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High and Dry: The Perks of Dried Fruit

By Janis Jibrin, M.S., R.D., Best Life lead nutritionist

I just dotted my opened-faced peanut butter sandwich with dried cherries (and a little bit of honey) and wondered, “How much nutrition is left in these cherries, or other dried fruit, for that matter?” Quite a lot, I discovered after consulting recent studies. While vitamins, like vitamin C, may dwindle with drying, phytonutrients—beneficial plant compounds—remain.

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Here’s what I found:

Dried Cherries

I buy “sour” or “tart” cherries, and a study in the Journal of Food Science found that these dried fruits are rich in compounds that clobber two types of free radicals, harmful molecules that promote heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders.


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Best Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treats

It’s officially summer and that means that temperatures are heating up and trying to stay cool becomes a little bit harder.

Here at DietsInReview.com, we want to help you enjoy your summer days without the expense of your waist line with high calorie ice cream treats. We have identified some of our top picks for low-calorie frozen desserts, including ice cream sandwiches and popsicles. What’s even better than the low calories is that they are all pre-packaged and portion controlled, so you can toss them in a cooler for a day at the beach, by the pool, or picnic in the park.

So check out the slideshow and cool down by yourself, with friends or with the entire family as you enjoy something from Skinny Cow, Power of Fruit, Edy’s, Dove and more!

View Best Low-Calorie Ice Cream Treats for Summer Slideshow


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