Fruits & their BENEFITS: Our body requires a variety of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, calories, fat, enzymes, trace elements, antioxidants for itsmetabolism and most importantly to enhance the immune system against the diseases and strengthen ourbody. To get the optimum health benefits, it is recommended to eat variety of fresh organic fruits to furnish our body with essential nutrients. So, here are some captivating picturesof mouth watering fresh fruits along with the information of its benefits.
>>> Cherries have the highest content of iron and disease fighting antioxidants compared to other fruits. Thefruits contain vitamin C and E, iron, fiber, potassium and magnesium. It is understood through the researchers from Michigan that cherries can reduce cholesterol level, insulin levels and blood sugar, besides raising the antioxidant capacity of the blood. Every 100 grams of freshherries have higher percentage of vitamin A whichis five times more than apples and grapes and twenty fresh cherries may keep us away from depression mood.
>> According to Cancer Research Institute of London,grapes are good for women. They help them to avoid the painful wound related with breast cancer treatment.
Grapes also protect heart and blood vessels against oxidative tissue damage. Hypertension could be controlled by consuming one cup of grape juice and one cup of celery juice each with warm water three times a day for twenty days. Give abreak of 5-7 days after 20 days and start the treatment freshly for another 20 days.
>>> Orange is one of most popular fruits in the world. Itis a citrus fruit with excellentsource of vitamin C. They arealso good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, B, B1, calcium and potassium. By consuming oranges frequently we can reduce therisk of cancers and heart diseases. Oranges containingthe smooth textured skin will have higher juice content than those that are spongy or lighter in weight. Small oranges are juicier than the larger ones.
>>> Grapefruit has lot of natural fiber and reduces theblood pressure, blood sugar,cholesterol, insulin, cardiovascular diseases, etc.It also promotes salivary andgastric digestion, eases constipation, stimulates appetite, maintains the healthof intestines, etc. Infact, this is the best fruit to protect usfrom diseases like dysentery, diarrhea, typhus,etc. It also induces the production of enzymes to prevent from cancer.
Patients suffering from diabetics are advised to eat three grapefruits threeheir diabetic condition. The purple grape fruit with plentyof antioxidant compounds is recommended for great health benefits. It protects from liver and kidney disorders and also improves skin form.
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>>> Strawberry is the most delicious and nutritious fruit that has the ability to removeharmful toxin in the blood. This fruit is recommended forconstipation, high blood pressure, skin cancer, sluggish liver, rheumatism etc. It is yet another fruit which is consumed as skin cleansing food. The strawberry is cut into half and rubbed on teeth and gums to remove tartar from the teeth and to strengthen and heal the gums. In order to dissolve the tartar the juice has to remain on teeth as long as possible and laterthe mouth has to be rinsed with warm water.
>>> Raspberries are the most delicious and healthy fruit with vitamins, antioxidants, manganese andfiber. Fiber helps slow the digestive process so that wedo not feel hungry quickly. Manganese is a trace mineralthat helps keep our metabolicrate high, which in turn burnsfat. Its seed oil has a natural sun protection factor. It contains high quantity of polyphenolic compounds and ellagic acid, which are known to restrain cancer cells. The anthocyanins present in raspberry will reduce the risk of heart disease and also delay the effects of aging.
>>> Banana has a high amount of carbohydrate that can be transformed into energy in our body. Its nutrient benefits our heart,kidney, muscle, nerve and bones. For the people suffering with symptoms like potassium deficiency which include mind fogginess, nervous shaking, body tiredness, excessive perspiration of their limbs, etc., can be improved by eating banana.
>>> Modern scientific studies discovered that an “An Applea Day keeps the Doctor Away”. While diabetes patients are supposed to eatsour apple, people suffering from cardiovascular and obesity should eat sweet apple. Eating a ripe apple is agood remedy to cure constipation. The powerful antioxidants and anthocyaninfound in red apples prevent us from cancer development and cardiovascular disease.
>>> The latest study in UK says that blackberries contain vitamins and antioxidant compounds much higher than apple and strawberry. We can protect ourselves from cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, cancer developmentand brain diseases from the nutrients and trace elements found in blackberries.
>>> Blueberries are the finest fruits to prevent high blood pressure and weakness. The antioxidants in blueberries help us to maintain brain health, strengthen our heart, fight against cancer diseases and prevent chronic diseases related with the aging process.
>>> Custard apple contains Vitamin C which is again an anti-oxidant and helps in neutralizing free radicals. Fortreating diarrhea and dysentery, custard apple canbe dried, crushed and used in its unripe form. Vitamin A present in this fruit is good for eyes, hair and maintaining healthy skin. The low fat levels in this fruit also help us to prevent from heart diseases. High source of dietary fiber in custard apple also helps indigestion.
>> Apricot is a fruit that hasvitamins and minerals and benefit our eyes, heart, liver, stomach, nerve and immune system. It protects our heart, stops the cough, nourishes our lungs, strengthens our body and removes skin disorder, stimulates the blood circulation which helps us with flawless and glowing skin. Eating one or two fresh apricots before the meal helps those who are suffering from constipation todigest their food. This apart, it is a good diet for people suffering from anemia, tuberculosis and asthma.
>>> Mango is the most popular and versatile fruit that comes in numerous varieties all having their ownunique flavor, texture, color,and aroma. Mangoes are the good source of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and contain very few proteins, fats and
According to Unani Medicine System the benefits of mangoes are as follows:
Vitamin C and Calcium in mango tightens the capillary vessels and prevents oder cures bleedings of inner parts. Regular consumption ofmango makes the complexion fair and the skin soft and shining. Those suffering fromdiarrhea have to take sun dried mango leaves powder in half a teaspoon with water for 2-3 times a day. Burnt ashes of mango leaves if applied on burnt parts give quick relief. To cure fever, apply paste of mango roots on palms and soles.
It is advisable for a pregnant woman to eat one mango a day because calciumand magnesium of mango relaxes the muscles, relieves stress and prevents abortion. Dried mango seeds are the best as toothpaste that strengthens the gums and helps in curing dental problems like foul smell.
>>> Plum is related to family of cherries and peaches. There arevarious varieties of plums throughout the world available in colors like red, purple, green, blue-black, yellow etc. Plums are the good source of vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. By eating plums regularly it produces more iron in the body which ultimately leads tobetter blood circulation thus resulting in growth of healthytissues.
>>> Jackfruit is a good source of potassium and Vitamin C. Jackfruit root is not only good for treating various skin problems but also beneficial for people suffering from asthma. This fruit containing phytonutrients helps in lowering of blood pressure, antioxidant, anti-ulcer, anti-ageing and anti-cancer.
>>> Pineapple is a tropical fruit containing proteolytic enzyme bromelain helps in digestion of protein. Mainly it can preventfrom forming blood clot due toits bromelain content. Fresh pineapple juice is used in removal of intestinal worms, to combat diphtheria and other infection of throat and other parts of the body. It also prevents morning sickness and constipation. Rich in Vitamin C, it protects our body from major diseases like heart disease, diabetes and various cancers. It not maintains goodeye-health, it also prevents plague and keeps teeth healthy, keeps skin beautiful and helps us lose weight.
>>> Also known as Sapodilla or Manilkara Zapota, chickoo is originated from Yucatan , south of Mexico and north east Guatemala . This fruit is popularly known as Chickoo in India , Pakistan and South Asia . By boiling chickoo with water, it is believed that the decoction is good for curing diarrhea. It is also believed that it is high in tanning.
>>> Eating papaya regularly helps us to maintain good health and energy. Ripe papaya is good for digestion and aids in constipation. It also helps prevent cancer in organs.
This apart, it has bleaching properties for which it is used as an ingredient in soaps, lotions and other whitening products.This tropical fruit contains rich concentration of vitamin C which is an antioxidant thatprotects us from our own injured cells, skin and the entire immune system of our body.
>>> Guava is a native of Carribean. It is one of the fine fruits for its richness in Vitimin A, B, and C. This apartthey are also the good source of iron, calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Guavas are cholesterol, saturated and sodium free, low in fat and calories, high inan enjoy this fruit without its skin.
>>>There are over 1200 varieties of watermelon and are grown in 96 countries worldwide. It is an ideal food without any fat or cholesterol. Watermelon is a good source of potassium and is rich in fiber and vitamins A and C. It is actuallynot a fruit but a vegetable that belongs to family of pumpkins and cucumbers. It basically quenches our thirst and also prevents from diseases like diabetes, asthma, colon cancer, arthritis etc.
>>> Pears are sweet fruits that are related to the apple family. They vary in differentcolours like green, red, brown, yellow or a combination of any of these colours. While some pears are of bell-shaped, others are shaped round like an apple.
Among all variety of pears, the Chinese pear is said to be having more medicinal values.