An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Today fruits are lauded for the nutritional value and for their pleasing flavors. So much so that they are a part of every healthy diet (low calorie diet) prescribed by the doctor. They are tasty, easy to digest, a good source of energy and package of vitamins and minerals. They are high in fiber and low in calories. They are good source of natural sugars which give high level energy.
They are highly rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants work by preventing cell damage, which are caused by the free radicals, unstable molecules that are released when the body uses oxygen to function.
Fruits are excellent sources of Vitamin C, beta carotene and potassium. They also contain various polyphenols which may protect against diseases and phytochemicals with antioxidant properties that prevent tumor growth.. People who include the ample amount of fruits in their diet are safe from cancer, heart attacks and strokes. Fruits contain sufficient water content to keep the human body hydrated to an extent.
Citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C, they are melons like cantaloupes, kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, papaya and cranberries. Bright color fruits are rich in beta carotene. Fruits rich in potassium maintain a proper balance of body fluids.
A study suggests that women who eat fruits lose more weight than women who don’t eat fruits.
Ways to eat more fruits …
- At breakfast include banana, kiwifruits, fresh berries or dry fruits such as raisins or apricots and drink a glass of juice.
- Fill melon with low cottage cheese
- Eat unsweetened fruits as snacks at work and always pack easy to carry fruits
- Make a smoothie with your favorite fruits
- Always eat a fruit as a starter or dessert
- Add fruits to salads
Fill your bowl with colorful fruits-
- Keeps you healthy and helps in weight management
- Reduces the cholesterol level
- Reduces the blood pressure
- Healthy heart
- No cancer
- Better vision
- Helps you maintain the youthfulness
- Helps you deal with stress and depression