Things to know about Lychee

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This hard small brownish red fruit is a native to China. This is the perfect summer fruit if you are bored of mangoes. The word, lychee means gift for royal life. It definitely lives up to the name. Litchi contains several vitamins and nutrients that help fight diseases. While you are at it, keep reading to know why you should eat lychee.

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  • Immunity: –

Litchi can strengthen immunity and increase the metabolism in our body. The vitamin C content helps the body in functioning better. The fruit is highly recommended for young kids and growing ones. Often doctors’ advice mothers to feed lychee to their babies since it can save them from infections which happen in day to day life.

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Lychee has anti-cancer possessions. The fruit contains flavones, quercitin and kaemferol. These are powerful and reduce the risk of cancer and proliferation of cancer cells. For all the women, litchi is amazing for breast cancer too. Consume it daily!

  • Digestion: –

Yes, lychee can aid digestion. It keeps the stomach clean, helps the stomach if you are suffering from ulcers and also cures heartburns. It increases the energy levels in the body making it active and fit. Oh and also, the seed of litchi consists of astringent properties which are used for intestinal tract issues. It frees the body from intestinal worms.

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If you have weak bones then add lychees to your diet. Litchi consists of phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, Vitamin D and calcium. All these components together will help you secure your bones and prevent from any bone disease as well as maintain the bones and strengthen brittle ones if you suffer from any bone issues. This is one of the best sources to maintain healthy bones.

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Lychee improves the liver functions in the body. It is a rich source of B complex vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and folates. These vitamins help us to increase and improve the functioning of the immune system in the best way possible. Also, litchi advances the functioning of other organs, mostly liver.

  • Skin and hair benefits: –

Since lychee consists of Vitamin C and B both, it is incredible for the skin. It helps the skin and acts as a protecting agent towards pollution and UV rays. The antioxidants neutralize the free radicals and thus protect the skin cells from any harm and damage. Lychee also protects from skin cancer. Also, with your health and skin, this fruit works wonders for the hair too. Like we said earlier that litchi is rich in vitamin c, this protects the hair from damage and hair fall. Plus it ensures blood supply to the follicles. It provides oxygen and nourishes the hair with the adequate nutrients it consists of. A balanced diet including lychee will fix your skin, health and hair issues.

15_fruitRemember to make lychee a part of the fruit hampers you gift across to friends and family. While sending fruit baskets in UK, add litchis.

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!

Apricot: Delicious health

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Easy fruit basket delivery in UK has made people take a healthy take on gifts. All around the year, there are different fruits available encouraging you to make your health a delicious matter. One among them is Apricots. These are the first sign of summer. These are green when raw, but when they ripe, they turn in to small golden orange fruits with velvety skin and flesh, smooth, sweet and not too juicy. It has a musky flavour with a hint of tartness.

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Although they are fruits of summer, they can be enjoyed throughout the year, dried and canned. They are used in making marmalade, jams and jellies. These are also used in making brandy and liqueur. A rare form of oil is distilled from the pit of the peach fruits and is known as bitter almond oil or oil of almond.

And these are not all; Apricot is full of nutritional value. Let’s see some of these.

1. Vitamin A– Vitamin A is a fat soluble substance usually present in many foods. It is important for normal vision, immunity, reproduction and maintaining healthy teeth, skin, skeletal and soft tissues. It also prevents cancer and age- related eye disorders. Vitamin A is of two types, preformed Vitamin A, which are usually found in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. Another form is pro-vitamin A found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant-based products. Beta-carotene is the most common pro-vitamin A. Apricots are loaded with vitamin A.

2. Potassium– Potassium is a mineral and an electrolyte that helps in maintaining fluid balance in body, helps in movements of muscles and in regulating heartbeat. Consumption of sufficient potassium not only helps in maintaining normal blood pressure and preventing the chance of stroke, it also promotes healthy digestion and strong bones. Apricots help you stay full of potassium.

3. Fibres– Apricots contain more of soluble fibres and some of non-soluble fibres that help in maintaining blood glucose and cholesterol level.

4. Antioxidants– Apricots are full of antioxidants like Vitamin C and flavonoids which help in eliminating toxins from our body. They also get rid of free radicals produced naturally in the body on exposure to oxygen which, if not eliminated can damage the body on cellular level. Apricots have the capacity to increase the production of antioxidants.

5. Non-heme Iron– The specialty of this iron is that it is not easily absorbed by the body. The amount of un-absorbed iron stays for a longer period in the body and is more efficient when absorbed slowly.  All plants especially dry fruits contain this iron.

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Pick only fresh Apricot. Yellow and orange are its natural colour, but if you see an additional tinge of red in it, refrain yourself from buying because it might be from sulphur dioxide. The best way to consume apricots is in its dry form because it is most natural and safe this way. Now you know, when you are hungry, you can devour this delicious fruit at any time of the day. You can extract its juice or add it to your dessert and enjoy good health.

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Fruit Spring rolls; perfect food for weight loss diet:

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One of the most difficult tasks is reducing weight while staying healthy. Controlling the diet is the major factor of a weight loss plan. Losing a weight lay on a simple formula of consuming fewer calories than burn daily. There are two main ways of doing so. One is by burning more calories with exercise and exertion or second is by eating fewer calories. The best way to reduce weight is following a combination of both. Eating less food in quantity is a difficult task. There are hunger pangs that can be difficult to control. So it’s good to eat food that is less in calories and help you stay full for long. Fruits are a best option in this regard. Eating fruit all the time in the same way daily is boring. So why not try different recipes of fruit? They will keep your excitement up for the meal time. And also contribute to your healthy diet plan. There are so many ways you can get your daily fruit, so why not in a spring roll? Fresh fruits are not only delicious to eat, but also make amazing presents. Fresh fruit basket gift can be a good option for any occasion. Let your loved ones enjoy the special days in life in a healthy way.

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Here I am suggesting a delicious fruit spring rolls recipe. They are not only fun to eat, but yummy too. So share this recipe with your family and friends and make a lasting impression.

Fruit spring rolls:

Ingredients:

  • 6 (8-inch) rice paper rounds
  • 1 cup noodles
  • Mayo light sauce (optional)
  • 8 Strawberries
  • 1 Mango
  • 2 Apples
  • Large leaves of iceberg lettuce
  • 2 peaches
  • Honey half cup

How to Assemble:

  • Cute all the fruits in the shape of French fries, Julian cutting.
  • Fill a 9-inch pie pan with warm water. Submerge one of the rice papers in the water and allow to soak until rice paper has softened and is pliable, about 2 to 3 seconds. Carefully remove it with two hands and place it on a plate.
  • Place the lettuce leaves on the rice paper
  • Put 2-4 fruit sticks of every fruit and one strawberry sliced in one roll.
  • Pour one tablespoon of honey. The mayo light is optional. But it will add some taste to your rolls. Pour just 2/3 tablespoon of Mayo light on one roll.
  • To roll, fold the edge nearest to you over the filling, then fold sides towards the center and roll until closed.
  • Repeat the process for all the rolls.

These rolls are great food for lunch or at any time to satisfy hunger pang. Fruit spring rolls are not only for weight watchers. They make a great food for people of all age groups.  One spring roll contains 85 calories. They are full of healthy fiber so they will keep you full for longer.

Make Scorching summers bearable with these 5 cool summer fruits

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Blazing sun, sweat, thirst and dehydrated skin indicate the onset of summer. Even the easy task seems hard to done as the energy levels goes down in summers. Going out in the day time, drains all your energy. But, there are some summer fruits that could make an important part of your diet and enjoy respite from scorching summer. They will help your body to build power to stand in the heat with less impact on your energy. Fruits are a great gift to present in summers. They will silently deliver the message that we care for you. So whether it’s some occasion or you just want to wish happy summers deliver fruit baskets and make a lasting impression.

 Here are the top 5 fruits that you can put in your fruit basket for a cool summer wish. These fruits will keep you refreshed all season long moreover; they will keep you hydrated and make you competent to avoid summer health issues.

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Watermelon:

Watermelon contains 70% water, thus it makes a great fruit which quench thirst and gives you a filling effect for long. Their refreshing quality and sweet taste help to combat the heat, that’s why it is one of a great picnic fruit in summers. Lycopene content in the fruit helps in preventing sun damage to the skin cell. It has a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories. It is also a great fruit to incorporate into a weight loss plan. 1 serving cup of watermelon contains only 46 calories.

Mango :

Mango is considered the king of fruits which is one of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with a distinctive flavor, smell, taste, and health promoting qualities. It is a very rich source of potassium, vitamin A, C and E which provide body with strong defense against the scorching sun. The fluid loss with sweating creates deficiencies of salts, potassium and other minerals in the body which can easily be met with the use of mangoes. They also add a healthy dose of beta-carotene, which may help prevent cancer and promotes healthy skin. A one cup serving of mangoes contains 107 calories.

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Peach :

Bite into a juicy peach this summer, and relish a whole range of health benefits. It’s also packed withPotassium which is necessary for the proper functioning of the body’s cells and for keeping a balance of fluids and electrolytes, vital for nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and metabolism. Peaches are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and the cancer-fighting antioxidant beta carotene. It’s a great food foe skin health and enhances complexion. It also prevents the skin form sunburn and UV rays skin damage.  One serving cup of peaches contains 60 calories.

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Plum:

The fresh and juicy taste of the plum makes it refreshing to eat on a hot summer day. It is one of those fruits which are rich in dietary fiber that is effective in improving the digestive system. They are packed with vitamin A, C & E and essential minerals that help the body in numerous ways. They are a big source of anti-oxidants which support heart health, slow down the aging process and keep the skin fresh. One serving cup of plum contains 60 calories.

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Berries:

Berries are so full of goodness and they taste delicious too. Think of them as healthy candies. They are just as brightly colored and delicious, but with none of the harmful sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors and colorings.  Topping the charts in antioxidant power, protecting your body against inflammation and free radicals (those molecules that can damage cells and organs) and loaded with fiber which helps you to feel full and eat less thus supporting weight loss. A serving cup of mixed berries contains 70 calories.

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.

How fruit baskets are making Christmas celebrations even better?

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Christmas is a great time of the year to relax and enjoy. Christmas is one of those holidays that just seem to be filled with cheer and wonder. Whether you are celebrating a secular or religious Christmas, your day is sure to be filled with happiness. People started the preparations of Christmas even months before its arrival. It’s strange but true that many people started making plans for the next Christmas just after the end of their Christmas holidays. There is so much fun and fascination attached to these holidays that make people thinking of them the whole year round.

With the name of Christmas comes in mind chocolates, Christmas tree, Christmas cakes and parties. But with all these we should not forget about the delicious Christmas fruits. The Christmas season is a great time of the year which offers so much variety of seasonal fruits. From crunchy apples, juicy oranges, chewy bananas, sweet strawberries, berries and grapes all the fruits have their own importance.

The fresh fruits have been used for centuries for sending gifts on different occasions. But form the few last years there is an increased trend seen with the use of fruit on Christmas. The main reason is the shift in the eating treads. People are now focusing on healthy eating. Here I will tell you some amazing Christmas fruit baskets ideas. These fruit baskets can be used as a gift or you can present it to your guests on Christmas parties.

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Fruit Christmas tree:

Take apples, make a hole about the size of the carrot on the top and fix the carrot on it. Now take wooden toothpicks and arrange them in the size of a Christmas tree. Arrange fruits on the toothpicks making a fruit tree as shown in the picture.

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Fruit bouquet:

Take a can basket, a big mug or a small box. Place a sponge in it and arrange long wooden sticks on the sponge. Cut the fruit in the shape of flowers, stars and leaves and place them on the sticks making a fruit bouquet.

Fruit Sticks:

Place small pieces of different fruits on the wooden sticks. This makes a great dish to serve to your guests on Christmas.  It’s beautiful to look and refreshing to eat.

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Fruit baskets provide a healthy snack on Christmas holidays. Despite focusing on junk food, chocolates and desserts it is wiser to eat fruits. They are sweet, so you won’t feel the craving of any other dessert and they will provide you with superb health benefits.

No doubt Christmas is a time to celebrate, but the celebrations should not be limited to eating unhealthy foods. People who are suffering from different diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, or any other harmful one, it’s a good idea to present them a beautifully decorated fruit basket.  And even for the healthy ones, fruits are a super food to munch on Christmas.

Why fruit hampers make the best gift for any occasion?

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Fruits, who don’t know about their immaculate benefits? Surely, we all know very well about fruits, their seasons and their nutritious value. There is also an amazing thing associated with them; you can present them to your loved ones on each and every occasion, like as the birthday gifts, congratulations gifts, Christmas gifts, thank you gifts, etc. In short, these could be the best gift items for any event, on which you want to present an amazing gift item to your friends or family.

FRUIT HAMPERS are such a perfect gift, as they contain a lot of benefits both for the person who is going to present the gift and the one who will receive it.

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You have to present a gift and you select a fruit hamper then, then this selection of a fruit basket as a gift item will save much of your time as well as your money. This is because,

  • you can easily buy variety of fruits in economical prices
  • you can save your time by simply ordering them on e stores
  • can add the fruits of your choice for  your loved ones
  •  In no time and much less money, you have a perfect gift hamper ready to present.

 You can make it even more attractive if you pay some attention on the overall presentation of the gift. Like, select a beautiful basket and then tie it with a beautiful colored ribbon, this will add much to the overall presentation. There could be another way, carrying the gifts in paper bag having a personal message attached to it in the form of a card is also a very simple and economical way of presenting your gift. You can select it as a gift hamper on any occasion, like on the birthday of your grandparents or parents. Or when you visit your friend’s place for the first time or are invited at his place at the dinner. Fruit hampers or the fruit baskets are also the best gift items when you visit any one on her baby shower or if somebody is not feeling well.

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On the other hand, fruit hampers are the perfect gifts for the person who is going to receive them. As they are going to be the part of his routine breakfast, lunch or dinner routine, so there are no chances that your gift is going to the wastage. Fruits are really a nutritious item. They contain in them thousand of useful components like electrolytes, vitamins etc.

So, if you want to present a truly wonderful and spectacular gift to your loved ones, send them a beautiful FRUIT HAMPER. You can easily present them or send them as they are easily available on the online stores and e markets. Easy online ordering and fast delivery will make your job even more exciting and you will love to present gifts to your friends and family. Send your loved ones seasonal fruits like the apples, oranges, mangoes or whatever you like making them happy, as well as contribute to their health.

5 Best Fruit Baskets for your Mum

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It is the month of May, the month that is dedicated to mothers all around the world in order to appreciate the role and the efforts that they have played in their children’s life. It may be impossible to repay for all that mothers do for their children, but it still is possible to appreciate her and make her days bright and joyful. To do this, a special day has been dedicated that is celebrated every year so that children can take time out of their busy schedules and routines to make their mothers feel important. The ‘mother’s day’ had been originally recognized in America in 1908 with the mission to honor the person who has done more for you than any other person in the world.

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With this concept the day was originated and is joyfully celebrated up till now. There are many ways to celebrate this day but one common tradition that is practiced throughout the world is of gift giving as it shows the maximum love for the person. But considering the increasing heat and tiring weather, there is no better gift than a basket full of fresh, mouthwatering and refreshing fruits to help mothers boost back their energy and feel energized.

There is a large variety to select the ideal fruit basket for mother’s day; however mother’s day fruit basket delivery is a specially designed and preferred way to brighten up her day, including different fruit baskets to choose from.

1) The gourmet nuts tray and the pine nuts tray that are uniquely designed by adding dry fruits of high quality including a mix of seasonal dry fruits such as almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, hazel nuts, cashew nuts etc.  These can also be replaced with some quantity of fresh fruits to make it an exciting combination.

2) Secondly, baskets can also be made by using entirely a variety of fresh fruits all wrapped up in with a delicate packaging. For instance one can purchase the just pears basket that comprises of a number of pears wrapped up in a basket. Similarly just apples fruit basket can also be purchased that has a number of red and green freshly picked apples and the same goes for the apples delight fruit basket

3) Moreover, not only a fruit of basket can be gifted, along with it a customized special message card can also be prepared for mums to enjoy reading loving messages, old memories and other special events on the message.

4) A special basket can also be purchased with a variety of many colorful and mouthwatering fruits of all kinds. Usually the seasonal fruits are included in such baskets including the fruity sensation basket, tuttie fruittie basket, fruit snack basket and many more that have different fruits in it such as  a number of apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, fresh pears etc. This type of basket provides the maximum natural beauty and nutrition one can purchase in a good price for their mother.

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5) Lastly, a fruit basket can also contain some additional items to make it more interesting and unique from the normal fruit basket, for instance savory apples fruit basket contains all sorts of different apples, along with cottage delight apple chutney and also chocolate fudges to present. Similarly, the border fruit hamper is another ideal choice including a combination of ten different fruits along with packs of assorted biscuits. Moreover, there is a fruits and nuts basket that comprises of a variety of fruits along with a variety of nuts as well including almonds, pistachios etc.

These five fruit baskets make your Mum feel mesmerized with your passion of love for her and would make her Mother’s Day exemplary.

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.