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October 29, 2010

Health Benefits of Fruits

fruit-veganIt has been scientifically proved how essential fresh fruits and vegetables are for a healthy lifestyle. One of the major reasons why they are crucial to everyone’s diet is because they contain all kinds of vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Fruits and vegetables basically help to maintain an ideal weight, give the body adequate energy and at the same time provide innumerable benefits to the body.

Not only do they look delicious, in different colors but they are full of nutrients. If you want to get a balanced diet with fruits, try out different colors. Remember that every color offers you a different nutrient. And the more the variety, the more you will like eating fruits. Here are some more reasons for you to start consuming fruits daily –

Preventing Disease –

Consuming fresh fruits everyday, helps build the body’s immune system since it contains antioxidants. Since they have no cholesterol and low saturated fat they are perfect for a heart-healthy diet. Fruits can help fight against stroke, different cancers as well as stomach related disorders. The basically protect your body from such diseases. Those who consume fruits in their diet on a regular basis have a 10-15% lower risk of getting cancer.

Weight management –

It is a well known fact, that fruits are simply perfect for those on a diet. Snacking on fruits whenever you get hungry is the best way to maintain an ideal weight. If you make fruits, vegetables, and whole grains as your main portion in every meal, you will shed those extra pounds easily.

Adequate energy –

Fruits are full of essential vitamins and minerals that the body needs; this provides the system with the necessary energy. The sugar found in fruits is called fructose, this gives the body energy. Two bananas and a bowl of strawberries will make a refreshing snack that will give you energy to go about a busy day. It also gives a person more energy to exercise, which helps even better in weight control.

Full of Fiber –

Another remarkable characteristic of fruits is that they are full of fiber. This helps the bowel movement in the digestive system. It helps in weight management too as it is the fiber that fills the stomach.

Reduced Blood Pressure and Cholesterol –

By selecting and adding the right fruits to your diet, you can keep blood pressure and cholesterol at bay. Some of the fruits that need to be consumed are kiwis, tomatoes, watermelon, avocados, apples, berries and bananas. Instead of taking medication to reduce your blood pressure and cholesterol, indulging in these mouth watering fruits from an early stage will help you more.

Anti-ageing –

Another biggest benefit of consuming fresh fruits is that it has many properties that will promote anti-aging in the body. You will find that all vegetables or fruits that contain Vitamin D and C, will help with anti-ageing. Some of the best fruits for this purpose are –

  1. Cantaloupe
  2. Oranges
  3. Bananas
  4. Strawberries
  5. Apples
  6. Grapefruit
  7. Peaches
  8. Blueberries
  9. Papaya
  10. Grapes

With fruits you can make several low calorie snacks. All fruits contain properties in them that will be beneficial for the human body. With a little research, you can easily figure out which ones to include in your diet. With the right amount of fruits and vegetables along with fat and carbohydrates, you are on your way to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Read this to know how many calories should I eat on a daily basis, for a better understanding of your diet.

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