Fruits are everywhere. No matter where in the world we live, whether we live in the countryside or in the city, we can always find fruits easily; fresh, canned, dehydrated or even frozen. They provide us with incredible sensory experiences and without even unknowing it, they are also good for our health. We eat them regularly but we know little of their value. Fruits are a treasure of nature close at hand and if we include them in our diet, we can improve our health and our life.
I believe strongly in the healing power of fruits because my father is nearly 99 years old and he has always enjoyed perfect health. He eats a plate full of assorted fruits every day before lunch and it has done this since childhood. He cannot do without them. He loves all fruits but bananas are perhaps his favorite.
Fruits should be an essential part of our diets, enrich our lives and contribute to our good health. I invite you to participate in the benefit fruits provide. Make them part of your diet.
As the old proverb says: “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. That could be also said for bananas, kiwis, soursop, pommegranates and many other fruits.
This tropical fruit provides large doses of vitamin C, fiber and water. It is also an excellent alternative for regulating cholesterol. It is a diuretic and a laxative and it has low caloric content; which makes it an essential food to help you lose or maintain weight. It has also been attributed antioxidant, rejuvenating and healing properties.
Research conducted in England and Norway has found that daily consumption of kiwi improves your heart health, helps weight loss, and reduces blood clots.
Uses in Natural Medicine:
It contains almost twice as much vitamin C as oranges, so it not only reduces episodes of colds and the flu, but it accelerates healing.
Smokers have an excellent ally in kiwi. Its daily intake helps restore the vitamin C that smoking destroys.
When consumed daily, kiwi boosts the assimilation of iron content in other foods.
It is an excellent source of vitamin E low in fat. Its antioxidant properties can reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer.
It improves intestinal transit and prevents constipation.
It is ideal to regulate hormone levels in menopause and helps reduce hot flashes.
This fruit should not be absent from your table in your everyday meals. Besides being delicious, it contains large amounts of vitamins C, B and E. Include it in your diet. It will help maintain or lose weight.
Orange's Health Benefits
Oranges are rich in vitamin C, beta carotene and bioflavonoids, making them a highly recommended food against aging. It is an excellent antioxidant. It also contains small amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and E.
Benefits for the Body:
Oranges are good for sore throats and sore gums. They are excellent for circulatory problems and varicose veins. Its components strengthen blood vessels. An 8 oz. glass of orange juice contains 450 grams of potassium which helps regulate heart rate, blood pressure, kidney function and the transmission of nerve impulses.
Orange peel infusion is a good remedy for various ailments:
Boil orange peel (preferably sour oranges) in 8 oz. water. Place it in the refrigerator in a pitcher and let it cool.
If you suffer from insomnia, drink a glass before bedtime.
If you suffer from lack of appetite take a glass during meals.
If you want to improve your digestion, drink a glass of orange juice after meals.
Table of nutrients:
100 gr. raw edible portion
Vitamin C(mg)………… 48.5
Vitamin A(mg)…………… 25
Benefits of tangerines:
The main contribution of tangerines to health is vitamin C. They also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, and B6 in small quantities. They have a considerable amount of minerals like phosphorus, calcium, iron, magnesium, folic acid and fiber.
Tangerines contain bromine which helps combat insomnia.
To avoid the constant episodes of the flu, consume tangerines every day.
As they contain plenty of water and little sugar, they are recommended for snacking between meals, especially for those who are on a diet to lose weight.
Tangerines are diuretic and anti-rachitic.
Tangerines in Alternative Medicine:
According to grandmothers, tangerines are good for curing hiccups. Eat a tangerine slowly section by section.
Stretch marks on the skin:
To soften striations on skin, mix equal parts of essential oils of tangerine and jojoba. Rub on the affected part. Do it in the morning after you bathe and in the evening before going to bed. Be consistent.
For those who practice aromatherapy, the essences of tangerine oil help prevent aging of the skin, as it contains agents which help regenerate the cells. It also stimulates optimism.
Table of nutrient composition:
100 gr.raw edible portion
Vitamin C (mg)………….136
Phosphorus (mg)……… 3.0
Apple's Health Benefits
Green Apples Health Benefits
Green apples are one of the most benefitial fruits around.They are of great nutritional value. Because of their high water content, they are an excellent astringent. They act as soluble fiber so they are great for constipation problems. They also lower your cholesterol and are a great alternative treatment against gastritis. And that’s not all, they combat anemia, and help fortify the inmune system. For ages, mothers around the world have given green apple tea to their babies to help them sleep better, and the benefits of one apple a day are well documented. Apples have a lot of vitamin C and fiber, therefore are good for your health keeping your intestinal track in shape.
It is common that factors like sedentary life, highly spicy foods, and alcohol use, damage the digestive system. Some people may be intolerant to dairy products and some vegetables can not be very well digested by some organisms resulting in bloating, and inflamation wich is manifested with a sensation of fullnes and flatulence. If you consume green apples on a regular basis you’ll lower your chances of colon inflamation, high cholesterol and constipation and your whole digestive system will be free of problems.
We have a recipe using green apples that claims to keep you colon inflamation free:
Other benefits of green apples:
It is a great laxative and it is gentle on the stomach.
It helps stop diahrrea because it is a great regulator of the digestive system.
It’s a diuretic which means that it helps elimination.
It has a sedative effect. It helps you sleep better. Eat an apple before going to bed or drink apple tea infussion.
It helps lower fever.
To eat only green apples for a whole day curves the urge to smoke cigarrettes and it helps you kick the habit.