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What could be more exciting than National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month?
Well, almost anything. However, nothing is more important than our health if we want to enjoy life.
The first and best line of defense against illness, including the mental variety, is a nutrient-rich diet.
Our bodies cannot manufacture serotonin and other mood-enhancing neurotransmitters from the amino acid tryptophan without the presence of B and C vitamins. Fresh fruits provide our body with B vitamins and vitamin C, plus healthy fiber and antioxidants.
Exploring and learning new things is also a good way to keep life interesting and our mood elevated, so here is a list of lesser-known fruits to consider trying. They may not be available where you live, but it is possible to order most anything via the Internet, or consider an excursion to your local produce market and see what surprises are there.
Even when we take good care of ourselves, depression can occur and life has its sorrows. If you are feeling sad or grieving a loss, allow the nature of fruit to help you let go and heal.
Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.
~ Brain Jacques, "Taggerung"
Source: Mother Nature Network
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