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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Share

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.