Eat to Live: The Benefits of Fruits

•Apple Nutrients Include: Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Potassium, sodium,Vitamins A, some B-complex and C; apples are beneficial in relieving constipation, apple nectar is effective in reducing cholesterol, apples and spinach juice-a powerful colon cleanser

Banana Nutrients Include: Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Potassium, traces of Chromium Vitamins A, B3 and C. Banana juice cleanses the bowels and intestines, coats, soothes and relieves inflammation of the intestines, relieves gas; Neutralizes acid reflux, Potassium content promotes better muscle tone.

•Blueberries Nutrients Include: Manganese, Iron, Potassium, Silicon, Vitamin A and fiber; blueberries are effective in combating urinary tract infections.

•Cucumber Nutrients Include: Sodium, Calcium Boron, chlorine, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Vitamins A, B-complex and C. Chlorine is needed for assisting the body’s production of hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for good digestion. Cucumbers are effective skin conditioners, brightens the eyes, provides luster to the hair and radiance to the body, removes accumulated wastes from the body.

•Ginger Nutrients Include: Sodium, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Phosphorous and Potassium. Vitamins A, B-complex and C. Ginger is an effective blood thinner, lowers cholesterol, motion and morning sickness are remedied with ginger.

•Lemon Nutrients Include: Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Vanadium, Vitamins A, C, some B-complex. Lemon juice is beneficial to the body as a whole-it is very cleansing.

•Orange Nutrients Include: Calcium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Sodium, Vanadium, Vitamins A, C, some B-complex.

•Pineapple Nutrients Include: Calcium, Phosphorous, Iron, Sodium,Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamins A and C. Diabetics should exercise caution in eating pineapple. Pineapple is rich in bromelain; which works to break down animal and plant protein, and relieves pain.