Food has not only nutritious values
but also medicinal values.
There are some natural foods that can prevent or cure
are the nature’s most abundant and versatile creation
that come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, scents,
and flavor. They contain bountiful phytochemical, the
substance responsible for healing properties, excellent
protection from illness and diseases.
Like fruits, vegetables
also supply the body with essential nutrients such as
vitamins and minerals necessary in maintaining good
Eating fruits and vegetables
reduces the risk of cancer; aids in digestion and prevents
constipation; reverses the aging process and prolongs
life; reinforces stamina and prevents fatigue; repairs
damage or dry skin. Regular intakes of fruits and vegetables
prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension,
diabetes, and other diseases.
Some of the healthy goodies from
fruits and vegetables are:-
are eaten raw or cooked, dried, canned, or preserved.
The principal nutritional material is carbohydrate,
including starches and sugars. Citrus fruits, tomatoes,
and strawberries are primary sources of vitamin C, and
most fruits contain considerable quantities of vitamin
A and vitamin B. Vitamin content is sharply reduced
in storage and shipping of fresh fruits, but is maintained
efficiently in frozen fruit. In general, fruits contain
little protein or fat. Although the edible portions
of fruits have a small ash (inorganic) content, fruits
supply an important part of the mineral matter necessary
in human diet. Dried or evaporated
fruits contain much more nutritional material
in proportion to their weight than do fresh fruits,
because of concentration by evaporation.