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Know your fruits & vegetables


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Know your fruits & vegetables

  1. 1. Nature's Basket A Presentation by Alisha Dias
  2. 2. If you eat better, you will feel and look better! <ul><li>Your diet plays a vital role in your well-being. </li></ul><ul><li>In today’s fast paced world, the food you eat makes a difference in maximizing your physical and mental performance, and regaining your vitality. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fruits can be classified as … <ul><li>Tropical </li></ul><ul><li>Subtropical </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Different fruits and vegetables are rich in different vitamins, minerals and fiber. </li></ul><ul><li>Eat at least two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables daily. </li></ul>
  5. 5. APPLE <ul><li>Key Nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits Apples and their juice are cleansing and detoxifying They help treat intestinal infections, inflammations of the colon, gout, diarrhea, and acidity Pectin, contained in the apple, helps reduce blood cholesterol levels
  7. 7. BANANA <ul><li>Key Nutrients: </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Folate </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorine </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Glucose </li></ul><ul><li>Amino acids </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits Bananas help detoxify the body, and are often used to treat constipation and ulcers. They are good for the nerves and muscles, and enhance functioning of the immune system. Rich in potassium and sugar, they also provide the body with nourishment and energy.
  9. 9. CHERRY <ul><li>Key nutrients ….. </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Sucrose </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin E </li></ul>
  10. 10. Benefits <ul><li>Cherries are a remedy for arthritis and rheumatism. Rich in iron, they improve the blood and treat anemia. Black cherry juice is excellent for gout and teeth. </li></ul>
  11. 11. ORANGE <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C, </li></ul><ul><li>Folate </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium, </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium, </li></ul><ul><li>Citric acid, </li></ul><ul><li>Iron, </li></ul><ul><li>Manganese, </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits <ul><li>Is a general tonic for week digestion, improves immunity and helps combat fevers. It generates body fluids and helps build strong bones and teeth . </li></ul>
  13. 13. FIG <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Iron, </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium, </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium, </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur, </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin B, </li></ul><ul><li>Folate, </li></ul><ul><li>Fructose. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Benefits <ul><li>Figs improve digestion and functioning of the stomach, spleen, pancreas and large intestine. Rich in iron and calcium, they also improve blood quality and build strong bones. </li></ul>
  15. 15. LEMON <ul><li>Key nutrients … </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins B & C </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Citric acid. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Benefits <ul><li>It has antiseptic properties, and is useful during dysentery, flu's, colds, and coughs. It destroys bad bacteria, benefits the liver, promotes weight loss and purifies the blood. Lemon juice, diluted in water, cools the system and calms the nerves. </li></ul>
  17. 17. GRAPEFRUIT <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium, </li></ul><ul><li>Folate, </li></ul><ul><li>Iron, </li></ul><ul><li>Amino Acids, </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc, </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins B & E </li></ul>
  18. 18. Benefits <ul><li>Helps protect the arteries, reduces the risk of cancer, aids digestion, speeds the breakdown of fat and boosts the immune system </li></ul>
  19. 19. GRAPE <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Iron, </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium, </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus, </li></ul><ul><li>Glucose, </li></ul><ul><li>Silicates, </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin B and E </li></ul>
  20. 20. Benefits <ul><li>High in sugar, grapes are good source of energy. They contain valuable cell salts known to build and purify the blood. Grape juice is a valuable remedy for liver malfunctions such as hepatitis and jaundice. </li></ul>
  21. 21. PAPAYA <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A& E, </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon, </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium, </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium, </li></ul><ul><li>Copper, </li></ul><ul><li>Folate, </li></ul><ul><li>Fructose . </li></ul>
  22. 22. Benefits <ul><li>Contain enzyme papain, which improves digestion. It reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and cataract. It also helps rid the body of intestinal worms, eases inflammation and combats constipation . </li></ul>
  23. 23. POMOGRANATE <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>calcium, </li></ul><ul><li>phosphorus, </li></ul><ul><li>iron, </li></ul><ul><li>sodium, </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul>
  24. 24. Benefits <ul><li>Aids digestion and helps destroy worms in the intestinal tract. The seeds are rich in fiber and provides roughage </li></ul>
  25. 25. PINEAPPLE <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins B, C& E </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Folate </li></ul>
  26. 26. Benefits <ul><li>Is a diuretic, which detoxifies the body, purifies the blood, prevents blood clots and increases circulation. It contains the enzyme bromelin, which improves digestive functioning. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Vvegetables can be classified as <ul><li>Green leafy vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers, buds & stalks </li></ul><ul><li>Roots & bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>Seeds & pods </li></ul>
  28. 28. Green leafy vegetables <ul><li>Spinach and lettuce and other greens are rich in iron, beta-carotene, chlorophyll and dietary fiber. </li></ul><ul><li>The darker the colored greens, the more nutritious and the higher the content of beta-carotene. </li></ul>
  29. 29. spinach <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorophyll </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul>
  30. 30. Benefits <ul><li>It builds blood, improves complexion and rids the body of toxins. It is a diuretic, and helps relieve constipation </li></ul>
  31. 31. lettuce <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorophyll </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A& C </li></ul>
  32. 32. Benefits <ul><li>Improves the quality of blood, helps detoxify the blood and is useful in the treatment of hemorrhoids. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Fruit vegetables <ul><li>“ Fruit” vegetables, such as tomatoes, squashes and peppers, contain ripened seeds of pollinated flowers. These are usually filling and yet low in calories </li></ul>
  34. 34. cucumber <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus, </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul>
  35. 35. Benefits <ul><li>Is a diuretic, it reduces toxins and purifies the blood and skin. It treats inflammatory conditions, including stomach inflammation, conjunctivitis, acne and inflamed skin. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Tomato <ul><li>Key nutrients…. </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul>
  37. 37. Benefits <ul><li>Detoxifies the liver, purifies the blood and improves digestion. A rich source of vitamin A, it helps treat eye problems. It is also helps control blood sugar levels (for diabetics) and aids in weight reduction </li></ul>
  38. 38. Flowers, buds and stalks <ul><li>Flowers, buds and stalks includes celery, cauliflower, broccoli and asparagus. These plans are rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C. </li></ul>
  39. 39. celery <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, B & C, </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul>
  40. 40. Benefits <ul><li>Very high in silicon, celery helps strengthen joint, bones, arteries and all connective tissues. It also helps treat rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and nerve inflammations. </li></ul>
  41. 41. asparagus <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A& C </li></ul>
  42. 42. Benefits: <ul><li>Contains the diuretic asparagines, which eliminates water through the kidneys. Its also helps reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure </li></ul>
  43. 43. ROOTS &AND BULBS <ul><li>They are parts of a plant that store nutrients. Vegetables of this group are not generally low in calories, but are mineral- rich and filling. </li></ul>
  44. 44. ONION <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul>
  45. 45. Benefits <ul><li>They lower blood pressure and cholesterol, treats dysentery, and is a common cure for respiratory disease. The iron is easily assimilated, and helps treat anemia </li></ul>
  46. 46. Carrot <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphur </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorine </li></ul><ul><li>Iodine </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul>
  47. 47. Benefits <ul><li>Improve vision, skin quality and strengthen the teeth and gums. They also improve digestion and help purify the blood </li></ul>
  48. 48. beetroot <ul><li>Key nutrient … </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul>
  49. 49. Benefits <ul><li>Helps digestion, reduces constipation, and improves functioning of the kidney and gal bladder. The high iron content improves blood quality and reduces hypertension. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Seeds and pods <ul><li>Peas, green beans and drumsticks. These vegetables contain more protein, than other vegetables. </li></ul>
  51. 51. drumstick <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul>
  52. 52. Benefits <ul><li>Strengthen the bones, purifies the blood, and treats asthma and other respiratory disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Its antibacterial properties help prevent infections. </li></ul>
  53. 53. Go nuts <ul><li>Although we tend to think of nuts as snack food, they are terrific sources of protein, vitamins (especially vitamin E), mineral and oils. </li></ul>
  54. 54. almond <ul><li>Key nutrients … </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Folic acid </li></ul>
  55. 55. Benefits <ul><li>Help treat skin diseases, impotency, constipation and respiratory disorders. In comparison to all nuts, almonds have the highest calcium and fiber content. </li></ul><ul><li>They are called the </li></ul><ul><li>“ king of nuts” </li></ul><ul><li>because of their high nutritional value </li></ul>
  56. 56. peanut <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Protein </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, B & C </li></ul>
  57. 57. Benefits <ul><li>Are a complete source of protein. They contain a nutrient called resveratrol, which helps treat heart disease and improve immunity levels. </li></ul>
  58. 58. pistachio <ul><li>Key nutrients.. </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Copper </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, B,C & E </li></ul>
  59. 59. Benefits <ul><li>Help to purify the blood, and improve functioning of the liver and kidneys. </li></ul>
  60. 60. walnut <ul><li>Key nutrients … </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, B, & C </li></ul>
  61. 61. Benefits <ul><li>Help nourish the brain, strengthen the bones and improve functioning of the intestine. </li></ul>
  62. 62. Cashew nut <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A </li></ul>
  63. 63. Benefits <ul><li>Help treat anemia, improve the quality of your complexion and boost your immune system. </li></ul>
  64. 64. Goodness of herbs <ul><li>They are leaves of aromatic plants, rich in nutrients and minerals. They are also used for medicinal purpose and sold over- the- counter as remedies for a cold, flu, cough, throat infection, rheumatic aliment and pain. </li></ul>
  65. 65. basil <ul><li>Key nutrients … </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A & C, </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium, </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium. </li></ul>
  66. 66. Benefits : <ul><li>Helps treat headaches, dizziness, vertigo, stomach cramps, nausea and constipation. Basin oil is used to treat insect bites and minor cuts </li></ul>
  67. 67. Bay leaf <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A, B, C and E </li></ul>
  68. 68. Benefits: <ul><li>Are used to treat </li></ul><ul><li>migraines, stress and </li></ul><ul><li>anxiety. They also </li></ul><ul><li>improve digestion </li></ul><ul><li>and help detoxify the </li></ul><ul><li>System. </li></ul>
  69. 69. dill <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, C & E </li></ul>
  70. 70. Benefits <ul><li>Is used to treat colic, </li></ul><ul><li>flatulence and </li></ul><ul><li>indigestion. It is an </li></ul><ul><li>effective appetite </li></ul><ul><li>enhancer and helps to </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate milk in </li></ul><ul><li>nursing mothers. </li></ul>
  71. 71. Coriander leaves <ul><li>Key nutrients…. </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins B </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins C </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Zinc </li></ul>
  72. 72. Benefits <ul><li>Are diuretic and help detoxify the system. They also help improve quality of blood, lower cholesterol levels and improves the eyesight. </li></ul>
  73. 73. mint <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A, C and E </li></ul>
  74. 74. Benefits <ul><li>Used as a treatment for </li></ul><ul><li>indigestion, colic, heartburn </li></ul><ul><li>and flatulence, it also can </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate the appetite, and </li></ul><ul><li>cure nausea and headaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Peppermint tea </li></ul><ul><li>can help soothe dry throat. </li></ul>
  75. 75. parsley <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin C </li></ul><ul><li>Chlorophyll </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Sodium </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron </li></ul>
  76. 76. Benefits <ul><li>Improves digestion and </li></ul><ul><li>blood quality, and </li></ul><ul><li>lowers blood pressure. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also a treatment </li></ul><ul><li>for anemia. </li></ul>
  77. 77. oregano <ul><li>Key nutrients… </li></ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul><ul><li>Iron, </li></ul><ul><li>Phosphorus, </li></ul><ul><li>Potassium. </li></ul><ul><li>Magnesium, </li></ul><ul><li>Manganese, </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins A & C. </li></ul>
  78. 78. Benefits <ul><li>Has powerful antioxidant </li></ul><ul><li>and anticancer properties. </li></ul><ul><li>It aids digestion, helps get </li></ul><ul><li>rid of intestinal parasites </li></ul><ul><li>and treats nausea and </li></ul><ul><li>diarrhea. </li></ul>
  79. 79. Thank you