From a dietary point of view, fruit is a very important food for its high content of vitamins, minerals and organic acids that help the body to fight toxins accumulated during the digestion of fatty foods. The fruit also helps to cleanse toxins accumulated in the blood and organs and to strengthen the immune system.
To take advantage of its properties, including the stress of the intestinal walls that stimulates the digestive functions, the fruit must be seasonal, healthy and at the right stage of ripeness. It must not have taken long travel to get to our table and from the place where it was cultivated and, of course, must not have undergone any chemical.
It is very important then toggle the different kinds of fruit to benefit from the characteristics of each fruit and healthy food. It is definitely advisable to eat fruit between meals in order to better assimilate its nutrients while avoiding incurring digestive difficulties and swelling of the stomach.
Here we have discussed the dietary characteristics of the existing categories of fruit, in details.
Being rich in water, fruit pulp usually play an important role in diuretic and laxative, but most are very refreshing and therefore useful in the case of dehydrated body. By contrast, the fruit pulp are low in calories and contain few nutrients, with the exception of melon, among other things, contains a lot of Vitamin A.
The apple has astringent raw, and applesauce instead is slightly laxative and is an effective detoxifying general.
The pears instead have a laxative and diuretic. The watermelon, with its high water content, is also indicated for those suffering from diseases of the metabolism, such as diabetes.
FRUIT WITH STONE
The fruits with the core are acidic and contain large amounts of organic acids, with citric acid, malic acid and tartaric which, once absorbed from the intestine, have an alkalizing effect and reinforce the immune defenses of the organism.
They are also rich in vitamins, including vitamin A, more important than any other fruit.
Cherries and sour cherries are precious fruits for the prevention of many diseases and should be included in abundance in the diet, naturally cool in their ripening season.
The berries include acidic fruits and fruit sugar, with a predominance of the former and are soft-fleshed fruit, with little fiber, except for the prickly pear and pomegranate, rich in Vitamins A and C. The sugars are represented by glucose, fructose and sucrose.
According to recent studies, the “berries” are good diets for the prevention of cancer, the presence of ellagic acid, especially abundant in strawberries.
The nuts are hyper caloric: the scarcity of water, all the nutrients are concentrated in the pulp.
Vitamins are practically absent, while it remains a good percentage of mineral salts, an even higher protein and, except for the pine nuts, an interesting presence of fibers.
The nuts are then recommended and when required a highly energy food: in sport, but also for those who must make considerable physical effort, in vegetarian diets and those who do not want to grow heavy with too much food.
Citrus fruits are low-calorie (for example, oranges provide only 33 calories and 26 grapefruit per 100 grams of fruit), but they are rich in minerals, especially potassium and contain high amounts of vitamin C in oranges, mandarins and lemons is combined with a good percentage of Vitamin A.
Both of these vitamins have a high antioxidant and vitamin C and particularly valuable in the cold season to counter the onset of colds. It should be borne in mind that vitamin C vanishes quickly, even if the fruits are kept in the refrigerator.
For the almost total absence of water, pulp and dried fruits is a concentrate of nutrients: proteins, minerals and carbohydrates. The loss of vitamins is inevitable, but the presence of fibers makes the dried fruit the more simple remedy to facilitate the work of the intestine.
Jams and marmalades have a high caloric and glucose value, which make these products not recommended for obese and diabetic although normally a teaspoon of jam for breakfast can give you a good boost of energy.
At a low level of vitamins contrasts great concentration of mineral salts. These preserves have a mild laxative effect, indicated in patients with very sensitive intestines that could be disturbed by the skin, seeds and fiber from fresh fruit.
Jams, due to their calories characteristics, are particularly suitable for breakfast and snack for children, especially in winter.
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