All about fruitarianism with a long-term fruitarian, Lena
is a focus of research and nutrition education, but there is no universal agreement on the meaning of ' fruits and vegetables ' . Foods that require specific instruction include rice, dried beans, potatoes , tomatoes and fruits and vegetables in...
of calorie density, promoting weight loss. She claims that you can eat as many of non-sweet fruit and other low in starch vegetables you want, because: "...their mostly waner, and fiber and nutrients, you know, you actually spend more calories, chewing...
Vegetables is a broad term for parts of plants used as food - leaves, stems, roots, etc. The term vegetable is largely defined through culinary and cultural tradition , it usually excludes other plant foods such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but...
Diets rich in fruit and vegetables have been recommended for preventing cancer. A significant reduction in the risks of cancers of the esophagus, lung, stomach, and colorectum associated with both fruit and vegetables . Breast cancer is associated with...
“Eat more fruits and vegetables” is timeless advice that has the backing of a large body of evidence. Vegetables and fruits provide fiber, slowly digested carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and numerous phytonutrients that have been associated with...
If Americans ate just one more serving of fruits or vegetables per day , this would save more than 30,000 lives and $5 billion in medical costs each year. If Americans were to follow current USDA recommendations for daily consumption of fruits and...
and vegetable consumption has been attributed to the lower renal acid load of a diet high in alkaline-forming fruits and vegetables . Other important dietary determinants of bone health include micronutrients and bioactives found in fruits and...
(mcg RE/day, recommended safe intake) Food sources, examples (RE per 100 grams). Fresh fruits and raw and cooked fruit vegetables: Mango - 523 Apricots - 260 (dry - 730) Cantaloup 322 Squash, cooked 714 Red pepper, raw - 580 Root (tubers) and green...
Steve Savage , an agricultural scientist: Eat more fruit and vegetables ! And don’t worry about whether it is organic or not . The fact is, we know less about what is on organic produce than on conventional.
Vision : Eating fruits and vegetables can keep your eyes healthy , and may help prevent common aging-related eye diseases - cataracts and macular degeneration - which afflict millions of Americans over age 65.
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Vitamin B3, Niacin, nicotinic acid, helps to convert food into energy and is essential for healthy skin, blood cells, brain, and nervous system. It is one of 8 B vitamins. It is water-soluble, which means it is not stored in the body. It has 2 other forms, niacinamide (nicotinamide) and inositol hexanicotinate, which have different effects.
Niacin occurs naturally in food and can also be made by your body from the amino acid tryptophan, with the help of B6.
It is rare for anyone in the developed world to have a Vitamin B3 deficiency; alcoholism is the main cause of it in the US.
Recommended daily amount: 14 - 16 mg.
Example sources: whole grains, mushrooms, peanuts and other legumes.
Fruits (100 g) :
- Peaches or Apricots, dried - Niacin: 4 mg
- Avocados, raw or Dates, medjool - Niacin: 2 mg
Seeds (100 g):
- Rice bran, crude - Niacin: 34 mg
- Sesame flour - Niacin: 13 mg
- Sunflower seed kernels, dried - Niacin: 8 mg