A citrus high in vitamin C and potassium, yet low in calories. One cup of fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice has over 100% of USRDA of vitamin C. Like other citrus fruits, grapefruit’s peels are rich in plant compounds called bioflavonoids, which is important in the prevention of cancer and heart disease. Grapefruit is particularly effective in reducing symptoms occurring with inflammatory conditions.
Delicious grapes come in many colors (green or white, red, purple), seedless or with seeds, and other different varieties. Grapes are a strong source of manganese, vitamin B6 and C, thiamine, riboflavin and potassium. It is also a potent antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Typically, the darker the skin of the grape, the more flavonoids are present. Or you can drink purple grape juice - potent purple grapes contain healing polyphenols and natural potassium that help to control high blood pressure.
Guava (Highly Recommended!)
High in fiber, and containing up to five times as much vitamin C as an orange. Guavas are the best fruit source of the powerful phytonutrient, Lycopene. Studies show that this antioxidant helps prevent the growth of tumors, especially from lung and breast cancer cells. Lycopene can also be very helpful in preventing prostate cancer.
Guavas have lots of fiber, much more than apples or bananas. They will give those who eat them fresh extra protection from high cholesterol, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Guavas also have vitamin A and potassium, magnesium and even some calcium, a mineral rarely found in fruit.
Slice them and eat them with plum powder or buy guava juice.
They are mild in flavor and contain plenty of protein. What’s really unique about chia is that when the seeds are soaked, they absorb up to ten times their volume in water, forming a gel. This gel helps to slow the rate of glucose absorption, making chia an excellent food for people with blood sugar issues. Chia seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a healthy omega 3 fatty acid.
The cantaloupe is one of the most easily digested foods. Hydrating and cleansing, cantaloupe can replace drinking water for hydration. It is low in calories, and high in minerals like zinc and potassium. Cantaloupe has more heart-healthy potassium than bananas. The zinc in cantaloupe also benefits prostate healthy and cantaloupe may have an anticlotting effect on the blood.
It’s best eaten as it is, just cut in half or quarter, scoop out the seeds and then just use a spoon and eat it directly.
I’m sure this famous fruit needs no further introduction. But in case you didn’t know, avocados have surprisingly more protein than any other fruit, about 2 grams per 4 ounce serving. Avocados has anticancer properties as well as rich in luteins. Lutein is known for safeguarding against hardening of the arteries and for preventing prostate cancer. It also protects the eyes from cataracts and age related macular degeneration. Avocados are loaded with fat, BUT it’s the kind of healthy fat that heals. Avocados come chock full of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and have the higest soluble fiber of any fruit.
How to use it:
Instead of using butter as a spread for your bread, try mashing up an avocado and use it as a spread. It’s one of the key ingredients for making guacamole. It also taste amazing when made into avocado milkshake. Perfect when added to salads as well or even avocado ice-cream. This is a really versatile fruit.
Food can be your worst enemy or the most natural form of medicine.Posted on October 21st at 9:41 PM
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