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Strawberries
Strawberries
  • Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
  • Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber…
  • Strawberries can help reduce the risk of cancer & heart attacks
  • Eating strawberries can increase the flow of blood & oxygen to the muscles, which prevents muscle fatigue, making exercise easier.
  • Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
 
Pineapples
pineapples
  • The Bromelain enzyme in pineapples breaks down proteins. This means that you can use pineapple or pineapple juice as a meat tenderizer.
  • Pineapple is a good source for a number of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, thiamine, iron and manganese.
  • Pineapple contains a number of healing properties. The anti-inflammatory enzyme, Bromelain, has been discovered to be effective in reducing the risk of blood clots in the body, thus reducing to a great extent the risk of heart attack and / or strokex.
  • Pineapple helps fighting /reducing fat thus losing weight through accelerating metabolism due to its high content of vitamin B6 /Thiamine….
  • Is also beneficial for joints / arthritis
 
Orange
orange
  • Oranges attract many people and becomes one of the most popular of all citrus fruits. Lot of people love account of their juicy, tangy and pulpy taste. This citrus fruit is not only a great source of Vitamin C but is also a healthy re-energizing drink.
  • Oranges have more fiber content than most fruits and vegetables!
  • As oranges contain a good amount of fiber, they help in digestion and in lowering blood sugar levels. They fight colon cancer. Oranges help in preventing kidney stone formation, rheumatoid arthritis, lung cancer, etc. It is also believed that consuming oranges makes your skin glow.
  • We should include them in our daily diet, and try to consume fresh whole oranges rather than the sugary juices.
 
Mango
mango
  • There can be only one King and that fruit King is none other than “Mango” – a favorite delight that originated in India and is now consumed all over the world.
  • Mangoes are considered a comfort food. They contain an enzyme with digestive properties similar to the ones found in papaya – which also makes them a very good tenderizing agent.
  • Mangoes contain beta carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A. They also contain Vitamin C, fibers and potassium.
  • 1 cup of mango has just 107 calories and provides 25% of the Daily Value for Vitamin A
 
Apples
apples
  • 25% of an apple’s volume is air, which is why they float.
  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
  • One apple has 5 grams of fiber. They’re also fat, sodium and cholesterol free.
  • Don’t peel your apple! Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants are found in the apple peel.
  • In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.
  • Apples are 'self-incompatible' - you need two trees growing near each other to have successful pollination. Apple trees take four to six years to produce their first fruit and they can live for hundreds of years.
 
Bananas
Bananas
  • Bananas are said to contain everything a human needs and they contain all the 8 amino-acids our body cannot produce itself.
  • Eating a banana can cheer you up. Called "nature's good mood food”, Bananas are the only fruit to contain the amino acid, tryptophan plus Vitamin B6 which together help the body produce seratonin, the natural chemical which alleviates mental depression.
  • Bananas have up to 3 times more complex carbohydrates than any other fruit. That's why they're such a good source of energy.
  • Bananas give you Potassium to revitalise your muscle power andmaintain the balance of your body fluids.
  • A banana tastes really creamy but contains no fat.
  • The banana peel contains the finest natural lubricant known to man. In fact, it can substitute as a polishing rag for leather shoes.
  • Described as "the fruit of the wise men", bananas are the richest source of Vitamin B6, necessary for proper brain function
 
Kiwi
Kiwi
  • Even though it has a larger size and an outer skin with fuzz, the kiwi fruit is really a berry.
  • Kiwifruit can be used as a natural meat tenderizer.
  • Chinese khans in ancient days used to consider the kiwi to be an aphrodisiac.
  • Kiwi is a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Just two kiwifruits provide 240% of the vitamin C you need for a whole day!
 
Grapes
grapes
  • The production of grapes is more than 72 million tons all over the world. There are approximately 25 million acres of grapes throughout the world.
  • It takes about 2½ pounds of grapes to produce a bottle of wine.
  • Grapes consist of about 80% of water, which make them a low-calorie snack or dessert. Raisins or dried grapes consist of about 15% of water.
  • Eating too many grapes can give a laxative effect.
  • Grapes contain high amounts of caffeic acid, which is a strong cancer-fighting substance.
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
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