Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits are nature’s wonderful gift to the mankind; indeed, they are life-enhancing medicines packed with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and many phyto-nutrients. They are an absolute feast to our sight, not just because of their color and flavor but for their unique nutrition-profile that help human body free from diseases and keep it healthy!
Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, also contain fiber which promotes healthy digestive system. The amount of potassium contained in fruits also helps prevent kidney stones and bone loss. They are also low in calories, so they are more often than not part of the meal plans of those following weight loss programs. The phytochemicals in food also prevent disease and promote long-term cellular health.
Citrus fruits include lemon, oranges and lime and these grow in shrubs or trees and the segments covered in white, spongy piths. Their peel or outer part of the skin may be grated and used in recipes and pies and have long been valued for their wholesome nutritious and antioxidant properties. It is scientifically established fact that citrus fruits, especially lemons and oranges, by virtue of their richness in vitamins and minerals, have many proven health benefits. Moreover, it is now beginning to be appreciated that the other biologically active, non-nutrient compounds found in citrus fruits such as phyto-chemical antioxidants, and soluble as well as insoluble dietary fiber is helpful in reduction in the risk for cancers, many chronic diseases like arthritis, and from obesity and coronary heart diseases.
Berries come from a single ovary and include persimmons, grapes, strawberries, and blueberries. Tropical fruits are intolerant of frost and grow in most habitats. These include mangoes, bananas, coconut, guavas, and guavaberry.
Berries is helpful in preventing chronic disease including cancer and heart diseases. Fruits in general, and berries in particular, have the ability to suppress cancer cell growth and to reduce DNA damages induced by mutagenic agents. Berries have the greatest antioxidant content per serving compared to any other food except spices.
Temperate fruits such as apples, apricots, and cherries need a period of cold each year in order to flower and do not adequately grow in tropics, hence the name of this classification are Delicious and crunchy, fitness lovers who firmly believe in the concept of “health is wealth.” This wonderful fruit is full of rich phyto-nutrients that, in the true sense, indispensable for optimal health.