Thursday, September 11, 2008

Food & Nutrition

Fruit is one of the healthiest and most natural foods in existence. There are thousands of different types of fruit available to eat. All provide many health benefits. Fruit contains a large number of vitamins, minerals and plant phytochemicals that benefit health. It has been shown that eating whole fruit or juice is best for your health. . . .
A Banana Contains:
86 calories in a medium banana
1 gram of protein
3 grams of dietary fiber
26.9 g carbohydrates
23.9 g sugar
467 mg Potassium
43 mg Magnesium
27 mg Phosphorus
7 mg Calcium
1.3 mcg Selenium
.4 mg Iron
Also trace amounts of zinc, manganese and copper
95 IU Vitamin A
11 mg Vitamin C
22.5 mcg Folate (important during pregnancy)
.7mcg Vitamin B6
.6 mg Niacin
.31 mg Pantothenic Acid
.67 IU Vitamin E
(Remember: If you have a latex allergy, check with your doctor before eating banana)

One date contains:
23 calories
.2 grams of protein
.7 grams of fiber
Potassium - 54 mg
Phosphorus - 5 mg
Magnesium - 4 mg
Calcium - 3 mg
Sodium - 0 mg
Iron - .08 mg

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