A gastronomic adventure that will take you from one culinary destination to the next. Together with some of the best chefs and food authors,as well as ordinary homemakers, Isla Kulinarya will share delicious recipes and introduce the viewers to the world of authentic flavors of the Islands Philippines. Explore the islands, taste the food, relive the memories ---all made possible by Island Pacific.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
FRUITS & VEGGIES, your perfect summer companions!
Duringsummer, people tend to focus more on their diet not only because they want a slimmer figure to flaunt during a beach outing; but also to keep them hydrated while having fun under the sun. Hydration is very important especially duringsummerbecause people tend to stay frequently outdoors, and sweat a lot this season than in any other time of year. To keep the body cool and refreshed, it is important to include different fruits and vegetables in one’s daily diet for these are not only known to be nutritious, but were also found to have large water content. While it is common knowledge that fruits and vegetables provide the necessary nutrients in the body, the presence of many multivitamin supplements in the market make people skip having fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. One may be surprised to find out, however, that there are still other vital and natural nutrients in fruits and vegetables that are not found in multivitamins that are commercially available in the market today. Fruits and vegetables can help prevent chronic illnesses because it contains antioxidants, minerals, and phytochemicals that help balance the blood sugar and lower the cholesterol in the body. Thus, helping in the prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, among others. Frequent consumption of fruits and vegetables is ideal for the weight conscious individuals who do not want to deprive themselves of good flavor. Although some fruits may contain sugar, it does not make the body fat because it is a natural sugar, unlike those found in sweets and candies. It also contains fiber, which is good in flushing out the toxins of the body. Thus, making it a very important part of everyone’s diet.