Add Fruit To Your Holiday Celebrations in Fayetteville AR

Add Fruit To Your Holiday Celebrations in Fayetteville AR


Holiday celebrations are a time for delicious food and special treats - fruit fills the bill on both counts! Dr. Myshka of Fayetteville AR wants you to know that fresh fruit is a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, so it's always a good choice for desserts and snacks. Fruit has also been shown to have disease-fighting abilities.

All About Fruit in Fayetteville AR

Look at some recent research on the subject:

  • People who eat apples on a daily basis have stronger lung function.
  • A persimmon a day fights atherosclerosis, thanks to their special combination of phenolics and minerals.
  • Berries have been found to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and also to fight urinary tract infections.
  • Figs have enough antioxidants to counteract oxidative stress (your body's equivalent of rust) for four hours after eating just one.
  • Fruits rich in the combination of vitamin C and potassium were found to reduce the risk of childhood leukemia, according to a report in theAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.
  • Flavonoid-rich pears can reduce the risk of heart disease, according to long-term studies.
  • Pomegranates are stars in preventing breast cancer.
  • Avocados reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

How can you include fruit? Here are some great ideas:

  • Add fruit to green salads. Pomegranate seeds and pear slices gussy up a plain green salad, and apple chunks are terrific with spinach.
  • Stir fruit like berries or grated apple into the holiday breads you make at this time of year. Cranberries are a seasonal favorite, and they make oatmeal cookies special.
  • Create sauces for meats with fruit. Cherries and pineapple are naturals for your holiday ham.
  • Spread avocado on sandwiches instead of mayonnaise or butter.
  • Set out a bowl of fresh fruit for snackers instead of a tray of cookies. Nibbling on fruit is more satisfying!



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