Topic: fruit

Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit And Drugs Can Be A Deadly Combination, Says Study

Forbidden Fruit: Grapefruit And Drugs Can Be A Deadly Combination, Says Study

Grapefruit juice fits squarely in the category of “health food,” so it might surprise you to know that a new study says grapefruit can cause seriously unhealthy side effects–including sudden death, hallucinations, acute kidney failure, muscle damage, respiratory failure, gastrointestinal bleeding and bone marrow suppression in people with weakened immune systems–when combined with many prescription drugs. More »

You Know That Fruit In Your Food? It May Not Be Fruit At All.

You Know That Fruit In Your Food? It May Not Be Fruit At All.

Attention shoppers, we interrupt your trip down the grocery store aisle to bring you a very important announcement: That cereal with blueberries you are about to put in your cart doesn’t actually contain blueberries. In fact, those blue chunks are actually a “concoction shaped into balls and dyed to look like real berries,” according to a new report that exposed what’s really in the “fruit” many companies are selling us. More »

Morning Links: Yoga Positions To Get Beach-Ready

Morning Links: Yoga Positions To Get Beach-Ready

• All-natural, portable products for your skin this summer.  (Well + Good)

Find time to exercise even when you’re busy. (Fit Sugar)

Build a healthier breakfast. (HuffPost Fitness)

• This phone app will help you recycle. (Organic Authority)

• Don’t touch her “food baby”. (The Frisky)

• These yoga positions will get your body ready for the beach. (Prevention)

Prevent mess in your kitchen. (Shelterpop)

• Watermelon is a lot more than just a dessert treat. (Third Age)

• See yourself as other people see you. (YouBeauty)

Anti-aging hydra tint. (Truth In Aging)

Stop saying “yes” to things you don’t want to do. (Your Tango)

Afternoon Links: 10 Red-Flag Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Afternoon Links: 10 Red-Flag Health Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

• Active ingredients: how much is enough? (Truth In Aging)

• Don’t ignore these 10 red-flag health symptoms (Third Age)

• 5 unusual ways to clean your windows (Shelterpop)

• The surprising thing to add mint to (it’s so good) (Vitamin G)

• 5 technology related questions ever couple should answer (Your Tango)

• Best wedding dress for your body type (YouBeauty)

• Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with these 5 new superfoods (Fit Sugar)

• How to apply sunscreen (and how not to) (Well + Good)

Billions of blueberries pie (Organic Authority)

• Body image: why “perfection” isn’t necessary (That’s Fit)

Dating don’ts: these 7 romantic gestures need to go (The Frisky)

Morning Links: 3 Fruits That Won’t Give You A Sugar Spike

Morning Links: 3 Fruits That Won't Give You A Sugar Spike

•3 fruits that won’t give you a sugar spike (Well + Good)

•Summer exercise ideas, when 20 minutes is all you have (Fit Sugar)

•7 ways baking soda makes you beautiful (Organic Authority)

•Eat your way to healthy skin (That’s Fit)

•5 rules for happier hunting in the world of online dating (The Frisky)

•Eco-friendly, and pocket-friendly, too: 14 beauty products couples can share (YourTango)

•July is blazing; you should be freezing these strawberry-basil pops (Vitamin G)

•5 foods that ward off PMS (Betty Confidential)

•Double-check for dust-bunnies; your home will thank you (Shelterpop)

•4 reasons you should book a cruise and play hookie (Third Age)

5 Strange Farmers’ Market Fruits and Vegetables – And What to Do With Them

5 Strange Farmers' Market Fruits and Vegetables - And What to Do With Them

Have you ever watched Bizarre Foods on The Travel Channel? If not, don’t worry — the only thing you’re missing is a few involuntary gag reflexes. The host, Andrew Zimmern, basically travels the world eating the grossest things possible (turtle jelly soup, anyone?). But the nastiness isn’t reserved for things like brain tacos and pig innards — Zimmern also downs a hefty share of some pretty unusual fruits and vegetables. I know I’ll never forget the episode where he unsuccessfully tried to eat some smelly durian fruit — he described it as “completely rotten, mushy onions.”

But unusual doesn’t have to be gross. In fact, it’s worth trying out new tastes when you can. Consider this — it wasn’t too long ago that kiwis, starfruit and pomegranates didn’t have a place in most fruit markets and now they’re almost everywhere. So check out some of these new-to-your-table items that are currently become niche items on farmers’ market stands. You might find a new favorite. More »