Food and Health

JAMS AND SPREADS


 

Benefits:
  • Jams and jellies contain simple sugars for quick energy.
  • Peanut butter provides useful amounts of protein, B vitamins and minerals.
Drawbacks:
  • Jams are less nutritious than fresh fruit.
  • Peanut butter is high in sodium and fat.
  • Other types of commercial spreads are often low in nutritional value but high in sodium and fat, as well as price.

 

LEMONS


 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of vitamin C.
  • May relieve dry mouth.
Drawbacks:
  • The peel contains an irritating oil.
  • May be sprayed with a fungicide.