Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Recommended Power Foods - Part 2 - Fruit and Juices


Recommended Power Foods - Part 2 - Fruit and Juices
(Information from The Power of Food - Bonnie Raffel R.D., Author)


Fruit and Juices - Pomegranate, blueberries, plumbs, red grapes, and all other berries, are foods that are very high in antioxidants and strengthens the immune system.  The highest top 10 in antioxidant phytonutrients are:  blackberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, blueberries, grape juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, prunes, and orange juice.  Antioxidants protect and repair cells that interfere with your immune system.  It is believed the antioxidants in blueberries also enhance brain function.  In general, fruits assist your body in fighting inflammation, which is a response of the immune system to infection or an imitation. Fruits that aid in decreasing inflammation in the body include grapefruit, lemon, lime, oranges, apricots, cherries, papaya, strawberries, and apples.  Adding 4 or more servings of a variety of fruit and/or juice daily, benefits and strengthens your immune system by adding antioxidant protection.
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