Healthy Food Menus
Tropical Fruits…Healthy Food Menus
Healthy food menus are menus with exotic fruits like guavas, mangoes, and papayas. Tropical fruits should smell sweet even before cutting, if the smell is weak so will be the taste. Use all kinds of combinations like fruit salads but don’t use in gelatin type of salad the enzymes in fruit will break down the protein in gelatin.
The tropical fruits are found in healthy food menus world wide with powerful compounds that help fight heart disease and cancer. Fruits like guavas, mangoes and papayas are found in almost all grocery stores all across the United States. Exotic fruits are yummy and oh so nutritious.
Guavas can be found on Healthy Food Menus
Guavas have a fragrant, acid-sweet taste and are pungent. Pink or yellow guavas are lemon sized and can be found in gourmet to super market stores everywhere. Carotenoid called lycopene is exclusive to guavas with only 60 calories per serving guavas are a super star fruit. Just cut the fruit in half and scoop out the seeds and spoon out the flesh.
Lycopene is an antioxidant and very powerful one; it can easily block the growth of cancer cells found in lung and breast. With 9 grams of fiber per cup guavas is a tropical fruit with star quality. Guavas are a great source of vitamin C, also high in pectin and soluble fiber with potassium and iron minerals.
When choosing this fruit pick a firm but not hard fruit, it’s ripe when the skin yields slightly when pressed. One caution, if you are buying the fruit dried it will have sulfites, which could trigger an Asthma attack to those persons prone to Asthma attacks.
Mangoes…Tangos…What to Eat on Your Healthy Food Menus
Oh yea! Mangoes are messy and worth every minute of trouble. Just slurp this weird fruit. No chewing hardly necessary. Considered a comfort food, this fruit is a mixture of pineapple and peach mixed beautifully together. Vitamins C is abundantly found in this tropical fruit, low in calories and grand in fiber, with excellent sources of Vitamin A, beta carotene.
Mangoes are rich in pectin (fiber), and help control blood cholesterol. Mangoes are bought best if they yield when slightly pressed. Look for ones with flesh that yields slightly when pressed. A fragrant flowery fragrance indicates that the fruit is ripe. Vitamins A and C are antioxidants found in mangoes they help keep LDL (bad cholesterol) from sticking to artery walls.
Papayas…Vitamin A… Crusaders
Papayas are an exotic tropical fruit with a powerful antioxidant punch. This super star of a fruit is rich in beta carotene (vitamin A). Excellent source of vitamin C with liberal amounts of potassium as well. This gorgeous yellow-orange flesh has many healing powers within.
Although the color is bright and colorful, the carotenoids found in papayas are life saving compounds. Papayas contain an enzyme similar to digestive juice pepsin. Because this enzyme breaks down protein it can also be used as a meat tenderizer. This fruit is eaten raw, just scoop out the black seeds and scoop out the bright orange vitamin packed flesh.
Benefits of Tropical Fruits
- Healthy food menus serve fruits like guavas, mangoes, and papayas daily
- These exotic fruits are packed with fiber and nutrient rich compounds
- Fruits are high in antioxidants with liberal amounts of vitamin C and A, which keep the free radicals at bay
- These tropical fruits also come in fruit juices
- Eat fresh and enjoy a fiber rich, vitamin packed…snack
- Eating healthy for a good healthy lifestyle
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