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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