Summer is here and that means kaal boude en kaalgat perskes.
I love summer fruits; kiwi, grapes, mangos, nectarines, watermelon, spanspek, apples, the works!
The beautiful colours and the explosion of the different flavours and juices in your mouth is enough to make anyone happy.
My mother is a big believer in that old adage of an apple a day keeping the doctor away.
Or any fruit for that matter.
Whenever my brother and I went on school trips, we would always have more fruit than luxuries.
“Ek glo daar moet altyd ‘n vrug by wees,” mom always says.
And as we all know, mother knows best.
Fruit is naturally low in fat, sodium (salt) and calories. It also has no cholesterol!
It’s also a great source of essential nutrients including potassium, dietary fibre, vitamin C and folic acid.
FYI, potassium helps to maintain healthy blood pressure, and can be found in bananas, prunes and prune juice, dried peaches and apricots as well as orange juice.
Including fruits and vegetables in your overall diet may also save you from heart attacks and strokes, mense.
October was breast cancer awareness month, and November is dedicated to prostate cancer awareness.
Clever scientists have found that fruit and veggies help to protect the body against
certain types of cancers.
Think again the next time you turn down a vrot banana, according to Japanese researchers, overly ripe bananas help the body fight deadly cancer cells.
The dark spots on a ripe yellow banana produce a substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) that destroys cancerous tumours.
The antioxidants level in a banana rises as it ripens, and this helps strengthen your immune system by increasing white bloods cells. Siesa!
Strawberries have been found to help reverse cancerous growths, while it’s also high in antioxidants and fibre, which can help get rid of toxins that contribute to cancer.
If you don’t like fruit, here are some great recipes to help you overcome that weakness.