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6 Reasons to Eat Fruit Everyday

By on March 7, 2012 in Dieting with 0 Comments

Nutritionists recommend eating at least four servings of fruit daily. Why? Here are the 6 reasons why fruit is essential in our day-to-day lives:

  • The presence of vitamin C and beta carotene (or pro vitamin A), making it a valuable food for the prevention of numerous diseases, including degenerative diseases and cancer. Organic acids (malic, citric, and salicylic) potentiates the effect of vitamins and have anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulants, and disinfectants.
  • The high fiber intake regulates intestinal transit. The kiwi, for example, has a satiating effect, making it ideal as a snack for those who want to lose weight.
  • Fruits have diuretic effect. The majority of fruits bring little sodium and potassium, which help eliminate the liquid.
  • Fruits hydrate and cleanse the body. This is because 75% of its weight consists of water. The watermelon and cantaloupe, for example, consists 90% of water.
  • Fat contents are minimal, with the exception of avocados.
  • With the presence of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, fruits makes a good substitute for snacks that are rich in carbohydrates.

 

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