Fresh fruits and berries should be a staple in a person’s daily diet. All fruit and berries are packed with vital nutrients that include vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that help fuel the body and brain. Most of these delicious foods have over 80 to 95 percent water and are naturally low in calories. They also contain easily digestible fibers. All fruit are not created equal and should be chosen wisely when shopping. They also can be used to aid with illnesses and diseases.
Having fruits daily can aide in prevention of illness. They help lower your blood sugar, lower blood cholesterol, lower premature aging and protect against cell damage. People who consume fruits are less likely to have cancer, heart disease and other illnesses.
To get the most out of your fruits, it’s best to choose organic, chemical and pesticide free produce. These fruits are not covered in wax, genetically modified or exposed to toxic chemicals. Berries should be high in color, plump, firm and ripe. All fruits and berries should smell sweet and not sour. Avoid fruits and berries that are bruised, molded or have broken flesh. Always wash you fruit thoroughly with warm water.
Each fruit can be used for various alignments and diseases. For instance, blackberries are great for leucorrhea and anemia. Cherries are helpful for the treatment of gout and arthritis. Avocados can be used to aide in fatigue and urinary tract infections. Limes boost the immune system and dissolves gallstones. There’s something out there for all major illnesses.
Dr. Challotine Cius-Bonds, DNM, ND, HHP, NHP, MH, NC