Why Fruit and Vegetable is a must?

Fruit and vegetables are loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, and mineral such as manganese, calcium, potassium and iron. Fruits and vegetables are also contain phytochemicals (beneficial plant substance) that help to strengthen body's immune system. Vegetables is also lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer (by 30%) and stroke. Fruits and vegetables with their fibre can lower blood cholesterol and promotes healthy bowel functions.

Variety of vegetables serve us variety of nutrients as well. Dark green vegetables are rich in calcium, folate and iron. And brightly colourful vegetables have more nutrients, neutralizing free radicals and help to fight cancer.

What is Phytochemicals?


Phytochemical is plant chemical, produced naturally by vegetables to protect against bacterias, viruses and fungus. Studies shown that phytochemical can prevent our body from cancer, stroke and heart disease.
Phytochemical can be found in:
  1. Carotenoids, found in carrot, crude palm oil and apricot.
  2. Flavonoids, found in apples, onions, Brussels sprout, green and black tea, citrus fruits, tomato, red grapes, onions & berrys family.
  3. Indoles, found in cabbage and broccoli.

How to store fruits and vegetables?


Leafy green should be consume soon after buy, because it spoil faster due to water content.
Vegetables should be store away from fruits, because ethylene produced by ripe fruit can turn vegetables to yellow.
Store banana and root vegetables in cool-dry place but not in refrigerator.
Frozen vegetables like diced carrot, peas, shredded corn can be stored for months in freezer.

How to preparing?
  • Prepare just before consume.
  • Rinse thoroughly under running water to remove dirt, bacteria and chemical.
  • Cut after rinse and minimize cutting to reduce nutrient loss.
How to cook?
  • Do not overcooked
  • Cook quickly to prevent nutrient loss
  • Use less oil to prevent vitamins diluted into oil.

Comments

dede said…
Hm,,,it look yummy? especially during hot day time!
Karumbu said…
hi donna,thanks for the visit.last week I had a busy weekend and i need do some leisure activities this weekend.
Bang Del said…
Ahh.. what a cool blog. Good quality content you have here Donna.
donna..wht's the difference if we consume a capsule and it's content of vegetable? like nature - e?
Dorothy L said…
Great awareness post girl :)

Veggies and fruits are one of Gods planned nourishment's ...how can we not realize their importance.
I just wish that we did not have to worry about all those insecticides and color that they add.
Seno said…
You they are good for health.
Roshidan Rashid said…
Hi Donna510, Nice blog you have here. Your blog link is already listed here in my blog.
Yudie said…
i like to consume fruits and vegetables very much..
and it's really help my body fits..

Nice post Donna, have a nice weekend..
schizoshrink said…
nice to see you back!! happy weekend!!!
LinGZ said…
I've done adding your site... :)
Hacky said…
Good nite dear have great day specially for U ya, take care babyGaMinGHiJackeR007
donna510 said…
@ dede: Vegie is always no.1, couldn't resist its crisp.
@ Karumbu: hope u doing well friend.
@ Bang Del: Thanks alot bang, thaks for drop by.
@ Welcome and stay here: There's big different between fresh and unfresh, from the infos i read vegie in capsule has lesser phytochemical.
@ Dorothy L: that's what organics are for :P
@ Seno: yes they are, thanks for drop by mas Seno.
@ Roshidan Rashid: thanks for the link added.
@ Yudie: healthy & fresh.
@ schizoshrink: happy weekend for u 2.
@ LinGZ: thanks mare.
@ Hacky: been there, thx pal.
flying_low17 said…
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Nance said…
i love fruits and veggies, they are healthy. have a wonderful weekend donna.
jakarta spa said…
I love to eat vegetables. Especially the green one. It makes my bully comfort and throw away the gas and enrich the absorption as good enzyme.

Cheers, jakarta spa
schizoshrink said…
happy fathersday!!!
rokokkaya said…
hello my friend...happy weekend and happy father's day ;)

from ELEVEN
Fida Abbott said…
Hi Donna,

How have you been?
Thanks for the visit.
I have an award and tag for you at my recent post.

Have nice Sunday night.
M~Raj~S said…
Hello my cute Donna, how is going this Sunday, I hope U enjoy this sunday is it right?RajWayZ
Bala Salgada said…
Hi there!

Had a great weekend, how are you?

Vegetables are great, I didn't like them but after becoming a vegetarian everything is delicious. I don't get full and now food taste better. And the animals are fine (one less eating them).
renato said…
hehehe... aku datang berkunjung kok... tapi aku ngga tau mau koment dimana? ga ada Shout miix nya mbak... jadi bingung.... hehehe... GBU
Gazafi Saif said…
yeah right fruits n veggies are must..i wasnt aware of phytochemicals
buah dan sayuran mah kudu bin must..
kalo ga makan buah ato sayur kayaknya ada yang kurang.
saya sering makan dengan sayur 3-4 macam..soal lauknya belakangan..tak ada lauk-pun tak masalah-lah...yg penting harus ada sayur..

mudah2an komen-ku sesuai dgn isi artikelmu ya donna..hehe
Sourav said…
Nice tips for storing the fruits and vegetables.
Clarissa said…
Veggie salad in every meal in our family is always at the center of our table.Thanks for sharing!^_^
sweetdonut said…
hi donna...how are you? i hope you put a shoutbox here..so people can leave messages for you..cheers!
Karumbu said…
I agree with sweetdonut. I hope you will consider her suggestion.
M~Raj~S said…
Good day my cute online frnd, take care dear hav a nice day for u and ur familyRidingTheHorse
Awan said…
was here.. http://charming-poetry.blogspot.com/

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