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Fruit therapy: Fruits for health

Fruit therapy: Fruits for health

Mireia Cervera 15 November 2016

Fruit therapy is based on the use of fruits as medicine, thanks to its richness in medicinal and nutritional substances. Did you know that if we increased its consumption 1.7 million lives could be saved per year?w.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/fruit/es/#http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/fruit/es/ "> The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that insufficient intake of fruits and vegetables causes 31% of the cardsischemic iopathies and 11% of cerebral vascular accidents. Fruit, therefore, is a food with healing properties that can help us both in the preventive phase and in the treatment of certain ailments. EachThere is more and more scientific evidence to prove it.

Here we help you dismantle 7 myths about fruit consumption so that nothing stops you from increasing your intake:


Myth 1: Eating fruit for dessert is fattening. FAKE
The calories in fruit are the same whether they are eaten mid-morning, mid-afternoon, or for dessert. Therefore, it will not make us fat, neither more nor less according to themoment we take it. The order of product intake does not alter the number of calories they contain. Besides, there is no scientific study that confirms that fruit taken as dessert causes digestive upset or fattening.e more or less than if it is taken between meals.


Myth 2: Ripe fruit is advisable in cases of digestive problems. CERTAIN
Green fruits present quite a drawback when it comes to makinger a correct digestion, while the more mature fruit is softer. As it ripens, it decreases the organic acids, present in green fruit and that can irritate the intestinal mucosa, in addition to increasing the amount of azúcares.


Myth 3 : It is better to eat fruit before lunch. CERTAIN
Fruits prepare gastric juices to better receive food, partly favoring ourdigestion.

Another benefit of taking it before eating is its satiating power, which will make us less hungry at mealtime and more control over the amounts we eat.

Myth 4: It is better not to mix the fruit. FAKE
Eating fruits , in addition to being nutritious, is simply delicious. You can prepare all kinds of combinations, how many more, more variety of nutrients. Combine differFruits do not produce any negative interaction because our body is very wise and efficient to digest and absorb different nutrients. In fact, consuming a variety of fruits can give us better benefits, sincee each fruit contains different amounts of vitamins and minerals, so by mixing them we will get everything.


Myth 5: It is good to have only fruit for dinner. FAKE
Eating only fruit for dinner is a relatively widespread idea.It gives among many people, but wrong and more if what you want to achieve is to lose weight. Each meal must include the most important macronutrients to be a balanced diet. And eat only fruit , it is not balanced and insufficientey the next day we will feel weak or with more appetite due to lower blood sugar levels.


Myth 6: People with diabetes cannot eat fruit. FAKE
Since the fruit fresh fruit in anyr patient with this disease. Although these patients need to know the approximate percentage of carbohydrates in these foods, this does not mean that it is inadvisable for them.


Myth 7: When a fruit is veryand sweet means it has a lot of sugar: FALSE
The degree of sweetness of a fruit is not related to the amount of sugar it contains, but to its chemical characteristics. As an example; a green apple ácida has more sugar than a sweet melon.

Taking fruit as juices, smoothies or smoothies is a simple, fast, effective, different and varied way to achieve the minimum of 5 pieces a day that the WHO recommends.//teresasjuicery.com/">Teresa's Juicery offers you more than 25 reefers. Although our juices are delicious, they are nutritious and tasty they should always be a supplement to our diet and never as a substitute for a meal or to try to coThinking of an improper diet.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale