Pineapple is a tropical fruit that got it’s name in 1664 after European explorers discovered it and felt it was similar to pine cones. Pineapples are packed with calcium, fiber, manganese, potassium, and vitamins A and C, and they are also low in fat, cholesterol, and carbohydrates. Pineapples also contain antioxidants to protect you against freeRead More →

Pomegranates are chocked full of antioxidants and phytochemical compounds, which keep LDLs “bad” cholesterol down, lower blood pressure, prevent blood platelets from clustering and clumping together, and reduce atherosclerosis plaque deposits. In fact, in a 2004 study of heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages, one ounce of pomegranate juiceRead More →

Yogurt is a dairy product created by a bacterial fermentation process with milk. According to the Yale-New Haven Hospital, yogurt is also packed with calcium, protein, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Besides being packed with vitamins and nutrients, the National Yogurt Association (NYA) claims yogurt can aid you inRead More →

You might be missing out on one of the best superfruits available. It’s the guava. Guavas are a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central and South America. They contain antioxidants, flavonoids, carotenoids, and polyphenols, and they are rich in vitamin A and iron. Guavas are also full of calcium and haveRead More →

According to Israeli researchers, grapefruit, particularly red grapefruit, can improve cholesterol and triglycerides because of its antioxidant levels. Unfortunately, it can also interfere with the breakdown of certain cholesterol-lowering Statin drugs and make drug levels rise to dangerous levels. Fortunately, you don’t need to drink more than one glass toRead More →

Christopher Columbus called papayas “fruit of the angels,” when he discovered them in the Americas. As shown in this 1887 illustration from Koehler’s Medicinal Plants on the right, papayas grow on trees, and, for that reason, they are sometimes called “tree melons.” They are a mild fruit and taste somewhatRead More →

For fruits, vegetables, and meats to be labeled organic by the United States Depart-ment of Agriculture (USDA), organic farmers must meet strict guidelines, and to meet these guidelines there are certain things they cannot do. For instance, they cannot apply chemical fertilizers, spray with any pesticides—insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides—on organic crops, and they cannot giveRead More →