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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

What you didn't know about fruits.

I enjoy my fruits so much, it makes me happy seeing the burst of colors! Here's the compilation of my fruitbox! #ZOEFRUITBOX on Instagram hahahaha! x

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I made heart-shaped watermelons!

Watermelons are mostly water, about 92 percent — but this refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There's even a modest amount of potassium. Plus, this quintessential summer snack is fat-free, very low in sodium and has only 40 calories per cup. Amino acids found in watermelons can also promote blood flow, leading to cardiovascular health, improved circulation! 

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Mango Smoothie with my new smoothie maker from love!

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Vegetables and fruits box!

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Pineapples have so much benefits!

It helps to build up your immune system support because it contains half of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C! Improves bone strength as the fruit contains nearly 75 percent of the daily-recommended value of the mineral manganese, which is essential in developing strong bones and connective tissue! Aids digestion with its dietary fiber, which is essential in keeping you regular and in keeping your intestines healthy!

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Sweet rock melon!

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Took out my Hello Kitty bento box which I got from Puroland, Japan!

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Bananas are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type-2 diabetes, aid in weight loss, strengthen the nervous system and help with production of white blood cells, all due to the high level of vitamin B6 that bananas contain!

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My usual weekend fruitbox before yoga practice!

Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and vitamin C, and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol. Regular intake of apples has been shown to have cardiovascular benefits. This is due to two properties of apples: the fiber that they contain and the polyphenols that are found in high amounts.

Fruit are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid). Try incorporating blueberries, citrus fruit, cranberries or strawberries which contain phytochemicals that are being studied for added health benefits. The best fruit intake for us would be 1-1/2 to 2 cups, or 2 to 4 servings per day for most adults. One serving is equal to about one piece of whole fruit, such as a small orange or apple or 1 cup of diced fruit!

But you would be surprise. I have also heard that too much fruits is not good for you. I came across this article which explains why.

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1) Excess Energy
If you're concerned with your weight, consuming too much fruit may contribute to weight gain or hinder weight loss. Fruit is a low-calorie food compared to other groups such as meats, fats and grains, but still contains energy. If you are watching your weight, take caution regarding fruit juices and dried fruit, which contain denser amounts of sugar and calories than whole fruit and are easier to consume in excess. Juices also tend to lack fiber, which promotes appetite control.

2) GI Discomfort
Fruit contains fiber which, if eaten in large amounts, can cause gastrointestinal discomfort. You could experience bloating, cramping, gas and loose stools if you overindulge in fruit. 

3) Elevated Blood Glucose
People with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes need to be aware that fruit is a carbohydrate source that should be consumed as part of meal plan. The natural sugars in fruit break down into glucose when digested, and like pasta, desserts and other carbohydrate-rich foods, raise blood glucose levels after eating. Eating fruits with protein-rich foods, such as low-fat milk, lean meat or eggs, can help minimize these effects.

Benefits of fruits extracted from Livescience.

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Hi, nice bangle bracelet! May I know where you got it from?