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 baskets available.

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 cashews.

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.

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