NUTRIWEALTH ON BBN SPECIALS (FRIDAYS)
Fruits contain essential nutrients that are required by the body only in trace amounts.
They are termed “essential nutrients” because our body cannot produce them. The nutrients (vitamins, minerals, metal ions, phytochemicals) are of great biochemical significance because they aid at different levels of metabolism.
Certain digestive/anabolic/degradstive enzymes require these nutrients to perform.
For example, in the digestion of carbohydrates, the process requires presence of ions such as magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium etc at different stages of the digestion.
Also, for nutrient bioavailability and absorption, these nutrient partake in its efficiency.
CAN YOU SEE WHY FRUITS SHOULD BE A PART OF YOUR DAILY DIET?.
Fruits provide the body with required amount of fibre in its natural form which is required for bowel movement and heart health, it provides folate, B vitamins, vits A C E K, magnesium, potassium among others.
Ultimately, fruits provide an abundant supply of phytochemicals (antioxidant) that keeps the oxidative state of cells stable. Antioxidants kills cancer forming cells and replenishes our entire system.
Maximize the benefits of fruits by eating them on empty stomach. This enhances absorption of all nutrients without interference with other food components.
Make the weekend count. Take a fruit today.
Folakemi Abdussalam is an Entrepreneur. She writes from Lagos, via (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tweets via @ogifortifie