Hello Lovelies.. Today’s post is different! People often ask me in person or via emails and contact form if i stick to a specific diet to stay slim, minimize the quantity of food i eat or use some special items for skin care. I don’t, i eat any and everything i like but i make sure to always eat fruits and vegetables too.
I drink a lot of water (i always have a bottle by my bedside) and eat vegetables and fruits alongside normal food. Some of my favorites happen to be the red ones..I’ve always loved fruits but then i ate most of them without knowing their benefits (besides the popular “Fruits give vitamins to the body” everybody knows) I started getting addicted to more fruits after reading a book my dad owns that contains very colorful glossy photos of different plants from all over the world and their uses and health benefits, i can’t remember the title and author.
It’s a source of Vitamin C as with many fruits and contains lycopene which is the bright red carotene and carotenoid seen in most red fruits making it a very good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent. Researchers said the ripened ones contain higher lycopene,so the more ripened,the better. I remember a certain time in high school i read that they could be used raw as face cleansers,scrubs and masks for flawless skin,i immediately started using it on my face,i would cut it flat and rub all over my face then wash it out after about 10 minutes,i was like “its a natural product that is also anti-inflammatory so it would stop pimples and any inflammation on my face,what harm can it do? lol.. Anyways it helped out in some areas (mostly scars) but it was too harsh for my skin (maybe i overdid it,i don’t know) so i stopped and went back to just eating it. They also said it contains Citrulline that converts to Arginine which helps blood flow and other cardiovascular activities,all i can say is that i always feel good and refreshed after eating watermelons.
Next is Apple
While watermelons are my favorites, apples are the ones i always have in my fridge all year round,you know the popular proverb,”An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Apples reduce the risk of so many diseases of the body including skin diseases thanks to its antioxidant effect. An apple has only 50-80 calories and no fat,so it’s good for people of all sizes. It’s also a source of potassium which is good for the heart.
Next is Nectarine
I bought them mistakenly thinking they were apples the first time i tasted them, they were more expensive than normal apples but i thought they were imported or a really good specie….i was absent-minded that day and still didn’t realize they weren’t apples till i ate one, it didn’t taste bad at all! i loved its fruity smell too.
Nectarines and peaches are same species,but nectarines have orange centers while peaches have white centers. In addition to their potassium content and antioxidant property, nectarines are full of fibres which helps the digestive system a lot. It is also said to be high in Pectin which controls blood cholesterol levels.
Next – Red Grapes