Friday, July 6, 2007

Natures Cures in Fruits

I love fruit, and so does the rest of my family. We're not big veggie eaters, so I push my kids to eat fruit as much as possible.

I found a great article over at Natures Cures where Diane gives the following list of fruits and their benefits to our body. Great, great list!
  • APPLES - the pectin in apples lowers cholesterol. They also stimulate digestion and help relieve constipation. Remember, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"!
  • APRICOTS - they are high in vitamin A and other minerals (like iron). Those clean the blood of impurities, and help us get over anemia. Apricots also help with acidic conditions and sluggish digestion and are helpful to inflamed bronchial tubes.
  • AVOCADOS - they contain essential fatty acids that our heart, brain and skin need. And, yes, they are a fruit!
  • BANANAS - they have been known to heal diarrhea, colitis, ulcers and constipation. The potassium in them makes them perfect for athletes as it gives quick yet lasting energy.
  • BLUEBERRIES - help clean the blood and ease inflammation. Adding blueberries to your diet can help with constipation, diarrhea, anemia and menstrual problems.
  • CANTALOUPE - is rich in potassium, vitamins A and C. Helps heal constipation, stiff joints, blood disorders, and obesity.
  • CHERRIES - cleanse kidneys, liver and urinary system. Rich in magnesium and iron they are excellent for high blood pressure, anemia and arthritis.
  • CRANBERRIES - help the kidneys and bladder because their acidity creates an environment where bacteria cannot thrive. Also used to clarify the complexion.
  • DATES - They are an energy - giving source of dietary fiber, iron and potassium.
  • GRAPES - have easily digested sugar for energy. Potent cleansers for liver and kidneys.
  • KIWIS - higher in vitamin C than most fruits.
  • LEMONS - they are a natural antiseptic, which makes them a powerful internal cleanser for the whole body.
  • MANGOES - helps strengthen poor digestion and overcome acidity in the body. Will help calm inflamed kidneys. They are also rich in beta carotene.
  • ORANGES - will help with high blood pressure, lung problems and vitamin C deficiency. They are alkalizing to the body.
  • PAPAYAS - rich in papain, which helps the digestive system. Contain a large amount of alkaline minerals, especially calcium, vitamins A and C.
  • PEACHES - improve color and health of the skin and the complexion. Valuable in treating anemia, sluggish digestion and high acid blood conditions.
  • PLUMS - great energizers and cleansers of the intestinal tract. They have a mild laxative effect which gives them the ability to relieve gas and hemorrhoids.
  • RASPBERRIES - have the ability to heal obesity, high blood pressure and constipation. Their ellagic acid is helpful in treating cancer. High in vitamins A and C.
  • STRAWBERRIES - rid the bloodstream, liver and intestines of toxins. They can benefit stiff joints and rid the body of excess catarrh.

1 comment:

Healthy Perspectives said...

I just want to add and I did over at Diane's blog that watermelons (which is a vegetable and not a fruit) and tomatoes contains high concentrations of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risk of heart diseases, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate and esophageal.