Fruit for Thought

BRINDA GILL gives you a long list of rea­sons to make fre­quent vis­its to the fruit mar­ket ...

Hair - - Inside Out -

“A ta­ble, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a vi­o­lin; what else does a man need to be happy”, re­marked the renowned sci­en­tist Al­bert Ein­stein. A sim­ple sen­ti­ment, yet one that speaks vol­umes of the ben­e­fits of sim­ple liv­ing, fruits and mu­sic!

From an­cient times, fruits have been a pop­u­lar food be­ing eas­ily found in na­ture, ready to eat, easy to di­gest, and packed with vi­ta­mins, min­er­als, en­zymes, trace el­e­ments and en­ergy! Fruits also aid di­ges­tion, cleanse the sys­tem and elim­i­nate tox­ins, thus en­hanc­ing well-be­ing. Citrus fruits are one of the rich­est sources of Vi­ta­min C that helps boost im­mu­nity and im­prove health. And the at­tributes of fruits also make most of them great for top­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tion by them­selves or blended with other nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents.

Fresh fruits for a fresh you!

Con­sum­ing fresh fruits leads to re­duced risk of sev­eral dis­eases and slows down the age­ing process “The old adage -in­ter­nal health for ex­ter­nal beauty- holds very true. Nu­tri­tion­ally speak­ing, fruits are im­per­a­tive for good health. And in­ter­nal good health, in its turn, re­flects on the skin, in terms of a clear, prob­lem-free skin with a healthy glow. Fruits should be part of the daily diet, be eaten fresh and raw, along with the peels wher­ever pos­si­ble so that all the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als are in­tact. How­ever, if there is any med­i­cal con­di­tion, like di­a­betes, it is bet­ter to con­sult your doc­tor about the fruits that can be in­cluded in your diet”, says beauty pioneer Shah­naz Husain.

Juices – Nu­tri­tious and de­li­cious!

Husain also sug­gests par­tak­ing fruit juices as they are rich in es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents are eas­ily as­sim­i­lated by the body and are an ex­cel­lent way of tak­ing in valu­able nu­tri­ents. Fresh fruit juices are used in na­ture ther­apy to cure var­i­ous ail­ments, cleanse the body of tox­ins and ac­ti­vate the body’s nat­u­ral heal­ing process. Fruits should also be thor­oughly washed be­fore con­sump­tion.

Dry fruits – Packed with good­ness

Adding fresh and dry fruits to the daily diet en­hances health and when eaten in place of high-calo­rie snacks also help in weight loss. Fruits can eas­ily be added to the daily diet by adding chucks of freshly cut fruit to break­fast ce­re­als, to sal­ads and curd, blend­ing them to make juice or a smoothie, or sim­ply eat­ing them as is for their pure taste. The top fruits for good skin health are ap­ples, blue­ber­ries, cran­ber­ries, grape­fruit, In­dian goose­ber­ries (am­las), ki­wis, lemons, litchis, man­goes, or­anges, pa­payas, pomegranates, straw­ber­ries, toma­toes and watermelons. And with the wide­spread cul­ti­va­tion of fruits and speedy trans­porta­tion one can now en­joy a va­ri­ety of fruits grown across the world through­out the year!

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