Posts Tagged ‘fruits’

Health benefits of citrus fruits

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

citrus fruits,benefits of fruitsThe citrus fruits have many health benefits. The practice of using citrus fruits for health purposes is very old. The citrus fruits contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. The constituents are essential for the human being to maintain good health. So you must be well acquainted with the benefits offered by the citrus fruits so that you use them properly to cure your health.

Health Benefits:

Ascorbic acid commonly known as Vitamin C has an antioxidant activity. Most of the citrus fruits are much rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a very important nutrient owing to the purposes it serves. It helps to fight off many diseases such as:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Common cold
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Scurvy
  • Helps in healing of wounds and injuries quickly

Vitamin C also prevents the cataract of the eye by releasing the free radicals of the skin and increases the immunity power of the human body.

The Citrus Fruits Are Also Moderately Rich In Vitamin D Which Serves Many Purposes Such As:

  • Preventing rickets
  • Preventing cancer
  • Assisting the human body is absorbing calcium

The Vitamin B9 or Folate present in the citrus fruits helps in preventing anemia, and also produce serotonin in your body.

These fruits also rich in calcium help proper growing of the stones and keeping them strong enough.

Many other vitamins and minerals such as thiamine, selenium, niacin, copper, potassium, iron, magnesium zinc, manganese, phosphorus etc have innumerable number of benefits which keep the human body fit.

 

An Apple A Day

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

apple nutrition, benefits of apple, healthy fruit“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – this saying is true in the sense that it is very beneficial to the body and it has several nutritional properties. Apples are mainly known for their richness in iron but apart from this wonderful property, we get other nutritional benefits from apple. Read on to know how an apple can keep you healthy.

Benefits of apples

You can get healthier and whiter teeth if you consume apples on a daily basis since apples encourage saliva production.

  • Anti-oxidant

Apples can help fight carcinogens in the body as it’s a good anti oxidant.

  • Avoid Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

A recent study has showed that people who consume apples on a regular basis are less prone to diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • Decreases risks of other chronic illnesses

Not only does apple reduce the chances of cancer but it also helps reduce risks of diseases like diabetes.

  • Heart health

Apples keep the heart in a healthy condition and fights against cholesterols hence reducing chances of strokes.

  • Aids in bowel movement

If you have the apple along with its skin, you can avoid constipation too as the skin contains fiber which is good for the excretory system.

  • Liver detoxification and immunity

Apples also help the liver to stay healthier and help in strengthening one’s immunity.

So, as you can see, apples have a large number of benefits, you can have apples as a whole or in the form of fruit salads, ice cream toppings, in pies or you can even try out freshly squeezed apple juice. For all the benefits you should always have at least one apple daily.

 

Spinach: A Solid Source of Iron

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

iron rich friuts, spinachIron is one of the most important micronutrients needed by the body. Micronutrients are those ingredients which are needed by the body in trace amounts but their deficiency can cause sever medical conditions. The normal requirement of iron on a daily basis for an adult is 3 to 5 grams and it’s slightly higher in females as compared to males. Iron is found all over the body and is mostly found in blood, bound to the haemoglobin part of the blood. Muscles and tissues and organs like liver. Kidney and spleen and bones contain small amounts of iron too. So it’s easy to understand how important iron is to the body.

  • Iron in spinach

There are many foods which are rich in iron like figs, raisins, apples, etc. Spinach is known to have the highest iron content, so it’s safe to say that it is very beneficial to the body to keep up with the daily requirement of iron. Iron rich foods should be taken by people from childhood so that no deficiencies occur. If you think that your child dislikes having spinach in normal curries, salads, you can make him or her, a spinach smoothie adding honey, herbs and spices to make it interesting. You can also add spinach as an ingredient in chicken or ham sandwiches to keep things interesting.

  • Iron deficiency

Sideropenia or hypoferremia is known as iron deficiency. Iron deficiency can lead to unexplained weight loss, nausea, hair loss, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, lowered immunity, restless leg syndrome or RLS, irritability, changes ion personality and even anemia.

Heath Benefits Of Eating Grapes

Friday, October 5th, 2012

eating grapes, health benefits of fruitsMost of the heart diseases in a person occur after the accumulation of plaque in the arteries and what it does is it creates a blockage in the blood vessels which leads to stroke or heart attack. A recent study has shown that the consumption of fresh grapes helps in storing oxidized cholesterol in the body. Since grapes have a high percentage of polyphenols or antioxidants they help to people from getting any heart related disease.

Benefits of eating grapes

Eating a few grapes each day will not only help to keep the doctor away but also keep you fit throughout your life. Here are some of the advantages having grapes:

  • The skin of the grape contains resveratrol which is also found in grape jelly, juice and wine and that is important in preventing viruses and tumors in a person. Tannin is another thing that keeps these things away and that is also present in the skin of the grape.
  • Caffeic acid is something that helps to protect the body from getting cancer and grapes have that acid in plenty. So if you want to get rid or want to avoid the cause of cancer then it is better you start having grapes daily.
  • Grapes also have the properties of anti ageing and if you have the tendency of gaining weight in a few days then this fruit can help to reduce your weight in quick time.

Apart from all these grapes have the ability to cure lung and kidney diseases too.

Fruits For Better Temperament

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

fruits, fruit for pemperamentFruits are said to be the wonder foods. They can be eaten anywhere without any need to be cooked and act as an instant source of energy, and fills your stomach, while hydrating your body at the same time. Fruits are full of wholesome goodness and they are known to be highly nutritious. Most think that fruits are only for children as they are good during the growing up years. However people from every age group should have fruits as they have a million good properties that all should benefit from. Fruits have another effect on your body that most do not know about; they help you have a positive temperament.

Yes it is true! A study was carried out using a number of infants in which equal number of infants was divided into three groups. The first group was treated to a diet of condensed milk and other baby food products. The second group was treated to a diet that included baby food, cereals and some fruits and vegetables. The third group was treated to a diet of aquatic foods, fresh fruits and vegetables.

It was found that the third group of infants, those who were treated with an exclusive diet of fruits and vegetables showed positive temperament while those belonging to the other two groups were found to have negative temperament. This startling discovery only proves that fruits have a strong positive influence in our lives, not only are they good for our body but perfect for our temperament as well!