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Fruit and vegetables taste great and are jam-packed with vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre. To stay fit and healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet which includes fruit and vegetables every day. How much you need depends on your age- so check out the chart below to find out how much you should be eating remembering that you can eat more than this if you wish.
Different coloured fruit and vegies have different health benefits so try and have as many different colours as you can.
Download Kids Eat More Fruit and Vegies fact sheet (PDF 1MB)
Source – http://www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au/
Besides vitamin C, grapefruit contains vitamins А, B, D, E, calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, and phosphorus. It has antibacterial properties and it also contains antioxidants.
Grapefruit in combination with honey makes a great elixir which will help you maintain beauty and health, and it will also help you burn calories.
– 1 grapefruit
– 1 tablespoon of honey
Peel the grapefruit, cut it into small pieces and put it in a blender together with the honey. Mix everything well until you get homogeneous mixture.
The resulting beverage contains pectin which has the ability to lower both bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels. It will also decrease blood sugar level and will normalize your metabolism. If you consume grapefruit on a daily basis you will be able to lower bad cholesterol level by 15%, and when it comes to triglycerides, you will be able to drop their levels by 27%.
This remedy is rich in lycipene as well. This compound is great fighter against toxins and harmful materials in the organism.
Just several sips of this beverage after a meal can burn half of the calories you have entered through that meal.
However, grapefruit can increase some pills’ effects. This is why you must consult your doctor before drinking this beverage if you are taking any kind of therapy.
Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit-based drinks if you are taking any kinds of medications for lowering blood pressure, medicaments against cancer, heart statins, antidepressants and/or antibiotics.