7 reasons to eat cherries

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Cherries are not just useful as toppings for cakes but they are great for health, skin and hair care too. These red tiny fruits are worth buying and consuming. Include cherries in your breakfast, lunch and dinner. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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  • Weight loss:

With around less than 100 calories and half a gram of fat serving, cherry is great if you are a diet freak. They are tasty and fill up the stomach well too. Make fruit salads with maximum of cherries in it and eat thrice a day as filler before lunch and dinner. It will help you maintain your bod. Also, if you want to reduce belly fat faster, then you should surely opt for cherries. They reduce inflammation of the stomach post eating and do not create any gas problems.

  • Hearty heart:

Get a hearty heart with cherries. This fruit is filled with the goodness of antioxidants which make it amazing to reduce heart and cancer disease. The fruit is superior in Vitamin E and contains a small amount of quercetin, which helps the body overall.

  • Good sleep:

Cherry consists of melatonin which is connected to your sleep cycle. A study has shown that if you consume cherries for dinner, you will get a good sleep with no disturbances. But it may vary from people to people. Well anyways, everybody wants a good sleep at night so there is no reason to say no to cherries before bed.

  • Arthritis relief:

If you suffer from major pain due to arthritis then cherry is what you need. People going through the pain of osteoarthritis should drink tart cherry juice three times a day. This will reduce the inflammations and excess discomfort.

  • Muscle ache:

If you are a gym freak and workout a lot, eat cherries post the session. This will reduce the muscle pain and relax your body. The fruit can prevent any future damages due to heavy exercises and sports activities. Professional runners usually drink cherry juice post practice.

  • Young look:

Red cherries can make you look younger. Yes, it’s true! Directly eating it or the juice can make your skin shinier and better. Also, you will fight the wrinkles that are ready to come on the skin. The 17 different antioxidant compounds help cure many other damages to the skin. This is the most number of antioxidants ever found in any fruit.

  •  Fights bacteria:

Cherries can fight bacteria internally and externally too. If you consume cherries at a large rate, then you will not face acne problems. The antioxidants kill the bacteria which cause acne and boils on the skin, giving us clear and healthy skin. Also, it can control hair fall issues. Cherries can make your hair stronger and shimmering.

12_mainSo, what are you waiting for? While making a father’s day fruit basket gift, do not think twice before you include cherries. Let your loved ones live a hearty and healthy life!

Fatherhood! God’s biggest blessing.

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Fathers are essential for a child’s healthy development. Psychology explained ‘Fatherhood turns out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children. Within the past several decades, though, scientists are realizing just how much dads matter. Just like women, fathers’ bodies respond to parenthood, and their parenting style affects their kids just as much, and sometimes more, than mom’s.

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“We’re now finding that not only are fathers influential, sometimes they have more influence on kids’ development than moms,” said Ronald Rohner, the director of the Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection at the University of ConnectThe sad side of the story that impact fatherhood badly is that society wants fathers to be committed first and foremost to their careers. Co-workers and even bosses might think it’s great that a man has children and a loving family. It might even be seen as a source of strength and stability. But he is not expected to put the children and wife above his job. The job comes first, and whatever is left over, he is free to do as he wishes. So there are times when dads are not able to give time to the family because of the responsibility of earning and feeding to the family. The time house wives give to the family is just because the fathers are working on the back end to support the family and provide all the necessities.

The relationship of father with a child is way different than the one of the mother.  The way fathers interact and play with the child impact the personality of the child. Fathers provide a strong shelter of love and support to the child. From leading fishing, the first bicycle ride, tough mathematics problems all have a direct connection with fatherhood.

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Children are open and impressive towards mothers, but most of the children are not much impressive with their dad and same goes to the dads. Although fathers are a bit tough from outside, but they also want love and care from the child. Father’s day is one of a great event to express your love and care towards your father. And gifting for father’s day is a loving gesture to say thank you to your father for all his efforts.  Father’s day fruit baskets, cakes, flowers, personalized gift are few out of many options to delight your dad. No matter how you choose to wish your dad. The thing that matters is to show sincere love, care and affection.

 A father’s love is sweet. To a child it is another “sweet flavor” of human expression that makes life sweeter and more enjoyable. So spend as much time with your father as possible.

Fruits and Family

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In this era of technology and speed, we often forget about ourselves. Staying fit, healthy and surviving is as important as being successful in life. You may choose to hit the gym and workout for hours, but health has more to do with diet than with exercise. Fresh fruits and vegetables are items with highest nutritional value and including them as an integral part of your everyday diet will rapidly improve the health and fitness of an entire family.

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Fruits prevent common health conditions like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, blood pressure and digestion related problems. Nutrients like potassium, vitamin c and folic acid, readily available in fruits are very essential for a healthy body, which in turn will support a healthy brain that will make intelligent decisions for a successful life.

Let us take a deeper look to understand how you can reap optimum results of fruit consumption.

Nutritional Value

Always understand that humans require a wide range of nutrients to meet the requirements of a healthy body. Hence, here are a few points to help you get the best out of the fruits you eat.

  •  Choose whole fruits over fruit juices, as the extraction process leaves the dietary fibre behind. Eat the fruit whenever you plan to have a juice to gain the dietary fibre which improves bowel function and digestive system.
  • Potassium is very rarely available in edible items; hence, choose to consume potassium rich fruits like prunes and prune juice, bananas, orange juice, dried peach and apricots. Bananas are readily available and can be easily topped on your breakfast cereal to meet the daily nutritional requirements.
  • Choose ripe fresh fruits over canned fruits. However, if you have no option, choose to buy canned fruits that are canned in 100% fruit juice. Syrup and artificial sweeteners used in other canned fruits increase the calorific value and sugar levels highly.
  •  As mentioned above, we require a wide range of nutrients for a healthy living. Hence, choose to eat a variety of fruits rather than sticking to only those that you cherish the most. Every fruit has its own nutritional value, and the best way to utilize it would be to depend on the seasons.
  •  Choose fruits according to seasons as they will be less expensive and avoid fruits that are available in the wrong season, as artificial unhealthy methods can be used to cultivate them in unfavourable conditions.

With these ways, you can make sure that you get fresh nutritious fruits round the year for yourself and the family.

Family First

Children and elders are hard to convince, and it may seem very difficult to introduce a fruit rich diet into their lifestyles. Let us take a look at few methods to make fruit consumption easy for you and your family.

  • Slice some fruits and top it on every day breakfast cereal to make it more tasty and interesting.
  •  Always have a bowl of fruits on the table or the refrigerator.
  •  Fruits like strawberries and melons taste very good with a dip or dressing. However, remember to choose fat-free and low calorie dressings.
  •  A salad day is a great way of encouraging the family to consume fresh fruits and vegetables.

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With implementation of such easy methods, fruits will become an integral part of your diet in no time. You will soon realize that a diet is most delicious and nutritious with fruits on the menu. You can further build an atmosphere around you by gifting fruit baskets to your loved ones.

A Father’s Day fruit basket is simply the best way to express how important his health is for you.

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.

Strawberry smoothie’s recipes

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Fruit smoothies are healthy and nutritious drink which gives you instant energy and refresh your mind. The name comes from its smooth look and taste. The fruits and vegetables are so nicely blend that the chunk didn’t come in mouth smoothies emerge in 1960’s are the electric blenders become common in homes. They take popularity very fast as those who don’t like to eat fruits, consuming a fruit smoothie are a better way for them to incorporate fruits and vegetables in diet. And those who like fruit they became a huge fan of theses drinks.

1_expressIn the beginning the smoothies recipes only have fruits and vegetables with milk, yoghurt and sugar but as time passes by many other ingredients are also added which have intensify its flavor. Fruits are a great gift to send and from centuries its used to send as a get well soon wish but it’s a great idea to send father’s day fruit basket to you father who is a smoothie lover and let him to make delicious smoothies at home.

Now days the cafes, hotels and food courts all have various verities of smoothies available but they are no more than a blend of just flavors, cream and ice cream and very less real fruit and vegetables in it. It’s wiser to make your own smoothies in a clean manner and with real fruits. So here is a delicious recipe of refreshing strawberries.

Strawberries smoothie:

Strawberries are a powerful fruit loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also a very low calorie fruit thus the strawberry smoothie is a great drink for weight watchers. It has vitamin C which gives you strong immune system and glowing skin. Its high fiber content keeps you full for longer thus it is a great drink for breakfast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIngredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries cut in slices and chilled
  • Half cup yoghurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 table spoons of sugar

Procedure

  • You need a good electric blender for making a smoothie
  • Put all the strawberries in the blenders, add orange juice, milk, yoghurt and sugar and blend until smooth.
  • Stopping to scrape down the sides of the container once or twice. Taste the mixture and sweeten with more sugar, if you wish.
  • Pour into tall glasses. Slit the 4 whole strawberries and the orange slices halfway through to the centers. Attach 1 strawberry and 1 orange slice, if using, to the rim of each glass before serving.

FATHER THE BEST BLESSING

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Father’s day is celebrated to complement the mother’s day celebrations. In addition, is important to mark the paternal link and influence on the family and overall structure of the society. This day is celebrated globally to recognize the contribution made by the fathers to the lives of their children. Like mother’s day, father’s day is also celebrated on various dates, but mostly it is celebrated on the third Sunday of June or first Sunday of September.

4_father dayOn father’s day, many people make special efforts for their father figures. Most people visit their fathers and bring along with them flowers and greeting cards and special gift hampers such as sporting equipment or the most favourite of fathers are the food items. In addition, nothing can replace the father day fruit gift baskets, chocolate dipped and decorated with flower. Fathers love chocolates and fruits. Moreover, fruitcakes and fruit cream cakes are the best item to make the day of the protective figure , who has served many years selflessly to make a family.

Fatherly figure may include, father, grand- father, great-grand father, father-in-law. Father’s day is not a holiday in most countries. However, most countries celebrate father’s day on Sunday, so public offices and most of the private businesses are closed. Like mother’s day, father’s day has also become commercialized and people book the restaurants in advance to avoid NO-SPACE available scenario. Florists, card makers, and bakeries are in full swing of business on father’s day.

In Asian cultures, father’s day is celebrated, although on a smaller scale. However, it is celebrated in metropolitan cities and bigger towns due to greater exposure of people to the western culture. However, in most part of the Asia, father’s day celebration is relatively a new concept. The original idea of father’s day celebrations was introduced from the United States. Sonora Smart Dodd was inspired by the mother’s day celebrations, to plan a day to honour the fathers. In other countries, mostly European countries have imported the idea of father’s day celebrations from United States. Nevertheless, the history goes deep down, where the father’s day celebrations originate from the pagan culture.

Father’s day celebrations may include a family get together for fun and quality time to be spent with parents and siblings. As the most important aspect of the day is to present physically and attentive with the father. Because parents do not need much of the material presents to be happy, instead love and reassurance from their kids that their father is the hero of their family. He is the person who is their lifeline for their survival in the world. Last but not the least, hugs and kisses and cheerful chat is the best way to end the special day for the most important person in your life.

Father’s day also bring along with it the opportunity to apologize for all the rude and insensitive behaviour, if ever adopted with the father. Children often take the love of their parents as for granted treating them with outright contempt. Father’s presence is the greatest blessing in this world and his guidance is next to the divine guidance. In recent times, the scenario changed in a nuclear family culture, where both father and mother are the breadwinners of the family. Thus, fathers are also active part of the child rearing as the mothers are. This ultimately strengthens the father-child bond in the family and has deep positive impacts on the child’s psyche. In addition, the best way to show love is the father day fruit gift baskets, which no other gift can substitute.

Magic of fruits

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Fruits are the most pleasant things to be presented to your loved ones. They are a symbol of health and freshness and are considered as the most appropriate food for the intellectually evolved beings i.e. a human being. According to nature’s law, the food that is meant to be eaten as it is available in nature is considered as right food for that organism on earth. Fruits and nuts are the food items that can be eaten without any manual processing by human beings unlike other foods like cereals, etc.

34_fathers day basketCereals and other grains are food for horses as they can have them without any processing done to them. Similar is the case with all other living organisms on the earth. Fruits provide the human body with all the desired nutrients in the right amount and nourish the body fully. It is rightly said by doctors, as well as, beauticians that if we take fruits only for three days continuously, noticeable radiance is seen on the face.

Let us learn about some of the fruits that are rich in nutrients required by our body:

  • Kiwi: It is a nutrient rich fruit and contains a good content of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. It is interesting to note that it contains twice vitamin c content as compared to orange. It is highly nutritious and energetic. It protects the body and enhances metabolism.

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  • Apple: There is a popular saying that is associated with this fruit i.e. “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It is loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids, which help in making vitamin C active, and thus reducing the risk of heart diseases and cancer.

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  • Strawberry: It is a protective fruit. It contains the highest amount of antioxidant and protects the body from blood vessels clogging and cancer. They are found in cold regions like Germany.

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  • Orange: It is the best medicine that removes toxins from the body. It helps in protecting the body from cough and cold, prevents and dissolves kidney stones. It also reduces the risk of colon cancer. 2-4 oranges a day strengthen the immune system and make the skin radiant and energetic.
  • Watermelon: It supplies the body with abundant water as it is composed of 92% water. It contains a large amount of glutathione which strengthens the immune system. It also contains vitamin c and potassium.

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  • Guava and papaya: Other important fruits that are having rich content of vitamin C. Papaya is rich in carotene, which is much needed by our eyes and guava is rich in fibre content, which improves the metabolism to a large extent. They nourish the body wholly.

Fruits as gifts

Fruits are the best gifts as its benefits are discussed above. They are available in decorated fruit baskets, which win the hearts of all. For almost for all occasions, it is the best suited present be it Father’s day, Christmas, New Year, etc. Father’s day fruit baskets are available in the markets, as well as online shopping websites. They are available in various affordable prices and fancy designs.