To grow healthy – the benefits of the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables ensure the necessary of vitamins, minerals, fibers and other nutrients essential for good functioning of the organism. Fortification of the immune system, protection against the effects of aging, as well as for reduction of the risk developing cancer and cardiovascular diseases. It is essential to consume daily minimum 5 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to fully enjoy the benefits of these foods.
Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables at the expense of foods rich in fats and sugar, maintains o good health condition and protects the organism of getting sick.
The best moments to consume fruits are those between meals, in the form of snacks. The fruits are sweet, energetic, contain fibers, vitamins, minerals and pure water. If, after an exhausting and stressful day, you feel an acute hunger of sweet, the best thing is to have nearby some persimmon, a handful of raisins or an apple. Are much more recommended than candies of pastries. Regarding the consumption of vegetables, you should not be missing from every meal the salad, but also the cooked food, at least once a day a warm meal. Today, when we have at hand so many vegetables, we can make a vegetable salad even during summer. It are not to be neglected pickles, it is a shame to throw it away after it time passes. By it rich content of nutritional substances necessary to the organism, fruits, along with vegetables, have a special importance in humans’ feeding. It can not be replaced for a long time with any other food. Chemical composition of fruits and vegetables is very varied. In general, water is the basic element, which can reach up to 90%. In fruits and vegetables are also found: sugars, proteins, fats, organic acids, different mineral salts, pectic substances and tannins, vitamins, enzymes etc. all in variables amounts.
Sugars provide the body with the necessary muscular energy.
Proteins are indispensable for maintaining life.
Fats are energetic substances which help to maintain the permeability of cell membrane.
Organic acids and mineral salts have diverse actions in the human body, contributing to a great extent to maintain the health condition of the organism.
Pectic substances an tannins have an important role in the good functioning of the digestive system.
Vitamins are elements which have a major importance in the good functioning of the organism. Their absence of insufficiency produces grave disruptions. All fruits and vegetables contain vitamins; its kind and the amounts are variable according to its type. Vitamin A fights vision problems, drying of skin and mucous. It is found more in fruits such as peaches, cherries, pineapple in the form of provitamin A. Vitamins from the B group have varied actions, influencing, in general, the activity of the nervous system, the skin, the blood, also favoring the growth or the organism. It are found in varied amounts of cherries, pineapples, apples, pears, plumes, grapes. Vitamin C is the most required by the entire human body, in relatively big amounts. It activates cell metabolism and increases the power of defense of the organism towards different external factors. All fruits contain this vitamin in amounts big enough. This vitamin is soluble in water and, when it is in contact with air, especially at high temperatures, but its preparation in the form of can keeps and protects this vitamin. Vitamin D prevents rickets and favors calcium and phosphorus fixation. It is found in a reduced amount in fruits, especially in green ones. Vitamin E influences organism growth and births. It is found especially in strongly colored fruits.
By it richness in nutritional substances, fruits and vegetables are much indicated especially in the feeding of children, adolescents, women during maternity, convalescents, but also to all persons who wish to have a healthy and harmonious organism. Fruits and vegetables are essential for a healthy lifestyle!