5 power fruits for better health
Having fruit in your diet is always a good idea. Fruits are not only delicious but healthful too. They are rich in many vitamins and other essential nutrients.
Eating fruit on a regular basis can help prevent heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent some types of cancer and guard against vision loss. Here is a list of some of my favourite fruits I recommend to eat.
One medium-sized apple is a filling, ready-to-eat snack that’s packed with 4g of soluble fibre and about 17% of the daily value, or the amount you need each day. Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
Besides being a good source of vitamins and minerals, the“Grapefruit Diet” study showed that participants who ate half a grapefruit before each meal lost an average of 3.6lbs in 12 weeks.
Most fruits are high in carbs, while avocado is low in carbs and comprised mainly of healthy fats. In addition to healthy fats, avocados are loaded with potassium, fibre and magnesium which are all requirements for the body.
This fruit has very powerful health benefits. They have an impressive nutrition profile, being particularly high in fibre, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese. In fact, blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant content of the most commonly consumed fruits. This helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
Some of the watermelon’s antioxidants have been studied for their anti-cancer effects. Watermelon is one of the most hydrating fruits ever. The fruit is made up of 92% water, which can help you feel more full.