Core issues

As children, many of us grew up with the impression we should avoid eating seeds from fruit and vegetables (e.g., oranges, watermelon, papaya, bell peppers, etc.) on the vague assumption that they were inedible — possibly even toxic. As adults, we carry on this convention by tossing away apple cores or spitting out grape seeds. Well it turns out we’re operating on the adoption of another food myth: Far from being bad for you, fruit and veggie seeds are actually the most nutritious component of the entire plant!

Is fruit juice healthy?

Fruit juice contains lots of vitamins but its fructose content should not be underestimated. That is why it is often claimed not to be any healthier than soft drinks. What is true? Is fruit juice healthy or not?

Mood Berries: Feel Blah? Eat Blue. Feel Better.

Want to forget your troubles? Better remember your blueberries. Research suggests blueberries might brighten your mood. British researchers fed young adults 200 grams of blueberries, then measured effects on mood, memory and decision making. Mood scores rose 15% five hours after blueberry consumption.

How healthy is coconut?

Refreshing and with an exotic taste coconut is a must-eat in summer. But is coconut ac-tually healthy and how can it be used in the kitchen?

Types of melons and their health benefits

On a hot summer day there is nothing more refreshing than a slice of a juicy melon. With a high water content melons are perfect for quenching the thirst. Find out everything about common types of melons and their health benefits.

Health benefits of strawberries

Strawberry season has recently begun. But what’s inside these little red berries and which health benefits do they have? There are many reasons to enjoy strawberries!