These “new” super fruits are high in fiber and rich in antioxidant, therefore they make a better snack than most.
I have written about, Goji, Mangosteen, Maqui, Noni Nopal, Blueberries, apples and bananas before.
Here are some “New” ones:
1. PITAYA A supersweet fruit high in fiber and rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer and heart disease.. FROM LATIN AMERICA
2. BAOBAB FRUIT Is high in Vitamin C and Omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for brain and eye health
3. GOLDEN BERRY Has 2 Grams of protein per serving
FROM SOUTH AMEICA
4. MONK FRUIT Is a low calorie substitute for sugar
5. LINGONBERRY Has phytochemicals such as arbutus and anthocyanin that can help fight urinary tract infections.
6. GAC FRUIT Contains 70 times more lycopene, a heart healthy antioxidant, than tomatoes.
FROM SOUTH EAST ASIA
The average person reading this blog gets 2 servings (an apple is a serving) of fruit per day. I feel we need 5 servings of fresh fruits and veggies (10) total per day. In fact even the new regulations “The Plate” says that one-half of your plate should be veggies. Keep fresh cut veggies and fresh fruit in the refrigerator at eye level, so that it is the first thing you and your family sees, when they open the refrigerator.
Keep a bowl of fresh fruit on the coffee table next to your sofa, so that you can see them while watching TV.
If you are a parent, remember children emulate what you eat. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
by Earl Mindell