Eating your 5 portions of healthy fruits is possibly the most important element of any healthy eating plan, but it’s important that you make sure you eat the best fruit for you …
Healthy Fruits – Get the best of the bunch.
Everyone of us has particular needs at certain times and a principle need to make sure we are putting what we need into our body.
So, before you rush of to the market and buy any old fruit, have a quick check and see what healthy fruits are best for you.
Certain fruits can help clear up skin conditions, ease arthritis, gout or rheumatism. Other fruits will aid digestion or boost your metabolism.
The best, most healthy fruits, are out there and they will improve your health.
Strawberries …. hmmmmm
Rich in – Vitamin A – Vitamin C – Vitamin K – Beta-carotene – Folic acid – Potassium
Cleanse & Purify. Eliminate kidney stones. Good for arthritis, gout and rheumatism. Help clear skin problems and reactivate beneficial gut bacteria.
Eat these healthy fruits on their own for maximum therapeutic effect, or try them in strawberry fool, strawberries and cream, strawberry pancakes.
Apples …. crrrunnnch
Rich in – Calcium – Magnesium – Phosphorus – Vitamin C – Beta-carotene – Pectin
Astringent tonic. Relieve constipation. Reactivate beneficial gut bacteria and reduce total cholesterol. Help remove toxins.
Try Apple Pie, apple cider or tasty baked apples
Rich in – Vitamin C – Beta-carotene
Laxative. Blood cleanser. Improve circulation and benefit eyesight. Antioxidant.
Bake into gorgeous Bluberry muffins or better yet, blueberry pie.
Avocado…. A perfect food
Rich in – Iron – Copper – Phosphorus – Potassium – Beta-carotene – Folic acid – Vitamin B3 – Vitamin B5 – Vitamin K – High in Vitamin E
Acid/alkaline content is balanced. Easily digested. Good for the blood and prevent anaemia.
Put together with shellfish in a Prawn and Avocado salad.
Orange … hmmmmm
Rich in – Calcium – Potassium – Beta-carotene – Folic acid – Vitamin C
Stimulating. Tonifying. Cleansing. An internal antiseptic. Stimulate peristalsis
Try refreshing home made Orangeade, pressed Orange Juice or a summer Orange Ice Lolly.
Kiwi Fruit …. tasty
Rich in – Magnesium – Phosphorus – Potassium – Vitamin C
Remove excess sodium in your body. An excellent source of digestive enzymes.
These really healthy fruits, make great Kiwi Juices or Banana and Kiwi Spring Rolls. Terrific as Kiwi Smoothies
Rich in – Calcium -Phosphorus – Vitamin C
Antispasmodic. Relieve headaches. Juice fights gout. A natural antiseptic.
Delicious Cherry Pie or more-ish Cherry Jam, yummy.
Rich in – Potassium -Tryptophan – Vitamin C – Beta-carotene – Vitamin K – Vitamin B6
Promote sleep. Mild laxative. Anti-fungal and a natural antibiotic. Contain pectin which helps ulcers, lowers cholesterol, and removes toxic metals from the body.
Try them in banana boats, banana cream, banana cake or scrummy banana bread.
Rich in -Calcium Magnesium – Potassium – Phosphorus – Vitamin C – Beta-carotene
Excellent cleanser and rehydrator. High water content. Should be eaten on its own for maximum benefit.
Use these healthy fruits as Melon Balls, in Melon Fruit Salad or just plain slices of Gaia Melon and Honeydew Melon.
Raspberries…. pick your own
Rich in – Calcium – Magnesium – Phosphorus – Potassium – Vitamin B3 – Vitamin C
Help expel mucus, phlegm and toxins. Excellent for female reproductive health. Raspberries relieve menstrual cramps. Raspberry-leaf tea reduces nausea in pregnancy.
Try these healthy fruits in a Raspberry Fool, a sweet Raspeberry Tea or a lick-your-lips, Summer Fruit Pie.
5 A Day … WOW that’s expensive.
Relax – Forget the Chocolate bar, that banana is half the price.
Don’t be silly, eating healthy fruits is better for your budget. Fruit is surprisingly cheap. An average banana costs just 20c, less than most candy bars from the office vending machine, and it definitely provides more nourishment and far less calories.
Always make sure you buy fresh seasonal fruits, not only are they cheaper they will also be full of flavour and at their best.
Use fruit markets as they tend to be cheaper than supermarkets, particularly if you go when they’re packing up for the day.
If you choose supermarket own brand canned or frozen fruit, rather than fresh healthy fruits, they’re still the healthier option. Although you should try to find fruit packed in its own juice rather than syrup or concentrated grape juice.