Sunday, 24 January 2016

Fantastico fruits

A juicy fruit is a doubtless fantastico treat to us. Being delicious and healthy at the same time is what makes fruits utterly fantastico. Their sugary and lemony juices tickle the palate and make us go gaga over them. You can thoroughly enjoy the taste of this delectable fare of fruits without worrying about your weight or health. Every fruit has its own amazing benefits to our health and as our body requires a balanced diet so, each one of them must be taken in limited amount to maintain balanced nutrition in our system. We must take full advantage of this wonderful gift granted to us as they are the sweetest medicines that prevent and cure many harmful health conditions. Fruits are concentrated with ample of indispensable micro nutrients ant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fiber etc. Here is my list of super five fantastico fruits with exceptional health benefits:

1. Apple: An Apple a day surely keeps every doctor away. Not because of the famous saying, but because of how extraordinary value this crunchy fruit holds. One cup of apples contains about 80 calories and 3 grams of fibre. Apples contain antioxidants called flavonoids such as quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2 that help in preventing diabetes, regulate blood pressure and reduce LDL or bad cholesterol. Apples are also known for preventing certain types of cancers such as lung cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

2. Banana: One wonderfully delicious banana contains approximately 104 calories and 3 grams of fibre and has impressive benefits. It makes you feel full and is a good source Vitamin B, potassium and folate. It helps in reducing blood pressure and is a perfect remedy for sleeplessness, sweet cravings, irritation and constipation.  It also helps in boosting body's metabolism.

3. Grapes: These sweet, round berries are one of the best sources of vitamin A, B, C, anti-oxidants and folate. 100 g fresh grapes provide around 70 caloriesFree radicals are the main cause of premature aging and the flavonoids found in grapes have antioxidant properties that reduce the damage caused by these free radicals making them an anti-aging fruit. Grapes also speed up metabolism and can cure uneven skin tones. 

4. Oranges: 1 medium orange provides 62 calories. Excellent source of vitamin C and also contains folate, potassium and fibre. Vitamin C helps in healing cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy. They also contain a phytochemical called hesperidin, that may help in reducing cholesterol levels. It is a citric fruit that is anti-inflammatory and helps building a strong immune system.

5. Cherries: 100 grams of this shiny taste rich cherry fruit provides 50 calories. They are of low calories and are richly packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Sour cherries are antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  They may help in fighting against cancers, aging, neurological diseases, and pre-diabetic condition. Also, they help in easing the arthritis pain.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.
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