Sunday, 5 October 2014
Fruits Supply Potassium Phosphorus Vitamin That Body Requires Daily
Fruits are a gift to mankind. It is rightly said, the first temptation came in heaven when Eve offered Adam a fruit. Fruits have loads of vitamins and essential minerals that our body requires on a daily basis. So, one should not wait for Eve to come by and “tempt” you with any offerings but should rather try to supplement the daily diet with fruits. It will help you maintain physical vigor in family life.
I seriously began to think about fruits. I got the low down on some of them and here it is. Avocado is loaded with Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. The only fruits to beat Avocado in Vitamin C were Pineapple and Mango. The fruit that came close to Avocado in potassium content was Banana. Banana also has good magnesium content.
So, what do these minerals and vitamins do? Food and health are inter-related. Magnesium is required for metabolism, helps the body fight fatigue and supports brain functioning. In addition, it also helps one lose abdominal fat. Magnesium is vital for physical functioning and muscle movements. Phosphorus is present mostly in the bones. It helps make the teeth and bones strong. Phosphorus helps you create daily energy you require and use. It also helps the body absorb that vital nutrient Vitamin B.
Phosphorus is only next to calcium in being the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is part of all cell membranes giving them strength and is a component of ATP our energy storage molecule. You require about 800 mg per day. If you go over the top and take it in excess, it will interfere with your calcium metabolism.
Phosphorus is found in eggs, fish, fowl, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Vitamin C is useful in keeping your skin and hair glowing and healthy. It makes up part of tendons, ligament, skin and they defend the body against free radicals. They boost the immune system and help heal wounds – sounds like my best friend!
In addition, Vitamin C has anti-aging properties and helps iron absorption required to maintain healthy red blood cells. Potassium is required by the body to build proteins and muscle. Helps in breaking down carbohydrates and keeping metabolism ticking. Electrical activity that makes the heart go on is also dependent on potassium. Meats, vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, fruits like bananas, kiwi and apricot contain good amounts of potassium.
When potassium is less in your body, it will lead to muscle and body weakness and abnormal rhythms of heart. If you have too much then you are likely to have abnormal heart rhythms. This could happen due to infections, kidney not functioning properly as also through medications. Recommended dosage for potassium is 4.6 g per day.
Supplementing the diet with fruits helps us keep our energy levels while augmenting metabolic functions. All fruits help in reducing weight simply because they have lesser calories per weight. They are the healthiest food. Avocado, pears, bananas, mango, watermelon, oranges and apples are very high in nutritive content. Moreover fruits only have healthy fats.