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Canned fruit, veggies okey rin daw

I read a recent report from Reuters Health saying that canned fruit and vegetables are linked to better diet.

Canned GoodsIn an article, Lisa Rapaport wrote that children and adults who eat canned fruits and vegetables might have a healthier diet than people who don’t, though they may also consume more calories and sugar.

The report was based on a recent US study.

To continue: ‘Researchers analyzed data collected from 2001 to 2010 from almost 42,000 American children and adults, scoring the overall quality of their diets based their consumption of these foods as well as whole grains, dairy, protein, seafood and limited amounts of salt, sugars and empty calories.

Adults who consumed canned fruits and vegetables had an average diet quality score of 49 on a scale of 0 to 100, compared with 47.4 for their peers who didn’t eat these foods. For children, eating these canned goods was linked to an average diet score of 45.8, compared with 43.3 without these foods.’’

Study co-author Marjorie Freedman of San Jose State University in California said, “By consuming fruits and vegetables, one may consume fewer foods that have lower nutritional value.”

‘Thus, it makes sense that those who consume canned fruits and vegetables – most likely in conjunction with other types of fruits and vegetables – would have higher intake of certain nutrients and higher quality diets,” Freedman added.

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Of course, it goes without saying that nothing compares with eating fruits and vegetables in their natural state. That is, when they are fresh, picked from either tree or supermarket.

In the absence of fresh fruits, and for people in a hurry, canned goods are acceptable, according to the study.

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TRIVIA PA MORE: The pumpkin originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago.

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Turnips are high in fiber, Vitamin C, Calcium and Potassium.

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Eating a lot of beetroot turns your pee into a pink color.

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Biting a wooden spoon while chopping an onion will stop your eyes from watering.

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Each pineapple plant only produces just one pineapple per year.

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Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.

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Blueberries are a good source of Vitamin C and fiber.

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Pumpkin flowers are edible.

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