Fruity Friday – Feeling Fantastic

Looking after your body is very important. That’s why we should give our bodies the best chance, by eating the right foods with the best nutrients.

For those who are traditional, why not try:

Oranges – Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy, skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases, such as;

Stroke – eating higher amounts of a compound found in citrus fruits like oranges may lower ischemic stroke risk for women.

Blood pressure – Oranges contain healthy levels of Potassium, Potassium intake is important because of its vasodilation (the dilatation of blood vessels, which decreases blood pressure) effects.

Cancer – Oranges can also help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

Skin – The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (as in an orange) or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin texture.

On the other hand, for those feeling extra fruity and a little more exotic – you could sample:

Passionfruit – Passion fruit contains phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin B-6, which a healthy body needs. It also reduces stress and inflammation in the body, both of which have links to diseases, such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Passion fruit pulp contains a lot of dietary fibre. Fibre is a crucial component of every diet. It helps regulate the digestive system and keep the gut healthy, preventing constipation and bowel disorders. It is a tropical fruit that has a low glycaemic index (GI) value. This means that it does not cause a steep increase in blood sugar after eating it, making it a good option for people with diabetes.

But why stop at the fruit?! What level of passion do you have for your job? Take a moment to reflect and evaluate the week behind you. Come up with ways to make the following week better as there is always room for improvement. Strive for perfection!