Who Benefits From Fruit Baskets?

By : | On : February 13, 2012 | Category : Fruit Facts

You’ve almost certainly heard about the benefits you can get from eating fruit. Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, nutrition experts tell us, making them an essential cornerstone of any diet. But exactly how does fruit help individual people?

Different fruits contain different vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, including a whole spectrum of essential daily dietary requirements. But the human body is a complex and varied mechanism, meaning different type of people and people of different ages have differing dietary requirements. But thanks to their wondrous design, the many kinds of citrus fruit have something for everyone.

Take a look at the two examples of fruit and their benefits to different groups of people below. You’ll find something to show you how fruit gift baskets, especially assorted gift baskets, are really the most thoughtful and supportive gift you can give any of your friends or family members. With their delightful array of fruits and succulent citrus fruits, assorted gift baskets are the perfect holiday surprise or party centerpiece.

Many fruits contain Vitamin C, nature’s therapeutic powerhouse.
You’ve heard about Vitamin C’s benefits to the body, including its energy-giving properties and help in fighting off disease. But did you know that vitamin C also contains many important antioxidants, which help prevent diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. Vitamin C is found in almost all citrus fruits, including oranges, grapefruits, tangelos, lemons and limes. Other sources of Vitamin C include strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin A is also an important source of health and vitality.
Though not as famous as Vitamin C, Vitamin A – sometimes also referred to as retinol – is a crucial building block for bone and muscles construction. Sustained recommended daily intake of retinol helps the body quickly repair muscle and bone damage caused by strenuous exercise or even day to day living.
Vitamin A is found not just in vegetables but also in mangos, kiwi, papaya, winter squash, cantaloupe, cantaloupe melons, and several other kinds of fruit. It’s also found in many other kinds of food, including leafy vegetables and pumpkin.

Many citrus fruits, especially oranges, contain both one of the vitamins listed above with nutrients such as niacin, magnesium, potassium, and folic acid. These other nutrients can augment and reinforce the vitamins’ therapeutic benefits, for a one-two punch of health in every bite of fruit. Gift baskets and assorted gift baskets contain many different kinds of fruit, meaning there’s a legion of vitamins and healthy benefits packed inside each one.

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