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Cucumbers: Watery Fruits with Proven Anti-Cancer Properties

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Cucumbers seem to have a mixed reputation in the natural health world. A lot of people assume that these cylindrical green fruits, which originated from southern Asia but are now cultivated worldwide, are lacking in the nutrition department because they are comprised of approximately 96 percent water. While it is true that cucumbers contain fewer vitamins and minerals than most other fruits and vegetables, they do possess other properties that make them a worthwhile addition…

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Pomegranates: Packed with Cancer-Fighting Seeds

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The pomegranate is one of the world’s oldest known fruits and has long been considered a symbol of health and fertility in its native Persia (modern-day Iran). It is also one of the most interesting fruits to consume: After splitting apart the pomegranate’s tough outer layer, a complex chamber of red seeds lies before you. These small seeds (and their juice) are the only part of the pomegranate that is edible, but – as numerous studies…

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Coconut Oil: The World’s Greatest Source of Saturated Fat

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Few foods, with the possible exception of eggs, have had their reputations so completely demolished in the 20th century as coconut oil. Even as late as the 1990s, this edible oil, which is extracted from the kernels or flesh of matured coconuts, continued to be demonized in the media as a great contributor to heart disease due to its significant saturated fat content. Fortunately, modern society is beginning to understand that the saturated fat present…

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Walnuts: The Perfect Food for Our Brains

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Walnuts are the large, single-seeded fruits of the walnut tree. Though different species of walnut exist, the English walnut, which originated in Persia, remains the most popular species. In fact, virtually all of today’s commercially-produced walnuts are either English walnuts or hybrids thereof. Other species of walnut, such as the black walnut, are seldom cultivated due to their comparatively tough shells and poor hulling qualities. Walnuts are highly nutritious, and their health benefits have been…

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Lucuma: An Ancient Healing Fruit from South America

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The lucuma (Pouteria lucuma) is a subtropical fruit native to Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. It is especially popular in Peru, and is closely linked to the nation’s culture. For example, lucuma is commonly found at the burial sites of indigenous people, and it is often incorporated into the ancient Moche people’s artwork. Even today, lucuma is Peru’s most popular ice cream flavor, trumping both vanilla and chocolate. Lucuma is not well-known outside of South America,…

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