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Fruits and vegetables are sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Some of these nutrients may also be found in other foods. Eating a balanced diet and making other lifestyle changes are key to maintaining your body's good health. Nutrients should come primarily from foods. Foods such as fruits and vegetables contain not only the vitamins and minerals that are often found in supplements, but also other naturally occurring substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases.

A fruit is a structure of a plant that contains its seeds. fruit normally means the fleshy seed-associated structures of certain plants that are sweet and edible in the raw state, such as apples, oranges, grapes, strawberries, juniper berries and bananas. Seed-associated structures that do not fit these informal criteria are usually called by other names, such as vegetables, pods, nut, ears and cones.
Apples contain vitamin C as well as a host of other antioxidant compunds. It also contains fibre to keep things moving downstairs. There's been a tonne of research done, with some claims that appeals may reduce the risk of colon, prostate and lung cancer. It has also been claimed that it can help with heart disease, weight loss and controlling (as apples contain no cholesterol). No wonder they say an apple a day keeps the doctor way. Apples are more efficient more..
Apricots originally came from China. Apricots are eaten fresh or cooked and are preserved by canning or drying. The fruit is also widely made into jam and is often used to flavour liqueurs. Apricot trees are large and spreading with broad, ovate leaves that have pointed tips. The leaves are bright green in colour and are held erect on the twigs. The flowers are white in full bloom and borne singly or doubly at a node on very short stems. Most fresh apricots are marketed in June and July more..
Avocadoes have a leather-like appearance with a smooth, creamy, greenish-yellow flesh. Avocados vary in weight from 8 ounces to 3 pounds depending upon the variety. They are known to originate from Mexico. Avocadoes exist in more than 500 varieties. Babies usually need fats and proteins in their diet, which avocado provides in abundance. A single avocado tree bears nearly 200 to 500 fruits per year. Avocados have 60% more potassium when compared to that of bananas. Avocados are grown mainly in areas with Mediterranean climate , as Mexico more..
Almond Tree is the size, shape and leaves like its close relative peach but has bare blade. The fruit is gray-green and just as hairy as peach. Almonds can be eaten as is with his thin brown shell. The brown envelope can be removed and is then called peeled almonds, a common way is to scald the almonds in boiling water, the result is thus known for blanched almonds. Almonds are also used for confectionery , baked goods , cooking and ice cream . Mandel, however, is also a common allergen, and also traces of almonds can cause severe allergic more..
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