A recent study has stated that lot many Americans are not filling the belly with recommended amount of fruit and vegetables despite knowing that consuming fruits is part of healthy eating tips.
Please note that benefits of eating fruits are many and if you don’t have edible fruits as recommended then the diet is likely to be deficient in the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and photochemical needed by body for maximum health.
One medium-sized apple has four grams of soluble fiber, which is needed by the body per day. Soluble fiber is important for colon health and controlling blood sugar levels. Apples are also rich source of vita min C, an immune-boosting. Apple also has quercetin, which has antihistamine and anti allergy properties. Have an apple every day as a snack item or in breakfast.
According to research, intake of high-glycemic carb in preference to low- glycemic carb after physical workouts generates higher amounts of glycogen, there by recreating lost glycogen. Grapes are one such high glycemic fruit making them ideal choice after workouts. Grapes are also full of vitamins A, C and B6, foliate and several needed minerals. The other benefits of eating grapes are it increases immunity and fights cold and flu.
Studies have shown that consuming cherry decreases aches and pains cause by different reasons. Cherries also have high concentrates of anthocyanins 1 and 2, which helps to obstruct enzymes related with inflammation.
Pomegranate is known as “natural Viagra”. Adding this to daily diet rectifies erectile dysfunction. Research has proven that Pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidant agents in pomegranate seeds and juice, reverses oxidative damage to the vascular system, which plays a key role to get and maintain erections. The other pomegranate health benefits are it controls sugar levels and reduces bad cholesterol.
Blackberries are known for their high photo nutrient power and high vitamin K content. The fruit is mainly important for men as it has shown a tendency to lower risk of prostate cancer. It is also rich in the mineral manganese that supports optimum production of testosterone. Blackberries along with blueberries, bilberries, and raspberries are rich in the antioxidant called lutein, which promotes eye health by obstructing macular degeneration.
Grapefruit is useful as to lower the obesity. Studies have having half a grapefruit before each meal adds to great loss of weight as it is a good appetite suppressant. This also has pectin, a soluble fiber reduces the progression of atherosclerosis.
Lemon has citric acid, which helps in breaking down lipids and stimulating digestive juices. Adding half a lemon to a glass of water every morning and drinking it helps proper functioning of liver and gall bladder. Drinking lemon juice also cuts down fatigue, anxiety, and nervousness, and increase concentration and alertness.
Papaya has an enzyme called papain that relieves gas from indigestion. Another enzyme, chymopapain is useful to relieve inflammation. One cup of ripe papaya has 60 calories. Prefer Papayas that are mostly yellow.
These are few fruits that give health naturally. One can as well try other fruits also basing on health, climate and age.