Fruits and vegetables – in pursuit of youthfulness

It is commonly spread that eating certain amounts of fruits and vegetables is crucial to maintain a good health. But how to measure the right quantity of these required gem stones in our everyday diet.

Specialists advise we should have at least 5 servings per day so it can be a substantial part of the optimum of 2000 calories intake.

To be more specific we need to divide different groups of fruits and vegetables and their profit to get healthier and younger complexion.

Fruits are:

  • citrus – orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime, tangerines
  • berries – strawberry , blueberry, raspberry,
  • melons – honeydew, rockmelon (cantaloupe), watermelon
  • tropical – mango, banana,  papaya, pineapple
  • stone – peach, apricot, cherry, nectarine, plum
  • others – apple, pear, avocado, dates, figs, grapes

Fruits are not only delicious but they contain high levels of vitamin C, potassium, beta carotene, phytochemicals and fiber. To obtain the maximum, the suggested ration of fruits we have to start with is minimum 1.5 cup to 2 cups daily.

We all crave sometime for sweet and without feeling guilt we can have some of the sugar champions among fruits. Natural sugar in fruits is lot more easer to be processed form the cells than white refined sugar and more favorable for taste bulbs.

Vegetables on the other hand are the next step in our age-slowing attempts. These are well known for boosting energy and endurance.

One of the top “power for the body” containers is spinach – the greater source of iron element. Not getting enough of it might cause a medical condition called anemia which means tissues in our organism don’t get enough oxygen of what they need for normal functioning and the result is persistent fatigue. Taking even half cup of spinach, boiled and drained, is enough for covering the daily needs.