Fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Nobody denies the importance of it. It has an important health property. In a population-based cohort study in The Netherlands, it shows that higher consumption of fruit and vegetables, whether consumed raw or processed, was protective against cardio heart disease incidence by 34%.
They often contain vitamin C and potassium. They are an excellent source of fibre which can help maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation. Fruits can help with illnesses such as reducing the risk of bowel cancer, heart diseases and stroke. Fruits contribute to a healthy and balanced diet. We must consume fruits daily to ensure successful blood circulation and a healthy lifestyle. Lack of vitamin and minerals will cause the bones to be weak and makes a person experience tiredness.
In this short article, we will share some of the beneficial knowledge about fruits with the hope to change our perception about the beauty and benefits of them.
- Grapes is protective for your heart
There are countless fruits available for us to eat. One of the particular fruit is grape. Grapes are high in antioxidants, namely flavonoids. It also has a function to relaxes the blood vessels. It is found that the French diet is high in fat, but cardiovascular disease incidence is low because of high red wine ( produced from grapes) consumption among the French.
- Date and pomegranate are mentioned in the Quran
These fruits are singled out for mention in the Quran because of their superiority over other fruits. Both of them are the fruits of Paradise. In Surah Ar Rahman ayah 68, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “in them (both) will be fruits, and date-palms and pomegranates”
To add about the superiority of dates, Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever eats seven ‘ajwah dates in the morning, will not be harmed by any poison or witchcraft that day.” (Narrated from Sa‘d ibn Abi Waqqaas, Al-Bukhaari (5445) and Muslim (2047))
- Banana is also mentioned in the Quran
In Surah Al Waqiah ayah 29, Allah says (interpretation of the meaning) ‘And [banana] trees layered [with fruit]’ The people of Jannah will enjoy the banana. It is a fruit with a lot of barakah. Banana contains a lot of nutrition, consists of water (75%), protein (1.3%), and fats (0.6%). Each banana also contains carbohydrates and a considerable amount of potassium. It helps athletes remain focused and motivated
- Tips for eating more fruits each day
Telling yourself or your kids to eat fruits consistently every day could be a challenge. Here we share with you a few tips that we can practice in our household to make eating fruits easier for all of us. Decorating the dining table with fresh-looking fruit, for example, the banana makes it easy access to grab the fruits as our quick snack. We can keep a chopped variety of fruits in a glass container and keep it in the fridge to tempt those who like cold sweet snacks. When we go for grocery shopping, choose a different type of fruits to bring home.
We do hope that this short article beneficial. A healthy person is a fruit-eating person. Enjoy reading and enjoy your fruits.
Written by Saudah Mohd Shafie
Saudah is a grade 9 student. She loves fruits and vegetables since young age. Whenever on the dining table, fruits would be the first to be grabbed by her. Travelling as her hobby, she loves to try the local fruits, wherever she goes.