August 8, 2013

The Nutrients in Fruit Breakfasts!

For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

II Corinthians 2:15, 16

I don't know that I have ever read this verse until this week, and I really enjoy it. As believers and followers of Jesus Christ we are a fragrance to everyone. This fragrance can be sour to those who choose not to follow Him, it can be pleasing to fellow Christians, or it can be overwhelming and unavoidable to those that want to know Him but haven't made that decision. If we really seek to live for Christ, please our Heavenly Father and make it a priority to share our testimony with others, our fragrance will be unmistakably of Christ.

So, so powerful. I'm in awe of how the bible is like poetry at times, it's no wonder in these modern days we often make worship songs out of exact bible verses, word for word. The Holy Spirit really led the authors to write in such a beautiful way.

Ever wonder how good it really would be for your body to consume only fruit for breakfast? Me too. So what I did was check into a little website called Cronometer, and looked into the numbers. How many nutrients are loaded onto this simple plate of food? Vitamins? Minerals? Proteins? Let's take a wee look.

Mango breakfast!
5 Atualfo mangos (the skinny fellas)
  • 535 calories
  • 5g protein
  • 50% of your daily fiber needs
  • 100% of your Vitamin A
  • 100% of your Vitamin C
  • 10% of your calcium
  • 10% of your iron

Orange n' Pineapple breakfast!
4 oranges, 1 entire pineapple
  • 604 calories
  • 8.7g protein
  • 74% of your fiber needs
  • 64% of your B1
  • 31% of your B2
  • 33% of your B3
  • 59% if yiyr B6
  • 62% of your folate
  • 100% of your vitamin C
  • 33% of your calcium
  • 73% of your copper
  • 10% of your zinc
  • 29% of your iron
  • 100% of your manganese
  • 45% of your mangensium
  • 26% of your phosphorus
  • 32% of your potassium

Honeydew Melon breakfast!
1 1/2 melons
  • 540 calories
  • 8.1g protein
  • 41% B1
  • 11% B2
  • 37% B3
  • 33% B5
  • 66% B6
  • 57% Folate
  • 100% Vitamin C
  • 48% Vitamin K
  • 9% Calcium
  • 28% Copper
  • 28% Iron
  • 48% Magnesium
  • 16% Manganese
  • 24% Phosphorus
  • 67% Potassium
  • 15% Selenium
  • 18% Sodium
  • 11% Zinc

This makes it a lot easier to see how breakfasts like these ones, plus a fruit smoothie full of spinach, then a giant salad consisting of an entire head of greens plus vegetables, can meet 100% of all your nutrient needs to have energy for the crazy life we live!

Praise God for His beautiful creation. It's so amazing.

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