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Fruits That Help, Fruits That Hurt

Fruits That Help, Fruits That Hurt

I have always found most fruit to be a good thing to eat no matter the time of day, as it is it sweet yet nutritious and easily accessible, not to mention portable. You may prefer some fruits over others, and some certainly are better for you too, but the main goal to eating fruit and making it matter is looking at those that are high in vitamins and fiber but low on the bad things like sugar and calories. Here are 8 fruits you should eat and 8 that you should not.

8 Best Power Fruits for Better Health


Pineapple is one of the better choices as it solely contains an enzyme that is very beneficial to humans. It helps you to absorb medicines better and can help against heart cancer and its predecessor diabetes. Find easy ways to put it in your food like oatmeal for breakfast, smoothie for lunch, and top it off as a salsa for dessert.


Blueberries have a higher antioxidant than most food which helps against aging and calorie intake. They help with muscle stress and memory and give you some of your vitamin D and K doses while being low in fiber and carbohydrates. They are an easy item to add to tons of dishes, which is a huge benefit to this fruit.


Put some fresh watermelon into salads or cheeses for a twist on a classic. It lowers muscle soreness and blood pressure while keeping you well hydrated from what it is made from.


If you eat an apple peel-on, you will get a boost of vitamins that reduce the chances of heart disease or stroke. This certainly proving the old adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away! They are a low-cost fruit to give you fiber and some extra water.


Great for weight control, this fruit also gives you tons of vitamin C and A, protein, magnesium, and more. They reduce the risk of cancer which is extremely important, so make them more palatable by sprinkling a little sugar on their sourness.


Manage blood pressure, heart disease, cholesterol, and fatigue with avocados daily. Being high in omega acids, iron, vitamins B6, C, and D, they help your immune system overall. It is a great choice to keep you up and running normally.


Lemons give over 139 percent of your daily vitamin C dose; why else would you need a reason to include them in your diet? Alleviate your stroke, cancer, and kidney stone risk too. Skirt some in your drinks, or drink it straight for a boost.


The fruit has so much fiber present, it helps your digestion immensely and overall stomach health. An enzyme called actinidin allows kiwis to help with IBS symptoms. Don’t forget, it is easy to feel good when you are taking in good food.

Are These Fruit Bad For Your Health?


They are mostly carbs and contain a great deal of sugar. The catch is that as it ripens, it becomes even more sugary. So while good for you, it is important to include them sparingly.


You should only eat a small amount, as they are rich in fiber and could have ill effects. Top a parfait or eat as a quick addition to some nuts. They may be small but pack a punch.


Another fruit rich in sugars and carbs, it is important to keep the amount you eat from this fruit slight. You can freshen up a smoothie with this fruit. Don’t forget to catch them at their ripest for the best effects.


Containing a ridiculous number of calories, mostly from fat, it is essential to stay away from putting heaping amounts into anything you consume. They are currently a popular fruit, put in a vast array of things and food. The coconut filling is great for your body if not overdone.


This fruit is on the bandwagon of being high in calories and sugar, making it an add on item to your dishes. They could increase kidney stone risk despite the myths to the contrary. Like all things, it is imperative not to have to much of a good thing.


Grapes are a fruit most could eat a great deal of and not even notice. However, that quickly makes this fruit have a downside. Eating grapes could actually lead to weight gain, further gut problems, and a high carbohydrate intake.


This bright and juicy fruit serves to be a delicious treat, yet it erodes tooth enamel. Get its nutrients from a small portion of drink and skip the whole fruit. You are more likely to get health benefits from a more fitting fruit that serves to help important factors in your body.


The Lychee contains things that actually work against us, from their very makeup. It makes us unable to synthesize glucose which could lead to low blood sugar and then further problems. Eating heart healthy fruit is essential, so make sure you concentrate on those that help and are not a detriment to being beneficial.

Easier Than You Think: Removing Drywall Screws

Easier Than You Think: Removing Drywall Screws

There are two parts to removing a screw and the anchor it is attached to from drywall. The first part is freeing the screw from the anchor and removing the anchor itself; the second part is repairing the hole, and any little cracks that might appear, and, ideally, this cosmetic repair of spackling and sanding is relatively easy and the patch will be unnoticeable.

To start, let’s take a brief look at, and gain an understanding of, the different types of wall screw anchors and how to remove each one.

Spring Wing Toggle Bolt Anchors: The anchor consists of folded wings that are designed to squeeze through a hole and then snap outwards with the teeth that are on the inside of each wing facing the back of the drywall. As the screw is inserted and turned, the wings of the anchor are pulled to the back of the wall with the teeth digging into create a firm and secure purchase.

Plastic Expansion Anchors: These consist of a plastic sleeve for the screw to thread its way into and there are two basic types. One is relatively simple as the plastic anchor is a screw in itself that has been, well, screwed into the drywall. The second type has small studs protruding from the outside of the sleeve and is inserted into a pre-drilled hole that is just large enough to squeeze the plastic sleeve through. Both of these have a central hole that is slightly smaller than the screw that will be inserted into them. As the screw works its way through the central opening it causes the plastic sleeve to expand forcing the screw threads or small studs on the outside of the sleeve to dig into the drywall created a very tight fit.

Molly Bolt Anchors: These are small mechanical devices that operate in a fashion similar to a winged toggle anchor but are the most secure of the three types and the most difficult to remove by comparison. There is a relatively large flange atop of a long metal sleeve that is inserted into a pre-drilled whole and then a fitting screw is used to tighten the molly bolt. The turning action from the fitting screw causes the molly bolt to go into a “designed” collapse with the metal outside of the molly bolt that is behind the drywall forced outward into a strongly supported tripod of “wings” that are pressured into place with the pulling action based on the flange pressed into the front of the drywall.

However, the question you really want answered is, “How do I get these screws out of my wall without ripping the wall apart and leaving a big gaping hole that will take me all weekend to fix?

Relax, it’s actually pretty simple if you just focus on remaining calm and take your time.

Most of the methods below require you to create a little bit of space between the head of the screw, or flange, and the wall. You might be able to get a good start by unscrewing the screw and it may back out slightly without the anchor spinning with it. Otherwise, you need to score, just start to gently dig into the wall, around the head of the screw or the flange.

Once you have a little bit of room you’ll want to place the tip of a flat head screwdriver under the head of the screw or flange and with your hand on the screwdriver being the fulcrum, use the screw driver as a lever to pull the screw outwards from the wall.

The principle here is to create a pulling force against the back of the drywall out into the room you’re in to keep the anchor from turning with the screw.

Removing Spring Wing Toggle Bolt Anchors: The principle behind removing a winged toggle bolt anchor is you need outward pressure applied as you unscrew it so the anchor continues to grip the back of the drywall. This results in the anchor not spinning freely allowing you to unscrew the screw and once the screw is free of the anchor, the anchor will drop down behind the wall.

Removing Plastic Expansion Anchors: If the plastic anchor has screw threads on the outside of it, it might turn with the screw and you can easily remove it. However, most of the time you’ll have to create that space between the wall and the underside of the screw and the grip it with a pair of needle nose pliers and unscrew it using the pliers. The small studded variety can be easily handled one of two ways; you grip ti with the pliers and gently began to twist and wiggle it until it is free of the wall with minimal damage leaving a hole that is only slightly larger than the original.

Removing Molly Bolt Anchors: To remove a molly bolt the beginning of the process is the same as above, score around the flange and get yourself some clearance between the flange and the wall. You’ll just need enough room as you’ll next take a pair of needle nose pliers and grip the metal flange and just slowly work it, bend it, until metal fatigue sets in and the flange will break off. Sometimes it might break of in pieces but, once it has been entirely removed from the bolt all you have to do is take a Phillips head screwdriver and a hammer and gently tap on the bolt sliding it through until it falls down behind the drywall.

The most important aspect of easily and efficiently removing anchored screws from drywall is to approach the entire process relaxed and understanding that if you take your time at the beginning, the patching of the small hole left behind will be a lot easier versus just ripping it out and creating a minor disaster.

Professional drywall installers often use drywall screw guns. If you are installing drywall in more than a couple of rooms, renting a screw gun may be your best option. Drywall screw guns can be pre-set to sink screws at the perfect depth. But most homeowners opt to use a tool that they may already have on hand:  a cordless drill.  Cordless drills are perfect for hanging drywall on a limited scale.

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