1. Regularly eating fruit, such as apples, can contribute to weight loss.
2. Cooking Brussels sprouts releases a sulfur compound, and the longer they’re cooked, the more they smell.
3. About 19 percent of American adults don’t ever eat raw tomatoes.
4. Eating melon and pineapple can make your vagina taste sweeter.
5. It’s rare for people to like both raw and cooked tomatoes, because of their wildly different textures.
6. People dislike cilantro because they are sensentive to the aldehydes that give it its fragrance, finding the smell and flavor to be soapy.
7. There is a fungus among us; it’s mushrooms, which are a type of fungus.
8. The term “fungiphobia” describes the fear of mushrooms.
9. Bananas shrink sodium-induced belly bloat by asorbing water retention.
10. Packaged foods labeled gluten-free just recently started meaning that the item is actually free of gluten.
11. If you pick up beer or alcohol that calls itself gluten-free, be warned that the label is not regulated by the FDA.
12. Ginger alleviates nausea and eases digestion.
13. Eating eggs can improve your reflexes.
14. Olive oil is light sensitive, so choose one in a dark bottle.
15. People who eat nuts every day are less likely to die of cancer.
16. Red wine may help prevent cavities.
17. Eggs are safe to eat for three to five weeks after their purchase date.
18. The flesh, skin and seeds of grapes used in red wine contain melatonin in a form that’s very similar to the hormone we produce in the body to go to sleep at night.
19. Low-fat foods are often higher in sugar than full-fat versions.
20. Your body expends more calories breaking down honey than sugar, so opt for the sticky stuff instead.
21. Dark leafy greens (kale, collards, arugula, spinach, or any other that you like) are good for your eyes.
22. When we’re in a good mood, we choose healthier food over indulgent snacks.
23. If you make your own kale chips, you’ll cut their fat and salt content in half.
24. Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family.
25. Sprouted garlic has more antioxidants, which is good news for your immune system and your heart.
26. Tomatoes help lower your blood pressure.
27. Prunes are packed with wrinkle-fighting antioxidants.
28. Eating foods with lycopene (a carotenoid found in red and pink produce) can make you less susceptible to sunburn. A great source is tomato paste!
29. The smell of fruit will make you choose healthier foods.
30. When you eat cereal with big flakes, you’ll automatically eat less than if you eat cereal with small flakes.
31. The average adult eats 92 percent of what’s put on her plate.
32. The capsaicin in hot peppers dilates blood vessels, increasing circulation and stimulating nerve endings all over your body, which can help rev up libido.
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