Fruits help you in memory loss and certain other inflammatory conditions like arthritis. Fruits are rich in calories as against non-starchy vegetables. Non starchy vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, bell peppers, etc. You hence need to be careful not to overeat fruits especially when you are having a watch on your calorie intake. You can comfortably aim for two-four servings of fresh fruits and limit your intake of calorie laden fruit juices.
People with celiac disease can effortlessly have major variants of fruits as they are completely devoid of gluten. Gluten is a protein found in rye, wheat, oats, barley, etc which instigates adverse reactions to immune system with people affected with this kind of disorder. But still you need to watch out on dates and figs as they are dusted with wheat dust to make them less sticky.
A few exotic fruits you can gorge on are:
Apricots are rich in dietary fiber and high in water content making it an ideal choice if you are trying to lose weight or reduce cholesterol. These help you fighting type 2 diabetes as well. Apricots are a very good resource of antioxidants which keep your hair and skin glowing and healthy. The potassium content in apricots helps reduce risk of osteoporosis and lowers blood pressure.
Cherries belong to the stone fruit family and are mostly grown during summers. They are filled with beta carotenes, antioxidants and anthocyanin just like many other fruits. Consumption of a bowl of fresh cherries helps you prevent arthritis, cataracts, muscular degeneration and memory loss. Plus some of the beta carotene is converted into Vitamin A by pituitary glands present in the digestive system. This helps you to maintain a healthy skin as well as lustrous hair.
Figs are both dried and fresh. These are power packed with soluble and dietary fiber which helps reduce cholesterol and hence keeps your weight under check. However, if you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then you can restrict your intake of dried figs because of high sugary content in dried variants. In this case you can opt for fresh figs.
Grapefruit is high in fiber and has water content in it. This helps you reduce weight and prevents potential risk of type 2 diabetes. It has essential antioxidants and excellent sources of vitamin C. Red and pink grape fruit has beta carotenes leading to a healthy hair and skin.
Grapes are available in shade of red, green and purple. These contain anthocyanin which help minimize risk of strokes and colon cancer. The antioxidants present in grapes help you in an effective anti-ageing process.
Plum are rich sources of potassium which helps prevent osteoporosis and helps maintain blood circulation. Tasty jams and juices are made of juicy and luscious plums. They are deep red in color.
Having discussed the health benefits and nutritive value of fruits, you can give away attractive cartons of fruit by post UK to friends and colleagues. Make smoothies and add preservatives to retain the freshness. You can have the smoothies canned in pet bottles before you send them across to recipients. It adds a personal touch and warmth to the gift hamper. A personalized card and an attractive satin ribbon on top add to the festivity element of the fruit basket. You can add perfumes or a box of chocolates if you still want to customize the same.