You’re probably sick hearing that you need to eat more fruits and vegetables!
And, while many people know that fruit is good for them, you may not realize just how far-reaching the health benefits of fruit can truly be.
It’s true that all fruits are good for you, but there are a few which offer some specific and quite impactful health benefits. You may already know about some of them, but others may surprise you!
Let’s take a look at these special fruits offering the most bang for your buck!
This is one fruit which only seems to show up at Thanksgiving time, but it should be a regular fixture the whole year through.
Cranberries in their natural form can be helpful in curing urinary tract infections as many people know. This powerful fruit can also be tremendously helpful in lowering cholesterol, and even protecting against cancer and stroke.
Raspberries are high in fiber, vitamins A and C, and folic acid.
As if the nutritional content wasn’t great enough, these berries may also have properties that help to fight against cancer.
They always say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and there is indeed some true merit to this cliché statement.
Apples are loaded with fiber, and are high in vitamins, making them delicious and excellent for weight loss efforts. Not only that, but apples are said to help with certain stomach conditions, even constipation.
Many people turn to pineapple simply because it’s a delicious fruit, but it also offers some excellent health benefits.
Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, however many people may not realize that it has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which could be useful as a natural home remedy for those suffering from arthritis, for example.
Though this may not be the biggest surprise on the list, they are a must to be included when it comes to health benefits.
Blueberries seem to have immeasurable health benefits and qualities. They may help to stimulate and contribute to increased brain power and function, helping people stay sharp and focused. They are also helpful in protecting against certain forms of cancer and even heart disease.
Look to the berry family yet again when we consider health benefits! Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and folic acid, making them a necessary staple in everyone’s diet.
Most importantly it is believed that the properties in strawberries help to guard against carcinogens introduced to the body, making them an excellent cancer fighter.
You probably grew up having bananas, but may not have realised just how good they were for you.
Bananas are one of the highest sources of potassium, and regular intake may even help to keep blood pressure low, so be sure to include these as a staple in your diet.
I’m sure you’ll agree, these 7 fruits are all in good company—they look great, taste great, and can be your best friends in maintaining good health.
Turns out Mom may just have been right after all!
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