Natural vitamins are preferred to synthethic vitamins for healthy growth and those derived from plants and minerals are considered to be very superior. Fruits are a good source of natural vitamins and that is why world over, fruits are consumed in plenty.
Natural vitamins are taken from original source and therefore retain their natural material.They have no artificial colors, sweetners,or preservatives. They also have co-factors that come with them. For example, Vitamin C has a co-factor called bioflavoniods. It must be carefully extracted from the natural source using no extreme heat, pressure or any toxic solvents. They are no co-factors in synthetic vitamins as they are made in a laboratory using coal tar derivatives.
Some do propagate synthetic vitamins also. They feel it is better than not having any vitamins at all. These days, modern style of living forces people to compromise in their food habits. They do not get sufficeint nutrients as they consume less fruits and vegetables. They, therefore, require synthetic vitamins. Sometimes fruits and vegetables may not have required nutrients unless they are grown organically.
Fruits Better Compared to Junk Food
Today, junk food has become very popular as people do not get the time and energy to have a good meal. Also they like the taste of the junk food. The net result is that they consume less fruits and vegetables. It is obviously better to consume more fruits than junk food. The “sweet” available from fruits is better than the “sweet” available in junk food. Fruits may be expensive, but they are nutritionally better. An apple a day keeps the doctor away as the saying goes. That does not apply to junk food. The more you consume, the more sick you will fall.
Fruits Supplying Vitamins
Apples are good source of Vitamin C and the B vitamin ‘biotin’. They also provide a variety of minerals-magnesium, iron, chromium and manganese. They are also a good source of soluble fiber, which slows the release of sugars in the blood and also slightly drop blood cholesterol levels. Apricots are a good source of vitamins A. They are also high in potassium. Asian Pear are good soluble dietary fiber. Avocados have appreciable levels of B vitamin thiamin and also useful levels of riboflavin (B2). It also provides Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5) and Pyridoxine (B6) needs.Bananas are a good source of Vitamin C. They also have useful levels of riboflavin(B2) and also it supplies pyridoxine (B6). Blackberries are a good source of vitamin C. Figs provide Calcium. There are many more fruits which supply adequate nutrients that we require.
Fruits should be consumed in plenty. They compensate for the nutrients that we lack in our food intake. They should be preferred to “fast foods”. They should be part of our daily diet.