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.

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.