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5 Most Popular Fruit Bearing Trees and Their Benefits

It good to know about these wonderful resources that provide us with some of the most delicious fruits that we enjoy almost daily. Not only to these fruits add sweetness to our day, they also offer a host of health benefits with their healing qualities. Have a look. 1. Java Plum Tree or Jamun Tree The Java Plum is an evergreen tropical tree which typically originated in India and is also grown in other Southeast countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. The tree is known to live for…

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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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