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Thursday, January 19, 2012

White-fleshed produce gets a positive plug

I just read an interesting article about white-fleshed produce. A recent study shows that they defend against stroke...by a lot!

It is a Dutch study that found that eating fruits and vegetables like cucumbers, cauliflower and bananas appears to reduce the risk of stroke by 50 percent...provided you get at least 6 ounces or one large apple's worth each day. The "results were surprising," says study author Linda Oude Griep, who found that only foods with white flesh had any effect on stroke risk, even though her fellow nutritionists tend to recommend foods with rich coloring, such as sweet potatoes, beets, and kale.

From The Week, December 30, 2011 - January 6, 2012