Fruit and Nutrition
Fruits are nature’s wonderful medicines packed
with vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and many phyto-nutrients (Plant
derived micronutrients). They are an absolute feast to our sight, not
just because of their color and flavor but their unique
nutrition-profile that help the body stay fit and healthy! Use this information to create your favorite mix to maintain or build your ideal health needs.
Fruits are low in calories
and fat and are a
source of simple sugars, fiber, and vitamins, which are essential for
optimizing our health.
Fruits provide plenty of
soluble dietary fiber,
which helps to
ward of cholesterol and fats from the body and to get relief from
constipation as well.
Fruits contain many anti-oxidants like poly-phenolic
flavonoids, vitamin-C, and anthocyanins. These compounds, firstly,
help human body protected from oxidant stress, diseases, and cancers,
help the body develop capacity to fight against these ailments by
boosting our immunity level. Many fruits, when compared to vegetables
and cereals, have very high anti-oxidant value, which is something
measured by their "Oxygen
Radical Absorbent Capacity" or (ORAC).
Anthocyanins are flavonoid category of
poly-phenolic compounds found in some "blue-fruits" like
blue-black grapes, mulberries, acai berry, chokeberry, blueberries,
blackberries, and in many vegetables featuring blue or deep purple
color. Eating fruits rich in blue pigments offers many health benefits.
These compounds have potent anti-oxidant properties, remove free
radicals from the body, and thus offer protection against cancers,
aging, infections, etc. These pigments tend to concentrate just
underneath the skin.
Fruit’s health benefiting properties are
because of their richness in vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients,
anti-oxidants, which helps the body prevent or at least prolong the
natural changes of aging by protecting and rejuvenating cells, tissues
and organs. Their overall benefits are manifold! Fruit nutrition
are infinite! You are protecting yourself from minor ailments like
wrinkling of skin, hair-fall, and memory loss to major ailments like
age-related macular degeneration (AMRD) of the retina in the eyes,
Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancers, weak bones (osteoporosis)…etc., and
of fruit nutrition