Hey guys, this is Andrew from team Eat’s Healthy, and in today’s episode I will discuss about fruits.
I don’t know if you like them or not but, I absolutely love fruits in my diet. Especially mango.
But what are the benefits of eating fruits? As you know there are quite a lot but let’s see the best of them.
When you eat fruits, your supply of energy increases in no time; this is one of the prime benefits of fruits that we can utilize in our busy schedules.
Fruits like apricot, apple, banana, berries, grapefruit, and orange are great for protecting your heart as they are rich in flavonoids, carotenoids, fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
Fruits also contain vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, , all of which aid in regulating cholesterol levels and preventing diseases like stroke and heart attack.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition troubling most people around the globe. While fruits are healthy for everyone, the ones with greater carb content are not recommended for diabetics.
Fruits like apple, avocado, cherry, banana, orange, peach, plum, etc., have a low glycemic index (GI) – less than 55, and they help in controlling the blood sugar levels. Also, processed and canned fruits are not healthy as they contain artificial sweeteners, so always eat fresh fruits to reap maximum benefits.
Vitamin-rich fruits are great for prevention and treatment of many types of cancer like liver cancer and breast cancer. These include goji berry and citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines, etc., When consumed regularly, fruits have the ability to show hepatoprotective properties which help in driving away cancer.
Potassium-rich fruits like banana, apple, melons, plums, pear, apricots, and mango help in lowering hypertension. This mineral has been connected to regulating blood pressure owing to its vasodilating properties.
Fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps in treating kidney stones. Citrus fruits like oranges and lemons are great for reducing your chances of suffering from kidney stones.
Fruits like grapefruit and orange are rich in calcium and vitamin K, both of which aid in maintaining healthy bones and also help improve the bone mineral density.
The combination of powerful flavonoids, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals, and the countless micro and macronutrients make fruits very advantageous for your health. The daily consumption of fresh fruits lowers the risk of strokes, high blood pressure, indigestion, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
Once you start including a significant amount of fruits in your diet, you will begin to see that your weight is being controlled and your health is improving. However, fruits alone cannot reduce your weight. You also need to exercise regularly.