What I am enjoying right now!

A bag of freeze dried bananas! Ariel Natural Foods has created these allnatural Fruitwell Freeze Dried snacks for us to enjoy! They made the bags totally handy and resealable (if you can resist munching the whole bag that is). I really love freeze dried fruit. When you are looking to snack it provides that CRUNCH that satisfies you yet if you choose right it will be a totally healthy snacking alternative. Grab a bag of Fruitwell and you will be getting ONLY fruit-- no oils, sugars, preservatives or any other funky ingredients that you can not pronounce. The fruit is high quality and naturally rich in vitamins and minerals. They have pineapple, apple, banana and mango! They had some fruit facts that I wanted to share since I didn't know some of them myself-- The mango had me at " relieving clogged pores of the skin" and who ever knew that a fruit could help with acidity?! Read on:
Pineapple: Pineapple is full of nutrients that include Calcium, Potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. They are also full of manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissue. The benefits of pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same benefits as orange juice, but there is an additional benefit. Pineapple also contains Bromelain, which has been found to suppress coughs and loosen mucus.
Apple: "An apple a day..." Apples are a great source of fiber, and are great detoxifiers. Though the Vitamin C content is smaller in Apples than some other fruit, experts have found that is it more potent. They can also help to destroy viruses in the body.

Banana: Bananas are rich in vitamin B6 and they are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. Lack of B6 in a diet can cause weakness, irritability and insomnia. The potassium found in bananas helps to regulate blood pressure and may reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.Potassium is also essential for helping muscles to contract properly during exercise and reduces cramping up.
Mango: Mangoes contain phenols; this phenol compound has powerful antioxidant andanticancer abilities. Mango is also high in iron, pregnant women and people with anemia are advised to eat this fruit regularly. Great news for ladies, mango is also good for relieving clogged pores of the skin. It is also valuable to combat acidity and poor digestion. It is high in antioxidantsand low in carbohydrates. Mango is a great source of vitamin A (beta-carotene), E and Selenium which help to protect against heart disease and other ailments.