If you’re human (and you almost certainly will be if you’re reading this post), then it pays to be thick skinned, it allows you to deflect the hurtful and damaging aspects of life both physically and metaphorically. However, if you’re a fruit and you’re managing to read this then know that your thin skinned self isn’t such a bad thing at all! The thin skins on fruit are a precursor to a high antioxidant level because the fruits need to protect themselves from the beating UV rays of the sun. Antioxidants work the same way in fruit as they do in us humans, meaning they buffer the damaging free radicals caused by too much sun exposure. Want some antioxidants, then as a rule of thumb (it isn’t always the case) look for a thin skinned fruit such as strawberries, cherries, kiwi fruit and apricots. References Mann, J & Truswell, S, A. (2007). Essentials of human nutrition. Antioxidants. 3rd Ed. Oxford University Press.
It Pays To Be Thin Skinned If You’re A Fruit…
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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!