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Healthy Fruit- Fruits are not only delicious but good for health too. Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential nutrients which are helpful to control blood pressure and cholesterol and also prevent heart diseases, stroke, cancer, vision loss and other coronary diseases.

Fruit For Long Life:

Fruit 1: Apple Fruit
Nutrition count: 75 calories, 3 g fiber 

Health Benefits: 

Apples contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which may help lower the chance of diabetes and asthma. Apples are also a natural mouth freshener and clean your teeth with each crunchy bite. The good flavor and aroma in apples come from fragrance cells in the skin of apple; so don't peel your apple.

Fruit 2: Avocado Fruit

Nutrition count: 228 calories, 9.0 g fiber, source of vitamin E and folate 

Health Benefits: 

Avocados contain healthy monounsaturated fats that can help to lower cholesterol levels. For a healthy heart, replace butter with avocado on your favorite sandwich.   

Their soft, creamy texture makes them easy to eat, and their high fat content helps with normal infant growth and development. It is more beneficial for pregnant women.

Fruit 3: Banana Fruit

Nutrition count: 105 calories, 3 g fiber, vitamin B6, potassium and folate 

Health Benefits: 

Sweet delicious banana contains good amount of potassium which is helpful to lower blood pressure.

Fruit 4: Cantaloupe Fruit

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 25 calories, less than 1 g fiber, vitamin A, folate and potassium

Health Benefits: 

Cantaloupe is high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may help reduce the risk of developing cataracts. Cantaloupe is a perfect diet food since it has about half the calories of most other fruits.  

Note: It is important to wash cantaloupe before cutting it because bacteria can grow on the outside rind.

Fruit 5: Mango Fruit

Nutrition count (1/2 medium): 54 calories, 1.5 g fiber, vitamins A and E

Health Benefits: 

Mangoes are high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help protect vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Mangoes are sweet in ripened state; sour and crunchy when unripe.

Fruit 6: Orange Fruit

Nutrition count (1 medium): 62 calories, 3 g fiber, vitamin C, folate and potassium

Health Benefits: 

Oranges are a good source of folate, an important vitamin for pregnant women that can help prevent neural tube defects in embryos. They also contain a phytochemical called hesperidin, which may lower triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels.The edible white part of the orange slices has nearly the same amount of vitamin C as the pulp.

Fruit 7: Cherry

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 46 calories, 1.5 g fiber, rich in antioxidants

Health Benefits:

Sour cherries contain more amount of antioxidant anthocyanin than any other fruit.

Anthocyanin may help reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis and gout. 

Sour cherries are commonly used in pie and jam. It has more amount of vitamin C than sweet cherries.

Fruit 8: Cranberry

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 25 calories, 2.5 g fiber, rich in antioxidants 

Health Benefits: 

Cranberries are antibacterial and the studies show that they can help treat and prevent urinary tract infections. Recent research has also linked cranberries to the prevention of kidney stones and ulcers.

Unsweetened cranberry juice makes an excellent mouthwash – studies show they can help kill bacteria and fight cavities.

Fruit 9: Fig (dried)

Nutrition count (2 dried figs): 42 calories, 1.5 g fiber, potassium, calcium and iron 

Health Benefits: 

High fiber content in figs may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Pureed figs make an excellent substitute for fat (like butter or oil) in baked goods.

Fruit 10: Goji berry

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 90 calories, 2.5 g fiber, vitamin A, rich in antioxidants 

Health Benefits:  

Goji berries are a nutrient powerhouse, containing six vitamins, 21 minerals and a slew of antioxidants. They have been linked to the prevention of diabetes and cancer, but more research is needed to understand their effects. Dried goji berries look like dried cranberries, can be found in most of health food stores.

Fruit 11: Grape

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/ 125 mL): 53 calories, less than 1 g fiber, manganese

Health Benefits: 

Grapes contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that may help prevent heart disease by reducing blood pressure levels and lowering the risk of blood clots.Resveratrol may also help stop the spread of breast, stomach and colon cancer cells. You can freeze red and green grapes and use them as colorful ice cubes in your favorite drinks.They add a special touch to sparkling water or Champagne. 

Fruit 12: Tomato

Nutrition count (1 medium): 22 calories, 1.5 g fiber, contains vitamin A, folate and potassium 

Health Benefits: 

Tomatoes are the nature's best source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant that may help reduce cholesterol levels and protect against advanced-stage prostate cancer. 

Tomatoes cooked with a touch of oil provide more lycopene than raw tomatoes, so a rich tomato sauce made with olive oil is a healthy choice.

Fruit 13: Watermelon

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 23 calories, vitamin A source

Health Benefits: 

Watermelon contains 92 per cent water, making it aptly named. It's a great addition to any weight-loss diet because it is low in calories. Watermelon rinds and seeds are both edible.

Roasted, seasoned seeds make a great snack food, and the juicy rind can be stir-fried, stewed, or pickled. 

Fruit 14: Grapefruit (pink) 

Nutrition count (1/2 grapefruit): 52 calories, 2 g fiberand vitamin A 

Health Benefits: 

Pink grapefruit contains lycopene and flavonoids, which may help protect against some types of cancer.Grapefruit also boasts an ample supply of pectin. Soluble fiber in grapefruit may help lower cholesterol levels. Grapefruit can heighten the effect of certain drugs, including cholesterol-lowering statins. Check with your pharmacist to see if grapefruit may interfere with any of your medications.  

Fruit 15: Kiwifruit

Nutritional value (1 large): 56 calories, 3 g fiber, vitamins C and E, and of magnesium and potassium

Health Benefits: 

Kiwis contain more vitamin C than oranges which help in the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums.

They can also help lower triglyceride levels in blood (high triglycerides increase the risk of heart disease). 

Most people remove the fuzzy skin, but kiwis can actually be eaten whole – skin and all. 

Fruit 16: Papaya

Nutritional value (1/2 medium): 59 calories, 3 g fiber, folate, vitamins A and C

Health Benefits: 

Papayas contain papain, an enzyme that aids digestion. Plus, their high vitamin A content aids in maintaining the health of the skin. The black seeds inside the papaya are edible and have a sharp, spicy flavor.

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Fruit 17: Peach
Nutritional value (1 medium): 58 calories, 2 g fiber, source of vitamin A  

High in vitamin A, peaches help regulate the immune system and can help fight off infections. Peaches do not get any sweeter once they have been picked, so avoid plucking before ripened state and buying unripe peaches. 

Fruit 18: Pear
Nutrition count: 96 calories, 5 g fiber 

Health Benefits: 

  • Much of the fiber found in pears is soluble, which can help prevent constipation.
  • Soluble fiber may also help reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.  
  • Unlike most other fruits, pears don't ripen well on the tree. Instead, pears are harvested before maturing and are allowed to finish ripening under controlled conditions. 

Fruit 19: Blackberry
Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 31 calories, 4 g fiber, rich in antioxidants

Health Benefits: 

Blackberries get their deep purple colour from the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin, which may help reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. Studies show that blackberry extract may help stop the growth of lung cancer cells. The ancient Greeks called blackberries“gout-berries" and used them to treat gout-related symptoms.

Fruit 20: Blueberry
Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 41 calories, 1.5 g fiber, rich in antioxidants
Health Benefits: 

Blueberries rank no. 1 in antioxidant activity when compared to 60 other fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries may help lower the risk of developing age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. 

Fruit 21: Pineapple 

Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 40 calories, 1 g fiber
Health Benefits:

Pineapple contains a natural enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein and helps aid digestion. Bromelain may also help prevent blood clots, inhibit growth of cancer cells and hasten healing of wounds. 

Fruit 22: Pomegranate
Nutritional value (1/2 fruit): 53 calories, less than 1 g fiber, vitamin A and potassium
Health Benefits:

Pomegranates contain antioxidant tannins, which may protect the heart. Studies show that daily consumption of pomegranate juice may promote normal blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Fruit 23: Strawberry
Nutrition count (1/2 cup/125 mL): 23 calories, 1.5 g fiber, vitamin C
Health Benefits:

Strawberries are rich in several antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful to prevent atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) and to suppress the progression of cancerous tumors. The flavor and color of strawberries is enhanced by balsamic vinegar.

Read and Understand:

Each Fruit Nutritional Values and Health Benefits,

Guava Fruit, Banana Fruit;  WatermelonsFeijoa Fruit, Sapota Fruit, Tangelo Fruit, Quince FruitTangerine Fruit, Strawberry Fruit, Purple Mangosteen Fruit, Pomelo Fruit, Passion Fruit, Pitahaya or Pitaya Fruit, Prune Fruit, Pomegranate Fruit, Peach Fruit, Pumpkin Fruit, Pineapple Fruit, Persimmon Fruit, Papaya Fruit, Orange Fruit, Olive Fruit, Mango Fruit, Lemon Fruit, Longan Fruit, Loquat Fruit, Lychee Fruit,  Jack FruitAsian Pear, Apricot Fruit, Date Palm FruitCoconutCherimoya Custard Apple FruitBlackberry FruitCantaloupe FruitGooseberry FruitCranberry FruitKiwi FruitDurio Zibethinus FruitKumquat FruitsJujube FruitGrape FruitsBoysenberry Fruit Avocado FruitsCarambola FruitsCommon Fig FruitCherry FruitApple Fruit

Each Vegetable Nutritional Values and Health Benefits,

Malabar Spinach, Cayenne Pepper Mirchi PowderGarlicGingerGreen Beans-French-beansFenugreekDrumsticksDill-LeavesCurry-LeavesCucumberCorn-Grain popcornAmaranth-LeavesCarrot-vegetableCoriander-LeavesCabbageBottle-GourdCapsicumCluster-Beans, Bitter-GourdBeetrootAsh Gourd-Winter-MelonBrinjal

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