The strawberries in our garden are slowly growing back again. This is the only advantage of this perennial plant because it keeps on coming back after winter season. We have some in our garden and hope to harvest some succulent ripe strawberries in June. I also planted some in flower pots like the one you see in the pictures here. I will also be replanting some because we are already starting our garden makeover. I hope that our strawberries still taste sweet. I simply love strawberries! I can't wait to see them bearing fruits again for my strawberry cake.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Anybody who don't like to eat fruits out there? I believed most if not all of you know that fruits have a lot of nutritional value. It is rich in fiber, vitamin C, water and sugar. I consider it as the best colon cleanse product that works. Fruits are also low in calories which would help lower ones calorie intake as part of a weight loss diet.
Hubby said that we will eat more fruits and vegetables this time. It is good for our health and for the body. The fruits that I especially love are mangoes, oranges, grapes, apples, bananas, pears, melons, papaya...I guess I love all fruits!
See you later guys. I am going down to eat some grapefruits. This image was taken in Wiesbaden Market. I love their fresh fruits here!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Yesterday was my friend's birthday celebration. It was a great one with tons of delicious food. Everybody was happy during the gathering. For now, I am just sharing these food photos from the birthday party. I will be sharing more photos later once I ask permission from friends for their pictures to be featured in my sites.
Belated Happy birthday dear Richel. I wish you all the good things in life and more blessings and birthdays to come. Thanks for the friendship too! here are the pictures from yesterday!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
There's no debate that fruit is good for you with the large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. However, there does seem to be a debate out there about whether
fruit is good or bad for fat loss.
Some people claim that fruit is mostly sugar, so it will spike your blood sugar and insulin levels and prevent fat loss. I disagree.
I do agree that fruit juices and processed canned fruit are NOT good choices and CAN hamper your fat loss. However, whole fresh fruit is an entirely different story.
Yes, fruit is mostly made up of sugar (natural fructose and other sugars). However, whole fresh fruit also contains a good dose of fiber to keep the digestion of those sugars at a moderate pace and control blood sugar. A typical orange, apple, pear, or peach typically contains 3-5 grams of fiber depending on the size.
In addition, the sugars in whole fresh fruit typically have much lower glycemic responses than processed sugars or refined starches in white breads and cereals.
Also, it would be VERY hard for you to eat enough quantities of whole fresh fruit to ingest any significant amount of calories. Consider that those typical sized oranges, apples, pears, and peaches usually average between 60-100 calories each.
You could eat a couple cookies, cakes, or a donut and eat 500 calories without even thinking about it. However, to try to get 500 calories from whole fresh fruit, you'd have to eat 5-8 pieces of medium sized fruit in one sitting... this is pretty hard to do as that's a high volume of food in general for most people.
My point of this is that a couple servings of whole fresh fruit daily (preferrably organic if possible) are not going to ruin your fat loss efforts. In fact, it will usually help due to the fiber and high nutrient density of fruits, so they help to stave off cravings for other sweets.
My top rated fruits: any and all berries... blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc... they generally have some of the highest ratios of fiber to total carbohydrates, and also have the highest quantities of antioxidants.
However, each type of fruit has specific nutrients that others may lack, so don't be afraid to mix up your fruit intake for variety and to keep yourself interested. A couple of my favorites are kiwi, fresh whole pineapple, yellow mangos, and whole pomegranate.