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Body of Knowledge Episode 2 - Why you should eat your greens


We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is good for our health.

But what exactly is it in these foods that makes them so good? And are some varieties better for us than others?

Dr Catherine Bondonno, from Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Sciences, has spent much of her research career examining the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.

She has focused on two compounds found in certain fruit and vegetables: nitrates and flavonoids.

She explains how these compounds affect the body and boost heart health. She also outlines which fruits and vegetables you should be eating to get the benefits.

Body of Knowledge is Edith Cowan University’s research podcast. Each month it examines a hot topic or burning question through the lens of science.

Visit the Bachelor of Health Science course page for more information about studying Nutrition at Edith Cowan University.

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