Exotic fruits: Strawberries and Blueberries the perfect choice for fruit baskets

January 28th, 2016

Blueberries and strawberries are two of the exotic fruits, which not only have a different flavour but are indeed power packed with nutritional benefits. Including blueberries in fruit baskets instantly makes the basket unique. In fact, strawberries and blueberries kind of add a colour quotient to the baskets making it an ideal birthday or anniversary gift. A great way to make one’s day special is to include small portions of contrasting shades of strawberry and blueberries along with grapes, apple, orange and water melon to create a fruit gift basket worth remembering. Apart from the aesthetic beauty, fruits also have nutritional benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of these two fruits.

Low calories fruits.

Calories are essential component of our bodies and what can be best than to couple it with the sweet sugary taste of fruits. Including portions of strawberries and blueberries once in a day can be really beneficial. A cup of blueberry contains about 84 calories while consuming one cup of strawberries adds in 46 calories. Intake of low and good calories is vital, which eventually helps to promote a long lasting and healthy lifestyle.

Increase fibre content in the body

Fruits in general help to increase the fibre content in the body. Fibres are essential to help clean the intestine tract and remove unwanted food particles from the body. All the more, it also helps to regulate the bowel movement. A cup of blueberry contains about 4 grams of fibre while a cup of strawberry contains about 3 grams of the same. One can either have fresh fruits or can extract the juice and consume it. Either ways, the fibre intake remains the same. In addition, the fibre content in the blueberries is a good way to control type-two diabetes.

Healthy source of carbs and sugar

Sugar molecules are very much essential for our body because it helps to strengthen the immunity system and at the same time helps in regulating various metabolically related processes in the body. In general, the carbs and sugar value are more in blueberries than in strawberries. A portion of blueberries contains about 21 grams of carbs and 14 grams of sugar while the same portion of strawberries contains 11 grams of carbs and 7 grams of sugar content. Having portions of strawberries or blueberries once in a day goes a long way to help promote the good intake of sugars and carbohydrates, which are needed by the body.

Very small amount of fat

Both the fruits contain a very small fraction of fats. While blueberries contain 0.5 grams of fat, strawberries have about 0.4 grams of fat per portion. Hence, consuming these fruits gives you a fuller appeal without adding any amount of fat to the body.

In addition to these benefits, fruits help to give a glow to the skin and at the same time keeps one’s body fresh. So, do include strawberries and blueberries not only in your daily routine, but also send fruit gift baskets to your loved ones so as to enjoy health benefits like never before.