Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fruits That Replace Medications

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Fruits You Can Use to Replace Medications

1. Apricot – Apricots contain beta-carotene which stops radicals from damaging the inner structures of the organism and it is also very useful for our eyes. In our body, the beta-carotene form the A vitamin which prevent from developing a series of cancer diseases, especially the skin cancer. One fruit contain 17 calories 1 gram of carbohydrates and does not contain any fats.
Apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and are useful in reducing infections or skin problems. They are a good source of iron and potassium. Fresh juice of apricot leaves is useful in skin diseases. It can be applied with beneficial results in scabies, eczema, sun burn and itching of the skin due to cold exposure. Apricots have an alkaline reaction in the system. They aid the digestion, if consumed before a meal. The fruit is highly valued as a gentle laxative and is beneficial in the treatment of constipation. The fresh juice of apricots, when mixed with glucose or honey forms a very cooling and soothing drink during fevers. Its many benefits include quenching the thirst, and eliminating waste products from the body. In addition, it tones up the eyes, stomach, liver, heart and nerves by supplying minerals and vitamins.
Advice: Try to buy apricots while there are still hard (green). When the apricots become soft, they begin to loose their nourishing properties.
2. Avocados – The oleic acid and the unsaturated fats containing in this fruit decrease the level of cholesterol and increase the quantity of high density lipoproteins. Beside that avocado contain a large quantity of cellulose, iron and vitamin C. One piece contains 81 calories, 8 grams of fats and 3 grams of carbohydrates. In order to fasten the ripping process put avocados in a closed plastic bag with an apple or a banana.
Advice: Try to replace the mayonnaise in your sandwiches with pieces of avocado.
3. Raspberries. Raspberries contain the ellagic acid which helps decrease the growth of cancer cells. These berries also contains the C vitamin, decrease the level of cholesterol and the probability of cardiovascular diseases. Rich in vitamin C, folate, iron and potassium, raspberries also provide high amounts of insoluble fiber (thanks to all those little seeds) as well as respectable amounts of the soluble fiber pectin, which helps control cholesterol levels.
Raspberries contain a large amount of cellulose. Since cooking does not destroy these compounds, raspberry jam may also be beneficial. Raspberry is one of the few fruits whose consumption would not have much effect on the body’s blood sugar levels. A glass of Raspberries contains 60 calories, 1 gram of fats and 8 grams of carbohydrates.
Advice: A natural face mask made raspberries helps protect against the suns rays. Vitamin C’s antioxidant powers help fade age spots and discoloration. It also rounds out the skin to fill in minor wrinkles.
4. Mango. A middle-sized mango fruit contains 57 milligrams of C vitamin which constitutes the daily norm for a human’ nourishment. This antioxidant helps to prevent the arthritis, is used in wounds recovery and enforces the immunity system. Pregnant women and people with anaemia are advised to eat this fruit regularly. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion. Mango also contains the A vitamin. One fruit of mango has 135 calories, 1 gram of fats and 4 grams of carbohydrates.
Advice: Some varieties do not turn red, orange or yellow. If buying these green varieties, look for other signs they are ripe such as a nice sweet fragrance. They should yield nicely to a light press with the fingertip. If they are brought unripe, they can be put in a paper bag in a warm place and they will ripen in a day or two.
5. Cantaloupe. Contain vitamin C (117 milligrams of C vitamin is contained in a half of cantaloupe – a double daily norm) and beta-carotene which stops the radicals from damaging the inner structures of the organism. It also contains 853 milligrams of potassium, which is twice more than in a banana. Potassium decreases the blood pressure. Cantaloupe has antioxidants that help us fight with heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, aging, etc. Cantaloupe is also a very good source of potassium, vitamin B6, dietary fiber and niacin (vitamin B3). A half of cantaloupe contains 97 calories 1 gram of fats, 2 grams of carbohydrates. Cantaloupe is beneficial for arthritis, obesity, fever, rheumatism, skin diseases, high blood pressure, abdominal and stomach gas and many other diseases.
Advice: When choosing cantaloupe, choose a fully ripened melon, because according to research as fruits fully ripen, almost to the point of spoilage their antioxidant levels actually increase.
6. Cranberries. Helps to combat the infections in the urinary bladder, stop the in growing number of bacteria. Cranberry juice can inhibit the aggregation of bacteria that cause dental plaque and based on evaluation of several vitro screening tests, it has been suggested that the proanthocyanidin compounds found in cranberry may exhibit some anti-carcinogenic activity. Some medical professionals and specialists believe that quinic acid abundant in cranberry may help to prevent the development of kidney stones. Recent scientific research shows that cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants and other phytonutrients that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases. In some people, regular cranberry juice consumption for months can kill the H. pylori bacteria, which can cause stomach cancer and ulcers. Drinking cranberry juice daily may increase levels of HDL, or good cholesterol and reduce levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol. A cup of cranberry juice contains 144 calories. There are no fats or carbohydrates.
Advice: Buy a 100% cranberry juice and add water without sugar.
7. Raisins: These little pearls- are the main resource of iron which helps to transmit the oxygen to tissues. The phytonutrients and olenolic acid present in raisins makes them beneficial for the health of teeth and gums. Having antioxidant properties, raisins help keep the blood clean and flowing, by getting rid of al the impurities. Raisins are believed to be good for bone density and have been associated with lower risk of osteoporosis in women. Studies claim that raisins contain additional nutritive compounds that can protect against heart disease and colon cancer. A half cup of Raisins contains 218 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates. It does not contain fats.
Advice: Raisins are a good source of fiber and can help cure constipation. For the purpose, boil raisins in a saucepan of water, strain the liquid and drink it. Every morning try to add little raisins in your cereals.
8. Fig. The fig is a source of potassium and carbohydrates, it also contains the vitamin B6, which is responsible for the serotonyne – “hormone of pleasure”; it decreases the amount of cholesterol. One fig contains 37-48 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0 fats. Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fiber. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese. Dried figs contain an impressive 250mg of calcium per 100g, compared to whole milk with only 118mg. Dried figs consist from about 60% of sugar, contain a lot of vitamins and it is said that humans could live on figs only.
Advice: Eat dries figs as a healthy energy snack. For extra flavor and nutrients, stuff them with nuts and a little honey.
9. Lemon. Lemon contains limonene and C vitamin which help to prevent cancer. It has a limited number of calories and does not contain carbohydrates or fats. You must know that citrus fruits in general may have a great benefit over our body; citruses are useful for your skin, bones and heart; it’s a well-known fact that citruses are great eyesight defenders and mood enhancers.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss

Most health experts recommend that you eat a balanced, healthy diet to maintain or to lose weight. But exactly what is a healthy diet? It should include:

Protein (found in fish, meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, nuts, and beans)

Fat (found in animal and dairy products, nuts, and oils)

Carbohydrates (found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans and other legumes)

Vitamins (such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K)

Minerals (such as calcium, potassium, and iron)

Water (both in what you drink, and what's naturally in foods)
Dieting or not, everyone needs a mix of those nutrients, ideally from foods. A good general rule is to use My Plate, which makes it easy to envision just how much of each food type to include in your meal.

Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. Split the other half between whole grains and lean protein. Stick to your calorie “budget,” because when you're working on losing weight, you need to burn more calories than you eat or drink.

Exactly how many calories you should get per day depends on your goal, your age, your sex, and how active you are. A dietitian can help you figure that out. Don't cut your calories too much, or your diet is going to be hard to stick with and may not give you the nutrients your body needs.

More Tips
-Choose nonfat or 1% milk instead of 2% or whole milk.

-Pick lean meat instead of fatty meat.

-Select breads and cereals that are made with whole grains and are not prepared with a lot of fat.

-You don't have to completely avoid all foods that have fat, cholesterol, or sodium. It's your average over a few days, not in a single food or even a single meal, that's important.

-If you eat a high-calorie food or meal, balance your intake by choosing low-calorie foods the rest of the day or the next day.

Check the food labels on packaged foods to help you budget fat, cholesterol, and sodium over several days.

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Spice up your plate with these summer vegetables

With the help of abundant sunshine and plentiful rains, summer brings a wide variety of produce options to the fields and gardens.
Strong evidence does show benefits from including lots of plant foods with natural antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamins and other plant chemicals which help to neutralize harmful byproducts of daily living and are found in ample amounts in many of our local vegetables and fruits. Fruit Baskets Unlimited,NY includes healthy fruit and exotic fruit in each of our fruit baskets delivered in New York City. Call Fruit Baskets Unlimited,NY call us at (917) 963-8100 for same day delivery.

Most would agree that these little spheres of pure summer sunshine are best picked warm and eaten straight from the vine right in your own backyard. Is it a fruit? Is a vegetable? Who cares, as long as you include these high potassium, high vitamin C beauties regularly in family menus.

Although tomatoes are just a little bit higher in sodium than other vegetables, they're extremely low compared to other items in the typical American diet. An entire medium fresh tomato contains only 9 milligrams of sodium! When concentrated into tomato juice, sauce or ketchup, the amount consumed may need to be limited by individuals with heart or kidney failure.


For vegetable haters, there's one that is often acceptable to their taste buds as a side dish. Frequently mentioned by many York County residents' as their favorite "vegetable," corn — in actuality — is really a grain. Unbelievable? The amount of sugar which ends up in our blood steam for a half a cup of corn would be similar to a piece of bread or half a cup of pasta. If a meal already contains another high carbohydrate vegetable like mashed potatoes, a dinner plate would be more nutritionally balanced if paired with green beans or broccoli rather than corn.

As the fresh locally grown sweet corn season hits its peak, consider limiting portions to one ear along with another vegetable if corn doesn't sit well with your digestive system. Notoriously hard to digest in its whole form, things may be better tolerated if you slow down your eating speed, chew well and enjoy that one ear rather than gobbling the first two down and moving on to a third.


Bland, mushy, tastelessness — how many diners' opinions of zucchini have been ruined by a cook who didn't prepare zucchini in an awesome, appealing way?

Portioning out half the amount of crackers typically used as a snack and eating the raw zucchini first can improve the nutritional quality of the snack without totally eliminating the favorite option.

The skin of a zucchini can sometimes develop an odd flavor when immersed in cooking liquids, which is a turnoff for some palates. If you haven't been a zucchini fan in the past, roasting it or grilling it are two ways to give it another chance. Chop zucchini into wide, one inch slices and then quarter those to make chunks. Toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and add some salt and pepper to taste. Or, opt for a Greek salad dressing, such as the local favorite Gazebo Room, instead of the other ingredients.

Roast at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. For a crunchier or softer zucchini adjust your roasting time.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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