Wednesday, November 24, 2010

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Benefits of Eating Fruit for Losing Weight

Fruit is one of the most healthy and natural foods in existence. There are thousands of different types of fruit available to eat, all of which provide us with strong health benefits. Fruit contains a large number of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and plant photochemicals that help benefit health. It has also been shown that eating the whole fruit or juice is best to gain the benefits rather than taking supplements to provide each nutrient separately.

It has been recommended that we should be eating at least 5 pieces of fruits every day in order to gain the full health benefits of eating fruits.
Fruit can also benefit many people wanting to lose weight. Energy consumption is thought to be mainly influenced by the playability, fiber content, density of energy and the variety of foods. Eating fruit has the benefit of affecting some these factors. Fruit is also low in sodium so they help reduce the chance of gaining water weight.

Providing you are eating about one-third of the diet as fruits & vegetables, you should notice rapid weight loss because the ample fruit consumption helps fill the stomach faster encouraging less high calorie foods to be consumed. The total calorie consumption will automatically reduce even if we are eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. There is such a variety of fruits available that many can be freely eaten without consuming too many calories thereby controlling weight more effectively.

Potential health benefits of eating fruit...
  • potential for weight control
  • more energy for exercising
  • reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • reduced risk of developing cancers
  • lower blood pressure
  • potential to lower cholesterol
  • reduced change of developing type 2 diabetes
  • potential to slow down age process

Gaining the benefits by eating more fruit

It can be quite easy to slip 5 pieces of fruit into the diet. Here are some tips..

  1. Add dried fruit to breakfast cereal
  2. Prepare fruit salads to last few days
  3. Eat apple before leaving for work
  4. Eat small piece 30 minutes before / after light workout
  5. Drink more fruit juices
  6. Find recipes that contain fruit
  7. Always have a bowl of fruit in or near T.V


What's so nutritionally good about strawberries?

Strawberries contain a range of nutrients, with vitamin C heading the group. They also contain significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which fight free radicals. These antioxidant properties are believed to be linked to what makes the strawberry bright red.

So what are these weird free radicals? Free radicals are elements that can damage cells, and they are thought to contribute to the formation of many kinds of cancer.

In addition to vitamin C, strawberries also provide an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

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Orange is Beneficial in the following cases :

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Rheumatism
  • Prevent kidney stone
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Helps prevent diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure
  • Persons addicted to alcohol have found that the desire for liquor is greatly reduced by drinking of orange juice.

  • Consumption of large quantities of oranges will decrease the outpouring of mucus secretions from the nose.

    Orange is one of the most favorite fruit in the world. Orange is loaded with vitamins, and the most abundant vitamin in orange is Vitamin C. This powerful vitamin protect our body against harmful elements.


    XOXO Leena.

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