It is no secret fruits have to be an essential part of your diet. But do we know why fruits are good for you and your health? Are there some fruits that are better than others?
What exactly are super fruits?
Some fruits can be better for you than others. We have all heard about superfoods, like quinoa and others, but ‘super fruits’? Not every fruit qualifies. Those labeled “super” by nutritionists are the ones packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients that can help you live longer, look better, and even prevent disease.
The best thing about these fruits is that most of them are available year round at your local grocery store. You don’t need to go far, or spend too much on imported fruits. Locally grown and available fruits are packed with the nutrients your body needs for a healthy boost.
Here are 4 Super Fruits You Need To Eat:
1- Apples: Apples are a great source of fibers and antioxdants. Their skin contains the antioxidant quercetin, which packs antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power, and thus may help protect you from heart disease and possibly allergic reactions. Studies have even showed that those who about five apples a week have better lung function.
2- Bananas: They are loaded with potassium, which can lower your blood pressure, and are one of the best sources of Resistant Starch- a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism. Have a banana handy at home for when you get the munchies. They will fill you up and keep your body happy.
3- Cantaloupes: Rich in Vitamin A and its derivatives that boosts cell reproduction making it a natural exfoliate, cantaloupes are very beneficial to your skin .
4- Berries: Several studies link high flavonoid levels in blueberries with a better memory. Studies also suggest that regular consumption of berries may help keep your brain functioning well as you age.
There are many more super fruits that are simply great for you; grapefruit can help lower your cholesterol levels and keep you heart healthy. Citrus fruits –as we all know- are rich in vitamin C which counters the effects of sun damage, regulates oils glands, and can even prevent age spots.
Make sure fruits are part of your diet!