knows eating fruits is good for health since fruits
make your skin glow and your hair healthy. But what
is the best way to eat them? Is eating fruits with
their skin more beneficial? Should you eat fruits
before or after a meal? There are many other questions,
which normally bother you. We have thus brought for
you some fruit facts and tried to dispel some myths.
a day keeps the Doctor away
This is very true and it does keep the doctor away.
Infact apples and all other fruits, for that matter,
have proven over time to do nothing but good for human
It is better to eat fresh fruit
This is also true. When making fruit juice, valuable
fibre may be removed. Sugar may also be added to packaged
juices that are bought from supermarkets. Sugar syrup
may also be added to the juices sold at hawker stalls.
So, by drinking juices in place of fruit, you could
gain more calories but miss out on valuable dietary
orange juice is better than frozen concentrate orange
This is a myth. Researchers have recently discovered
that orange juice made from frozen concentrate can
have higher levels of active Vitamin C than ready-to-drink
orange juice. And once reconstituted, the vitamin
in frozen juices may keep its potency longer. This
is because Vitamin C is destroyed very easily and
ready-to-drink orange juice goes through more processing
fruits are rich in vitamin C
This is true. The puld of yellow fruit is a good source
of bioflavonoids, which can help neutralise cancer-causing
substances. Colour therapists say yellow foods are
foods associated with the sun, and can raise one's
spirits and boost optimism. Thus eat lots of yellow
fruit like bananas, grapefruit, pineapples, melons,
fruits contain vitamin A
This is true. Red fruits contain beta-carotene, the
plant version of vitamin A. Fruits with a higher level
of beta-carotene are redder in colour. Colour therapists
say red fruits have a warming and energising quality.
Thus eat lots of watermelons, cranberries, red apples,
raspberries, red cherries, red plums, strawberries,
fruits are good for your heart
This is true. Green fruits are the most vital of all
fruits since they contain a chemical that protects
you against heart attack and keeps your heart healthy.
They also protect one against bacteria, thus reducing
the risks of food poisoning and tumours. They are
recommended for low blood pressure and soothing the
nerves. Thus you should include avocados, green grapes,
green apples, kiwi fruit, limes etc in your meals.
fruits keep you fresh and active
This is true. Orange fruits are rich in beta-carotene,
which makes one energetic and active all day long.
It is seen by colour therapists as the colour of creation,
and is linked to the mind and ideas. Eat lots of mangoes,
apricots, oranges, nectarines etc.
who want to lose weight can go on a fruit-only diet
This is a Myth.The body needs a balanced diet in order
to be healthy. Eating only fruits will deprive the
body of the necessary nutrients not found in fruits.
Popping a Vitamin C capsule
is just as good as eating an orange
This is a myth. Fruits and vegetables contain numerous
phytochemicals. For example, broccoli alone may contain
as many as 10,000 phytochemicals. Although phytochemicals
have been found to benefit the body in some ways,
the safety of large doses of isolated, purified phytochemicals,
as found in supplement capsules, has not been investigated
thoroughly. So, the best and safest source of phytochemicals
is an actual fruit and not a supplement.