Monday, 21 July 2014

Supplement your diet with nutritious fruits

Importance of fruits


Fruits are nature’s gift to man. They abound in highly nutritive vitamins and minerals that our body cannot metabolize by itself. These are indispensable since they play an important part in synthesis of hormones and in metabolic activity.

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Breaking up food into its components

We get our energy from carbohydrates that supply the sugar which is broken down through digestion. Fats conduct vital elements to various parts of our body while proteins help in the building process. However, without vitamins and minerals our body will be helpless to proceed further. Fruits are a good source of vitamins and minerals.




Some popular fruits

Let us take a look at some fruits and compare their nutritive content.
Nutrition

Name of Fruit
Mango
Banana
Pineapple
Avocado
Vitamin C
57.4
10.3
78.9
19.63
Vitamin K
8.63
0.567
1.2
41.77
Vitamin E
2.32
0.12
0.03
4.6
Vitamin B2
0.1191
0.086
0.053
0.2543
Zinc
0.08
0.18
0.2
1.19
Iron
0.26
0.30
0.48
1.18
Selenium
1.2
1.23
0.2
0.8
Potassium
3.23
420
180
972
Phosphorus
23
26
13
109
Magnesium
19
32
20
58
Manganese
0.054
0.3171
1.53
0.285
Niacin
1.209
0.784
0.825
3.496
Folate
29
24
30
171
Vitamin B1
0.12
0.037
0.13
0.135
(All values in mg except for Vitamin K, Selenium and Folate which are in mcg).

Eating enough fruits

Make sure to eat some fruit once a day or once in a couple of days. It will augment your metabolism and make your body vigorous. Environment and activity increases metabolism and thus improves health. Good health begins with good food and if your diet includes fruits then you are definite to have made it to the other shore.