Monday, March 1, 2010

Summer Fruits Benefits

Did you know that:

Apricots are:
Good for Pregnant women, or women of childbearing age as they are a good source of iron.
Excellent for most skin and respiratory conditions
Dried apricots are good for constipation and fluid retention
High in Beta-carotene which the body converts to vitamin A
Ripe, fresh apricots are great for those who are at higher risk of getting cancer.

Nectarines and Peaches are:
Good for pregnant women
A great and gentle laxative
Useful for those with High Cholesterol
Dried peaches are good for those with fatigue and anaemia
Both are best eaten raw and ripe (and washed!)

Cherries are:
Best eaten when they are fresh, cooked or bottled.
A good diuretic
Good for the joints
Excellent for Cancer protection as they contain ellagic acid which inhabits carcinogenic cells.
Contain vitamin C and contain next to no sodium (salt)

Honeydew Melon and Watermelon are:
Cooling & delicious for hotter days ...
Watermelon seeds are a good treatment for urinary infections (kidney & bladder problems) The seeds are simmered in water for 30 minutes to make a tea...
Are a great gentle laxative.
Are best eaten raw and on their own as they ferment rapidly in the stomach.

Berries are:
Blackberries are a very strong antioxidant, protective against cancer, infections and those undergoing treatment for cancer.
Good for the heart & skin problems.
Good for circulation

Raspberries are vital for the convalescent, those with heart problems, fatigue or depression and cancer protection & immunity.
Good for mouth problems

Cranberries are excellent for boosting the immune system.
Great for cystitis and other urinary tract infections

Blueberries are good for diarrhoea and urinary tract infections.
Good for varicose veins

Strawberries are excellent for cancer protection.
Strawberries help eliminate uric acid from the body which can cause joint irritation, thus making strawberries great for arthritis.
They help to eliminate cholesterol.
They are highly effective against heart & circulatory disease.

Red currants are excellent immune system boosters.
The juice of red berries can help lower a fever.

Blackcurrants are excellent for building immunity and incredibly useful for cancer protection.
Powerful antioxidants protecting against heart disease & circulatory problems.
Help with water retention.
Great for high blood pressure, stress & anxiety sufferers.

Contains more than a day's requirement of Vitamin C
Have nearly half a day requirement of Vitamin E
Contain Postassium, Iron and Nicotinic Acid.
Great for Skin problems, convalescence and cancer protection.

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