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Fruit is one of the oldest food. Many references of fruit are there in ancient literature. They contain substantial amount of nutrients.

Fruit is one of the oldest food. Many references of fruit are there in ancient literature. They contain substantial amount of nutrients.

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    • www.bookmydoctor.comImportance of Fruits In Diet
    • Importance of Fruits In Diet
    • • The organic acids of salts in fruit produce alkaline carbonates. Itpromotes intestinal elimination, remove toxic wastes from body.• Carbohydrates of fruits are primarily in form of sugar, dextrin and acidswhich is easily absorbable in the body. Hence, they are useful for sick andworthless for quick energy and heat.• Fruits provide minerals in the body. Dried fruits such as apricots, raisins,dates are rich in calcium and iron. Some fruits like custard apple makecalcium up to 800 mg per fruit which is sufficient to meet mineralrequirement of the body.
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    •  • The fibrous matter- cellulose aids in smooth passage of food in the digestive tract and enables easy bowel movements. The sugars and organic acids increase the laxative effect of fruits, hence regular use of fruit cures constipation. • Fruits exert a tonic effect in the body because of its dependable sources of vitamins. Guavas, custard apple and citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and amla are rich source of vitamin C. these are usually eaten as raw and fresh, thus making the vitamins available to the body. Several fruits contain good amount of carotene which gets converted into vitamin A in the body. • Fruits are best eaten as raw and in ripe state. When cooked, they lose portions of nutrient salts and carbohydrates. They are most beneficial when taken as a separate meal in the morning as breakfast.
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    • Moreover certain fruits can combat specific aliments. It hasbeen found that fruit sugars, calcium, iron, vitamin A, B-complex and C control the gradation of heart energy. Thephosphorus, glutamic acid, vitamin A and B –complex exertprotective and tonic effects on the nerves. Hence, theregular use of these fruits (apple, date, and mango) in thediet will sharpen memory and prevent nervous exhaustion,mental stress, hysteria, insomnia.
    •  All berries are rich in iron, phosphorous, sodium and it is beneficial for body building and nerve strengthening. The soothing qualities of pineapple and pomegranates are helpful in catarrh, high fever, in other chronic nasal and bronchial aliments. A generous intake of fruits in the diet will enable a person to lead a healthy life. Fruits prevent all diseases, keep person smart, energetic and active throughout the life.