To say at this point that the fruit is a section of core of any healthy diet seems very obvious. The fruit consumption in USA is falling considerably since 2012. In fact, 2015 was the year that less tons of fruit consume, the Americans since 2008.
That’s why, from The Naked Kitchen, we want to talk to you about the benefits of fruit, for which I serve as a reminder and I encourage them to take more. Today we will speak only of four fruits, but you we will tell you more benefits of fruit. And if all this talk of fruit os is opening up the appetite, what do you think these fruit brochettes with chocolate?
Benefits of fruit
Very rich in vitamins, water, carbohydrates, plant fibers and minerals, fruits provide essential nutrients that can not miss in the diet at all ages. Special mention deserves the vitamin C, which is vital for the agency for several reasons: it is an antioxidant, protects the cells, promotes healing, strengthens the immune system and the circulatory. Although usually associated with citrus fruits (that contain it), is also present (and many times in greater amounts than in oranges, lemons, grapefruit and mandarins) in other fruits such as kiwi, pineapple, strawberries or papaya. The body does not accumulate vitamin C, so that its excess is not a problem, as it is eliminated naturally.
Orange for defenses
The orange, in addition to containing vitamin C, is very rich in flavonoids, which also reinforce the body’s immunity and defenses, so it helps prevent diseases. Experts recommend taking it whole instead of in the juice to take advantage of all its nutrients.
Kiwi for cholesterol
The kiwi is also rich in vitamin C, but also contains lots of fiber, which improves intestinal transit, and in mineral salts, such as potassium, phosphorus or magnesium. In addition, it is a good help to control cholesterol.
Apple: a whole ally
The apple is not only rich in vitamins, but also contains pectin, a soluble fiber very beneficial to the body, and mineral salts. On the other hand, it is also recommended to lower cholesterol, as well as to maintain healthy teeth and to fight diabetes. In English there is a saying very wise related to apple: “one apple a day keeps the doctor away” (that would be, literally: an apple a day keeps away the doctor).
Banana, energy and sport
Sure that you ever seen Rafa Nadal, among other elite athletes, taking banana breaks. It is because the banana is perfect to prevent cramps when playing sports (for being very rich in potassium), and in addition, brings in very little time large amount of energy, so it’s perfect to recover from the efforts. In addition, it is rich in tryptophan, which helps to maintain the good mood and sleep better.