Hello to you friendly folks from far and near. I'm here once again wielding a cyber machete to clear a path toward your desired subject of research.

Today, we speak of fruits and of nuts and of vegetables. A healthy portion of these three important foods, these ingredients, should compose our daily diets, and we all know it. Yet, few of us subscribe to the practice. Why is this? Why should we be so cavalier in our choice to avoid these foods? Why doesn't our survival instinct ignite and nose us toward the nutritional value of these foods?

Is it because that outside of a dietary context these words take on a disparaging character?

Nut could me certifiable.
Fruit could describe someone who may be aloof.
Vegetable... someone without the faculty of communication.

Do these inferred meanings somehow keep us from consuming the nutrition found in these foods that we so desperately need?
Am I going to ask another question in this entry?
I think not.
I feel faint. I'm off to the soda shop for a banana-berry-filbert sundae.

Your fruit, nut and vegetable study is below.

Fordham University researchers have found grape consumption may be able to help slow or prevent age-related macular degeneration, which is a condition that leads to blindness.

A new study by University of Scranton Chemistry Professor Joe Vinson, Ph.D., published in The Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Food and Function online on December 21, 2011, shows nuts pack a healthy punch and ranks walnuts at the top for having both more healthful antioxidants, called polyphenols, and a higher antioxidant potency than the other nuts analyzed.

Norwegian researchers have found that eating three kiwi fruits per day can significantly cut blood pressure in people with mild hypertension.

A study using animals found watermelon reduced atherosclerosis -- hardening of the arteries, U.S. researchers say.

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