Fruits for a Fruitful Life

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Maintaining a healthy diet during busy schedules has become one of the most difficult things to do in our everyday life. Apparently, obesity and cardiovascular diseases have become one of the most common killers, claiming millions of lives around the world in a year. No matter how low carbohydrate and high protein diet you eat, lack of proper proportions of essential minerals in every day diet leads to numerous health conditions. The major concern of an average human today can easily be eradicated by increasing the consumption of fresh fruits. Yes, fruits contain essential nutrients that can help you meet your every day nutritional requirements easily. For a better understanding, let us take a look at various benefits of fruits as a part of your everyday diet.

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Nutrients rare to find elsewhere

Most of the nutrients deficient in our every day diet can easily be consumed from fruits and vegetables. Fruits are rich sources of some rarely found nutrients like dietary fibre, vitamin C, folic acid and potassium. Vitamin C present in all citrus fruits is essential for growth and repair of body tissue and has anti-aging effects. It is also very essential for healthy teeth and gums.

Dietary fibre is another major nutrient found in fruits and green leafy vegetables. Proper consumption in every day diet greatly reduces the risk of acquiring cardiovascular diseases and effectively reduces the blood cholesterol levels; it is also good for your digestive system.

Potassium, found in fruits like bananas, prunes, peaches, apricots and oranges, is a very essential nutrient often under-consumed in our every day diet. It effectively controls the blood pressure levels to render a healthy body.

The lack of these nutrients is the major cause of above-mentioned common health conditions that we face today.

Some common benefits

The most common and essential benefit of a healthy diet rich in fruits, is the reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Everyday consumption of fruits, along with a healthy diet, builds up the entire immune system leading to a lively health condition. Such a complete nutritional diet has proved to protect the body from certain types of cancers as well.

Fibres contained in green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits can protect heart health and control the blood sugar levels. A nutritional diet rich in fresh fruits can reduce the risk of acquiring health conditions like type-2 diabetes and obesity.

A diet rich in fruits and fresh vegetables also greatly reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and control blood pressure levels. The low calorie level of fruits can also be utilized for effective weight loss for weight and size conscious younger generations.

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Many of us know that fruits are very good for health and consume them every day, but it is sometimes quiet difficult to convince younger generations to do the same. However, you can use alternative methods like keeping fruits on your dining table or packing a fruit with lunch every day. You can also send out fruit gift baskets with a note to your loved ones to remind them about the importance of a diet rich in fruits.

Gifts are an ideal way to express your love, care and gratitude for your loved ones; when it is a fruit basket, it also expresses how important the person’s health is for you.

How to Cheer Up a Depressed Soul?

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All of us go through periods of elation and those of depression. You may want to cheer up a loved one who is down in the dumps. This can be done by empathizing with their plight, give a listening ear to as they vent their feelings and helping them look at their situation with a fresh perspective.

Here are some simple steps to cheer up some one in a depressed state:

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  • Listening and empathizing: Most of the time your loved one is not looking for advice, but only a listening ear to their problems and grievances. If he or she wants to share their feelings with you, sit by her side and lend her a shoulder to cry on. Never interrupt the person when she is talking and try to be deeply interested in what she says. Don’t give her the feeling that she is a burden and waste of time to you.
  • Ask relevant questions: One of the best ways to open a channel of conversation is to ask relevant questions particularly about what she is feeling. The idea is to steer clear of asking questions which are far removed from the problem as it will confuse and make them unhappy. Some good questions are: How does it make you feel?  Do you want advice from someone we know?
  • Relate to the situation: Don’t remove the focus on her problem but acquaint her with a similar situation you have faced and any lessons you have gained from it. To relate to a person means the way you console her, not what you say.

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  • Offer advice if proper:  After considering the situation and finding out what the problem is, take some time to decide what the best course of action is. Let her know if you have an idea or solution. Make sure you don’t lie if you don’t have any idea. In such a case, refer her case to a person with a better idea. While offering advice, present one option but remember to make her aware that every problem has multiple solutions.
  • Be face to face: Modern technology makes things as much complicated as simple. You may feel that sending a warm text message will do.  But being face to face for exchanging emotions and feelings is probably the ideal method for making her feel better.

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  • Offering thoughtful gifts: One of the most warm and fuzzy feelings is when you get a special and unexpected gift for no reason at all. Giving a gift can make the day of a person and often, the gesture of the gift is more important than the actual gift. A gift need not be expensive but only creative. Small gestures like sending fruit baskets are more valuable than a costly bauble from a store.

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  • Make them smile: Bring a smile to the person’s face either by sporting a warm, reassuring smile yourself or cracking jokes in good taste that they will like. Funny stories and jokes are good ice breakers are after discussing her problem at length.

These are some of the tips o cheer up a depressed friend. Being there for them in their bad times is the best thing you can do.

How to Cheer Up a Sick Friend

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No one likes to be sick. But sometimes an illness is the way your body tells you to slow down and take a break from your busy schedules. If a friend is sick, you need to take up the task of cheering him or her on the road to recovery.

Here are a few simple ways to cheer up your sick friend:

  • Music therapy: There is no better way to cheer up a friend than to treat her to some fine music. Good music is believed to enhance and improve one’s mood. Make a music CD for your friend or update her iPod with the latest tracks or some old time favourites. If you have the talent, you can sing a few of her favourite numbers, along with strumming a guitar.
  • Go down memory lane: No one wants to part with memories especially happy memories which we want to relive again and again.  Therefore, help your friend remember all the good times you had. For instance, relive memories of dressing up for prom and dancing the night away.

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  • Present a token of love: A kiss from your father and an ice cream soothed any wound you suffered as a child. Even as adults, we need someone to take care of us and soothe us when we are sick.  So, present a token of your love to your friend. It may be sending fruit hampers or a basket filled with your friend’s favourite goodies. The token of love need not be expensive; it only needs to be thoughtful. It may be a bunch of flowers from your garden presented along with a handmade get well soon card. The more personalized the gift, the more it will be appreciated.
  • Arrange a lengthy movie session: Your friend may have wanted to watch many T.V. shows as well as movies but could not due to her busy schedule. The time she is sick is when you can help her catch up on all shows she likes. Rent a number of DVD’s for her sake.
  • Luscious chocolate magic: Dark chocolate in moderate amounts has been found scientifically to be a healthy snack. Chocolate is a mood elevator. Don’t settle for buying the usual chocolate bars from the nearby super market. Get creative and bake a chocolate cake or pudding or make a chocolate drink. You can also make homemade chocolate candy.
  • Keep your friend updated: Being sick means you are cut off from the regular as well as hot happenings of the world. It is not enough to keep track of social media like Facebook or What’s App. Try not to make her feel as if she is left out of anything.
  • Gift a 12 hour pie: a 12 hour pie is nothing but a large hat box wrapped in yellow paper and filled with twelve presents, one each for every hour. These presents will keep the sick friend happy and occupied for twelve hours.

These are some of the ways in which you can cheer up your friend. Being sick is the time when you realize the true value of a friend. Also, if a friend is sick, you must cheer them up with a visit or at least a phone call.

 

Glow this Christmas naturally

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Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year. And if somebody you know is a lover of fruits, gift them a Christmas fruit basket. Here are some fruits which help the skin and can be a great addition to the fruit baskets.

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1. Papaya-
I know it might be too big for the fruit basket. But you can always shape it in a way and pack it and give it. Papaya applied on the skin helps fight pigmentation. It also removes the dead skin from the skin. It helps the skin get a natural shine as well as acts as a cleansing agent.

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Bananas can help you soften your hair. If the pollution has damaged your hair, then a banana therapy for few days will work wonders. It also helps in tightening the skin if applied directly as a mask on the wrinkled area. Bananas are natural moisturizes for the skin.

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This small fruit is super helpful! Grapes protect the skin against sunburns. It also is a rejuvenator and smoothen the skin. If you have a scar that is bothering you, then use grapes. They lighten scars and marks. Grapeseed oil can clear up all the dandruff you have. It also cures hair loss.

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4. Pears –
The green fruit can do a lot. The fibre prevents skin breakouts. It can also clear up acne and help you turn tables for wrinkles. Look younger by consuming pears. Not just this, but also tames the fizziness of the hair. Plus it makes the hair look shiny and soft.

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This pokey fruit has a number of uses. Pineapple can cure cracks on the feet and face. It makes you look younger and also keeps wrinkles away. It also softens the nails and chaps the lips. So, this winter, do not buy a gloss instead use pineapples. It also helps in growing hair faster.

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This cute little red fruit can aid the health, but it also is a multivitamin to the skin. It lightens the dark patches on the body and face.

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No, we are not talking about the mobile company. We are talking about the fruit. Blackberries hydrate and rejuvenate the skin. They treat cuts too. Also, people with oily skin should always use blackberries. It is also a natural cleanser for the body and face. Keeps the skin glowing and marks free.

berrySeveral other fruits do wonders to the skin but start with these few towards better skin care. See the magic yourself by eating and using some fruits in your day to day life. You can also send fruit basket containing these healthy fruits to your loved ones.

Don’t Diet; Eat Fruits

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People are going berserk with the idea of dieting these days. And they do not realise that they have been missing out on some important nutrients for their body. The eating habits have changed and are being focused more towards junk food rather than nutritional foods.

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If you want to get slim and trim in just few months, then opt for fruits instead of pills or vague diets. A simple workout and some good fresh fruits are all you need to get in shape. Also, avoid medications and have more fruits to save and cure you from numerous diseases.

Get rid of that belly fat without any side effects and any pain. Go the natural way and benefit your skin too. Here’s a list of fruits that contain high number of nutrients and vitamins.

Apples:

It is often said that, an apple a day, keeps the doctor away. Apples are considered as super fruits. It is heard that Apples can cure several diseases. Some of them are diabetes, cancer, Parkinson and Alzheimer’s. It also keeps your weight in control. Since it contains high fibre, it helps in balancing the digestion in the body and doesn’t let gas form inside.

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Oranges are known for Vitamin C. Many a times we see continental breakfast always consists of orange juice with rest of the meal; this is because the fruit activates your senses in the morning. Like apples, orange too helps prevents plenty diseases like cancer, lowers the cholesterol, fights kidney and liver infections and many more. Applying the fruit to your face, brightens the complexion and add glow to it.

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This stone fruit is sweet and healthy. Plum protects the heart from any kind of blood pressure. It also helps fight constipation that is if you eat dry ones. Plum can help you treat any bone injury too. It boosts bone health. Listen up children and parents; eating a plum a day can help increase memory. These are just few benefits. Imagine what else this little fruit can do!

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Apricots

Do not forget to add some apricots to your collection when you order fruit baskets in UK. Apricots are great for removing dead skin on your body, but it can also help you fight several diseases. They are low fat and help maintain the body weight. It is rich in Vitamin A, Potassium and Fibre. So what are you waiting for? Start eating them now.

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The mango season is one of the best things in India. But not just for its sweet taste but mango is super useful. Though you don’t need a reason to eat mangoes, yet in case you are not a mango lover, then you should read this – Protects from heat stroke, helps in shedding some weight, cleans the skin and provides iron to the body.

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Tell your mother how special she is

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How long has it been since you told your mother that you care. When was the last time you told her how appreciated and loved she is and how indebted you are for her round the clock selfless love. You don’t really remember, right? Then, today is the day. Mothers are easy to please; they tend to find happiness and content in little things of life. We take her for granted and her every effort she puts in making our lives so much better. But then she must not forget that only a mother can give you so much and yet ask for nothing in return. In fact, she forgets your anger and negligence and forgives you for every that time you have hurt her. So, this is our one chance to tell her that you may not express it often, but you do know that life without her would have been a complete hell and that you love her for everything she has done. This Mother’s Day, treat her to her favourite luxury, one’s she never thought of taking because she was busy taking care of you.

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  • Give her a day off- She goes through the day doing millions of chores without complaining. Give her a day off from her duties. Make her sit and watch her favourite shows without being bothered about anything. Try and cook for her, her favourites. It will be a pleasure for her. She would know how much she is valued, and you would know that it isn’t an easy task to cook perfectly every single time like she does. This will just cost you your time and energy and not a single dime.
  • Gift her health-Get Mother’s Day fruit basket delivery at your doorstep accompanied by exotic flowers and a Cake. This is easy but trust me she would love it more than anything. It isn’t the gifts; it’s your love and care that reflects in each of those.  Expressing feelings are always easy; you just have to take out some time from your busy schedule.
  • A movie date- If she loves watching a movie, take her out for her favourite one, just two of you. Make her feel special and appreciated. Let her see how proud you are of her. Give her your time and attention. After what she has been through for you, this is the least she deserves.

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  • Relive memories- The most cherished things for your mother are her memories of you two together. She remembers every moment of your growing up, be it good or bad. Collect as many pictures of you and her together and make an album or a collage or a movie and got through it together. Make her tell the stories related to each one. You will be amazed at just how much she remembers.

Gifts need not be costly for being valuable, especially when it comes to mothers. A personal touch just does the magic for her. This Mother’s Day, gift her something that she often craves for- your time and attention.

Live healthy, Gift healthy

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As colourful and juicy as they look, they are equally good for your taste buds and health. The best part about them is you can eat any amount of them without feeling guilty and also they add so many colours to your food. The way they are so full of minerals and vitamins our body ever needs help our body heal and fight against diseases.

1. Heart diseases and stroke- Fruits are low in calories. So no matter how many of them you eat you are not going to gain that much calories. Fruits contain substances found in the plant that may help reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

2. Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes- Studies prove that eating whole fruits especially blueberries, grapes and apples reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes up to 23%. Remember whole fruits and not fruit juices reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, juice may increase the risk.

3. Fight high blood pressure- Potassium contained in fruits fights high blood pressure and reduces the risk of kidney stones and bone loss.

4. Eat without fearing obesity- Fruits have lesser calorie and higher fibre. They not only keep you full for longer and kill your untimely craving for food but also keep your bowels clear. Hence, they also fight obesity.

5. Prevent certain cancers- Eating the diet rich in fruits not only strengthens the immunity of body but also helps fighting certain types of cancer.

6. RBC count- Folate or as we better know it as the Folic acid helps the body in forming red blood cells, hence fighting Anaemia. Expecting mothers and women hoping to get pregnant should consume adequate folate from food. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects and other problems during pregnancy.

7. Keep your gums healthy- Vitamin C, that some fruits are so rich in, not only keeps your teeth and gum healthy but also repairs tissues. They also provide antioxidants defence against infection and diseases.

Mother Nature has blessed us in the form of fruits. They are not only delicious, but also healthy defying the saying that healthy can’t be delicious. Wild Blueberries are antioxidant superstars and also control your weight by satisfying your sweet tooth. Strawberries and mangoes are power-packed in vitamin C and strawberries also fight cancer.  Raspberries are not only loaded with vitamin C and fibres but also so much more. Blackberries have phytonutrients and kales also have fibres along with abundant phytonutrients. Grapefruits are diabetes buster. Apples among so many of benefits zap cholesterol. Tangerines are metabolic masters since they are full of vitamin c and fibres. Dried plums keep your bone stronger and reduce their damage and cranberries help your teeth stay free of bacteria.

I can go on and on with the list of benefits fruits provide. There are reasons enough for including fruits in your diet. So, do I still need to tell you why fresh fruit basket gifts are the best for someone you really care about? I guess not. So, go ahead and get them for your loved ones.

New and attractive Christmas fruit baskets

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Express your love in an indulging way by our new fruit basket. They are delicious, fresh and  beautiful in appearance.  The fruits include apples, strawberries, bananas, oranges, kiwi, pineapples, pear, pomegranate, grapes and many more.

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If you are in a search of flawless and cheap Christmas fruit basket delivery, you are at the right place. Our fruit basket is more than a simple replacement of your money. We know that the gifts are showing sentiments and love.  Our personalized ribbon is an amazing option for a lasting Impression.

From simple fruit baskets to luxury basket we cater all kinds of occasional orders. All our baskets are hand packed. You will be sure of a defect free and fresh fruits with attractive decoration.

Treat New Fathers to Something Special

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Being a dad is a huge responsibility, especially from the first day a child is born. Fathers teach their children all the little things of life from as little as eating food themselves to learning how to drive a car or do gardening etc. there are little moments that fathers cherish while watching their kids grow and when the children grow up, the fathers unknowingly grow old. While being busy in the hectic routine; children often forget to appreciate the efforts that fathers have played in their lifetime, which is why the traditions have come up with the “Father’s Day” in order to celebrate the hard work and the efforts that have made in order to establish the lives of their children. This day does not have any specific date to be celebrated however; it is usually celebrated in the major parts of the world on the third Sunday of June in every year. At times it is also celebrated on other different days. Nonetheless, the main purpose of the day is to appreciate the efforts and the hard work that fathers go through each day, which in the end is done regardless of the date on which it is celebrated.

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There are different ways to celebrate the day, and also different gifts can also be given to show more love and concern, but a very important aspect to keep in mind is to be able to decide the right kind of gift that would be suitable for a father. People usually go with gourmet food items to present as they do make others feel the liveliest but on the other hand the health and nutrition is something to be constantly kept in mind as fathers can be particular about their health.

It is preferred to present your father with a basket full of delicious, mouth watering and brightly color fresh fruits that would freshen up the eyes, mind and the taste buds of him all at the same time. These father’s day fruit baskets can be made on own by selecting a beautiful basket and then also gathering some of the freshly picked varieties of different fruits that would look delightful together in the basket. But why go through the hassle? Because now father’s day fruit basket online purchasing facility has been introduced, through which one can easily just order any type of basket along with any kind of fruits of the customer’s own choice can be instantly purchased by just one click. This facility has made the celebration of this special day even easier; now all one has to do is to visit the website and customize a favorite basket for the father. The basket can have all sorts of fruits including a variety of seasonal fruits such as mangoes, kiwifruits, lemons, oranges, cherries and can also include the all year round fruits such as bananas, apple, melons, berries, green grapes and many more. The baskets can also be decorated with beautiful satin ribbons and personalized messages to make it even more special for the father. Another reason to choose a fruit basket for celebrating this day is to show how colorful your life has become because of the efforts of your father.

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Not necessarily the gift has to be restrained for just one day in a year, but now this service can also be availed every month. Children can send their fathers a freshly picked fruit basket on monthly basis in order to appreciate their efforts and to brighten up their day after a tiring scheduled day. Moreover, these delicate baskets will also be delivered at the customer’s doorsteps due to which it makes it even easier to avail the opportunity and take benefit from it.

AN IDEA TO CELEBRATE HEALTHY CHRISTAMS:

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Who doesn’t like getting gift baskets during the holiday season? Yes, of course anyone would love to. But the important thing is they should contain the stuff of our choice. This is the reason due to which many people get confused about what to present to their friends and family as everyone has his own choice. Further, many people face another problem regarding presenting the gift baskets which is their cost. When we fill our gift basket with different little stuff the overall cost rises up and we don’t even get an idea and in the end the overall budget rises to the moon.

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There are some ideas and techniques which, if followed, can greatly reduce the overall budget of the Christmas gift baskets. One of them is filling it with the seasonal fruits. These days, fruit baskets have assumed a massive proportion as the gift giving baskets. They are presented on many occasions like mother’s day, father’s day, as thank you gift or on Christmas.

The fruits present in these fruit baskets are of vast verity. People try their best to include in them every fruit of the season. Some people purchase them from the online stores; these web stores contain some type of baskets which contain fruits from every quarter of the world. Fruits baskets are liked by almost everyone on your list and they are so perfect that they fall among the most selling items during the holiday season. Fruit basket ideas for Christmas can be your own creativity, typically samples of different fresh fruits of the season with some add-ons of cheese, crackers, nuts and chocolate covered fruits. It can be made even more exciting by adding items like caramel dipped apples.

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Whenever you discuss about the Fruit basket ideas for Christmas with anyone or search on the internet, they never forget about its presentation. A typical Christmas fruit basket is painted with dark green color with a red colored ribbon tied over it. The red colored ribbon usually has polka dots of white color over it which makes it well suited for the occasion. Some people also place in it some Christmas decorative items which make more stunning in appearance. The packing of all the items should also be really very careful so that the fruits will reach to their destination without any damage. A message containing the Christmas wishes, written on a beautiful Christmas card can add a touch of personalization to the gift basket.

Fruit baskets for Christmas can be purchased or can be made you. The readymade fruits baskets contain in them spectacular items and can make the receiver really very happy. One can make a budget friendly fruit basket by himself, reducing the overall cost and making the items even more unique.

If you take an initiative of making the fruit basket on your own then make sure that the basket you are going to use is really very elegant and pleasant looking in appearance. If it is not, you can spray it with some vibrant color paints and make it attractive by attaching some beads, ribbons or other ornamental items. If you are short with these decorative items you can simply purchase a straw basket from the market. Then try to select the fruits of different colors and varieties. Before placing the fruits in the basket form a base with packing grass, which is available in different vibrant colors. Finally, wrap them all with a transparent wrapping sheet and tie it with some multicolored ribbons.

Whether you purchase a gift basket or you make it on your own, presenting a fruit basket on Christmas is a very good idea and one of the very best ways to celebrate the holiday season.