melons, grapes and papayas. Now you have added reasons for devouring
One of the world's favourite fruits,
and America's number one flavour, the humble orange is loaded with Vitamin C, bioflavniods, potassium as well as calcium. This citrus fruit helps
to keep the blood capillaries strong and healthy and can actually speed
up the healing process in the body. Vitamin C is found in the white fibrous layer, directly under the peel. Orange juice is a great favourite
in the tropics and is even used to enhance the flavour of certain recipes.
But do avoid it if you are prone to canker sores, as they can cause flare-ups.
Papaya is a deliciously soft tropical
fruit that has long been used to relieve flatulence and aid digestion.
It is also used as a beauty treatment to lift dead flaky skin.
It has high content of Vitamin A
and C, as well as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and organic sulphur.
It also contains papain, which is a natural enzyme, known to break down
complex proteins into simple molecules. Pregnant women as well as those
taking anti-depressant or anti-hypertensive drugs should avoid this fruit.
Melons are one of the most popular
summertime thirst-quenchers. They come in many varieties ---- the watermelon,
the yellow melon, the Persian, the Cantaloupe and the Honeydew. Melon contains
Vitamin C and high potassium content, with traces of Vitamin B complex.
One should avoid eating melon juice
after a heavy meal. The juice can disturb the digestive system after it
interferes with the consumed food. Therefore always have a glass of melon
juice on an empty stomach.
Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, who was
very conscious of her beauty and figure, made the humble grape quite famous.
The fruit is indeed very rich in vitamins like A, C and B. It is also full
of minerals like phosphorus. Due to its natural sugars like dextrose and
fructose, grapes are an important part of slimming diets. They fill the
stomach and suppress the appetite. About 8 per cent of grape juice is made
up of plant proteins. Therefore, it helps to flush out toxins and waste
materials from the kidneys.
Like other citrus fruits, the grapefruit
too is loaded with the goodness of Vitamin C and lesser amounts of B, E
and K complex. It also has a good amount of minerals like phosphorus, potassium
and calcium. So if you drink this juice along
with iron-rich foods, the Vitamin C from this fruit will aid in the absorption
of iron. It will help in prevention of colds, strengthening of capillary
walls and general healing process of the body. But the high pectin content
of grapefruit juice interferes with the absorption of dietary fat, so people
with weak digestive systems should try to avoid it.
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