~ The most nutrient dense fruit out of the 27 most commonly consumed fruits, according to a study conducted by Dr. Paul Lachance of Rutgers University
~ Kiwifruit outranks the banana on potassium, the orange in Vitamin C and contains calcium, iron, magnesium, chromium, copper, vitamin E, lutein
~ Kiwi is an excellent source of dietary fiber, providing both soluble and insoluble forms of fiber, in fact, providing more than a serving of bran flakes
~ Minimal processing has almost no effect on the main antioxidant components.
~ The papaya was reputably called the "fruit of the angels" by early settlers.
~ Known as a “nutritional masterpiece,” papayas are rich in vitamins B, C, D & E, folate, potassium, flavonoids, folate & pantothenic acids, potassium, magnesium, lycopene and fiber.
~ Papaya, the only natural source of papain, contains several unique
protein-digesting enzymes that have
been shown to reduce inflammation for those who suffer from asthma,
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and emphysema and to improve healing from
~ Lemons and limes contain unique
flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
~ As an antiseptic, lemons and limes prevent the presence of pathogenic bacteria, prevent the decomposition of tissue and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.
~ Research shows that lemons are wonderful liver stimulants that regulate blood carbohydrate levels and act as a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons.
~The Citrus Acid in lemons and limes act as an effective treatment of pancreatic stones and the
dissolving of kidney stones.
~ Ginger Root has been proven to reduce and even eliminate hangover symptoms
~ Ginger possesses numerous therapeutic properties including an ability to inhibit the formation of inflammatory compounds, and direct anti-inflammatory effects.
~Ginger reduces all symptoms
associated with motion sickness including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and cold
~ Gingerols, the active
phytonutrients in ginger, may inhibit and kill cancer cell.
~ Agave Nectar, from the agave plant, is sweet in its raw form
~ This Low Calorie Sweetener is the recommended natural caloric sweetener in low calorie diets for reduction and weight control because One tablespoon of granulated sugar has about 75 calories; an equal amount of agave nectar has 60.
~According to the American Diabetic Association and American Dietetic Association Agave Nectar, with the lowest glycemic index, under medical control can be used by diabetics as it will not over stimulate the production of insulin.