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33 of the Healthiest Foods on Earth

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“Thirty-Three of the Healthiest Foods of Earth”


It has been documented time and time again that fruits and vegetables support, promote, and improve overall health and well being.

The chairman and owner of Dole Food Company, David H. Murdock, currently 86 years of age has squeaky clean bill of health.  Murdock believes a contributing factor to his health success is consuming a minimum of 35 varieties of fruits and vegetables per week.

In order to prove his theory of sustained health and vitality through fruits and vegetables, Dole Food Company created the North Carolina Research Campus to study the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. It is the only campus in the world encompassing eight universities all working together for the benefit of health and longevity. These include Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina Central University, NC A&T State University, UNC Greensboro and Appalachian State University.  A comprehensive array of famous scientists and scientific equipment were gathered under one roof, including a two-story, 950 megahertz, and 8-ton superconducting magnet. It is the largest and most powerful magnet in the world that allows scientists to view both plant and human cells at the most minute level. The list below of “the 33 Healthiest Foods on Earth” is a compilation of the on-going research on all fruit and vegetables at the acclaimed North Carolina Research Campus.

1. Pineapple Speeds post-surgery Promotes joint health Reduces asthma inflammation

2. Blueberries Restore antioxidant levels Reverse age-related brain decline Prevent urinary tract infection

3. Spinach helps maintain mental sharpness reduces the risk of cancers of the liver, ovaries, colon and prostate Top nutrient density

4. Red Bell Pepper Reduces risk of lung, prostate, ovarian and cervical cancer Protects against sunburn Promotes heart health

5. Broccoli Reduces diabetic damage Lowers risk of prostate, bladder, colon, pancreatic, gastric and breast cancer protects the brain in event of injury

6. Tomato Reduces inflammation Lowers risk of developing esophageal, stomach, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancer Reduces cardiovascular disease risk

7. Apple Supports immunity Fights lung and prostate cancer Lowers Alzheimer’s risk

8. Artichoke Helps blood clotting Antioxidant Superfood Lowers “bad” cholesterol

9. Arugula Lowers birth defect risk Reduces fracture risk Protects eye health

10. Asparagus nourishes good gut bacteria Protects against birth defects Promotes heart health

11. Avocado Limits liver damage Reduces oral cancer risk Lowers cholesterol levels

12. Blackberries build bone density Suppress appetite Enhance fat burning

13. Butternut Squash Supports night vision Combats wrinkles Promotes heart health

14. Cantaloupe Bolsters immunity Protects skin against sunburn Reduces inflammation

15. Carrot Antioxidants defend DNA Fights cataracts Protects against some cancers

16. Cauliflower Stimulates detoxification Suppresses breast cancer cell growth Defends against prostate cancer

17. Cherries Alleviate arthritic pain and gout Lower “bad” cholesterol Reduce inflammation

18. Cranberries Alleviate prostate pain Fight lung, colon and leukemia cancer cells Prevent urinary tract infection

19. Green Cabbage Promotes healthy blood clotting Reduces risk of prostate, colon, breast and ovarian cancers activates the body’s natural detoxification systems

20. Kale counters harmful estrogens that can feed cancer Protects eyes against sun damage and cataracts Increases bone density

21. Kiwi Combats wrinkles Lowers blood clot risk and reduces blood lipids counters constipation

22. Mango Supports immunity Lowers “bad” cholesterol Regulates homocysteine to protect arteries

23. Mushrooms Promote natural detoxification Reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer Lower blood pressure

24. Orange Reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol Lowers risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, breast and stomach, and childhood leukemia Pectin suppresses appetite

25. Papaya Enzymes aid digestion Reduces risk of lung cancer Enhances fat burning

26. Plums & Prunes Counter constipation Antioxidants defend against DNA damage Protects against post-menopausal bone loss

27. Pomegranate Enhances sunscreen protection Lowers “bad” cholesterol Fights prostate cancer

28. Pumpkin Protects joints against polyarthritis Lowers lung and prostate cancer risk Reduces inflammation

29. Raspberries inhibit growth of oral, breast, colon and prostate cancers Antioxidant DNA defense Lower “bad” cholesterol levels

30. Strawberries Protect against Alzheimer’s Reduce “bad” cholesterol Suppress growth of colon, prostate and oral cancer

31. Sweet Potato Reduces stroke risk Lowers cancer risk Protect against blindness

32. Watermelon Supports male fertility Reduces risk of several cancers: prostate, ovarian, cervical, oral and pharyngeal Protects skin against sunburn

33. Banana Increases Fat Burning Lowers risk of colorectal and kidney cancer, leukemia Reduces asthmas symptoms in children

Courtesy of: David H Murdock
Chairman-Owner of Dole Foods

Cut back on processed sugar and fresh fruit instead of drinking fruit juice.

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