0641865 Health & Fruit

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Most people want to be as healthy as possible. We want to be able to enjoy life without the constraints of illness and disease, and live a long, and active life. Eating fruit every day as part of a balanced diet is just one of the ways we can improve our health, and give our bodies a helping hand in living to a ripe old age.

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  • People who eat more fruit as part of a healthy diet are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and they provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to fight other infections and repair cells, too.
  • 0641865 Health & Fruit

    1. 1. It is no secret that eating fruit is good for you and has plenty of health benefits – but what are they?
    2. 3. <ul><li>Why are they important? </li></ul><ul><li>Boiled or steamed? </li></ul><ul><li>Fibre for weight control? </li></ul>
    3. 4. Antioxidants & Phytonutrients --beneficial to health
    4. 5. Raw fruit & vegetables -- as much as possible
    5. 6. Fibre -- weight control
    6. 8. List of the health benefits of eating five portions of fruit a day. -- reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases -- reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes -- reduced risk of developing certain cancers -- reduced risk of developing coronary heart disease -- reduced risk of developing kidney stones & osteoporosis.
    7. 9. Percentage of persons who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
    8. 10. How much is a portion? <ul><li>One piece of medium-sized fruit, such as an apple, peach, banana or orange </li></ul><ul><li>One slice of fruit, such as melon, mango or pineapple </li></ul><ul><li>One handful of grapes or two handfuls of cherries or berry fruits </li></ul><ul><li>One tablespoon of dried fruit </li></ul><ul><li>A glass (roughly 100ml) of fruit or vegetable juice </li></ul><ul><li>A small tin (roughly 200g) of fruit </li></ul><ul><li>3 tablespoons of fruit salad or stewed fruit </li></ul>
    9. 11. Work cited from <ul><li>Fotosearch, Oct 7 2008, www.fotosearch.com </li></ul><ul><li>Centenary Archers, Oct 7 2008, www.centenaryarchers.gil.com.au/ </li></ul><ul><li>Recipes4us, Oct 7 2008, www.recipes4us.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic Canada, Oct 7 2008, www.statcan.ca/start.html </li></ul><ul><li>Kango, Oct 7 2008, prosperforyou.com/oxidant.html </li></ul>

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