Know Your Favourite Fruits Better

July 7th, 2015

Fruits are a favourite among all age groups, in all seasons. Nowadays, people believe in delicious celebrations by sending fruit baskets to their loved ones. It not only gives a taste of love but also a taste of care with all its nutritional values. Here is a list of fruits that you had no idea were so beneficial to your health.

Apple -Antioxidants called flavonoids found in apple aid in eliminating the possibility of developing asthma and diabetes. Also, apples act as nature’s own mouth freshener, cleaning your mouth and teeth with each crisp bite. Who can forget, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

Banana-Bananas are the richest in potassium among all other fruits which are very important to maintain normal blood pressure. Its high fibre content lowers cholesterol, thus ensuring a healthy functioning heart.

BlackBerry-Blackberries contain anthocyanin, a very powerful antioxidant which helps reduce the risk of cancer and stroke. Blackberry extracts, according to studies, fight the development of lung cancer cells.

Grapes-A good content of resveratrol in grapes helps the prevention of heart diseases by maintaining the required blood pressure and also removing the possibility of blood clots. The spread of stomach, breast and cancer cells are also stopped by resveratol.

Mango-A very high content of the antioxidants zeazanthin and lutein is found in mangoes. They help in protecting eyesight and lower the possibility of macular degeneration which occurs with age. Macular degeneration is the main cause of adult blindness.

Orange-Orange is an excellent fruit for pregnant women. They contain folate, which is an important vitamin for expecting mothers that help to prevent defects related to neural tube in their infants. Oranges also contain hesperidin, a phytochemical which reduces blood cholesterol levels.

Papaya-Papayas hold papain, an enzyme which helps digestion. Also, their rich vitamin A content helps in maintaining the beauty and health of one’s skin.

Pear-Pears are the natural solution to constipation owing to their soluble content of fibre. They also aid in reducing blood cholesterol levels and combat heart diseases.

Pineapple-Lamebrain, a natural enzyme, breaks down protein along with aiding digestion. Pineapples are rich in bromelain, which also aid in preventing blood clots and help in healing wounds faster.

Pomegranate-The antioxidant called tannins is found in pomegranates, which protect the heart. According to studies, if pomegranate is consumed daily, it will promote a normal level of blood pressure and also lower the possibility of a heart attack.

Watermelon-Considering that 92 percent of this fruit is water, it is very aptly named.  Not only is it low in calories, it is also makes for a mouth-watering treat for the sweet tooth. It is perfect for a person on a weight loss diet.

Cherry-The antioxidant anticyclonic is the richest in your all time favorite cherries. These help lower inflammation and caress the pain of gout and arthritis.

Since you know the power of fruits now, so the next time you are planning to send a gift to someone, send a basket full of nutritious fruits as a token of your love.

20 Ways to cheer up your Loved One

June 11th, 2015

We all go through hard times at least a few times in our life and that is the point when we are at our lowest. When someone you are close to or have close relation is going through the same situation, makes you wonder how you can cheer them up and bring them back to normal life. Sometimes it is not that easy to do so as the situation is very crucial as someone might be depressed due to the loss of a friend or relative or they are just going through a bad patch that they cannot talk about to anyone. These situations are often difficult to handle as you are totally unaware of their reaction. Hence, we have come up with some simple and creative ideas to let you help your loved ones in their depressing times and let them know about your caring gesture.

  • Bring them a box of things that they adore. Sometimes small things can also make big changes. So if you know about any of the belongings that your loved ones like to own, then you must collect them and present to them in a small box. It can have a souvenir, a jewelry item that he/she love to wear, a clumsy old family pic that would bring an immediate smile to their face, or just a simple card with some impactful words to change their mind.
  • Buy a cute sober item that says well, “I’ll be there for you” to show them your maximum support. The stuff toy or a little collectible item would be a forever reminder that you were there with them in bad times.
  • Leave inspiring notes to them every other day or if you are not living nearby to do so, then just send those encouraging messages on mobile. It would really enhance their joyful feelings.
  • Share some exciting quotes on beauty of life, passion, support and revive their confidence in a happy, prosperous and happening life.
  • Send some gifts once in a while along with your message card attached. There are some great services online that let you choose versatile gifts for your loved ones to deal with such occasions.
  • When talking about sending something to show your love, attention and care to the troublesome loved one, you can choose fruits as a great refreshing gift. Yes, sending fruit baskets would be an amazing way to showcase your concern for their health which might be compromised as they are not giving much attention in their plight.
  • Choose unique items and attach one particular quality of your loved one that you like about them. This would definitely be a troubleshooter and would have an instant repairing effect. Of course everybody feels good after hearing few good words about themselves and this is the perfect timing for such action

  • Make some cool printables like “Your smile makes me smile” or “Your happiness is my passion”. Choose some key places to stick these printables and let them receive your lovely messages in unique way.
  • Make some adorable selfies that are not actually about you but only to cheer them up. They can be weird selfies, funny, motivational, or simply express your love to them.
  • Bring some drastic change in their life that would divert their attention from the distressful issue. Either get their home setting altered, bring them some new accessory, take them out for a sports activity or any such thing that would bring them out of their dull shell.

We assure you any of these things you do would certainly have an impact on their mood.


Dark Coloured Black Berries Bring Light for Your Health

June 8th, 2015

Similar to grapes, blackberries are basically a cluster of fruits which grow on thorny bushes or vines.  The seed inside each cluster is the cause of the high nutritious values of the berries. Blackberries can be eaten raw or can be used as a part of fruit salad. These berries are highly distinguishable from the rest because of their dark colour and the same is the reason why these berries are rich in antioxidants.  The dark colour is because of the anthocynins which is a powerful phytonutrient.

The abundance of Vitamins improves the health of heart and also improves the cognitive abilities of the persons. Another best thing about blackberries is that they are almost fat free. They possess very low calories and are very rich source of fibres and healthy nutrients.  Some of the most prominent health benefits of blackberries are as follows:

  • These berries which are full of antioxidants are very helpful to prevent the cancer. They contain cyaniding-3-glucoside which prevents the growth and spread of cancer cells and tumour cells.
  • It also prevents the growth of free radicals which damage DNA cells and promote the growth of cancer cells. But, these blackberries are rich with ORACs which are beneficial to prevent cancer.
  • Blackberries are rich with Vitamin C that provides healthy skin by protecting the skin from damage by free radicals.
  • High content of Vitamin C is also very beneficial to protect eyes diseases like cataract and also improves vision.
  • Minor infections like throat infections, cold, etc. can also be avoided by eating blackberries as it contains Vitamin C.
  • Blackberries are also rich with Vitamin K which is needed for good bones. Thus, eating blackberries also improves the health of bones.
  • Blackberries are also beneficial of persons suffering from diabetes. They maintain the blood sugar level and this is because it contains good dietary fibres.
  • Blackberries also improve the good cholesterol levels in blood and reduce the bad cholesterol. This also improves the health of the heart and prevents stroke.
  • Blackberries contain a phytonutrient known as Tannin which helps in strengthening the tissues and blood vessels.
  • Since blackberries are rich in fibres, they improve the digestion and regulate bowel movements.
  • Blackberries are ideal to eat if you focus on weight loss as they are good source of iron, calcium, fibres and antioxidants.
  • Eating blackberries also improves the health of our brain and increase the retention power. They are useful to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Blackberries also kill oral bacteria and save from dental problems

Blackberries are highly nutritious fruits which are must pick for fruit baskets. Blackberries are available the best in the summers as they taste better in this season. While picking up berries, look for one that are dull coloured as this is the indication that the berries are ripe. So, whenever you plan on sending fruit baskets to your near and dear ones, do not forget to add blackberries in you fruit baskets as an expression of your love and care.


KIWI – The “boss” of all healthy fruits

June 8th, 2015

The Kiwi fruit, native to Northern China, also the national fruit of China, is the edible berry of a woody vine in genus Actinidia. It is also known as the Chinese gooseberry or Macaque peach. Most common group of Kiwi fruits is oval-shaped and is about the size of a hen’s egg. It was first brought to and cultivated in New Zealand. It was called kiwi fruit or kiwi because the fruits shared characteristics with New Zealand’s national symbol, the kiwi bird, which is also small, brown and fuzzy.

The kiwi fruit has a huge number of benefits for everyone, be it children, pregnant women or normal people. Nowadays, people trust chemically processed or artificial health supplements more for better health, which in turn has a lot of serious after effects in the long run. The biggest advantage of kiwi fruit lies here. It has absolutely zero side-effects.

Kiwi fruit over the last few years has surfaced as a wonder fruit. The reason for it is very simple. Each fruit has its own benefits and anyone would have to combine a whole range of food items in his/her diet to have a balanced diet. This isn’t always possible given today’s demanding lifestyle. None of the fruit that man normally consumes offer as many essential nutrients as the kiwifruit does. Eating a kiwi fruit is like having nature’s own multi-vitamin because of its range of vitamins (A, C, E and B), minerals (iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese and much more), carbs, dietary fibers and energy.

Following are few most important benefits of the kiwi fruit:

  • A natural laxative – It decreases the build up of cancer promoting materials.
  • Cleans up dangerous toxins – Cleans up the toxins along the intestinal tract before they can enter the bloodstream.
  • Stress Reducer – Produces a calming effect on most people due to the presence of a good amount of serotonin.
  • Heart health improver – Presence of vitamin E and also certain amino acids improve blood flow.
  • Treats Impotence – The amino acid arginine is contained in kiwi fruit which helps impotent men.
  • Weight loss benefits –Without offering any fat, the kiwi fruit offers us a lot of important nutrients, hence loss of weight is inevitable. It also contains dietary fiber which helps in further digestion by absorbing the cholesterol in our body. Hence, better metabolism is experienced, steadily burning the saturated fat in the body and starting to lose those extra pounds.
  • Bones and vital organs benefit – Kiwi fruit benefits bones and other organs (kidney and liver) owing to the generous amounts of minerals.

Finally, a kiwi fruit also benefits during pregnancy. Proper nutrition should be top priority during pregnancy for promoting good health to both mother and baby. This is where this fruit turns out to be a “superfood” because of its unique nutrient-density. Apart from the nutrients, it contains 17 mug of folates which help in preventing birth defects. So, while sending fruit baskets to pregnant women, don’t forget to add this superstar food.