What does it contain?
- Contains vitamins, minerals, water, protein, nutritional fibre and fat.
- Colours= means different antioxidants.
- Fruits contain a lot of sugar (fructose) and grapes contain (glucose).
- Gives energy when needed.
- It doesn’t require a lot of digestion.
Who needs to pay attention when eating fruits?
- People with diabetes.
- People suffering from hypoglycaemia.
- Overweight people.
- People with a weak digestive system.
- People suffering from candida.
What is recommended to do?
- To check the glycaemic index
- To integrate with other type of food to lower down the glycaemic index
Fruits : to eat or to drink:
Fruit Juice – Advantages:
– Easy to digest for people with digestive problems.
– A very concentrated amount of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals.
Fruit Juice – Inconvenient:
– High glycaemic index.
– More concentrated calories.
– Low nutrient density.
– The grinding of all the fruits makes the fibres easier to digest.
– Always recommended to combine with green leaves.
Nutritional Fibres- Pectin:
- Balance the sugar levels
- Balance the level of cholesterol
- Anti-cancer activity- Part of the pectin binds to a protein called galectin 3. This protein allows cancer cells to move through the blood and send metastasis. Pectin prevents galectin 3 activity.
Tannins in fruits:
- Have health benefits- are effective against diarrhea, stop haemorrhages, reduce swelling and accelerated the healing of wounds.
- Powerful antioxidant
- Breaks down fats (therefore recommended drinking red wine)
- Tannins are found in grapes, sharon, blueberries, dates, kiwi, peach and carobs.
Glucose VS Fructose:
– Glucose + Oxygen = creation of energy.
– Energy supplier for all the body
– We can find it in honey, figs, dates, and grapes.
– Lack of glucose in the brain may cause unconsciousness and even death. However, excess glucose in the blood is also not healthy for the body.
– We can find it in honey, fruits, vegetables and flower nectar.
– When fructose been absorbed, it is going straight to the liver, and there it creates energy.
– Fructose does not require insulin to reach the cells so high consumption can cause damage to the body: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.