Fruits a kick start of your day

Fruits a kick start of your day

By Lata Sharma  on: 03 February 2015
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The sweet taste of ripe fruit is just a promise that your brain and muscles will be supplied with the glucose your body needs. Always start your day with fruit or fruit juice. If you don't, you willstart your day by waking up your 'junkie-receptors' - making it extremely difficult to maintain a diet for the entire day that consists of fruit and very little prepared foods.

Eating fruit the first thing in the morning will provide your body with energy;

Every color found in fruits and vegetables focuses on building the immune system in its own way; it’s essential to select a variety of colors to get a full range of phytochemicals (beneficial plant chemicals) in our daily diet.


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