Fruit and water diet plan

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Fruit and water are essential components of a sensible diet plan. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

In "Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal, " water and fruit are essential components of a sensible diet plan. The Reader's Digest Association suggests an adult needs to drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day. Water can come from decaffeinated tea, juices and even food such as fruit. Fruit provides other nutritional benefits through the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients it contains. Water and fruit can be part of a well-balanced diet that includes all your basic food groups.

The Reader's Digest Association says water is the most abundant substance found in the human body and is essential for bodily functions. It is used for digesting, absorbing and transporting nutrients from foods throughout your body. Water helps regulate body temperature, builds body tissues and lubricates various organs and joints. It aids in the excretion of accumulated wastes and toxins. You lose water through urination, perspiration and other bodily functions, so it is important to replace lost fluids to avoid dehydration.

There are several types of water available for drinking. In "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, " Dr. Jonny Bowden says tap water is the most common, but it can be easily contaminated with microorganisms and pollutants. Distilled water is purified by evaporation, which removes its minerals. Purified water has been sterilized and filtered. Spring water is taken from a natural spring and contains natural minerals. Sparkling water contains dissolved carbon dioxide to make it bubbly. Other types to try include club soda, mineral water and seltzer water.

According to the Reader's Digest Association, most fresh fruits and berries are generally composed of up to 80 percent of water. Fruits that have high water content include watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruits, grapes, mangoes and blueberries. Some vegetables contain up to 95 percent water. Include cucumbers, celery, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and tomatoes in your diet. Breads, dairy products, fish, poultry, meat and eggs contain trace amounts of water as well.

There are several varieties of fruit available to include in your diet. Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, lemons and limes are good sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption, maintaining collagen and healing wounds. Fruits with orange or deep yellow flesh are excellent sources of vitamin A. The University of California at Berkeley suggests vitamin A promotes healthy vision, skin, teeth, mucous membranes and skeletal tissues. This group includes apricots, peaches, cantaloupes and mangoes. Grapes and watermelon contain pigments such as lycopene and quercetin that act as antioxidants. Other fruits include berries, apples, pears, bananas and avocados. All fruits are rich in fiber which aids in relieving constipation.

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The soup is just part of the diet plan

2009-02-10 11:15:02 by supershayna

You eat unlimited amounts of the soup in conjunction with a structured diet plan that varies from day to day... (e.g., day one is all the fruit and soup that you can eat, day two is all the veggies and soup you can eat, etc.) You eat pretty much all high water fruits and veggies, with two days in which you can have eight ounces of protein. So, it is not as bad as some people think it is, since it does encourage the consumption of non-processed foods.

Are you eating enought vegetables and fruits?

2007-02-02 15:47:11 by readbelow

Diet
A diet with enough fiber (20 to 35 grams each day) helps the body form soft, bulky stool. A doctor or dietitian can help plan an appropriate diet. High-fiber foods include beans, whole grains and bran cereals, fresh fruits, and vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and carrots. For people prone to constipation, limiting foods that have little or no fiber, such as ice cream, cheese, meat, and processed foods, is also important.
Lifestyle Changes
Other changes that may help treat and prevent constipation include drinking enough water and other liquids, such as fruit and vegetable juices and clear soups, so as not to become dehydrated, engaging in daily exercise, and reserving enough time to have a bowel movement

Can you please analyze my diet and exercise plan

2010-08-10 13:46:36 by MrsMay

I posted this before, about a month ago and I was informed my "diet" wasn't a diet at all. So here it is, new and improved (i hope).
Breakfast starts with coffee with cream and splenda, then usually WW english muffin with peanut butter or apple butter, or oatmeal with a banana. For snack I have low-fat yogurt and lunch is either a salad with lots of greens with low-fat Italian dressing or a sandwich using WW sandwich rounds, a few slices of turkey and mustard with a side of veggies. I'll have carrots or small serving of fruit as another snack before dinner. For dinner I've been eating broiled salmon or talipia with 2 servings of veggies


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