Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Nutrition Benefits of Fruits and Health Concern

Health and Nutrition Benefits of Fruits: 

Papaya:
It is a rich source of phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. It is rich in carotene which is good for eyes. It is also rich in Vitamin C which has many important functions like free radicals scavenging, immune booster, and anti-inflammatory actions. It is having soluble dietary fiber that helps to have normal bowel movements; thereby reducing constipation problems. It is great source of Vitamin-A, flavonoids like β-carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin and cryptoxanthin. It is also rich source of B-complex vitamins such as Folic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin, and thiamin (vitamin B-1).

Orange:
Is rich in dietary fiber, pectin. Pectin, by its virtue as a bulk laxative. An excellent source of vitamin C, natural antioxidant, vitamin A, & flavonoid antioxidants. Decent source of minerals like potassium and calcium.. Develop immunity against colds, control cholesterol level & help in dissolving the kidney stones.

Apple:
It is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent absorption of dietary. An antioxidant phyto-nutrients flavonoids and polyphenolics. It is rich source of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Also a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6).

Kiwi:
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Strawberry:
It is rich source of health promoting phyto-nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. An antioxidant with high oxygen radical absorbance capacity & thus help in combating blood vessels clogging. It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins. It contain vitamin A, vitamin E and flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants.

Watermelon:
It is an excellent source of Vitamin-A & also rich in anti-oxidant flavonoids. Major source of Vitamin C, Potassium, glutathione & oxidant lycopene. It contains a good amount of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine), thiamin (vitamin B-1), and manganese.

Pineapple:
It provides dietary fiber like pectin. It is rich source of antioxidant vitamin C. It is rich source of  B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium.
It also contains small amount Vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. 

Guava: It is very rich source of soluble dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative. It is source of antioxidant vitamin-C, Vitamin-A, flavonoids like beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and cryptoxanthin. It is also have B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin-B6, vitamin E and K, as well as minerals like magnesium, copper, and manganese.

Coconut:
Coconut water is effective in diarrhea to overcome the fluid loss from the gastrointestinal tract. It contains electrolyte potassium which overcomes electrolyte deficiency in the body. Natural enzymes found in coconut helps in the digestion and metabolism functions. It possess natural minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc.

Banana:
Provides instant energy to the body by means of its fructose and sucrose. Excellent for under weight persons & athletes who requires extra energy. It is having soluble dietary fiber that supports normal bowel movements & reduces constipation problems. It contains flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants, vitamin-B6 & minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese. A very rich source of potassium which is vital for body cell & fluids. Manage negative sodium (salt intake) & thus helps in controlling heart pulse rate and blood pressure.

Pomegranate:
It is having soluble and insoluble dietary fibers which improves digestion system and bowel movements. Regular intake helps in body weight balance, cholesterol control & improves body immunity. It is good source of B-complex groups vitamins & antioxidant vitamin-C.

Grapes:
It is rich in micro nutrient minerals (copper, iron & manganese) and polyphenolic phytochemical compound (resveratrol). Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant which reduces stroke risk by restucturing the molecular mechanisms inside the blood vessels. It is also a good source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin K, carotenes, B-complex vitamins.

Mangoes:
It is an excellent source of Vitamin-A and flavonoids. Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. It is a good source of potassium, vitamin-B6, vitamin-C and vitamin-E. It is also having moderate amount of copper which is required for the production of red blood cells.

Plums:
It is having dietary fiber & sorbitol which helps to improve the digestive system. It is average source of vitamin A, beta carotene, Vitamin C, B-complex groups of vitamins & vitamin B-6. It is a natural antioxidant. It is major source of minerals like potassium, fluoride and iron.

Raspberry:
It is a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. Provides Xylitol which a low-calorie sugar substitute, thus helpful in diabetics. Good source of vitamin-C, vitamin A, vitamin E, B-complex group of vitamins, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid & flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants. It is also rich in minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium.


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