FRUITS, ESSENTIAL FOR THE BODY
Eating well is living well. Food is known to be the fuel/energy that drives the human body to perform physical and mental activities . According to nutritionist, a balanced diet comprises of essential nutrients such as vitamins, fat, protein, carbs and others that the body needs. Some of these essential nutrients, can never be gotten from the regular junk foods we gulp down our throats because of our busy schedules, but can be derived from Fruits.
Most of the food we eat are processed, fortified with artifical sweetners/nutrients that contribute little or nothing to our body needs. FRUITS in its natural form provides the required nutrients we need to build our immune system and meet some our body requriments.
When you eat fruits, your supply of energy increases in no time; this is one of the prime benefits of fruits that we can utilize in our busy schedules. This is the reason why athletes often eat fruits during and after exercising and why diets for pregnant mothers almost always involve fruits of some kind.
Fruits have been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and for their role in preventing several deficiencies such as; Night blindness (vitamin A), Scurvy (vitamin C), and paraesthesia (vitamin B5) . People who eat fruits as part of an overall healthy diet generally have a reduced risk of chronic diseases and a better skin feel according to research.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of; stroke, cardiovascular diseases and type-2 diabetes. Fruits helps to maintain optimum health due to the health promoting phytochemicals they contain – many of which are still being identified. One to 2-1/2 cups of fruit are recommended each day. An apple a day keep the doctor away.
Grab some fruits today, its healthy for your body.