Fruit Basket - The Gift of Health
By Diana W
Fruit basket is the most healthy gift you can send to your
friends, family members, and clients. According to the
nutritional guidelines adopted by the United States Department
of Agriculture, 2-4 servings of fruits a day are needed to
obtain good health. Fruits are low in calories and fat, and are
a good source of natural sugars, fibers, vitamins, and
phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are naturally occurring plant
nutrients that are thought to promote human health, Large human
population studies have shown fruit and vegetable consumption
decrease the risk of stroke, heart disease, and certain cancers.
Fruits are not only healthy, they are delicious. Therefore,
fruits baskets are ideal for any gifting purpose. Fruits taste
naturally sweet because they contain fruit sugar called
fructose. Sending a fruit basket to clients and friends for the
holidays, birthdays, or other gifting occasions shows you care
about their health. Fruit baskets can be sent even to
individuals with dietary restrictions, including those who are
on low fat or low calorie diet. This article reviews the health
benefits of popular fruits and the different types of fruit
1. Apple Basket:
Apples contains vitamins A, C and E, and most of the B
vitamins, especially folate. Apples are also rich in fiber,
including the soluble fiber pectin; and phytonutrients that are
strong antioxidants. Human population studies have shown that
eating apple reduces the risk of cancer, especially lung cancer.
Apple consumption also lowers the risk of heart disease, type II
diabetes, and asthma.
The health benefits of eating apples and their good taste
should probably convince you to consider sending an apple basket
for any gifting occasion. You can send a basket filled with a
dozen seasonal, sweet & crunchy apples - Galas, Braeburns, and
Granny Smiths. These crisp and juicy apples will surely delight
any apple fan.
2. Orange Gift:
Oranges are rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant; and
contain over 170 phytonutrients and 60 flavonoids. Many
phytonutrients have anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and blood
clot inhibiting properties. Eating Oranges regularly has been
shown to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and reduce the risk
of heart disease and certain cancers.
Another citrus fruit, grapefruit, is rich in vitamin C and
lycopene, which gives the red/pink hue of the grapefruit.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant which helps neutralize
harmful free radicals that cause cancer, heart disease, and
macular degeneration. Consumption of food rich in lycopene has
been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and many cancers.
In addition, grapefruit helps to prevent or lessen the symptoms
of arthritis because it contains salicyclic acid which helps to
dissolve inorganic calcium buildup in the joints of the body.
Grapefruit also helps in weight loss and lowers cholesterol.
Because of the many health benefits offered by oranges and
grapefruits, you should consider sending a box of juicy sweet
Sunkist oranges and tangy red grapefruits to your friends,
clients, and family members. Your recipients can start enjoying
their citrus supply when the gift arrives.
3. Fruits Basket:
Instead of sending a basket of only apples or oranges, you can
send a fruits basket that contains a combination of different
fruits. For example, You can send a basket of apples and Sunkist
oranges; apples and pears, or a combination of all three. Your
recipient can enjoy a variety of different kinds of fruits.
4. Fruit and Nut Basket:
Alternatively, you can send a box of fresh fruit, dried fruit
and nuts, which may also reduce the risk of heart disease. A
popular fruit and nut basket is filled with apples, oranges,
pears along with dried figs, dried plums, pistachios and
5. Fruit and Cheese Baskets:
For those who are truly cheese lovers, you can send them a
fruit and cheese basket containing both fruits and delicious
snacks. The basket is filled with juicy Sunkist oranges,
seasonal crisp apples, pears, Gouda cheese, summer salami,
pepper water cracker, and chocolate truffles. Delightfully
accented with colorful candies, this basket has all the food for
picnicking outside or snacking indoors.
6. Get Well Fruit Basket:
Fruits baskets are great get well gifts. For a friend or loved
one who is ill, you can send a basket filled with fresh oranges,
crisp apples, delectable chocolates, double chocolate cookies,
Swiss triangles, and other tasty treats. This basket of healthy
and delicious treats will help to cure all ills.
In summary, fruit baskets are healthy gifts that can truly help
the recipients to obtain good health. You can send a basket of
apples or citrus fruits by themselves, or a fruits basket with a
combination of different fruits, nuts or snacks. Your recipient
will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
About the Author: Diana W. is the CEO of
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