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10 Fruit Wraps Of Low Calories Yet Rich Nutrients For Breakfast

10 Fruit Wraps Of Low Calories Yet Rich Nutrients For Breakfast

Wraps are a healthy alternative and can be a good lunch when you are on the go. You do, however need to be careful when choosing what wrap to eat as some wraps have more calories than others.

A group called Safefood conducted a survey of sandwich shops, cafes, and delis in the UK and Ireland. They analyzed 240 wraps and found that the average amount of calorie contained in the wraps ranged between 465 for chicken and salad and 564 for chicken and Caesar salad. They also discovered that many wraps were larger than a regular serving size.

The best and safest way to know what you are eating when you eat a wrap is to make it yourself. Also it is best to steer away from sauces and condiments that can often be found in wraps. A safe bet is to make a fruit wrap. These are packed with nutrients and when you make it yourself you know exactly what you are eating. Here are 10 fruit wrap recipes, so you can easily make yourself a healthy breakfast or lunch meal.

1. Strawberry Salad Wrap

This wrap contains the goodness of strawberries. Strawberries are high in vitamin C. One cup of strawberries have 149% of your daily requirements of vitamin C (based on a 2000 calorie diet). So if you need a boost in your vitamin C levels this strawberry salad wrap is the way to go.

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    2. Sweet Mixed Fruits and Granola Breakfast Wraps Recipe

    If you are looking for a fun and easy way to start your morning a sweet mixed fruit and granola breakfast wrap is a great option. 45 grams of granola contains 15% of your daily value of fiber. It is also low in saturated fat and contains calcium and iron.

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      3. Rainbow Breakfast Wrap

      The rainbow breakfast wrap combines the goodness and vitamins of a variety of fruits with the benefits of granola. If you want to stock up on the vitamins that are contained in this brightly colored wrap start your morning by making one of these beauties. You will also be gaining the fiber contained in the granola.

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        4. Jackfruit and black bean wrap

        Black beans provide special support for digestive tract health, and particularly our colon, recent research has discovered. Black beans have been shown to have the desired mix of substances for allowing bacteria in the colon to produce butyric acid. Butyric acid is used, by cells lining the inside of the colon, to fuel their many activities and keep the lower digestive tract functioning properly.

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        Jackfruit and black bean wraps

          5. Fruit and Yogurt Wrap

          This fruit and Yogurt wrap has 4% of your daily requirements of vitamin A, 10% of you required vitamin C, and 8% of your Calcium needs (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). This makes for a great way to boost your vitamin A, C and calcium.

          Fruit and Yogurt Wraps

            6. Peanut Butter Apple Wrap

            Peanut butter is high in protein and vitamin E. One cup contains 129% of your daily value of protein and 116% of your daily requirements of vitamin E (based on a 2,000 calorie diet). So if you want to start your day with a great source of vitamin E and protein a peanut butter apple wrap is the perfect choice.

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            Peanut Butter Apple Wraps

              7. Peanut Butter Banana Wrap

              Just one cup of bananas contains 33% of your daily requirements of vitamin C. They are also rich in vitamin B6 containing 41% of your daily value. (based on a 2,000 calorie diet) In this wrap you also get the added benefit of peanut butter.

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                8. Mango coconut wrap

                One cup of mango contains 76 percent vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and immune booster. It also has 25 percent vitamin A; vitamin A is an antioxidant and helps with vision.

                Coconut has many health benefits: “The important saturated fatty acid in the coconut is lauric acid. Lauric acid increases good-HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. HDL is a high-density lipoprotein, which has beneficial effects on the coronary arteries by preventing vessel blockade (atherosclerosis). Physicians recommend high HDL to total cholesterol levels in the blood for the same reason.”

                So in this wrap you get the benefit of mango and coconut.

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                Mango coconut wrap

                  9. Cheese with fruits wrap

                  In this wrap you get the goodness of cream cheese and the vitamins found in the fruits. Cream cheese keeps you feel full and provides energy. It can also help keep you looking good, giving a smoother skin and shrinking and tightening the pores. It also stimulates hair growth and strengthens hair roots.

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                    10. Nutella & Banana Wrap/Sushi

                    A 2 tablespoon serving of Nutella has 2 grams of protein and 4 percent each of the daily values of calcium and iron (based on 2,000 calories per day diet). It also contains a relatively high amount of protein and minerals for such a small serving size. Calcium is necessary for keeping your bones and teeth healthy. It is also essential as it helps your body absorb other essential minerals. Iron is needed for the production of red blood cells.

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                      Last Updated on March 25, 2020

                      How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                      How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                      When it comes to living long, genes aren’t everything. Research has revealed a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make that could help to extend your life, and some of them may surprise you.

                      So, how to live longer? Here are 21 ways to help you live a long life

                      1. Exercise

                      It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight and lowers your blood pressure, both of which contribute to heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease–the top worldwide cause of death.

                      2. Drink in Moderation

                      I know you’re probably picturing a glass of red wine right now, but recent research suggests that indulging in one to three glasses of any type of alcohol every day may help to increase longevity.[1] Studies have found that heavy drinkers as well as abstainers seem to have a higher risk of early mortality than moderate drinkers.

                      3. Reduce Stress in Your Life

                      Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. At high levels, this hormone can increase blood pressure and cause storage of abdominal fat, both of which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

                      4. Watch Less Television

                      A 2008 study found that people who watch six hours of television per day will likely die an average of 4.8 years earlier than those who don’t.[2] It also found that, after the age of 25, every hour of television watched decreases life expectancy by 22 minutes.

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                      Television promotes inactivity and disengagement from the world, both of which can shorten your lifespan.

                      5. Eat Less Red Meat

                      Red meat consumption is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.[3] Swapping out your steaks for healthy proteins, like fish, may help to increase longevity.

                      If you can’t stand the idea of a steak-free life, reducing your consumption to less than two to three servings a week can still incur health benefits.

                      6. Don’t Smoke

                      This isn’t exactly a revelation. As you probably well know, smoking significantly increases your risk of cancer.

                      7. Socialize

                      Studies suggest that having social relationships promotes longevity.[4] Although scientists are unsure of the reasons behind this, they speculate that socializing leads to increased self esteem as well as peer pressure to maintain health.

                      8. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

                      Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease[5] and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.[6] Salmon and walnuts are two of the best sources of Omega-3s.

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                      9. Be Optimistic

                      Studies suggest that optimists are at a lower risk for heart disease and, generally, live longer than pessimists.[7] Researchers speculate that optimists have a healthier approach to life in general–exercising more, socializing, and actively seeking out medical advice. Thus, their risk of early mortality is lower.

                      10. Own a Pet

                      Having a furry-friend leads to decreased stress, increased immunity, and a lessened risk of heart disease.[8] Depending on the type of pet, they can also motivate you to be more active.

                      11. Drink Coffee

                      Studies have found a link between coffee consumption and longer life.[9] Although the reasons for this aren’t entirely clear, coffee’s high levels of antioxidants may play a role. Remember, though, drowning your cup of joe in sugar and whipped cream could counter whatever health benefits it may hold.

                      12. Eat Less

                      Japan has the longest average lifespan in the world, and the longest lived of the Japanese–the natives of the Ryukyu Islands–stop eating when they’re 80% full. Limiting your calorie intake means lower overall stress on the body.

                      13. Meditate

                      Meditation leads to stress reduction and lowered blood pressure.[10] Research suggests that it could also increase the activity of an enzyme associated with longevity.[11]

                      Taking as little as 15 minutes a day to find your zen can have significant health benefits, and may even extend your life.

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                      14. Maintain a Healthy Weight

                      Being overweight puts stress on your cardiovascular system, increasing your risk of heart disease.[12] It may also increase the risk of cancer.[13] Maintaining a healthy weight is important for heart health and living a long and healthy life.

                      15. Laugh Often

                      Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. High levels of these hormones can weaken your immune system.

                      16. Don’t Spend Too Much Time in the Sun

                      Too much time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. However, sun exposure is an excellent way to increase levels of vitamin D, so soaking up a few rays–perhaps for around 15 minutes a day–can be healthy. The key is moderation.

                      17. Cook Your Own Food

                      When you eat at restaurants, you surrender control over your diet. Even salads tend to have a large number of additives, from sugar to saturated fats. Eating at home will enable you to monitor your food intake and ensure a healthy diet.

                      Take a look at these 14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go and start to cook your own food.

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                      18. Eat Mushrooms

                      Mushrooms are a central ingredient in Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s GOMBS disease fighting diet. They boost the immune system and may even reduce the risk of cancer.[14]

                      19. Floss

                      Flossing helps to stave off gum disease, which is linked to an increased risk of cancer.[15]

                      20. Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants

                      Antioxidants fight against the harmful effects of free-radicals, toxins which can cause cell damage and an increased risk of disease when they accumulate in the body. Berries, green tea and broccoli are three excellent sources of antioxidants.

                      Find out more antiosidants-rich foods here: 13 Delicious Antioxidant Foods That Are Great for Your Health

                      21. Have Sex

                      Getting down and dirty two to three times a week can have significant health benefits. Sex burns calories, decreases stress, improves sleep, and may even protect against heart disease.[16] It’s an easy and effective way to get exercise–so love long and prosper!

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                      Reference

                      [1] Wiley Online Library: Late‐Life Alcohol Consumption and 20‐Year Mortality
                      [2] BMJ Journals: Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis
                      [3] Arch Intern Med.: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
                      [4] PLOS Medicine: Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
                      [5] JAMA: Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women
                      [6] NCBI: Effects of Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia, and Neurological Diseases: Summary
                      [7] Mayo Clinic Proc: Prediction of all-cause mortality by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Optimism-Pessimism Scale scores: study of a college sample during a 40-year follow-up period.
                      [8] Med Hypotheses.: Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease.
                      [9] The New England Journal of Medicine: Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
                      [10] American Journal of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Response to Transcendental Meditation: A Meta-analysis
                      [11] Science Direct: Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators
                      [12] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                      [13] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                      [14] African Journal of Biotechnology: Anti-cancer effect of polysaccharides isolated from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms
                      [15] Science Direct: Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancer risk in male health professionals: a prospective cohort study
                      [16] AHA Journals: Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease

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