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It’s important to get a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet every day! Colorful fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels and prevent disease. They reduce the effect of aging, making you look younger and also prevent many diseases for example, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease etc. The high potassium content in fruits & vegetables has protective effect on blood pressure, reduces the risk of developing kidney stones and may help to decrease bone loss.
7 Best fruits for your health
Kiwi - tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
Apple - an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
Strawberry - protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him" - Buddha
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them" - Dalai Lama
Orange - sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.
Watermelon - coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.
Guava & Papaya - top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes.
Fruits are irreplaceable by any other food items - they contain the magic and unique combinations of micro and macronutrients and anti - oxidants and many other ingredients that we are yet to discover!
Other benefits of fruits: Dietary intake of potassium is mainly derived from fruits and vegetables. Potassium has an important role in energy metabolism, deficiency results in muscular weakness and mental confusion and is reflected in heart malfunction.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which occurs in fruits and vegetables. Trace elements and other inorganic constituents have roles in the body in enzyme systems and in maintaining protein and hormone structure.
Amounts of minerals and other micro-nutrients contained in fruits and vegetables depends on variety, climate, cultivation and soil type. The standard health advice is to eat a wide variety of different foods, thus making sure that we get all the components necessary for good health.
"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship" - Buddha