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Health Benefits

Bananas

* Bananas have large quantities of an amino acid called tryptophan which the body uses to produce protein. This tryptophan is then changed to serotonin, that helps us to feel good and overcome depression.

* Before a strenuous workout, eat two bananas to boost energy and to maintain blood sugar levels.

Mango

* Mangos are rich in antioxidants that help to protect the body against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancer.

* Vitamin C and fibres found in Mangos help to lower cholesterol levels.

Coconut Milk

* Electrolytes found in coconut milk help to boost energy levels.

Oranges

* In laboratory tests, a compound called citrus limonoid, found in oranges, actually helps to fight a number of cancers, including mouth, lung, breast, stomach and colon.

* Orange juice helps to reduce kidney diseases and lessens the risk of kidney stones.

Strawberries

* Strawberries help to control overeating and at only 43 calories per cup, it is high in fibre and helps lower blood pressure.

* High in antioxidants called phenol, strawberries help to fight against many inflammatory disorders, such as osteoarthritis and asthma.

* Strawberries contain Vitamin K, potassium and magnesium to help keep bones healthy.

 






















 

About Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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