Thoughts On Fruit

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If you follow me, you know that I love fruit. And it makes me so so sad that fruit’s gotten a bad rap over the years because of people saying that fruit makes you fat or there’s too much sugar in fruit. I think that, like all things, too much of a good thing is never a good thing but all I ask it that you don’t fear it!

Eat in moderation, in the morning (it digests easier!!) Switch it up every week and go with what’s in season. The less you manipulate a food’s natural composition, the better it is for you and the more you’ll get out of it.

I don’t think there’s any kind of fruit that I would tell you to avoid. I honestly encourage you guys to go and enjoy apples, bananas, mango, kiwi, pears, and squash (I’ve been sharing my kabocha squash breakfast that I’m having daily). Mix it up so you get a variety and enjoy all the benefits and different antioxidants.

That‘s the thing… our bodies NEED antioxidants- Without them the body can’t do its job as well and properly help you repair & fight pollutants and toxins. So I’m going to quickly break down some of the benefits of some of my favorite fruits!

BANANA: Bananas are high in several antioxidants, which may help reduce damage from free radicals and lower your risk of some diseases.

APPLE: Very strong antioxidant activity, inhibit cancer cell proliferation, decrease lipid oxidation, and lower cholesterol.

BLUEBERRIES: Blueberries have up to 9.2 mmol of antioxidants per 3.5 ounces. They are rich in anthocyanins and other antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of heart disease and delay the decline in brain function that happens with age.

MANGO: Mango’s contain ascorbic acid, carotenoids and phenolic compounds. β-carotene is the most abundant carotenoid in several cultivars.

If you have any questions, follow me on INSTAGRAM – I talk about this all the time!!

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Mona Vand

Doctor of Pharmacy. Beauty, Health, & Wellness Q’s

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