Certain fruits can combat specific ailments
and sickness. It should, however, be remembered that in the therapeutic
use of any fruit as a treatment for specific disease, nothing except
that particular fruit or its juice should be taken in the system at the
time of treatment. Thus, when utilizing lemon juice as a food remedy,
the juice should be taken at least half an hour before consuming any
It has been found that fruit sugars,
calcium, iron, vitamins A, B-complex and C control the gradation of
heart energy. Hence, eating fruits like apple, lemon, orange and
pomegranate can aid the proper functioning of the heart and keep it
healthy even in old age, Fruits like apple, date and mango have a direct
action on the central nervous system. The phosphorus, glutamic acid and
vitamins A and B-complex of these fruits exert a protective and tonic
effect on the nerves. Hence, regular use of these fruits in the diet
will sharpen memory and prevent nervous exhaustion, mental tension,
hysteria and insomnia.
All berries, being extremely rich in iron,
phosphorus and sodium, are highly beneficial for blood building and
nerve strengthening. The lemon can be a good food remedy in case of
liver ailments, indigestion and rheumatism. Watermelons make the best
kidney cleansers. The water flushes through the kidneys and the traces
of various minerals contained in the water act as healing agents.
The soothing qualities of pineapple and
pomegranates are helpful in catarrh, hay fever and other chronic nasal
and bronchial ailments. The common cold may be treated with grapefruit
juice. This juice helps rout the infection by activating the organs of
Fresh and fully ripe fruits like grapes,
apples, bananas and figs are best suited for all brain deficiencies.
They contain a superior quality of easily assimilable sugar which is
transformed into physical energy that refreshes the brain. The kernel of
walnut is a positive remedy for weakness of the brain.
A generous intake of fruits in the diet will
enable a person to lead a healthy life. Fruits prevent all diseases and
keep a person healthy, energetic and active all through his life up to
the ripe old age.