By Terri Grace
Are you concerned about the physical well being of your body?
Are you feeling sluggish and run down? Does your stomach feel bloated
and uncomfortable? Do you carry extra weight in your stomach area?
Is your skin aging more quickly than you feel it should? Are you
beginning to have health problems that are effecting the quality
of your life? Do you feel that you are getting the adequate vitamins
and minerals from your diet?
We are told our bodies need five helpings of fruits per day.
This is difficult but essential to our over all health. Fruits contain
dietary fiber that helps our digestive tract. It is important to
keep our digestive tract clear and moving. If we do not, a build
up occurs and can cause disease. Nutrients can not be absorbed into
our body as easily if there is build up. It is possible to hold
up to 50 pounds of fecal matter in our intestine, making us sluggish,
adding extra weight and adding extra inches to our mid section.
Some of the benefits of fruits are as follows:
1. Anti-Aging: We are all concerned about growing older. We can
slow down the aging process if we give our bodies the essential
nutrients. More importantly, however, is the quality of our lives
when we are older. We want to be able to enjoy our later years and
be able to do the things that we love doing.
2. Energy: If our digestive tract is clear, we will have more
energy. We will not have the toxins in our system making us sluggish.
Also, when we eat more of the foods that are healthy for us, we
will be less likely to eat carbohydrates or sugary foods that slow
3. Clear and Healthy Looking Skin: Again having a healthy digestive
tract is critical. When we are holding toxins in our body they will
often be eliminated through our pours. This will cause break outs
and give our skin a sallow look.
4. Improved Mental Focus: When our bodies are receiving proper
nutrition we will naturally have better mental clarity. We will
be able to work more effectively for a longer period of time. If
our stomach is full of lighter foods such as fruit, especially in
the afternoon, we will not feel as sluggish.
5. Weight Maintenance: Weight loss and maintenance can be one
of the desired consequences of consuming more fruits. Keeping our
digestive tracts clear, filling our stomach with more easily absorbed
food with less caloric intake, gives a less heavy feeling which
leads to more activity.
6. Antioxidants: Many fruits are high in antioxidants. The environment
and certain preservatives in foods, put unhealthy toxins in our
bodies. Fruits can help our bodies get rid of the damaging toxins
that can cause disease and pre-mature aging.
7. Immune System: When our immune system is strong, we are more
capable of fighting illness and disease. Today, there are many immune
deficiency diseases that have serious debilitating side effects.
Lupus, chronic fatigue and some forms of arthritis, to name just
Some of the fruits highest in antioxidants are acai berry, apricot,
purple grape, pear, cranberry,blueberry, passion fruit, white grape,
kiwi, pomegranate, banana, bilberry, nashi pear, lychee fruit, camu
camu, prune and wolf berry.
The world's population at large is sorely lacking in the
life-changing nutrients that come from some of nature's most
wondrous fruits. For most, their only fruit intake has become an
occasional apple, banana or orange.
Cheaper, processed alternatives have replaced many of Earth's
most powerful resources for optimum health - Fresh fruits from the
richest soils of the world. Yet in this age of environmental pollution
of air, water and food, the need for wholesome fruits has never
Terri Grace, nineteen years of experience in boutique sales
and marketing. Successful business owner of a boutique for the
past 5 years. Owner and entrepreneur of an online boutique.
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