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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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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, </li></ul><ul><li>Centenary Archers, Oct 7 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>Recipes4us, Oct 7 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic Canada, Oct 7 2008, </li></ul><ul><li>Kango, Oct 7 2008, </li></ul>