Fruit Nutrition - Calories in Fruits - Health Benefits of Fruit
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Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits contin nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.

They are naturally low in calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Fruits play an important role in keeping the body healthy and have many more benefits like hydration, energizing and better digestion.

Every fruit comes with its own set of nutrients and health benefits. Lets have a look at some of the common fruits and find out how they help us fight diseases.

Below is the list of fruits:

Apple A crisp, white-fleshed fruit with a red skin which can help control weight gain, lower the risk of heart disease and fight cancer
Banana Bananas- prepackaged in own yellow jackets helps the body to defend and heal against infections by synthesis of antibodies
Pomegranate is not only delicious but is also packed with those vital minerals and vitamins that a human body needs. It contain three times as many antioxidants as red wine and green tea
“The Queen of Fruits” helps greatly to decrease the acidity, uric acid and bad cholesterol
Kiwi Oval with green flesh, Kiwi contains a remarkable amount of antioxidant and flavanoids like Vitamin C, E and A
Pear Once referred to as the “Gift of the Gods”, a good source of vitamin C, copper and vitamin K aids in blood clotting.
Guava Guava is a tropical fruit that strengthens and tones up the digestive system with its high fiber content
Apricot Apricots are small, golden orange fruits with powerful antioxidant properties that combat the damage caused to cells by free radicals
Peach Extremely rich in vitamin A and potassium, Peach has small laxative effect and a powerful diuretic effect
Cherry A fleshy fruit with powerful antioxidants, anthocyanins that help relieve inflammation. Provide protection against colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Plum Plums are rich in antioxidants, prevent damage to our neurons and fats that form a part of our cell membranes. Consumption of plums helps in the production and absorption of iron in the body
Watermelon A source of the potent carotene antioxidant called Lycopene, helps in oxidizing cholesterol and in reducing body temperature and blood pressure
Orange Contains pectin which with its bulk laxative action, helps to protect against colon cancer. Contains natural antioxidants like vitamin C that improves immunity and skin
Strawberry Strawberries contain a range of nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid to form a powerful disease fighting mixture, it also acts as an anti-aging fruit
Mango The ‘King of Asiatic fruits’ is an exceptionally good source of Vitamin A and Iron
Papaya Low in calories and high in nutritive value because of its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. Improves digestion, stomach disorder, liver disorders and hemorrhoids.
Pineapple Pineapple prevents from many diseases like muscular degeneration,arthritis pain, bronchitis and throat infections
Lemon Lemon contains flavonoids a compound that contains antioxidant and anti-cancer properties
Mulberry Balances internal secretions and enhances immunity thereby maintaining fluid balance
Guarana Used to treat diarrhea, decrease fatigue, reduce hunger, and to help arthritis
Coconut Coconut boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical/athletic performance and is good for kidney and urinary bladder problems
Lychee Protects the body from potential heart attacks and improves digestive functioning
Dates Contains stimulants that strengthen the muscles and is very high in iron
Figs Provide more fiber than any other common fruit
Avocado An ideal natural ingredient for hair rejuvenation and a good source of Vitamin K
Passion Fruit Has excellent digestive stimulant and anti-oxidant property
Nectarine Rich in phytochemicals are especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, macular degeneration, and cancer
Blueberry Blueberries fight against osteoporosis and prove to be bliss for the cancer patients
Raspberry Contain an antioxidant elegiac acid which protects your cells from becoming damaged and possibly prevent cancer
Jackfruit Rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C
Muskmelon (Canteloupe) Muskmelon can prevent cervical cancer , osteoporosis and also serves as a mild antidepressant
Grapefruit Grapefruit helps relieves constipation
Lime Musumbi/Lime is called the ‘miracle fruit’ as if one takes a musumbi a day, he will remain free from all sorts of diseases.
Cranberry Cranberries have long been valued for their ability to help prevent and treat urinary tract infections
Custard Apple Custard Apple or Seethaphal is a tropical fruit promotes digestion and is used as a cure for vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery and vertigo
Prune Prunes might very well be the forgotten iron rich fruit, but they help normalize blood pressure, while the soluble fiber promotes heart health.
Tamarind Tamarind fights against vitamin C deficiency and helps in reducing fevers while fighting against cold infections
Durian “King of fruits”, is loaded with phytonutrients, provides energy, is an antioxidant supplement and has a high amount of protein
Acai ‘Super Food”, a super berry is full of antioxidants shown to be potential as a combatant for cancer as well as heart disease
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