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Added on : 2018-06-11 18:04:42

If you’re looking to shed those extra kilos, control your blood sugar or just get fit, fruits are your best friends. “Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet as they give ample energy without adding any unnecessary calories. Eating fruits regularly benefits your body tremendously - they are natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for proper functioning of the body,” says Jaee Khamkar, dietician, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, is abundantly found in fruits, primarily citric fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, limes, etc.). They are consumed widely for the common cold, wound healing, healthy skin, teeth and gums.
And yes, if you have young children, make sure you serve them fruits frequently. Dr Rakesh Patel, gastroenterologist, Fortis Hospital, Mumbai, says, “All fruits are good for kids, but they are lured by fast food advertisements and are not introduced effectively and appropriately by their parents.”

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