¤ Healing Power of Fruits
are easily available and almost everywhere. It requires no hunting,
killing, cleaning, thrashing or processing. They simply hang,
benevolently ripening, upon the branches to be plucked as you pass by.
Hakims, vaids and doctors often recommend one fruit or the other but
they seldom prescribe them as a full and final cure. However, natures
tempting and delicious food deserves a better deal. It is time to
realise that beyond the fruit bowls gustatory pleasures, the
nutritious fruits possess marvelous curative properties.
There are reasons why fruits, today, dont perform the much
talked about miracles. Wrong eating habits and improper supply are two
of the basic reasons among many others that has tarnished the image of
¤ Fruits Work Wonders
Fruits work wonders during their respective seasons. Dont
expect the same taste, nutritional value and benefits after storing
and consuming them at an altered season. Unseasonal fruits and
vegetables can only satisfy the sense of taste buds but nothing
Normally we mix fruits with meals. Usually fruits are taken after
meals and that too in low quantity which fails to display any
significant result. Fruits are best taken on an empty stomach and is
advisable to mix them with milk wherever possible. Taking fruits in
the morning and at noon followed by a flat meal including bread and
vegetables in the evening is a good scheme.
¤ The Fear of Chemical Use
Fear of chemical residues lingering on most of the fruits tempt us to
peel them off. Much is lost during the process and further the use of
knife blade earns a minus point in fruit treatment.
Potentially hazardous pesticides (including insecticides, herbicides
and fungicides), synthetic fertilizers, ripening agents (Altar tinted
apples for instance), genetic engineering have written off the fate of
fruits for once and all.
Unfortunately we dont have any environmental agency to regulate
and monitor the pesticide residue levels standards. Worse still, no
one objects the sale of rotten fruits and vegetables peppered with
dust and flies. At most, the law flexes its muscles to curb the
crushing of sugarcane juice that is steeped in stale water.
Worse still is the story of genetic engineered fruits and vegetables
that appear brighter, bigger and tend to stay fresh longer. However,
researchers are silent about its consequences, its implications
involved in dabbling with a plants chemistry that are unknown
and therefore foreboding.
¤ Fruits Medicinal Quality
The beneficent aspect of fruits and vegetables are essentially in
their vitamin content. Further they defend the body against so called
"free radicals" which are molecules that damage cells.