Healthy Fruits For Healthy
Living Pt 2
When looking for food cures one of the first foods you
should turn to are fruits. There are many, many fruits that fit
the bill so here we look at a small sampling of them.
The fuzzy brown exterior of the kiwi fruit gives way to a
bright green interior which is an excellent cancer fighter
because it contains a great deal of vitamin C and fiber.
Vitamin C found in kiwis and a variety of other fruits, is
believed to play an integral role in preventing cataracts.
Grapes are good for people as they are a tremendous source
of boron, which is a type of mineral that is connected to a
lower risk of osteoporosis. Grapes when turned into red grape
juice are full of not just boron but also something known as
reservatrol. Reservatrol is a chemical that is believed to be
able to ward off heart disease by inhibiting the clumping
action of blood cells.
Mangoes are full of vitamin C, and beta-carotene both of
which are considered to be anticancer antioxidants. This fruit
is also full of copper and vitamin B6. The USDA research into
the importance of vitamin C to the body has found that this
essential vitamin is beneficial at lowering blood pressure.
Oranges and oranges made into orange juice are filled with
vitamin C and folic acid. Folic acid is beneficial for
preventing a number of birth defects such as spina bifida and
encephalitis and is believed to help reduce the risk of
There are other types of citrus fruits besides orange juice
that are chocked full of limonoids which are substances that
can help the body to detoxify itself and by so doing can
decrease the risk of cancer. Be aware that smokers need twice
the daily intake of vitamin C as that of non-smokers and should
therefore drink double the quantity of orange juice as compared
to individual who do not have a nicotine habit.
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Pears are not only delicious but they are also an excellent
source of fiber. Fiber has a great deal of benefits but when
combined with a diet low in fat it is able to decrease the
chance that a person will develop polyps in the colon or colon
area which in turn can lead to the development of cancer. Pears
are not just full of fiber but also they contain plenty of
vitamin C, boron (which is also prevalent in grapes), and
potassium (which is also prevalent in bananas).
Prunes are the recommended fruit for relief of
constipation, however some people prefer to drink prune juice
instead. Prunes are good for this purpose due to the fact that
they are chocked full of fiber and they have a natural sugar
called sorbitol in them. Prunes are excellent for the bones and
like grapes contain boron as well as plenty of vitamins A and
Avoid buying cartons of juice. Most juices
are full of sugar or sweeteners, even if they
say they are sugar free.
Fresh fruit is a better choice for adults
who need to lose weight. Apples are perfect for
a mid afternoon snack.
Berries in general contain plenty of fiber and
strawberries are a perfect example of this. Strawberries have
more fiber as well as more vitamin C in them then the majority
of other fruits including oranges. Strawberries contain a
substance called ellagic acid, which is a natural chemical that
is excellent at fighting cancer.
Studies looking at ellagic acid have discovered
that it very potent as an inhibitor of many dangerous
carcinogens that the body takes in such as nitrosamines and