20 Super Fruits for Super Health

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Apple  –  Apples contain antioxidants called flavonoids, which may help lower the chance of developingdiabetes and asthma. Apples are also a natural mouth freshener and clean your teeth with each crunchy bite.  Studies have also shown that eating apples regularly can reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Mix a gated apple with honey and apply on your face for five minutes for a hydrated, stress free skin.

Watermelon –  Watermelon is the lycopene leader among fresh fruits and vegetables.   They are rich in Vitamin A, B and C. What’s more, they are low in calories and very nutritious.   If you have sleep disorders like insomnia or sleep apnoea, eating watermelon can help to treat it and aid a better sleep. Watermelon is rich in vitamin B6; this vitamin helps in the production of serotonin and dopamine.  It is an ideal health drink because it is 92 per cent water, and does not contain any fat or cholesterol.

Grape – Grapes are abundant with polyphenolic phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol is probably the powerful anti-oxidant, that’s been identified to perform a shielding role versus cancers of colon in addition to prostate, coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative neurological disease, Alzheimer’s condition and viral/ yeast infections.   Resveratrol may also help stop the spread of breast, stomach and colon cancer cells.

Banana –  Bananas are easily available and very beneficial and effective fruit for health. It is a mixture of  vitamins and carbohydrates which help us to increase energy. The natural fiber in banana additionally gives us many health benefits. With 422 milligrams of potassium per banana, these sweet delights have more potassium than most fruit and may help lower blood pressure levels.

Mango – Mangoes are high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help protect vision and reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration (the leading cause of blindness in adults).  Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

Orange –  Apart from its delightful taste, oranges are also contain many essential nutrients like Vitamin A, B1, and C. One orange supplies nearly 100% of the recommended daily dietary intake of vitamin C.  Oranges are a good source of folate, an important vitamin for pregnant women that can help prevent neural tube defects in their infants. They also contain a phytochemical called hesperidin, which may lower triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels.

Pineapple –   Pineapples are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also rich in fiber and calories. On top of it all, this fruit is low in fat and cholesterol. All the nutrients it contains promote good health. Pineapple contains a natural enzyme called bromelain, which breaks down protein and helps aid digestion. Bromelain may also help prevent blood clots, inhibit growth of cancer cells and speed wound healing.

Pomegranate – Pomegranates contain antioxidant tannins, which may protect the heart. Studies show that daily consumption of pomegranate juice may promote normal blood pressure levels and reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Blackberry – The dark blue colour ensures blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants, well-known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers, are a huge bonus, but be aware the berries are best consumed in their natural state to get the full benefits. Studies show that blackberry extract may help stop the growth of lung cancer cells.

Blueberry – Disease-fighting factor: Blueberries rank No. 1 in antioxidant activity when compared to 60 other fresh fruits and vegetables. Blueberries may help lower the risk of developing age-related diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

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