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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.

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            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 May 22, 2019

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                      3. Jumping Jacks

                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                        6. Leg Squats

                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                        7. Push Ups

                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                        9. Lunges

                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                        10. Bicep Curls

                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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