Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Fruit for the Body & Soul

" The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 
gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. "  Galatians 5:22-23


Eating fruit provides many health benefits.  People who eat more fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases.  Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.  Eating a diet rich in fruits may reduce risk for stroke, perhaps other cardiovascular diseases,  and may reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.  Keep a bowl of fruit on the table or in the refrigerator where you can easily grab some.  Prepare some fruits to take to your office so you can snack throughout the day.  Buy fresh fruits that are in season for optimum flavor and nutrition.  For the most nutrutional value, eat fruits high in potassium like bananas, peaches, cantalopes, and prunes.  Go for fresh fruits instead of canned or dried fruit which tend to have added sugars.  Make fruits fun for kids by cutting it into creative shapes, paring up with yogurt dips, or blending into delicous cool smoothies.  Squeeze some lemon juice on fresh fruit salad for an added twist.  

I know it can be tough for me to stay away from the sweets and fast food. 
Eating healthier starts with planning ahead and be prepared for those "hungry" moments. 

7 comments:

  1. Hi Yoli!!
    Since you are such a big fruit lover, watch for our new papaya called "Sensation". It is smaller than the papaya we usually see and it has a milder but sweet flavor. Central Market is carrying them right now.
    Your blog is lookin' sooo good! Enjoying my apron and bag. :-)
    Take care.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek
    PS - If you visit my blog now, you'll see a picture of the papaya.

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  2. Hi,

    I'm following from Friends & Giveaways. Your aprons are pretty.

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  3. Following you from a Thur blog hop. Your aprons are cute! Hope you can stop by my blog and follow back.

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  4. Hi! A chick in the kitchen isn't complete without an apron! Love your aprons! Just passing through from "Buzzing by Thursday Blog Hop." Like what I see on your site, am now following you. :-) Hope you stop by my blog www.healthyheyday.com and follow back. Have a great day!

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  5. Oops! Hit "post comment" too soon. I wanted to comment on your post today - beautiful! Love it! Your photos are beautiful, as well.

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  6. I am a new follower. Please follow me back. Thanks

    http://womanofhopeandprayer.blogspot.com/2011/02/thursday-blog-hops.html

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