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Raspberries and it´s health benefits!

Hi beautiful people!

Today we want to talk about one of our favorite berry (of many) in Sweden. It is a berry that brings us back to many child memories and it is the Raspberry! This is such a superyummy berry that we thought for while was only pink, then we discover in Bali it was also a black raspberry. It was really good, tasted a bit like Melon in a strange way, really cool as you know we love fruits and berry s!

We did a video about raspberry and what it taste like plus the health benefits, enjoy!

 

Some benefits of Raspberrys

Diet-Friendly

A cup of fresh raspberries contains about 1.5 g of protein, 8 g of dietary fiber, and 14.7 g of carbohydrates. Cholesterol-free, low in fat and sodium, and weighing in at a modest 64 calories per cup, raspberries are a good choice for dieters. The generous amount of fiber they provide — with one cup supplying one-third of the daily recommended value for adults — can help speed elimination and possibly promote weight loss; their natural sweetness may satisfy cravings for less wholesome foods.

Beneficial Vitamins and Minerals

A cup of fresh raspberries contains high levels of assorted vitamins and minerals needed for healthy body functions, including 186 mg of potassium, necessary for maintaining healthy blood pressure; 31 mg of calcium, needed for bone development and growth; and 167 combined mcg of lutein and zeaxanthin. This pair of carotinoids — or plant pigments — can help protect against macular degeneration, an eye disease that can cause loss of vision. The same cup of raspberries also offers up 26 mcg of folate, which can prevent neural tube defects in newborns.

Alleviate Arthritis

Raspberries can fight inflammatory conditions — such as arthritis and gout — in much the same way as aspirin and ibuprofen do: by turning off signals sent by COX-1s and COX-2s, the enzymes responsible for the body’s inflammatory response. Researchers believe that anthocyanins — the water-soluble plant pigments that give the berry its vivid color — are responsible for its anti-inflammatory properties. Arthritis Today recommends blending raspberries with pure fruit juice and heating them to make a berry-infused, colorful and intriguing sauce for lean meat and chicken.

Antioxidant Benefits

Raspberries are extremely high in various antioxidants, which can help fight aging and slow cancer growth by scavenging destructive free radical molecules in your body. In addition to vitamin C — a potent antioxidant in its own right — raspberries contain antioxidant carotinoids, ellagic acid and quercetin. According to the Berry Health Benefits Network, The ORAC scale — which measures the antioxidant potential of substances — places raspberries at a very respectable 24 umole/TE/g. The BHBN notes that this is roughly equivalent to the ORAC capabilities of blueberries, themselves renowned for their antioxidant abilities.

Chemoprotective Benefits

As if raspberries’ nutritive, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers weren’t impressive enough, animal and test tube studies have shown that they may help prevent cancer. Ellagic acid, a phenolic compound, can kill certain types of cancer cells, including those of colon, esophageal, liver, lung, tongue and skin cancers. Quercetin is yet another effective anticarcinogen found in raspberries; studies support its ability to act against mammary cancers in rodents. In a clinical study published in 2010 in “Cancer Prevention Research,” researchers found that black raspberry powder fed to mice for 12 weeks was highly effective in preventing intestinal tumors. The black raspberry powder inhibited tumor development by reducing inflammation.

Hope you enjoy this post about raspberries
Have a beautiful and fruityful day !
Tobias and Melanie

What is in our fridge???

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 People often ask us…what do you eat, how does it looks like at you home?

Must be like a crazy fruit store or something. We answer, well yes in some way it is hehe.

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We love to share and inspire people around the world towards a more healthy lifestyle, that is one of our passions! Another one as you probably know is to go around the world and try exotic fruit and one of our favorite fruit is Durian! One of the most flavorful and delicious fruit in the world!

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So today we decided to do a video so people could see what we have at home and in our fridge.

Hope you enjoyed that video and see you in the next blog post!
Lots of Love
Tobias and Melanie

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Wild Berry’s of Sweden!

Today we give you something very special! We are in Sweden and show you what kind of wild berry’s you can find in Sweden during summertime!

Wilb berry huniting

We have a lot of fantastic extremely nutritious hidden treasure in  Sweden and everything comes alive in during the summer! We travel a lot but love to be here in Sweden this time of year to explore this and enjoy the beautiful days of sun, abundance as well as family and friends!

Today we give you a video from our berry hunting in Sweden enjoy!


We also done a lot of how to eat and health facts of this fantastic berry s to watch them check our YouTube Channel MT World

Have a beautiful day!
Tobias and Melanie

Best way to cut and eat Cantaloupe Melon!

Hi Beautiful peoples and blog readers!

Today we going to talk about one very delicious fruit! That we really love! We talking about the Cantaloupe Melon, now especially when it is summer it is so delicious to eat a cold cantaloupe and enjoy the beautiful day that universe brought us!

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What melons are your favorite? We love all kind of melons but the cantaloupe is one of the delicious ones we use to get shipped from Spain to Sweden during summer. We use to go to the store and smell and press on the melon until we find the best one!
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Back in the days it was kinda hard in Sweden to find organic cantaloupe melons, but nowadays we see them more and more often in the supermarket, which make us very happy! So now during the summer we always looking for an organic cantaloupe.

Best way to cut and eat Cantaloupe Melon!
Today as always when we talk about fruit, we made a video that explains how to cut and eat a Cantaloupe Melon the best way and also how to see if the melon is ripe, Enjoy!

 

 

Health Benefits of Cantaloupe Melon

Cancer: Rich in beta-carotene from plant foods like cantaloupe may play a protective role against prostate cancer.

Skin and hair: Eating fruits like cantaloupe are beneficial for your hair because they contain vitamin A, a nutrient required for sebum production, which keeps hair moisturized and healthy.

Digestion: Cantaloupe, because it is high in both fiber and moisture, helps to prevent constipation, promote regularity and maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Hydration: With its high water and electrolyte content, cantaloupe is a great snack to have on hand during the hot summer months to prevent dehydration.

 

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Inflammation: Choline is a very important and versatile nutrient in cantaloupe that aids our bodies in sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory. Choline also helps to maintain the structure of cellular membranes, aids in the transmission of nerve impulses, assists in the absorption of fat and reduces chronic inflammation.

Blood pressure: The fiber, potassium, vitamin C and choline content in cantaloupe all support heart health. Consuming foods that are high in potassium can help to decrease blood pressure.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post and go out there hunting for some superyummy organic Cantaloupe Melon.

What is your favorite Melon? Comment in the comment field, would love to hear your opinion!

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Can you eat Kiwi Fruit with the skin? -All you need to know about Kiwi Fruit

Hi beautiful peaple!
Today MT World will show you how to eat Kiwi fruit the best way and show you some benefits of the beautiful fruit from as we know best New Zealand!

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Kiwi’s Phytonutrients Protect DNA

“In the world of phytonutrient research, kiwifruit has fascinated researchers for its ability to protect DNA in the nucleus of human cells from oxygen-related damage.

Researchers are not yet certain which compounds in kiwi give it this protective antioxidant capacity, but they are sure that this healing property is not limited to those nutrients most commonly associated with kiwifruit, including its vitamin C or beta-carotene content.

Since kiwi contains a variety of flavonoids and carotenoids that have demonstrated antioxidant activity, these phytonutrients in kiwi may be responsible for this DNA protection.”

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Can you eat the Skin?
As always wen we talk about fruit we make a video about the fruit so here is the video we done when Melanie show how to eat and open Kiwi, if you can or can not eat the skin of the Kiwi?

 

 

 

Benefits of Kiwi Fruit- 14 Health Benefits

1. Helps Your Digestions with Enzymes

Raw kiwi contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple.

2. Helps Manage Blood Pressure

Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.

3. Protects from DNA Damage

A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in Kiwi fruit helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts conclude this can help prevent cancer.

4. Boosts Your Immunity

Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.

5. Smart Carb for Weight Loss

Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents — so the body will not respond by storing fat.

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6. Improves Digestive Health

Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems.

7. Helps Clean Out Toxins

The fuzzy fiber of Kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.

8. Helps Fight Heart Disease

Eating 2-3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18% and reduce triglycerides by 15%. Many individuals take aspirin to reduce blood clotting, but this causes many side effects including inflammation and intestinal bleeding. Kiwi fruit has the same anti-clotting benefits with no side effects, just additional health benefits!

9. Suitable For Diabetics

Kiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4 which means it is safe for diabetics.

10. Protects Against Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Problems

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. A study on over 110,000 men and women showed that eating 3 or more serving of fruit per day decreased macular degeneration by 36%. This is thought to be associated with the kiwi’s high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin — both of which are natural chemicals found in the human eye. Although both fruits and vegetables were studied, this same effect was not shown for vegetables.

11. Create Alkaline Balance

Kiwi is in the ‘most alkaline’ category for fruits, meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. A few of the benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are: youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis, and reduced osteoporosis.

12. Great for the Skin

Kiwis are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.

 

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13. Exotic Taste and Look for Food Variety

Kiwis look and taste great. Kids often love them because they are so different from most fruits.

For nutritional balance it is always good to eat a variety of foods. Each food has its own unique qualities and powers. The trouble with most people’s diet is that we eat such a limited number of foods. It increases our chances of not getting enough of important nutrients.

14. Naturally Organic

Kiwi fruit is on the list of foods that are generally safe from a lot of pesticide residues. For 2012 it came in with the top 10 safest foods. While it is always good to support organic when you can as a matter of principle, it’s also good to know whether there is a big danger if organic is not available or viable for you.

Hope you guys enjoyed this blogpost about Kiwi Fruit!
Do you also want to travel and enjoy exotic fruit around
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Lots of Love
Tobias and Melanie
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Pulasan how to eat and open this strange fruit!

Pulasan

Pulasan, have you heard of it, probably not. It is a super yummy fruit that is most common as we experience in Malaysia. It is a very sweet and juicy fruit hat reminds a bit of the more common fruit Rambutan.

We love the Pulasan and we going to show a video what it looks like and how it taste. The fruit itself tastes similar to Rambutan but it is both sweeter and juicier. It’s fruit is also softer and more jelly-like unlike the Rambutan which is easy to take a bite from.

Rambutan Fruit

We filmed this outside Raub which is apron 1,5h drive from KL or Kuala Lumpur were we was in Eddie Yong Durian Orchard. We were staying there had a big durian feast for two days and between the durian meals we also walker around the farm and tried other exotic fruits that he grew.

If you are in KL and want a really good durian experience or want to try other nice exotic fruits you should really pay this orchid a visit you can find more details on:
http://raubdurianorchard.blogspot.com/

Here comes the video, how to eat and open Pulasan, enjoy!

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Have a beautiful Pulasan Day!
Tobias and Melanie
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What do we eat on a Rawfood diet? -Food Haul with MT World!!

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Hi everyone!
We often got questions what we eat? How much do we eat? What can you eat on a rawfood diet? So we going to talk a littlebit about our way of eating, plus we show you on a video what we eat and what we have at home.

 

What do we eat?
We eat mostly fruit and greens in the morning and for lunch then we can include something cooked for dinner. A normal meal for us can look like:

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Nettle and Dandelion Smoothie

Breakfast: 4-5 Oranges each or 2 liter of green smoothie with bananas and spinach, weathgrass etc, in the tropics we often eat 2-3 Papayas as it is really easy to get in the tropics as well as super delicious!

 

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Banana Ice cream

Lunch: Depends on were we are in the world but one of our favorites is banana icecream topped with fruits. We also like 4-5 oranges each when it it season, or if we are in the tropics we love to eat durian or 4-5 kg Mangosteen or Rambutan to share and some durian to that.

 

Dinner:  For dinner we normally have some salad, zucchini or cucumber noodles. We mix it together with some nice dressing often including mango as base (we have lot of good dressings in our raw food recipe book Healthy Eating With MT World). To the greens we often have some cooked food like steamed potatoes, rice, ricepaper rolls.

Cucumber Noodles with Mango Sauce
Cucumber Noodles with Mango Sauce and Red Onion

 

Here is a video about what we eat enjoy!

 

Can you eat to much?
Well lots of people ask us that. And when you eat like us you NEVER can eat to much, rather too little. It is very important when you eat most of your meals raw to eat until you fill and  even a bit more, so you have lots of energy the whole day! In that way you stay happy and healthy. Also it is very important to be thankful for every meal universe provide for us. Put love into your food and your food puts love into you!

 

Our Recipe Book
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Have a beautiful and Fruityful Day!
Tobias and Melanie

Loquat fruit, how to eat it and health benefits !

Hi all fruit lovers!

MT World are in San Diego. We love walking around and exploring. Now it is season for Loquats so you can find so much Loquats in the neighborhoods, so we went and knocked on the doors  and asked if we cod have some 🙂 Fresh and yummy straight from the tree 🙂

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The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to south-central China. It is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, grown commercially for its yellow fruit.

Loquat fruits begin appearing in the trees by the end of winter season. The fruits are oval to pear in shape, appear in bunches of 5-20, and measure about 3 cm in width and 3-5 cm in length.

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The Loquat fruits have soft texture. Externally, the skin surface is fuzzy but smooth with yellow to orange color, inside it have a yellow or white flesh and some unedible .

Here is a video for we made for you guys to show you how to open and eat this wonderful Loquat!

Enjoy and pleas comment on the video if you like to 🙂

Health benefits of Loquat fruit

  • Delicious, loquats are very low in calories; provide just 47 calories per 100 g. Nonetheless, they are rich in insoluble dietary fiber, pectin. Pectin retains moisture in the colon, and thus functions as bulk laxative. By this way, it helps to protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.
  • Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels by decreasing its re-absorption in the colon by binding bile acids resulting in its excretion from the body.
  • Loquat fruit is an excellent source of vitamin-A (provides about 1528 IU or 51% of daily recommended levels of this vitamin per 100g), and phenolic flavonoid antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid, neo-chlorogenic acid, hydroxybenzoic acid, feruloylquinic acid, protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, coumaric acids and ferulic acid. Ripe fruits have more chlorogenic acid concentrations.
  • Vitamin A maintains integrity of mucus membranes, and skin. Lab studies have shown that consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A, and flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Fresh fruit is very good in potassium and some B-complex vitamins such as folates, vitamin B-6 and niacin and contain small amounts of vitamin-C. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Furthermore, the fruit is also a good source of iron, copper, calcium, manganese, and other minerals. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells. Iron is required for as a cofactor in cellular oxidation as well for red blood cell formation.

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Hope you enjoyed our post, please put your comments down below 🙂

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Have a beautiful and fruityful day!

Lots of Loquat love

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How to eat Kumquat? The World´s smallest citrus?

Is Kumquat the fruit for you?

Kumquat is a very funny fruit and as well a really nice and healthy fruit! It looks like  a small orange size as a walnut, but a bit more egg shaped. This fruit is originally from Kina but has spread around the world. In San Diego they are growing a lot and we saw a lot of Kumquat trees when we walked around in the neighborhood.

MT World Kumquat

Kumquat is also eaten the whole fruit with everything and the seeds are also edible. It taste like a mix between lime, lemon and orange and is a bit sour inside but the skin is very sweet and a little bit bitter.

This is not a favorite fruit for us but we kinda like a couple of them but not like eating a whole bag at once. But it is a nice little snack to eat on the go. Here is a video we did about the fruit:

A very healthy fruit

Kumquat is a very healthy fruit and have lots of benefits here is some of them:

 

  • Fresh kumquats are packed with numerous health benefiting poly-phenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotenes, lutein, zea-xanthin, tannins…etc. Kumquat peel composes many important essential oils, including limonene, pinene, a-bergamotene, caryophyllene, a-humulene, and a-muurolene. Together, these compounds impart special citrus aroma to the fruit.
  • Further, fresh fruits contain adequate levels of some of the anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin A, C and E. Altogether, these phyto-chemical compounds in kumquat fruit help scavenge harmful oxygen derived free radicals from the body and thereby protect us from cancers, diabetes, degenerative diseases and infections.
  • As in oranges, kumquats also very rich in vitamin C. 100 g fruit provides 47.9 or 73% of RDA (Recommended daily allowances). Vitamin-C is one of the powerful natural anti-oxidant which has many essential biological roles to play such as collagen synthesis and wound healing. This vitamin has anti-viral and anti-cancer activities, and helps prevent neuro-degenerative diseases, arthritis, diabetes…etc by removing oxidant free-radicals from the body.
  • Kumquat has good levels of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, folates, and pantothenic acid. These vitamins function as co-factors for metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
    Source: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/kumquat-fruit.html

    Have you tried Kumquat? What is your opinion about the fruit? What do you use it for? Please leave a comment!

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Have a Beautiful and fruityful day!
Tobias and Melanie
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