Fruits Supply Potassium Phosphorus Vitamin That Body Requires Daily

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Our body requires essential minerals phosphorus and potassium in addition to vitamin for various body functions. Fruits supply more than our daily requirement. We must eat fruits daily.

Fruits: It all began in Eden

Fruits are a gift to mankind. It is rightly said, the first temptation came in heaven when Eve offered Adam a fruit. Fruits have loads of vitamins and essential minerals that our body requires on a daily basis. So, one should not wait for Eve to come by and “tempt” you with any offerings but should rather try to supplement the daily diet with fruits.

Begin with Avocados and bananas

I seriously began to think about fruits. I got the low down on some of them and here it is. Avocado is loaded with Vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. The only fruits to beat Avocado in Vitamin C were Pineapple and Mango. The fruit that came close to Avocado in potassium content was Banana. Banana also has good magnesium content.

Body functioning and fruits

So, what do these minerals and vitamins do? Magnesium is required for metabolism, helps the body fight fatigue and supports brain functioning. In addition, it also helps one lose abdominal fat. Magnesium is vital for physical functioning and muscle movements. Phosphorus is present mostly in the bones. It helps make the teeth and bones strong. Phosphorus helps you create daily energy you require and use. It also helps the body absorb that vital nutrient Vitamin B.

Cell metabolism and energy building

Phosphorus is only next to calcium in being the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is part of all cell membranes giving them strength and is a component of ATP our energy storage molecule. You require about 800 mg per day. If you go over the top and take it in excess, it will interfere with your calcium metabolism.

Phosphorus is found in eggs, fish, fowl, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Vitamin C is useful in keeping your skin and hair glowing and healthy. It makes up part of tendons, ligament, skin and they defend the body against free radicals. They boost the immune system and help heal wounds – sounds like my best friend!

Next important mineral is potassium

In addition, Vitamin C has anti-aging properties and helps iron absorption required to maintain healthy red blood cells. Potassium is required by the body to build proteins and muscle. Helps in breaking down carbohydrates and keeping metabolism ticking. Electrical activity that makes the heart go on is also dependent on potassium. Meats, vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, potatoes, fruits like bananas, kiwi and apricot contain good amounts of potassium.

When potassium is less in your body, it will lead to muscle and body weakness and abnormal rhythms of heart. If you have too much then you are likely to have abnormal heart rhythms. This could happen due to infections, kidney not functioning properly as also through medications. Recommended dosage for potassium is 4.6 g per day.

Keep fruits firmly on the menu

Supplementing the diet with fruits helps us keep our energy levels while augmenting metabolic functions. Fruits are healthiest food we can have. Fruits have less fats. All fruits help in reducing weight simply because they have lesser calories per weight. Avocado, pears, bananas, mango, watermelon, oranges and apples are very high in nutritive content.

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author avatar Retired
5th Oct 2014 (#)

Informative. Thanks for sharing. Namaste :)

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author avatar snerfu
6th Oct 2014 (#)

You are welcome rama devi Namaste.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Oct 2014 (#)

Fruits so beautiful and amazing for our health...truly nature's most wonderful food...:0)

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author avatar snerfu
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Least interesting new green vegetables are also high in nutritive content. Love to see you Ms Powers.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Informative post, thanks Snerfu. We should be aware of the need for a balanced diet. I depend on vegetables mostly, and when in doubt have a mix of those in different colors! Also fruits, though not on a daily basis - siva

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author avatar snerfu
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Mr Siva, I like your comment because I too like multi-coloured fruits and fruit salads. When I was small I used to have ice-cream fruit salad almost whenever I could.

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author avatar Erly
11th Oct 2014 (#)

wow, thanks for the fruits you delivered here..I like the one with avocados.. super delicious fruits...

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author avatar snerfu
11th Oct 2014 (#)

Right you are Erly. Enjoy it.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
12th Oct 2014 (#)

This image, Fruits have lots of nutritive content, looks like artist's tools to me. I remember when we used to use kiwi as an art sponge. It make great prints. ;)

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author avatar snerfu
12th Oct 2014 (#)

After biting or before Phyl? Ha ha just kidding! Sure thing, the prints could bamboozle many art critics especially those who are not familiar with finger painting or fruit printing. Er...by the way, don't the juices run Phyl? I mean drip down the canvas and we have to keep wiping it.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting post and one of a kind writing!

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author avatar snerfu
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks mr Mc Costigan.

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author avatar snerfu
14th Oct 2014 (#)

Sorry that should read Mr Mc Costigan.

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very interesting,Nice post

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author avatar snerfu
27th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Chauhanji

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