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Benefits by Eating Fruit Seeds

Fruit seeds are harmless when eaten in moderate quantities. Myths like apple seeds contains small amounts of cyanide and grape seeds grow vines in your stomach are not true, also because you already eat seeds without thinking of it, like strawberry seeds to name one.

Many fruit seeds contains high amounts of fibers, antioxidants and vitamins, including B-17 and many have anti-cancer properties. Some unripe fruits seeds can cause unpleasent stomach effects.

Examples of  nutrient seeds are:

Apple Seeds…rich in vitamins, minerals,phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium,  iron and sulfur. Treat acne, psoriasis and other skin issues. Dietary fiber to lower blood cholesterol levels.

Grapes seeds…popular to use in beauty products because it works againts acne and moisturizes the skin. Great to use grapes seeds in scrubs, makes skin soft and shiny. Contains vitamins A, E and C.

Watermelon seeds…rich in natural fats, proteins and 8 amino acids. Contains vitamins, minerals, riboflavin, niacin, foliate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Chew them before swallowing, then you do not loose the nutrients.

Avocado…high in potassium and antioxidants,  one of the best sources of  fiber.

Blackberry…good source of omega-3 oils, protein, fiber and antioxidants.

Kiwi…vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Three Sicilian fruits in Season & Health Benefits:

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Foods High in Vitamine A

Vitamine A is very important for several reasons; skin health, red blood cell production, regulate genes, immune system, but mostly for good eye sight. Lack of vitamin A can lead to blindness and cause hairloss.

Vitamine A you find in many daily foods like:

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Carrotts

100 grams of carrotts provides you with 334% of daily value and are great raw as cooked. Eating alot of carrotts improves your vision and are also a great source of Vitamin B, C, K, fiber and magnesium.

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Cantaloupes

Cantaloupe and other yellow and orange melons have high amounts of Vitamin A and provides you with 68% of daily value. Cantaloupe is a great snack just as it is, in salads and in deserts.

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Iceberg Lettuce

One cup of iceberg lettuce provides you with 10% of daily value. Iceberg is low fat and works great in salads or just as it is as a crispy snack. Contains also many minerals and is the  most eaten lettuce.

Dark and colorful lettuce contains higher amounts of Vitamin A, up to 150% daily value.

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Tomatoes

Even is tomato is a fruit, most people sees it as a vegetable. One single tomato provides you with 30% of daily value. Tomatoes are great raw and cooked, and are also a great source of Vitamin C and lycopene.

Other Vitamine A rich foods, DV = Daily Value:

° Sweet Potatoes – 438% DV

° Mango – 36% DV

° Butternut Squash – 457% DV

° Dried Basil – 15% DV

° Sweet Peppers – 69% DV

° Kale, Peas, Dried Apricots, Peaches, Spinach, Whole Milk, Papaya, natural Oatmeal,

– Daily Value is compared to 2000 calorie daily intake. –

 

Sources: bembu.com, wikipedia, healthaliciousness.com, eatthis.com, fitday.com

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