Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits
November 25, 2014
It's hard to find a person indifferent to juicy orange fruit with a downy thin skin - fragrant reminder of summer, sun and sea. In the east, a symbol of longevity and the elixir of youth considered fragrant peaches, benefits and harms of these fruits and studied in Western countries. What are the advantages and disadvantages of these fruits?
Few people know that this wonderful and very delicious fruit - a native of China. It was there that he was first grown. Then, after a while, they began to cultivate peaches in the Central Asian countries. Today, the peach is not considered an exotic fruit - these juicy delicious fruit can be easily bought at any point of the globe.
Almost all varieties of peaches look very similar, the only exception - Peach: Peach. In form it resembles figs, and different from their counterparts in that it is very sweet white flesh is well separated from peach pits. Interestingly, those with figs peaches in common only the name and, to some degree, the appearance, but the variety was obtained by crossing peaches with figs.
But "the bald peach" - nectarine - obtained by crossbreeding with conventional peaches plums. Nectarines have a smooth stone that is easily separated from the pulp and sweet taste.
Good enough just to choose a peach. Ripe fruit is very fragrant, bright, when it is slightly compressed spring. Its flesh, depending on the variety, can be white, deep yellow or pale pink. When buying the fruit at the market, you should pay particular attention to the fruits, which are near the swarming bees. It is these peaches are ripe and the most natural: the insects do not cheat.
But do not worry, if the purchase is not caught completely mature fruit. Many varieties of peaches may ripen at room temperature for several days. In its taste the peaches are only very slightly inferior to his brothers gathered in time.
Buying peaches in large stores require special attention: as a rule, for best storage of fruits are processed by different chemicals. You can check this only at home, cutting the fruit and looking at his bone. If it is dried, then it is better to use a peach pie or compote, but not eaten raw.
Experts in aromatherapy have proved that the smell of this fruit manifests itself as an antidepressant. It helps raise the mood, improve brain function, memory, enhance concentration. Delicious fruit is also considered a dietary product, it is recommended to pregnant women and children of all ages.
- One of the main beneficial properties of peach - its restorative action, which is essential for people with a strong exhaustion after a long illness. Peach juice is very useful impaired kids. It helps these babies grow strong;
- It is recommended to make peach juice at gastric diseases that are associated with reduced gastric acidity. A drunk quarter of an hour before the food fresh nectar relieves constipation;
- Fresh peaches are an effective diuretic, contribute to the removal of sand from the kidney;
- Due to the fact that the peaches are potassium salts that promote heart, these fruits are recommended to use, and for heart disease
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- Phosphorus and potassium, which is rich peach, improve the functioning of the brain to stimulate memory and improve overall performance;
- It helps the fruit and reduced hemoglobin
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. Therefore, it is especially recommended for pregnant women and children;
- Due to the fact that in a lot of fresh peaches vitamins A, C and B, this fruit helps boost immunity
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. For this reason, peaches useful for colds.
Peach useful as a cosmetic. Masks from the pulp of peach skin tone perfectly, well removed small wrinkles, nourishes the skin with vitamins and align its color. Peaches are used in a mixture with butter, honey, egg yolk and dairy products according to skin type
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And with lotions of fruit pulp can be removed pain from severe sunburn. Peach soothe irritated skin, giving it a softness and gentleness.
Eating a diet of peaches
Peach is considered a low-calorie product: energy value - only 46 calories. Therefore, this fruit is perfect as a dessert and sweets will be a wonderful replacement for those who are forced to follow a diet.
It is advisable to consume this fruit in the morning. On the one hand, it stimulates digestion, and on the other - ensures that carbohydrates are contained in peaches will be spent during the day, and will not remain in the form of fat.
Can peaches hurt?
Even the most useful products are in addition to its undeniable advantages disadvantages. Peach, of course, is no exception. In some cases, you have to completely abandon the use of peaches or at least have a sweet fruit with care, listening to the reactions of the organism:
- Individual intolerance or allergic to peaches;
- Diabetes mellitus (peach is rich in sugars, abuse these fruits can be dangerous);
- Obesity (certainly preferable peach cakes, but still a lot of carbohydrates in it);
- Gastritis with high acidity, peptic ulcer disease;
- Upset stomach, diarrhea, any gastrointestinal disease, where it is necessary to limit the use of fresh fruit.
Even perfectly healthy people can "earn" indigestion if they eat alone peaches. So do not abuse these fruits and eat them too much.
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Pineapple: caloric and other features of sweet fruit
November 26, 2014
Numerous studies scientists and nutritionists from different countries confirm the unique value and benefits of pineapple for the body. This tropical fruit is rich in minerals: potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium, iodine, zinc and vitamins B, A, E and C. The subject of discussion among people looking after their health, are increasingly pineapple, caloric useful properties and effects of the fetus in the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
Pineapple in dietetics
Due to its low calorie content (forty nine calories per hundred grams) and the ability to cleanse the body of toxins, pineapple recommended by nutritionists, as an aid to dieting. Despite the small calorie fresh pineapple, eat a lot of it it is impossible, as the fruit of an exceptionally well filled, because it contains large amounts of fiber.
Pineapple pulp consists of almost ninety percent of the water it contains organic acids and sucrose. The high content of trace elements and vitamins makes exotic fruit indispensable source of essential nutrients for the human body, and low calorie added to his popularity among those who want to lose weight.
But not only the low energy density is famous for this fruit. Contained in a pineapple bromelain, a digestive enzyme helps break down proteins and improves metabolism
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. The extract of pineapple widely used in anti-cellulite programs in the fight against excess weight. The use of this fruit improves the level of serotonin in the body, which displays the excess fluid
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and the sensation of hunger.
In addition to bromelain, found in pineapple important for weight loss vitamin B1, which is actively involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Fresh pineapple to eat properly or to make fresh juice out of it. The enzyme bromelain contained in the hard core of the fruit, so do not neglect it.
Fresh pineapple is able to increase the activity of gastric juice, which facilitates the process of digestion of fish, meat and legumes.
If to be a hearty meal, you can eat a slice of pineapple or drink a glass of freshly squeezed pineapple juice, that will help to cope with a large amount of food eaten and ease the effects of overeating.
Fresh or dried?
In the pharmacy market for over a decade is widely advertised drugs based on bromelain. Advertising slogan was that one gram of digestive enzyme breaks down nine grams of fat. This statement is more than doubtful, since in reality these pills and drugs do not help to reduce excess weight. We wish to find an easy way to lose weight have seen this first hand.
Pineapple loses much of its beneficial properties during processing. Canned pineapple and pineapple compote is not conducive to weight loss, since the thermal treatment bromelain completely destroyed. And calorie canned pineapple is always higher than the fresh, even if the syrup used the minimum amount of sugar. Of course, pineapple compote can occasionally include on their menus, but only as a treat, not as a tool for weight loss.
Dried fruits during strict diets to meet the recommended need for sweet. They can be eaten between meals as snacks, to blunt the feeling of hunger. But too carried away with dried pineapple is not necessary - even though they are healthier candy and other sweets, and their excessive use will necessarily lead to the fullness.
At the same time, dried pineapple, as well as other dried fruit - the perfect remedy to cleanse the body
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. Due to the high fiber content of the pineapple perfectly cleanse the intestines and help its work. It is necessary to fill in a few cloves dried fruit with warm water at night and in the morning to eat, washed down with a glass of water.
Calories of dried pineapple is much higher than fresh. A calorie candied pineapple even more, as the technology of their preparation involves the use of sugars.
Dried pineapple and candied fruits - high-calorie sweet treat, rich in minerals and nutrients, but hardly suitable for those who wants to lose weight.
Other useful features
- Fruit juice used in the various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, joints, liver, kidney, infectious diseases, in both adults and children;
- In modern medicine, pineapple extract used in the treatment of cancer. It stimulates the body's defenses and reduces the side effects of cancer therapy. Pineapple is also excellent binds free radicals and removes them from the body, preventing the occurrence of cancer;
- Pineapple juice is prescribed impaired children as an additional means of reinforcing for fractures and diseases of the nervous system;
- The high vitamin C content makes use of pineapple in a great way the prevention of colds;
- Pineapple is useful in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, as the enzyme bromelain contained can destroy blood clots in vessels. In addition, the fruit reduces blood pressure.
Prolonged use of pineapple as a main component is not recommended diet. The high content of fruit acids may cause serious damage to the digestive tract and cause damage to tooth enamel
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. And for those who suffer from gastritis or peptic ulcer disease, from pineapple have to opt out.
Pineapple can be contraindicated in pregnancy because of its increased use can lead to premature birth. And the fruit can cause allergic intolerance.