is generally understood, is the fleshy, juicy product of
some plant or tree which, when ripe, is suitable for use as food.
Although some fruits are seedless, they generally contain the seeds of
the plants or trees that produce them. Few fruits require cooking to
make them palatable, some fruits are never cooked, and still others may
cooked or eaten raw, as desired.
Fruits, are wholesome, appetizing, attractive, and occupy a valuable
place in our diet. In fact, it is their attractiveness rather than
their great food value that accounts for the popularity of fruits among
all people. In addition to causing fruits to appeal to the esthetic
sense, their attractiveness serves another important purpose. Nature
made fruits attractive in color, odor, and flavor in order that birds
and other animals might be allured to attack them for food and, by
spreading the seeds,
assist in their propagation.
play very important role in our regular diet, in fact they are so
important part of healthy diet that they must be
on not as one of the things that may be taken or omitted as a person
wishes without making any difference either way, but as a valuable food
include in one form or another in nearly every meal.
The child who is
young that it cannot take any solid food may have fruit juices included
in its diet to decided advantage; but children who are slightly older
and adults should take the raw fruits instead of juices, for the full
benefit of their consumption.
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and veggies have antioxidant
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way to ward
off mild depression
carbohydrate connection to more upbeat moods is not news. There are
plenty of edibles besides chocolate, alcohol and caffeine that are
capable of producing positive shifts in mood, mental function and
overall energy levels. The best mood enhancing foods are actually fruit
juices because of their super fast insulin response. Healthy
carbohydrates like fruits, vegetables and grains can lift up sagging
spirits for longer periods of time than sweet treats. Researchers have
long recognized the effects of carbohydrate components (such as starch
and sugar) on levels of serotonin, a chemical messenger in our brain
that causes positive changes in behavior and attitude. When starches
and sugars are consumed, they trigger a surge of insulin, which in turn
increases levels of tryptophan, an amino acid, in the brain. Tryptophan
is than converted into serotonin, creating in people a feeling of
well-being. For the best serotonin effect, high-carb foods should be
eaten by themself, without protein or fat. Protein interferes with the
release of serotonin and fat slows digestion.
For maximum effectiveness,
eat your complex carbs on an empty stomach, and do not eat anything
for about half an hour.