Healthy Fruits and their Health Benefits
Health Benefits of Apples
Apple phytoncides have a destructive impact on the causative agents of dysentery – aurococcus, influenza virus A. All the substances apple contains are useful for the organism of both healthy and ill man. Diseases that have counter indications for including apples in food ration practically do not exist.
Apple contains tartaric and citric acids in complex with pectins and tanning substances, rich with vitamin P, counteract processes of decomposition and fermentation in the intestinal tract, promote its invigoration. The same tanning substances with active vitamin P that are contained in mellow apples enhance the vessels strengthening action of vitamin C. The beneficial combination of kalium and tanning substances restrains the precipitation of uric acid salts, thus preventing podagra and urinary stone disease.
Doctors rightly consider apples to be an effective remedy for the prophylaxis of anaemia among children and pregnant women, they favor recovery after traumas, burns and infectious diseases. The predominance of kalium compounds over natrium compounds makes apples a mild but effective anti- edematous diuretic remedy. Mellow apples contain iodine eight times as much as, for instance, bananas, and 13 times as much as oranges.
Apples are considered as one of the prophylactic remedies of the thyroid gland disease – goitre disease. Apples have distinctive bile-expelling properties. Not without reason Englishmen say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Dried apples, as well as properly made and kept apple juices and jams preserve a lot of nutritional and biological values of fresh apples. Acid cultivars of apples are recommended for diabetics. Doctors advise to eat as many apples as possible during the post infarction period. Apples contain a great number of natrium and kalium salts, their deficit in the organism leads to demineralization and risk to fall ill with tuberculosis rises.
Apple juice strengthens cardiovascular system. Apples contain a lot of blood-forming elements. In atherosclerosis, hypertension, gall bladder diseases, apple juice is taken in 1 glass 15 – 30 minutes before a meal, acid cultivar juices are recommended in hypoacidity and astrictions.
Very few people can eat apples properly, so that their nutritious substances, aroma and taste are preserved. In Russian cuisine apples are used in compotes, jams and in a baking. The best way is to eat grated fresh apples. Use a large-hole for the apples. Apples always cause abundant emission of gastric juice, so it is very useful to eat one-two grated apples for “bustlers” who are constantly in a hurry, and so do not chew food properly.
The usage of apples in folk medicine is varied. Apple tea and fresh apples are taken to improve digestion, help with cough, as well as in rheumatism, urinary stone disease, avitaminosis and migraines. To lessen inflammation that results from the burn, the mash of fresh apples is applied to damaged skin areas.
It is believed in the East that sour apples improve appetite, help in dysentery. Sweet apples strengthen the heart, the stomach, the intestinal tract. It is beneficial to eat apples and inhale their aroma in nervous disorders treatment.
Health Benefits of Apple Juice
Organic apple juice contains minimum number of calories. Apple juice also helps to remove the stones from kidneys. Apple juice contains iron and is useful against anemia. Apples are rich in pectin substances, can act as adsorbents, purifying the body from toxins, which makes apple juice an indispensable product with different diets and fitness programs.
Apple juice should be used for people with frequent bronchitis, who have problems with lungs and smokers. Apple juice is also recommended against atherosclerosis, diseases of liver, bladder, kidneys or urolithiasis. It also normalizes the work of intestine.
The great health benefit of organic apple juice is when it’s mixed with other juices: carrot juice, orange juice, celery juice. These fruit juices are rich in sugars and vegetable juices. They also contain large amounts of mineral salts. Therefore, they are a good complement to each other. The safe amount of fruit juice you can drink a day is around 1 liter.
Health Benefits of Apples
Watermelon Juice and Health benefits of watermelon juice
Watermelon is very helpful at kidneys diseases and atony of the intestinal tract, promotes excretion of waste.
Watermelons and watermelon juice is just irreplaceable for patients suffering from oedema due to the affection of the cardiovascular system, because they not only lead out redundant liquid from the organism but provide a considerable quantity of necessary sugars.
Watermelon cellulose improves the work of the intestinal tract and helps to lead out redundant cholesterol.
One can eat up to 2 – 2.5kg of watermelon per day. Eating watermelon regularly or drinking watermelon juice helps in treatment of kidney stone diseases. Watermelon helps dissolve and clear salts form the organism.
Watermelon juice is prescribed in the case of liver disease (cirrhosis, intoxication, Botkin’s disease, cholelithiasis), anaemia, homeopathy and blood-forming organs diseases and even in the case of after-effects of radiation sickness.
At atherosclerosis, podagra, arthritis, obesity, watermelon or watermelon juice is recommended as a weight-reducing diet: 1.5l of juice or watermelon flesh per day. This weight loss diet should be arranged 1 – 2 days per week. One should not eat anything except watermelon. Drink only boiled water.
If there are no special recommendations, watermelon juice is taken on 1 glass with a tablespoon of honey 3 – 5 times per day. “Watermelon milk” – seeds of watermelon letf in cold water (1:10) is widely used in curative aims. Attention: watermelon juice or watermelon flesh is not recommended in the case of the attack of peptic ulcer, for the ill with colitis combined with stomach upset (diarrhoea). The ill with diabetes are allowed to eat watermelon, taking into account daily allowance of sugar.
Health benefits of Quince
Quince contains 8,9 g % carbohydrates, 7 % of carbohydrates consist of fructose, and the remaining are glucose and saccharose. In quince there are pro-vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, PP; the number of other macro- and micro-elements. The content of potassium in quince is 144 mg %, it is ten times more than sodium. Quince is rich in malic acid (250 mg %) and citric acid. It has quite a lot of tartronic acid and pectin substances. Quince jam and marmalade cooked in a proper way are useful in the case of inflammatory bowel diseases.
Quince juice is prepared of mature fruits. It has tonic, antiseptic, analeptic, astringent and diuretic properties. Quince juice is recommended to drink at anaemia, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, asthma. Juice and pulp of boiled or baked quince fruit is a good anti-emetic remedy.
Quince juice is taken on 0.5 – 1 glass before a meal. All quince cultivars render a beneficial effect on psychic: invigorate, improve the mood. Quince pulp has astringent effect, therefore since the ancient times in the East countries, it has been used in the case of gastrointestinal tract diseases, accompanied by diarrhoea and haemorrhage. Quince juice considerably relief a state of asthmatics. Tibetan medicine considers that quince juice is the best remedy in treating ear diseases.
Cataplasms and lotions of quince juice are applied in treating rectum prolapse and anal fissures. Slimy decoction of seeds (5-10 g boil in 100 ml of water until getting a slimy mass) use inside by one tablespoon three – four times per day at bronchitis, blood-spitting, uterine bleedings and outwardly in the form of lotions as anti-inflammatory and ambient remedy at ophtalmia, sore throat (as gargles), combustions and dermal irritations.
Health benefits of Pineapples
Folk medicine mentions health benefits of pineapple and its healing qualities. However, pineapple contains just a few nutritious properties. Average portion of 80g provides a quarter of the daily requirement of vitamin C. Pineapple is not rich in vitamins or minerals either.
What is interesting, however, is the fact that fresh pineapple fruit contains a digestive enzyme bromelin, which splits proteins. Its impact is so great that workers in pineapple plantations are forced to wear protective clothing to prevent skin damage. Bromelin is used in medicine in the form of tablets, which are prescribed to patients suffering from disorders of protein metabolism.
For the first time the possibility of using bromelin in medicine was found in 1957. Since then, there are about 400 papers written on the subject. There is evidence that it may destroy blood clots in vessels and thus is useful in treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Also, there is a reason to believe that it can cope with stagnant phenomena, and urinary tract infections. Bromelin is also able to enhance the effect of antibiotics.
Bromelin has long been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. It’s believed that bromelin can accelerate the restoration of connective tissue, so it’s widely used to treat sports injuries, bruises, blisters and stretched ligaments.
Health benefits of pineapple
Long before the studies described above pineapple was used in traditional medicine to treat many diseases. Pineapple was a traditional method of treatment of throat inflammation by rinsing your throat with pineapple juice. Pineapple flesh has long been considered a remedy for upper respiratory tract infection, arthritis, bronchitis and indigestion.
The process of canning the pineapple has little effect on the content of vitamin C, but destroys bromelin. Pineapple canned in its own juice contains slightly more calories than the same amount of fresh fruit (47 to 41 kcal per 100g).