Do you insist that your family eat fruits
regularly? Fruits not only rejuvenate and revitalise both mind and body, but
they also make pills and beauty treatments useless! Read on to the health and
beauty benefits of fruits for adults and kids alike.
Fruits are indeed a boon to mankind. Mother
Nature has filled them with so many positive qualities, that these fruits often
save you from swallowing antibiotics and pills. The simplest of fruits are
home remedies filled with nature's goodness.
They have natural powers of curing numerous diseases, aches and
pains. Let us devour this juicy information about fruits.
Along with the other berries, the luscious
strawberry has high nutritional content and great cleansing properties.
It is very rich in potassium, natural sugars, vitamins and mineral
elements. It has high water content that ranges from 80-90 per cent, which
helps in cleansing the entire system.
It has many medicinal properties and
is especially beneficial for the intestinal tract, liver, kidneys and the
heart. It is supposed to cure rheumatic disorders. It must be eaten in large
quantities during the winter in order to prevent tuberculosis and
It also works as a good beauty aid for the
complexion, skin disorders, acne and even sunburns. It is also a valuable
dentifrice as it prevents tartar and strengthens gums and teeth. Externally,
you could use strawberry to heal old wounds, sore eyes and ulcers.
Ever heard of a peach complexion? Peach is
rich in potassium, calcium and sodium. It has 88 per cent water content and is
a good thirst-quencher. It is also an excellent digestive aid because of its
strong alkaline reaction on the body. In fact if you eat peaches along with the
skin, every night before bedtime, it can cure chronic constipation.
The peach has good laxative properties and
is a good natural cleanser for the kidney and bladder. This fruit
carries natural iron to the blood, which is then organized in
vegetable cells and quickly assimilated. If you eat plenty of peaches, you are
bound to feel energetic, light and fresh throughout the year.
There was person who drank nothing but
pomegranate juice for three days. On the third day, the person saw a tapeworm
come out in the stools. Yes, the pomegranate is a wonderful fruit with some
amazing medicinal and curative properties. It is very light on the stomach and
easy to digest. But most importantly it is an excellent heart tonic.
It has 77 per cent water content and is
extremely rich in sodium, vitamin A, B and C. It contains glucose, fructose,
tannins and oxalic acid. It provides sufficient amount of minerals to the liver
and assimilates vitamin A from our food intake. It increases resistance towards
tuberculosis and tones up the heart, liver and kidneys. It is also known to relieve hypertension, mental tension and
It is not just the fruit, but also the bark
of the tree, its roots, leaves, flowers, rind and seeds that are found to be of
great medicinal value. The dry powder made from its buds is used to cure
diarrhoea as well as nose bleeds. And the juice of the fruit is excellent for
digestive disorders. You can use the leaf to heal wounds and cuts. Its rind can
be used as a toothpaste or gum powder.
The soft and sweet fig is a rich source of
sugar, protein, fat and carbohydrate. The dry fig is also highly
nutritious. And when taken with milk, it helps to prevent protein deficiencies.
It is especially beneficial for growing children as it provides them with the
required amounts of calcium, iron, phosphorus and minerals. It is also a natural tonic,
which enhances energy and vitality.
It has some immense curative properties and
is extremely beneficial for curing constipation, piles, phlegmatic cough and
urinary diseases. It has been used to treat boils from time immemorial, or at
least more than 2,000 years ago. It is also recommended during pregnancy in
order to avoid long labour and general weakness after childbirth.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. It
certainly does. Its high vitamin and mineral content boosts the immune system. It also enriches body skin and
hair. The mineral called Pectin, is found in large amounts in an apple. It is
the same element that is found in anti-diarrheal drugs.
The peel of the apple is extremely rich in
vitamin A, whereas the actual fruit contains vitamin C, B-1, B-2, B-6, folic
and pantothenic acid. You will also find minerals such as potassium and small
amounts of copper, magnesium and phosphorus. You can bid good-bye to your
coughs, colds and flu, by having an apple a day. Unless, of course, you are in
love with a doctor!
Also read: Fruit Power - II
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