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How to Choose your Fruits and Vegetables-1

Consumption of fruits and vegetables makes your diet healthier. Add one green leafy vegetable and fruit into your day. But how do you pick the best of them? Here are a few tips when you pick your fruits and veggies

 Fruits- Citrus fruits, melons, apples, grapes, banana

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  • Fruits must be heavy, firm, must smell fresh and without any soft spots, pits and bruises.

  • Watermelon-If there is a hollow sound when you tap a water melon it means it is ripe.

APPLE WAXES AND CODING

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Apples are coated with waxes to increase its shelf life. It can be natural or artificial wax. Different coding is used for apples as given below

5 Digit Starting with 9 -> 9xxxx   Organic

5 Digit Starting with 8 -> 8xxx Genetically Modified Fruit

4 Digit               -> xxxx Conventionally Grown contains Pesticides     

Healthy Monsoon- Happy Monsoon………:)—-1

Diseases such as food poisoning, cholera, cold, cough, flu, poor digestion, jaundice, typhoid and dysentery are common, but undesirable companions during monsoon. All of us are more prone to infections when there is change of season. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your health as well as diet during monsoon.

Indigestion!!!!

Humidity levels are high during the monsoon because of which the capability of the body to digest is at its lowest. As digestion during monsoon is slow, eat moderately and only when hungry. Therefore, avoid heavy and oily food during the monsoon season as it can lead to stomach upsets. Always make sure that you do not overeat, ensure that you are only 75% full as this not only helps in easier digestion but also aids in proper absorption of nutrients.

Monsoon tip:

Make a point to have fruits like chikku, bananas, apples, pomegranates, plums, pears and vegetables like carrots, radish and fenugreek a part of your regular diet as it improves digestion process.

Winters Foods – Vegetables

Winter is also the time when body temperature drops due to the cold weather and body has to spend more energy to warm it so appetite rises. Also you lose energy rapidly when you do physical activities. Frequent hunger pangs in winter is natural but what is important is to keep a tab on what you eat and how much, else, it can create problems with digestion, as digestion generally, slows down in winters.  

                                                                                                                                                           

                        Go Green

  • Vegetables and fruits are the most essential part of diet.

  • These are low in calories and nutrient dense in nature ideal for winters when the body’s metabolism is low.

  • Vegetables include methi, palak, cabbage, sweet potatoes, beetroot and mustard.

  • Variety of fruit includes grapes, guava, chikoo, apples and oranges.

  • Dates provide immunity, energy booster and aid indigestion.

Healthy monsoon!!!!

Diseases such as food poisoning, cholera, cold, cough, flu, poor digestion, jaundice, typhoid and dysentery are common, but undesirable companions during monsoon. All of us are more prone to infections when there is change of season. Therefore, it is important to take good care of your health as well as diet during monsoon.

                                   

Indigestion!!!!

Humidity levels are high during the monsoon because of which the capability of the body to digest is at its lowest. As digestion during monsoon is slow, eat moderately and only when hungry. Therefore, avoid heavy and oily food during the monsoon season as it can lead to stomach upsets. Always make sure that you do not overeat, ensure that you are only 75% full as this not only helps in easier digestion but also aids in proper absorption of nutrients.

Monsoon tip: Make a point to have fruits like chikku, bananas, apples, pomegranates, plums, pears and vegetables like carrots, radish and fenugreek a part of your regular diet as it improves digestion process.

Memory and brain power boosting- APPLES

Feeding the mind with the correct food can improve brain performance, as the brain uses carbohydrates for energy; omega-3 fatty acids for forming its cell structure and B vitamins play an essential role in brain function. Therefore foods rich in these nutrients must be incorporated in your diet to boost your memory and brain power.

Brain boosting foods

Apples

Here’s a new reason to munch on an apple a day; Apples are a leading source of quercetin, an antioxidant that keeps your brain fluids flowing by protecting your brain cells. According to a study, quercetin defends your brain cells from free radical attacks which can damage the outer lining of delicate neurons and eventually lead to cognitive decline. To get the most quercetin bang for your whole fruit, be sure to eat your apples with their skins that’s where you’ll find most of their quercetin.

Include: In the form of fruit salad, apple juice with skin, whole fruit as a dessert in your meal.

 

How much insoluble and soluble fiber should I eat?

Fibre                                                                                           

Fiber is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. Fiber is also known as roughage. It is the indigestible part of plant foods that pushes through our digestive system, absorbing water along the way and easing bowel movements. Fiber is not a nutrient and contains no calories or vitamins but necessary for a healthy and efficient digestive system.

How much insoluble and soluble fiber should I eat?

Insoluble vs. soluble fiber should be 75% to 25%, or 3 parts insoluble to every 1 part soluble.  Most high-fiber containing foods usually have both types, present in it. In other words, your focus should be on fiber intake in general, rather than what type of fiber. If you consume 25g of fiber each day you should meet your daily requirements. Ideally, you should consume 5 servings of fruit and vegetables, as well as some servings of whole grain products, each day.

Sources of Soluble Fibres: Oats, barley and citrus fruits like oranges.

Sources of Insoluble Fibres: Fruits and vegetables like apples, cabbage, cucumber with skin, grapes, peas and corn kernels.