Benefits of Super Fruits

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The food and drug administration recommend adults 3-5 fruits every day. While this is a good goal to strive for, it doesn’t always happen. People are often on-the-go. They tend to eat what is easiest and most convenient at a particular time of day. Many of us pick up what we see at the grocery store—apples, bananas, and maybe berries. These are fantastic choices to enjoy, but what’s the benefit of each one? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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First, my favorite fruit is a banana. Bananas are one of the best fruits you can eat as a snack. They don’t contain any fat, sodium or cholesterol. They are also excellent sources of Vitamin C (good for eyesight), magnesium (treats insomnia) and potassium—which regulates blood sugar and reduces your chance of a stroke. Bananas are also a great source of energy. They are often a good food to eat if you have digestion problems because they are going to move everything along.

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Another Vitamin C-rich food is the lemon. It’s time to pucker up and enjoy its sour taste. In addition to its 128 percent vitamin C, lemons have 19 percent fiber and 4 percent potassium. Lemons have a lot of water in them so they’re going to make your stomach feel fuller for longer. In turn, this is going to help you lose weight. Furthermore, researchers have looked at the possibility that lemon juice might be able to fade scars. Since lemons have an acidic texture, this helps make the scars lighter.

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Berries are another delicious fruit that everyone should enjoy. I always put blueberries in my morning oatmeal, while I eat strawberries and bananas in a dinner fruit salad. Blueberries and blackberries have antioxidants that assist in brain function. Each of these berries helps to prevent memory loss. Also, blueberries help lower cholesterol and aids in healthy digestion. On that note, cranberries are another berry excellent for the stomach. These berries prevent stomach ulcers, while promoting cardiovascular health. Last, but not least, strawberries help prevent diabetes and regulate blood sugar.

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Apples are another fruit that are delicious as a healthy snack. Red Delicious and Fuji apples are among my favorites because of their sweet taste. Whichever apple you choose, you are sure to reaping lots of benefits. For instance, apples are a key fruit that is rich in the antioxidant quercetin. This antioxidant protects your brain cells and helps prevent alzheimer’s disease. Also, the fiber in apples help stabilize your cholesterol. Quercetin is also known to boost your immune system, which is going to help you fight against viruses.

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On another note, limes are an excellent fruit if you’re trying to lose weight. Limes are a rich source of fiber, which helps you stay fuller for longer. It also promotes good digestive health. Limes help the process the food faster and prevent constipation. Furthermore, limes are a good choice if you are looking for a fruit low in fat and rich in vitamin C. Both of these help prevent cardiovascular problems, while they build up the immune system.

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Oranges are another super food that is enjoyed throughout the year. This powerful fruit is most commonly known for fighting colds and the flu. This is because it has antioxidants that build up the immune system. These antioxidants fight viruses and inflammation to keep us well. Oranges also prevent high blood pressure. They are sodium-free which makes them the perfect snack for on-the-go moments. Furthermore, oranges have magnesium, which helps keep our bones strong.

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Peaches are often overlooked as a super fruit, but their benefits should not be forgotten. One peach contains only 35-50 calories and no fat, which makes this fruit all the more better! Also, the fiber in peaches is going to fill up your stomach with water. This not only leaves you fuller longer, but stops those mid-afternoon cravings. Peaches are also stocked full with Vitamin A, which helps your vision; Vitamin C, which builds body tissue and Vitamin K, which prevents blood clots.

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Pears are also a wonderful super fruit. They make a great afternoon snack and benefits you receive from pears are awesome. For instance, the pears have a high level of the antioxidant boron. This helps you keep your bones strong and healthy all your life. Also, it is a rich source of folic acid, which matters if you trying to conceive a baby. The folic acid helps prevent birth defects that could alter a child’s life forever. Furthermore, drinking pear juice may help reduce a fever or fight off viruses. They may be one of the blander fruits in the list, but shouldn’t be overlooked due to taste.

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Also, consider giving pineapple a chance to prove you wrong. I usually go for the fresh pineapple instead of the canned; it has more of a tart taste, but is better for you. Pineapple is one of the best fruits you can eat if you want to keep your bones and teeth healthy. The manganese in the pineapple promotes healthy body tissues. Also, pineapple is 73% of your daily manganese requirement. Moreover, pineapple helps fight off viruses. It’s rich in vitamin C, which is going to boost your immune system. Pineapple may also have antioxidants that prevent arthritis pain.

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Finally, consider mangos when you get hungry. These are delicious fruits and most people forget they are so healthy! One of the best benefits about mangos is that it prevents cancer, specially breast cancer and leukemia. Mangos also protect against high cholesterol because of its high levels of fiber and calcium. Moreover, mangos are an excellent way to get in your vitamin A. This hearty vitamin protects again vision, while it prevents night blindness and dry eyes. Furthermore, it’s going to stabilize blood sugar to help prevent diabetes and improve your digestive system.

These power fruits are excellent sources of the vitamins and minerals we should have in our diet everyday. Integrate one or two every few days. Soon you’re going to be feeling much healthier. Power up with these super foods and get back to your weight loss goals.

7 Comments

  1. Eugenia

    Great post, these super fruit are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients that can help us live longer, look…feel better, loose weight and prevent disease, organic foods are even better

  2. Olivia

    If I could I would eat bananas all the time! I often eat 2 or more bananas in some days but I also like to eat other fruits as well and not overdo it with the bananas because too much of a good thing… Most days I eat 3 different fruits like apples, bananas, grapes, melons, kiwi, etc.

    One fruit that I don’t eat very much are limes. I had no idea they were so high on Vitamin C. I’m curious if limes are better than lemons when it comes to vit. C. I also haven’t eaten a pineapple in a while now because I often tend to buy something else for the same money.

  3. Alycia B

    Absolutely love this list! Will be saving it for later so I can grab these core fruits on my next trip to the grocery store!

    I love getting bananas, apples, and frozen fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherries. I tend to use the frozen fruit as a dessert with Greek Yogurt, in my morning shakes, or just as a side with dinner.

    Love eating apples and bananas as snacks during the day! I should eat more peaches but I tend to find them… their taste just not to my liking. I do like peaches in things though, like oatmeal!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Angie

    In response to Olivia’s comment, I don’t know whether limes have more Vitamin C than lemons, but I know ship captains took limes on long sea voyages. When the crew ate them they wouldn’t get scurvy which happens when you have too little Vitamin C.
    I love summer fruit and really miss watermelon etc in the winter. We are so lucky to live now where we can get fresh fruit pretty much year round.

  5. Sandy

    I have always loved fruit but never thought of the benefits of eating certain kinds. Thanks for sharing this. I need to start eating more again. I have it maybe once a week when I used to eat it 5 days a week. I do love bananas but I feel like they weigh me down and slow don my digestion. Maybe that is just me.

  6. Edwin

    Nice article; I haven’t eating a pear all year (poet and didn’t know it lol) and peaches, lemons and limes have not been regulars on my shopping list either. I have learned a lot from this- I really didn’t know how good peaches are for you. I’ve always loved pineapple but thought it must be really sugary and not so good. This article has proved me wrong and I can enjoy them guilt free.

  7. Patrice

    I see that mangoes made the list and this is so good. Mangoes are expensive but the benefits are so much that they are worth the high price. I wasn’t aware they prevented leukaemia, all the more reason to eat more of them. I read the article on lemons on this website a few weeks ago and have been drinking half a lemon in my water twice a day and this makes me feel good. Eating fresh fruit is so good for you and it’s always nice to see an article that gives all the benefits of fruits over fast food.

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