The Power of Fruits
In the world of nutrition, finding the right balance can be challenging, but that balance when found can be life-changing! There is so much information on the internet that we struggle to know what is good or bad.
If you are a little older, you grew up listening to eat fruits and veggies to be healthy. Your parents would convince you that you had to have them and that they were natural, must-have, part of your diet.
Nowadays, fruits are being called bad for you or toxic. The new trend of fad diets like paleo, keto, carnivore, and began, suede people to the idea that fruits are a no-no.
For decades fruits have been labeled as bad food because of their sugar, but that’s far from the truth. We need the right kind of sugars to fuel our bodies. It’s a matter of finding the right fruits that have what we need. Glucose is the sugar that is found in fruits, starchy vegetables, and raw honey. Our cells run off glucose for fuel. The brain needs glucose to function optimally.
The healing glucose these foods contain helps the body in countless ways, including by supporting neurotransmitters and helping starve off addictions.
Fruits are also full of vitamins and minerals and avoiding them can deprive your body of a great opportunity of fighting coming diseases like regular colds and flu.
There has been a tremendous amount of research that shows the power and necessities of fruits for the human body. Blueberries for example have been showing results in lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s. Studies show that eating fruits is also associated with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
“A randomized trial known as the Optimal Macronutrient Intake Trial for Heart Health (OmniHeart) showed that this fruit and vegetable-rich diet lowered blood pressure, even more, when some of the carbohydrates were replaced with healthy unsaturated fat or protein.”
These are just a few examples. There are studies that show a link between healthy habits of eating fruits and vegetables to lower risks of diabetes, protecting against cancer, weight control, vision, and gastrointestinal health.
The bottom line is: fruits are extremely important to our diet. Without them, our bodies have less chance to fight diseases, recover and keep a healthy life.
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