The Best Fruits for your Health

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Even though most fruits are very healthy to begin with, some fruits are healthier than others due to low sugar content, active enzymes, and antioxidants.  Here are Health Fitness Revolution’s top picks of Healthy Fruits to include into your diet:

 

  • Berries: are high in the antioxidant Lutein which is good for your eyes.  They are high in Vitamin K and the mineral manganese.
  • Apples: 1 apple contains 17% of the daily recommended value of Fiber- important for colon health and blood sugar levels.
  • Cherries: help with inflammation associated with sports injuries. Tart cherries have the highest concentration of anthocyanins 1 and 2, which help block enzymes associated with inflammation.
  • Pomegranate: The powerful antioxidants in pomegranate seeds and juice can reverse oxidative damage to the vascular system which play a major role in the ability to get and sustain erections.
  • Lemons and Limes: The citric acid in lemons helps break down lipids and stimulates digestive juices. Adding the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water every morning supports liver and gall bladder function. Lemons have been shown to mitigate fatigue, anxiety, and nervousness, and can increase concentration and alertness.
  • Grapefruit: Not only a great appetite suppressant, it contains the fiber pectin which has been shown to slow the progression of atherosclerosis.  Caution when taking grapefruit with over the counter and prescription medications.
  • Papaya: Very useful in digestion because contains the enzyme papain which relieves gas and indigestion.  Also contains 144% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C.
  • Pineapple: Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory that encourages the healing of bruises and swelling in the body in addition to 75% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 20% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin B.
  • Kiwi: In 1 cup of kiwi, there is 270% of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C, and 5 g of Fiber.  Also, a kiwi contains more potassium than a small banana, which is important in curbing muscle cramping when being active.
  • Coconut: Contains Lauric acid which has antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions. May help protect against alcohol damalge to the liver  by normalizing body lipids and improving the body’s immune system’s anti-inflammatory response.  Use coconut oil when cooking!

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