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How Much Fruit to Eat Daily?

Nov 30, 2019

Diets high in plant foods could potentially prevent several million premature deaths each year if adopted globally.

Or as my mentor Dr. Michael Greger puts it, one of the least controversial statements in all of nutrition is that fruits and vegetables are good for you. But how much fruit to eat?

Most of my patients tell me during their first consultation that they know fruits are very healthy, and they make sure to eat fruits at least... once or twice a week. Is this enough? Can a large...

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Fruits Before Food or After Food?

Nov 27, 2019

Have you been warned by someone not to eat fruits after food? Or that mixing fruits with food will cause digestive issues like acidity and gas? Let's find out how true these ideas are.

Human beings have evolved from frugivorous apes, and we are fruguvorous animals ourselves. This means that our digestive system has evolved to thrive on a primarily fruit-based diet with other whole plant foods. Studies assessing microscopic wear and tear patterns on archeological tooth samples and studies...

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