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Orange – freshness which rejuvenates

Orange is a fruit which refreshes the whole body and relieves the symptoms of various diseases. It's also used as a remedy for beautifying and cleaning the skin. After treating the skin with orange pulp the skin becomes smooth and elastic, almost rejuvenated. Oranges are also rich in dietary fibers.

Vitamins: C.

Minerals: potassium.

Orange is good: For digestive and metabolic processes, against arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure.

Apple – advantage in diets

The pectin located in apples swell up when in contact with liquids, and therefore create a feeling of satiety. therefore apples are used for removing the feeling of hunger during reductive diets. Monosaccharide fructose from apples satisfies the desire for sweets without changing the glucose concentration in the blood and therefore doesn't stimulate insulin secretion, which causes the formation of fat from sugar.

Vitamins: B.

Minerals: potassium

Apples are good for: digestive system (because of the pectin), reduction of heart problems, kidneys, nutrition of bile patients, ulcer patients and people with intestinal disorders, chronic diarrhea, and pregnancy complications. Helps with problems regarding acids with people who eat a lot of meat. The enzymes in apples help with the breakdown of cellulite.

Lemon-Fighter against bacteria

Long before modern pharmacology, lemon was used as a medicine primarily against bleeding from open wounds and for cleaning festering wounds. In Sicily, which had big problems with the supply of drinking water, they have always put fresh lemon halves in their drinking water supplies to disinfect the water. Perhaps this is where the habit of serving water with a lemon flap originates from.

Vitamins: C.

Minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium.

Lemon is good for: disinfection, the immune system and reducing inflammation.

Mango – the oldest fruit

Mango has been grown in India for over 5000 years and since it is considered that Buddha experienced his enlightening under a mango tree, it has been used in various rituals and ceremonies up to this day.

Vitamins: B and C

Minerals: iron

Mango is good for: boosting the immune system and improving your blood count.

Banana – food for half of the world

Banana is one of the oldest (cultivated) plants, native to eastern India. In many tropical countries it is an important edible plant and the main export item. It is a good source of dietary fibre.

Vitamins: Beta-carotene, B complex, C and E.

Minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, fluorine, phosphorus, iron, zinc, manganese and copper.

Banana is good for: normalising blood pressure, improving heart functions, the nervous system and the muscles.

Passion fruit – fruit from the top of the world

Originates from Columbia where the name marakuya was established. Now it is cultivated in various subtropical regions under various names: passion fruit, markisa, grenadilla and others. It grows in the Andes at 2,400 meters above the sea level. It is healthy due to its high content of vitamin C, calcium and iron. Rich moisturizing and refreshing passion fruit ingredients are used in cosmetics.

Vitamins: C.

Minerals: calcium, iron.

Passion fruit is good for: the immune system, blood count

 

Peach – a lot of freshness,
little heaviness

Growing peaches began 4,000 years ago in China, where the name peach was related to the bride. Peaches are also the symbol of immortality and longevity.

Peach is a juicy fruit low in calories: only 40 kcal per 100 g, and is ideal for a slimming diet. It also contains antioxidants, which help in cleaning up free radicals (harmful substances that accelerate aging).

Vitamins: C, E and beta-carotene.

Minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, calcium.Peach is good for: detoxification and digestion and has a diuretic effect.

 

Pineapple - Royal fruit

Pineapple was (first) discovered by Columbus in the Caribbean’s in 1493. In Europe it was highly appreciated, expensive and reserved for the royal palaces, especially because it could not be grown outside tropical areas (climate). The word ananas comes from the Indian word anana which means excellent fruit. Although it is nutritionally poor, pineapple has great medical properties, known for centuries in traditional folk medicine.

Vitamins: Beta-carotene and C.

Minerals: manganese, copper.

Pineapple is good for: digestion, it reduces inflammation and swelling in diseases of the sinuses, sore throat, arthritis, gout and speeds up recovery after injuries and operations.

Tangerine – for a good start of a day

Tangerine juice abounds in antioxidant phytochemicals and fibres which stimulate digestion. Tangerines are low in calories, only 34 Kcal per 100 grams. They contain beta-carotenes, the basis for vitamin A, they are accountable for good sight and velvet skin.

Vitamins: C, beta-carotenes and B complex.

Minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and copper.

Tangerine is good for: digestion, regulates heartbeat, prevents stress, diminishes the risk of liver cancer

Red grapes – for less diabetes

Grapes are an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-tumour compounds including flavonoids and quercetin. They can prevent formation of blood clots. Red grapes have antibacterial and antiviral features. Resveratrol, a red grapes’ ingredient, can reduce inflammation and protect from diabetes. It stimulates kidney function and eliminates harmful substances from the system.

Vitamins: A, B and C.

Minerals: iron, copper.

Red grapes are good for: improving blood count, reducing the risk of cancer and diabetes.

Sour Cherry – refreshing and healthy

Sour cherry is a fruit obtained by crossing domestic cherry with wild, sour species. It is considered to origin from Turkey and Greece, where its growth started more than 2500 years ago. It is rich in vitamin A. Fresh sour cherry is in the seventh place among the fruits of effectiveness of anti-oxidants against cell damage.

Vitamins: A and C.

Minerals: iron, manganese and copper

Sour cherry reduces risk of inflammation and cardio-vascular diseases

 

Blueberry – for sharp vision

Blueberry is a wild berry, native to North America with a high concentration of antioxidants. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, bioflavonoids, folic acid. It also contains a high percentage of fiber, which improves digestion, reducing the risk of intestinal diseases. Also, thanks to fiber, useful in diets for weight loss, because it creates a feeling of satiety. It is extremely useful for strengthening blood vessels. It improves eyesight and protects eye retina. Juice cures gastric and intestinal tract, helps with digestive disorders and lack of appetite.

Vitamins: C.

Minerals: potassium, calcium, iron.

Blueberry is good for: vision, digestion and strengthening blood vessels.

 

Strawberry - irresistible antioxidant

Wild strawberries are wild berries of Eurasian origin which have been passed on to other continents because of their quality traits. Garden cultivation began in the 15th century. The first varieties have been created in North America and Chile, where they were transferred to Europe. There are seven times more antioxidants in strawberries than in apples or bananas. Strawberries are a rich source of folic acid, important for blood and metabolism. One of the lowest calorie fruits (35 kcal per 100 grams!)it can enter the programme of every slimming diet ...

Vitamins: C.

Minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium.

Strawberry is good for: immunity, reducing inflammation.

 

Black currant –
silent health helper

It helps in relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Black currant seeds are rich in gamma-linoleic (GLA) and alpha-linoleic (ALA), which are known acid reduced inflammation characteristic of this disease. Prevents and treats serious infections, primarily pneumonia. It helps in case of kidney disease, spasms and pain of the digestive organs, and to strengthen and cleanse the blood, as well as the normalisation and stabilisation of blood pressure. It helps people who are prone to anemia and improves concentration and memory.

Vitamins C and B1.

Minerals: potassium, iron.

Black currant is good for: relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, reducing the risk of some types of kidney stones, strengthening immunity.

 

Blackberry – super fruit

Blackberries have been present on European territory since ancient times. They are widespread across the northern hemisphere in countries with a continental climate. They surely are super fruit, due to the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and other useful substances. They contain substances that destroy the leukemia cells, as well as salicylic acid (the active ingredient in aspirin), which is used to relieve pain, reduce temperature and has anti-inflammatory effect. In Germany doctors recommend blackberries to mitigate problems with hemorrhoids.

Vitamins C, A, E and K.

Minerals: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, manganese, zinc, copper.

Blackberry is good for: improving blood count and reducing the risk of cancer.

 

 

Cranberry – a natural antibiotic

One of the healthiest plants in the world is certainly a cranberry. It contains a variety of vital nutrients, minerals, vitamins and fiber. The taste is slightly acidic due to the large amounts of vitamin C. Fresh, frozen or dried cranberries and cranberry juice are a natural antibiotic that destroy harmful bacteria and fungi in the body. Bioflavonoids have special antibacterial activity, as research has shown; cranberries can prevent urinary tract infections.

Vitamins A and C.

Minerals: potassium.

Cranberry is common in the treatment of inflammation and infection, reduces the risk of diseases of the teeth and gums, reduces the risk of various cancers (breast and colon), inhibits the growth of cancer cells and its spread throughout the body, helps in the reconstruction of vision, reducing sugar in blood and the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Carrots – glasses replacement

Vitamin A is crucial for the good condition of the eyes and sharp vision. One small carrot meets complete daily requirement for vitamin A. Carrots also contain thiamine, niacin and foliate.

Vitamins: A, C, B6 and C.

Minerals: manganese.

Carrots are good for: vision.

Pomegranate –
the strongest antioxidant

Iin scientific circles pomegranate is called super fruit. It is full of antioxidants, vitamin A, C, E, potassium, iron and folic acid. It has been proved to help people with heart disease, cancer and problems associated with aging. Phytoestrogens from seeds can reduce the syndromes of menopause and post menopause. It is successfully used in the treatment of burns. It contains extremely large amounts of strong antioxidant, phenolic ellagic acid. It helps prevent the earliest chemical reactions that can lead to breast cancer. Pomegranate lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood vessels, which reduces the risk of heart disease and blood vessels.

Vitamins: A, C, E.

Minerals: potassium, folic acid, iron.

Pomegranate is good at reducing cholesterol, the risk of breast cancer and the symptoms of menopause.