Superfruits: Power-Up Your Health with Pomegranate, Acai, Gac, Mangosteen, and Goji

Superfruits: Power-Up Your Health with Pomegranate, Acai, Gac, Mangosteen, and Goji

by Barbara Wexler MPH

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Superfruits: Power-Up Your Health with Pomegranate, Acai, Gac, Mangosteen, and Goji by Barbara Wexler MPH


The health benefits of tropical fruit consumption have been established by many studies. Because tropical fruit is naturally low in fat and calories, consuming it may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases linked to obesity. Evidence from epidemiology, observational studies, and laboratory and animal studies as well as human clinical trials continues to support the role of fruit and its synergistic benefits in health promotion and disease prevention. Learn more about the health benefits of these tropical "super fruits" in this Woodland Health Series booklet by medical writer Barbara Wexler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580541053
Publisher: Woodland Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Series: Woodland Health Series
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author


Barbara Wexler es una escritora m?dica y epidemi?loga de enfermedades cr?nicas que tiene m?s de 25 anos de experiencia como cl?nica, investigadora, educadora y administradora de los textos que prepara para un p?blico profesional y consumidor. Egresada de la facultad de Medicina de la Universidad Sarah Lawrence College.

Table of Contents


Phytonutrients-A Full Spectrum of Health Benefits     5
What Are Phytonutrients?     6
Phytonutrients Play a Key Role in Disease Prevention     8
The Importance of Antioxidants     9
The Oxygen Paradox     10
Staying Between the Lines     11
The Perils of Oxidative Stress     13
How Our Cells Use Oxygen     14
A Rainbow of Health Benefits     15
Exotic Fruits Are Potent Sources of Phytonutrients     17
Acai Berry     17
Goji Berry     18
Pomegranate     18
Gac Fruit     20
Mangosteen     21
The Science and Synergy of Phytonutrients     33
References     37

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