Have a fruit fiesta everyday!
We would need many newsletters if we were to start highlighting the benefits that Fruits – Nature’s desserts – actually provide us! Rich in vitamins...
We would need many newsletters if we were to start highlighting the benefits that Fruits – Nature’s desserts – actually provide us! Rich in vitamins and minerals, these magic foods ensure the proper functioning of the body. Fruit fibres make sure that the sugars don’t cause us harm, and even improve the functioning of the digestive tract. Fruits are great as energy-boosters, immunity builders, hydrators, help in weight-loss, fight skin disorders and even promote hair growth.
Some fruit tid-bits worth to be known…
- Fruits are best consumed raw
Any process or cooking diminishes the benefits.
- The peels matter
They are rich in anti-oxidants, rough dietary fibres and of course the vitamins and minerals. In some cases, the peels are much more nutritious than the inside of the fruit!
- Eat only organic fruits
Most people feel that peeling the fruits reduces the chemical content…however pesticides can penetrate to the very core of the fruit, so best is to buy organic.
- Fruit should be eaten alone or with green leaves
This is important as fruit eaten alone or combined with other fruits helps the body to absorb all its goodness, however when combined with other foods or had after a heavy meal, the fruit ferments in the stomach. leading to acidity and digestive issues.
- Don’t mix melons with other fruits
Melons should be eaten separately. Mix melons with other melons, but not melons with apples, bananas etc.
- Eat your fruit whole
Juicing removes the fibre, a vital ingredient in the fruit
- Everyone can eat bananas, even diabetics
We are primates! Bananas are great, even if we are looking for weight loss or have diabetes!
- Dry-fruits are good too
Figs, dates, apricots and raisins come with their share of benefits and are good to use as replacements wherever sugar is required.
- Best time to have fruits
The whole day! But do make sure you start with some in the morning, as it helps to detoxify the body.
Also buying them organic ensures that you eat according to season.