By now you know how important it is to include fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy living plan. In this article we’ll be covering the health benefit of some of the known “Super Fruits” you should be eating for optimal health, beautiful hair, younger looking skin and to fight a variety of diseases and infections. Here are just a few of the “Super Fruits” you need to put on your shopping list.
Cherries are not only delicious, they are said to be the only fruit that can reduce gout and arthritis pain. They powerful little bites of heaven contain a powerful 17 compounds that fight heart disease and cancer.
These tasty berries are full of vitamins and minerals like vitamin c and k, fiber, iron, and significant amounts of manganese. They also contain resveratrol, a phytoalexin that is produced by plants and contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial chemicals that protects against pathogens.
Fresh figs lower blood pressure; enough said. Ok, so just 6x fresh figs contain about twice the potassium found in 1 big banana and they are a fantastic source of fiber and calcium. If you’re experiencing leg cramps eat your figs! Fresh figs have a delicious sweet, chewy taste with crunchy seeds making them fun to eat. They’re also filling, a real great side benefit!
Cranberries are one of the planet’s most powerful “Super Fruits”. Most people get their cranberries through juice but it’s always better to drink straight cranberry juice instead of the “drink” version but if you can’t take the straight go with the drink; it’s better than not having it at all. Cranberry juice is packed with powerful free radical antioxidant of the blood and is said to help treat urinary tract infections.
Blackberries are naturally sweet and filled with a variety of polyphenol antioxidants that protect the human body from oxidizing agents that often cause cardiovascular and neuro-degenerative diseases. Additional flavonoids in this dessert tasting berry regulate enzymes that purge the human body of toxins.
The tart Pomegranate is not only wonderfully tart yet sweet, its juice contains 3 times the antioxidants than red wine or green tea. Go Pomegranate!Acai Berry:
A lots been said about acai berry over the last few years, touting its praises because of its supposedly powerful antioxidant activity. It hasn’t been proven yet but some are saying that it may help prevent cancer and heart disease cause by oxidative stress. The jury is still out but it can’t hurt to make it part of your diet plan.
We love love, love Asian pears! They’re crisp, sweet and amazingly juicy and best of all they provide around 10 healthy grams of fiber and can help you maintain a healthy weight. Asian pears are really popular because they seem to last forever in the refrigerator and taste great with just about anything including cut up in salads.
Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and let’s face it! They’re DELISH!! Oh yeah, and they packed with fiber and a whole cup of these fantastic berries only has 43 – count em – 43 calories! Wow!