Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Fruit Facts

Fruit is one of the most naturally existing nutritious and healthy foods in this world. It is always recommended to eat at least 5 pieces of fruits everyday.

Fruits have their own origin. They specifically originated in one part of the world and subsequently migrated to other parts either through explorers or traders. For example, Columbus took the pineapple to Spain from America.

Botanically, fruit is identified as the ripened ovary of a flowering plant. They are usually fleshy, sweet or sour in taste and plucked naturally when fully ripe. The well-liked sweet fruits are apple, mango, banana, and orange whereas citrus fruits like lime, lemon, and grapefruit are immensely popular for their tangy sour taste.

In various parts of the world, fruits are eaten after drying. Examples of these types of fruits are raisins, prunes, and apricots.

You must be wondering about the benefits of eating fruits. Here are several reasons:
Water is most necessary for human body and fruit is the only natural food that consists of 80% of water. No other food can meet the water requirement for the human body like fruit does.
In this junk food dominated society, fruit is the only natural food that contains less bad-cholesterol.
Fruits are the ultimate stimulating factor for your brain. They can be said to be the fuel for the brain. If you want to enhance your memory power, you should consume fruit regularly.
Fiber, fiber and more fiber - nothing else satisfies the fiber requirement for your body easier than fruit. Thus, it helps you fight corpulence, high blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease.

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