Fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, and for their role in preventing vitamin C and vitamin A deficiencies. Well that’s true for those fruits that are not contaminated with different toxic chemicals and GMO’s. People who eat organic fruit as part of their overall diet generally have reduced risk of diseases.
The nutrients found in organic fruits are vital for health and maintenance of our body. One of it is Potassium. Potassium in fruit can reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke. It can also help reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and help decrease bone lose as we age. Another important nutrient we can get from fruit is Folate (folic acid). It helps the body from red blood cells.
Since today’s the season of fall, I will explain the most common Organic fruits that are found during fall and their health benefits.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, especially the Organic ones. It also contain flavonoids and dietary fiber. The nutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
Cranberries are included on the list of fruits which are high in nutrients and rich in antioxidants. It is also referred to as “super food. Not to mention, half a cup of cranberries contains only 25 calories so it’s really good for weight control. The possible health benefits we get upon eating cranberries include lowered risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure, and more.
Pears are mild, sweet fruit with a fibrous center. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fiber. It also contain nutrients like fat-free, cholesterol-free and 100-calorie package. Eating pears may help with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease in accordance with an overall healthy diet.
Pomegranates contain a range of beneficial plant compounds. It is also loaded with many important nutrients such as Fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, Folate (Folic acid) and potassium. This fruit helps fight certain types of cancer like Prostate cancer, breast cancer, etc. It may also lower blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease and helps fight arthritis and Joint pain.
Can’t wait to consume those fruits with their amazing health benefits? How about giving you a fabulous fresh organic fruit recipes that you may try anytime at your convenience? Here ya go!
Cranberry Pear Salad
¾ cup Olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups mixed baby greens
3 Organic pears, thinly sliced
1 cup dried Organic cranberries
1 cup toasted pecans
¾ cup cubed Havarti cheese
½ cup toasted sliced almonds
Directions: 15min Prep Time
Whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Combine greens, pears, cranberries, pecans, and Havarti cheese in a large bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar dressing over salad and toss. Garnish with almonds to serve.
Pomegranate Apple Salad
1 Organic pomegranate, seeded
1 Organic apple, chopped
1/3 cup walnuts
2-4 cups greens (spinach, romaine, field greens, etc)
1 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon honey, raw if you have it
Directions: 25min Prep Time
Mix pomegranate seeds, apple, walnut, celery and greens in a big bowl. Mix together honey and juice, then pour into salad mixture and toss.