often caused by iron deficiency.
    Oranges are not rich in iron. However, when eaten with iron-rich food, they may contribute to improved iron absorption and reduce the risk of anemia. Evidence

  • raspberries

    Poland

    Strengthen Immune System

    Raspberries are rich in effective antioxidants as well phytonutrients. These elements proficiently reinforce your immune system and help your body fight diseases. Evidence,

    Reduce Wrinkles

    Raspberries work like magic on wrinkles. They protect the skin from the harmful sun rays. The antioxidant powers of vitamin C effectively reduce the age spots and discoloration. Evidence

    Promote Optimal Health

    Raspberries have metalloproteinase enzymes. These are essential for the development and renovation of tissues, however, if they are produced in abnormally high amounts, they may act as a catalyst for cancer development. Evidence 1Evidence 2

  • banana

    Cost Rica

    May help with weight loss

    No study has directly tested the effects of bananas on weight loss. However, bananas do have several features that should make them a weight loss friendly food.For starters, bananas contain relatively few calories. An average banana contains just over 100 calories, yet it is also very nutritious and filling.
    They are also rich in fiber. Eating more fiber from fruit and vegetables has repeatedly been linked with lower body weight and weight loss. Evidence, Evidence 2, Evidence 3

    May support heart health

    Bananas are a great dietary source of potassium. One medium-sized banana (118 grams) contains 9% of the RDI.
    A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease. Evidence 1Evidence 2Evidence 3

    Contain powerful antioxidants

    They contain several types of potent antioxidants, including dopamine and catechins
    Dopamine from bananas does not cross the blood-brain barrier. It simply acts as a strong antioxidant instead of altering hormones or mood.
  • cranberries

    Sweden

    Cardiovascular Health

    Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) is the leading cause of death worldwide.
    Cranberries contain various antioxidants that may be beneficial for heart health. These include anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and quercetin (46, 47, 48, 49) Evidence, Evidence 1

    Prevention of stomach cancer and ulcers

    Cranberries contain unique plant compounds known as A-type proanthocyanidins, which may cut the risk of stomach cancer by preventing H. pylori from attaching to the lining of the stomach. Evidence 1Evidence 2

    Dental Health

    The proanthocyanidins in cranberries may also benefit oral health. They do this by preventing bacteria from binding to teeth, according to researchers at the Center for Oral Biology and Eastman Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Evidence 1Evidence 2

  • blueberries

    Canada

    Blueberries Are Low in Calories, But High in Nutrients

    The blueberry is a very popular berry. It is low in calories, but high in fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Evidence

    Reduce DNA damage, which may help protect against ageing and cancer.

    DNA damage is part of the reason we grow older, and it also plays an important role in the development of diseases like cancer

    Several studies have shown that blueberries and blueberry juice can protect against DNA damage, a leading driver of aging and cancer. Evidence.

    Protect Cholesterol in The Blood From Becoming Damaged

    The antioxidants in blueberries have been shown to protect LDL lipoproteins (the “bad” cholesterol) from oxidative damage, a crucial step in the pathway towards heart disease. Evidence

  • spinach

    France

    Oxidative Stress

    Spinach has been shown to reduce oxidative stress. The antioxidants found in spinach may help fight aging and reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes. Evidence

    Eye Health

    Spinach contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which are beneficial for eye health. These compounds may help block or reverse the damage caused by sunlight. Evidence

     

    Cancer Prevention

    Spinach contains high amounts of antioxidants and other compounds that may suppress the growth of human cancer cells. Evidence

  • kale

    Italy

    Most Nutrient Dense Foods on The Planet

    Given the incredibly low calorie content, kale is among the most nutrient dense foods in existence. Eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet. Evidence

     

    There Are Numerous Cancer-Fighting Substances in Kale

    This includes sulforaphane, a substance that has been shown to help fight the formation of cancer at the molecular level
    It also contains a indole-3-carbinol, another substance that is believed to help prevent cancer. Evidence 1Evidence 2Evidence 3Evidence 4

    Can Help Lower Cholesterol,

    Kale contains substances that bind bile acids and lower cholesterol levels in the body. Steamed kale is particularly effective. Evidence

  • chia seeds

    Guatemala

    Almost all the carbs in them are fiber.

    Almost all of the carbohydrates in chia seeds are fiber. This gives them the ability to absorb 10-12 times their weight in water. Fiber also has various beneficial effects on health.

    High in quality protein.

    Chia seeds are high in quality protein, much higher than most plant foods. Protein is the most weight loss friendly macronutrient and can drastically reduce appetite and cravings. Evidence Evidence

    Can cause major improvements in type 2 diabetes

    A study in type 2 diabetics showed that chia seeds can significantly lower blood pressure and a marker for inflammation. Evidence 1,

  • apple

    Germany

    Good for your heart

    Apples have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. One reason may be that apples contain soluble fiber, which is the kind that can help lower your blood cholesterol levels.
    They also contain polyphenols, which have antioxidant effects. Many of these are concentrated in the peel. Evidence

    Lower Diabetes Risk

    In one large study, eating an apple a day was linked to a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to not eating any apples. Even eating just a few apples a week had a similarly protective effect. Evidence

    Prevents Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease

    The antioxidant effects of all the phytonutrient compounds in apples certainly help to reduce Alzheimer’s diseases, since the degeneration of the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s has been linked to free radical activity. Apples also increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is linked to concentration, problem-solving, and memory. In terms of Parkinson’s, apples stop the gradual breakdown of dopamine-producing nerve cells, which can be an underlying cause of the disease. Evidence, Evidence2, Evidence3

  • pineapple

    Vietname

    Anti-inflammatory properties

    Pineapple is the only major dietary source of bromelain.
    Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, which means it’s a mixture of enzymes that digest protein. Its anti-inflammatory properties include the reduction of swelling and bruising. You can also think of it as a scavenger enzyme, helping to clean up damaged cells.

    Heart benefits

    The vitamin C in pineapple juice may also help to protect against heart disease. A number of studies — including one from Finland and another from China — show that higher vitamin C intake causes a decrease in the risk of coronary heart disease. Also, like cancer, heart disease risk reduces with a high-fiber diet. Finland studyChina study

  • ginger

    May reduce muscle pain and soreness

    It acts by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors, and appears to be toxic to cancer cells, causing cell death.
    A study in mice with colon cancer revealed cinnamon to be a potent activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth.

    These findings were supported by test tube experiments, which showed that cinnamon activates protective antioxidant responses in human colon cells

    Evidence

    Reduces menstrual pain

    One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain. In one study, 150 women were instructed to take 1 gram of ginger powder per day, for the first 3 days of the menstrual period. Ginger managed to reduce pain as effectively as the drugs mefenamic acid and ibuprofen.

    Evidence

    The active ingredient can help fight infections

    Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. In fact, ginger extract can inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria.
    Evidence,
    Evidence 2
  • açai

    Brasil

    Boost brain function

    Acai may counteract the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in the brain and help stimulate its “housekeeping” response. Evidence

    May have a possible anti-cancer effect

    While no one food is a magic shield against cancer, some foods are known to stop cancer cells from forming and spreading. Both test-tube and animal studies have revealed this sort of anti-cancer effect in açaí.

    Evidence 1
    Evidence2

    Nutrient dense

    Acai berries contain healthy fats and low amounts of sugar, as well as many trace minerals and plant compounds, including anthocyanins.

    Evidence

     

  • cinnamon

    Sri Lanka

    Has Anti-inflammatory properties

    The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower the risk of disease.
    Evidence

    May cut the risk of heart disease

    It reduces levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while HDL cholesterol remains stable

    More recently, a big review study concluded that a cinnamon dose of just 120 milligrams per day can have these effects. In this study, cinnamon also increased HDL (the “good”) cholesterol.
    Evidence,
    Evidence 2

    May be protective against cancer

    It acts by reducing the growth of cancer cells and the formation of blood vessels in tumors, and appears to be toxic to cancer cells, causing cell death. A study in mice with colon cancer revealed cinnamon to be a potent activator of detoxifying enzymes in the colon, protecting against further cancer growth. These findings were supported by test tube experiments, which showed that cinnamon activates protective antioxidant responses in human colon cells.
    Evidence,
    Evidence 2

  • beetroot

    Italy

    Can improve athletic performance

    According to a small 2012 study, drinking beetroot juice increases plasma nitrate levels and boosts physical performance. During the study, trained cyclists who drank 2 cups of beetroot juice daily improved their 10-kilometer time trial by approximately 12 seconds, while also reducing their maximum oxygen output.
    Evidence

    Helps lower blood pressure

    Researchers found that people who drank 8 ounces of beetroot juice daily lowered both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Evidence

    May slow progression of dementia

    According to a 2011 study, nitrates may help increase blood flow to the brain in older people and help slow cognitive decline. After participants consumed a high-nitrate diet which included beetroot juice, their brain MRIs showed increased blood flow in the frontal lobes. The frontal lobes are associated with cognitive thinking and behavior. Evidence

  • dates

    Tunisia

    Promote heart health

    Dates are quite helpful in keeping your heart healthy.
    They are also a rich source of potassium, which studies have shown to reduce the risk of stroke and other heart-related diseases. Evidence

    Boost of energy

    Dates are high in natural sugars like glucose, fructose, and sucrose. Therefore, they are the perfect snack for an immediate burst of energy. Evidence

    Relieve intoxication

    Dates are commonly used as a remedy for alcoholic intoxication. They can also be used the following morning to prevent severe hangovers. Evidence

  • turmeric

    Italy

    Natural anti-inflammatory

    It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Evidence, Evidence 2, Evidence 3

    Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.

    Should lower heart disease risk

    Perhaps the main benefit of curcumin when it comes to heart disease, is improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels. Curcumin may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process. Evidence

    Helps with Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world and a leading cause of dementia. It is known that inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, curcumin has beneficial effects on both. Evidence

  • carrot

    Netherlands

    Reduced Risk of Cancer

    Diets rich in carotenes may have a protective effect against several types of cancer.
    This includes prostate cancer (Evidence) colon cancer (Evidence) and stomach cancer (Evidence).

    Eye health

    Individuals that are low in vitamin A are more likely to experience night blindness, a condition that may improve by eating carrots or other foods rich in vitamin A or carotenoids. Evidence 1

    Weight Loss

    Carrots, as parts of meals, can increase satiety and decrease calorie intake in subsequent meals: Evidence
    For this reason, carrots may be a useful addition to an effective weight loss diet.

  • kiwi

    Italy

    Can help treat asthma

    It’s thought that the high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants that kiwis contain can actually help treat people with asthma.
    One study from 2000 found that there was a beneficial effect on the lung function among those who consumed fresh fruit regularly, including kiwis. Evidence

    Help manage blood pressure

    A 2014 study found evidence that the bioactive substances in three kiwis a day can lower blood pressure. Long term, this may also mean a lowered risk for conditions that can be caused by high blood pressure, like strokes or heart attacks. Evidence

    Protect against vision loss

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss. three servings of fruit a day, macular degeneration was decreased by 36 percent. Kiwis’ high levels of zeaxanthin and lutein are thought to contribute to this effect. Evidence

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