Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Benefits of Superfruits 2

Apricot is an excellent fruit as it has lots of nutritional nutrients

such as vitamin A, C, E, potassium, iron and beta-carotene. The lycopene found in the apricot can help preventing us from cancer (due to its high content of vitamin A), heart disease and the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

Apricot protects our heart, nourishes our lungs, stops the cough, strengthens our body, removes skin disorder, and stimulates cutaneous microcirculation (the blood circulation within the skin tissue) which beneficial us with flawless and rosy skin.

For those who have constipation, it is always better to eat one to two fresh organic apricots before a meal as they contain lots of fiber and pectin (soluble fiber) which aid in digestion. It is also a good diet for the cases of anemia, asthma, toxemia, bronchitis and tuberculosis. In short, its vitamins and minerals benefit our eyes, stomach, liver, heart, nerve and immune system.

Cherries are the top super fruits for its highest content of iron and

the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants compared to other fruits.

They also offer a decent dose of beta-carotene (20 times more than

blueberries and strawberries), potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber, folate,vitamin C and E. Each 100 grams of fresh cherries contain higher proportionof vitamin A which is 5 times higher than apples and grapes.

Cherries can significantly reduce cholesterol level, blood sugar and insulin levels besides raising the antioxidant capacity of the blood. Its iron-rich property can stimulate the regeneration of hemoglobin (red blood cells), prevent and cure anemia due to insufficient intake of iron and strengthen the body.
Specifically, its nutritional nutrients benefit spleen and stomach; eliminate rheumatoid, anorexia (eating disorder where people tend to starve themselves), improve indigestion; relieve the pains of arthritis and gout. 20 fresh organic cherries may keep you away from depression just as aspirin or ibuprofen do.

Papaya is recommended to be one such pick from the group of Yellow
and orange fruits, which promises abundant health benefits.
It is a melon like fruit with yellow- orange flesh with dozens of small
black seeds enclosed in skin that ranges in color from green to orange.
Papaya has high nutritional benefits. It is rich in Anti-oxidants, the
B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium and
magnesium; and fiber.

Together, "these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against colon cancer." In addition, papaya contains the digestive enzyme, papain, which is used like bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies. Vitamin C and vitamin A, which is made in the body from the beta-carotene in papaya, are both needed for the proper function of a healthy immune system. Papaya may therefore be a healthy fruit choice for preventing such illnesses as recurrent ear infections, colds and flu.

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