Monday, September 15, 2008

Riot of colours!! Fruit Bowl

Colours!! They look so interesting. Including colours(I dont mean artificial colours!!) in our daily diet is beneficial for our body. A search on Google led me to this site http://ezinearticles.com/?Eating-Fruits-and-Vegetables-Daily-For-Weight-Loss&id=1258083 .
I wanted to Highlight this point so am qouting the same here " The FDA has recommended that people have at least 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday. In order to get the maximum benefit, you should eat different varieties of fruits and vegetables. Eating the same foods day after day is not so exciting. So if you eat try out different fruits and vegetables everyday it can be so much fun and also you can get all the different nutrients present in each.Pick different colors and varieties as each color fruit or vegetable has different types of nutrients, so choosing a variety of different colors can ensure that you get all the vitamins and minerals present in them." With this in mind we decided to include one fruit everyday in our diet and on weekends we have decided to have one meal with only fruits. This was one such weekend lunch. Should I say we loved it... I am including it here as I stumbled upon few benefits (courtesy Google) which I wanted to share.

The fruit bowl was a combination of 
Pineapple (Pineapple is Loaded with Vitamins and minerals.The obvious benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol)
Apple (Apples are a rich source of dietary fibre. Apples are rich sources of phytochemicals (compounds found in plants, fruits, and vegetables that can act as anti-oxidants). Apples and apple juices are the best source for mineral boron which helps to promote bone growth. In addition, the high fibre content helps in slow release of sugars into the body, thereby helps to maintain a steady blood sugar level.eating apples helps to reduce blood cholesterol, improve bowel function, reduce risk of stroke, prostate cancer, Type II diabetes and asthma. This is due to the fibre and phytonutrients present in the apples)
Banana (Bananas are not only a good source of B vitamins they also contain vitamin C, A and high levels of potassium. It also helps to reduce water retention, protects from Ulcers and strokes)
Mango (Mangoes are full packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants and contain like all fruits very few proteins, fats and calories)
Grapes (Grapes are a good source of vitamins A and C. It is also a source of vitamin B6 and Minerals like potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and selenium, as well as trace amounts of copper, manganese, and zinc) and
Plums (rich in anti oxidants) thrown in together.  We topped these fruits with a squeeze of lemon for the Extra zing and drizzled some honey for the added Flavour. This can be had as a lunch or as a Healthy Dessert. Enjoy a bowlful with a promise to good health.. Stay happy and stay healthy!!

I am sending this Healthy bowl of fruits over to Divya who is hosting Diet Foods Event.

Thank you Divya for Organizing such an interesting Event.

3 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

This is a definitely useful post for someone who is dieting..Thanks for sending it for the event!

Uj said...
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Uj said...

Thanks Divya. I have updated the post