Brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus from South America where they are believed to have originated from, Pineapple is a source of important vitamins and minerals such as thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium and antioxidants and polyphenols, such asbeta-carotene.
One of the most versatile fruits packed with nutrients essential for our body, banana juice is considered an excellent diet supplement as it is rich in fiber, potassium, manganese and various vitamins. It plays an important role in any diet program, used for both weight loss and gain by ways of preparation. It has a rich fiber content. It acts as a stress regulator, calming down the nerves system of a person undergoing stress. Banana serves as a snack food for untimely hunger. The fruit is also used in treating dry skin and dull hair.
Papaya is good for skin, the pulp used as a face pack to prevent pimples and clogging of pores. The enzyme papain helps to dissolve dead cells and gives a glowing skin. The same enzyme gives relief from gastric problems and indigestion. The compound carpain is also used in the diagnosis of many aliments. The high amounts of fiber present in papaya helps to minimize constipation.
Strawberry juice is full of antioxidants. One of the primary anti-oxidants present in strawberry is ellagic acid which is known to protect the body against cell damaging free radicals. It has been found that the high levels of vitamin C and fruit pectin in this juice helps to activate proteins in our bodies that increase internal antioxidant production, also in removing toxins from cells.
Drinking pomegranate juice benefits our health and skin in a myriad of ways. It is one of the few fruits whose juice is as beneficial as the fruit itself. This is because the peel contains the maximum amount of antioxidants which are released in abundance when the fruit is squeezed while juicing. It is currently ranked alongside blue berries and green tea for its nutritional benefits. It allows for a quick and easy assimilation of all the nutrients found in the bloodstream by the body. In comparison to other fruits, pomegranates contain the maximum amount of anti-oxidants. It contains approximately 3 times more antioxidants than green tea and oranges. A glass of pomegranate juice can provide you with 40 % of the daily requirement of folic acid and vitamins A, C, and E. Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, being completely unprocessed, triumphs over packaged juice any day, as it retains the maximum number of vitamins. The juice is preferred unsweetened as sugar being inflammatory can counteract some of the health benefits of this fruit.
Watermelon is very rich source of Lycopene which is an antioxidant that helps to defuse ‘free radicals’ that could potentially damage tissues and organs of the body. It keeps the heart healthy. Ideal diet for weight loss as it mainly comprises of water and minerals and negligible amount of fats it is best suited for weight loss diet. Being rich in electrolytes and Vitamins it proves to be a complete power packed fruit. Watermelon is high in vitamin B6 which is used by the body which relieves from fatigue, stress, anxiety etc. The presence of Lycopene in it is also beneficial for the skin as the antioxidants tend to decrease free radicals from the body and retards the process of aging quite effectively. It is an excellent source of instant energy as it contains electrolytes (sodium & potassium), minerals and carbohydrates in it which keeps the body hydrated and energetic. Being a fibre rich fruit it adds bulk to the food and is very helpful in digestion and the water content is responsible for flushing out the toxins from the body.
Guava has an important role to play in skincare since it is abound in vitamin C, antioxidants and carotene, all of which are beneficial for the skin. Pink guava helps in improve complexion, beautifying skin, thus enabling it to regain its radiance and freshness. It also protects the skin from being damaged by UV rays and environmental pollution. Guava is a rich source of vitamins A, B, C and potassium which are good antioxidants and detoxifiers. They fight free radicals, thus keeping the skin glowing and free from premature signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.
Orange juice is made from unfermented fresh oranges and provides many benefits for the body. Fresh orange juice is the richest source of vitamin C and fulfills an entire day’s worth of vitamin C in just one serving. Full of useful minerals like potassium and magnesium, orange juice is also very low in fat and contains no cholesterol whatsoever.
Actually considered to be a berry, most of the Grape is used to produce wine. The fruit is high in antioxidants important for eye health such as lutein and zeaxanthin and red grapes contain the phytochemical resveratrol in their skins. The antioxidant synonymous with wine known to lend protection from several chronic diseases and conditions. Grapes also boast the power of the flavonoids myricetin and quercetin which help the body to counter-act harmful free radical formation.