Super Fruit Your Life

There are a group of fruits making a popular appearance in the world of health. The 24 refreshing super fruits below have sparked the interest of the nutrition community. They are taking over and promoting their extremely high health compounds. Not every fruit out there is a super fruit. “Super” fruit gets the name because they are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can actually rejuvenate your life. These fruits have the nutrients that can help longevity and prevent disease.

Nutritionists recommend five to nine fruits or vegetables a day. Next time your at the grocery store, reach out of your comfort zone and try one of these delicious and beneficial options below. 

Acai Berries; for weight loss + antioxidant power

Cranberries; for disease-fighting power

Oranges and Papayas; for a healthy immune system

Grapes, Pomegranates, Tomatoes & Watermelon; contains heart healthy antioxidants

Grapefruit: may lower cholesterol

Pineapple; reduces belly bloating

Kiwi and Raspberries; high in fiber

Apples; anti-inflammatory power

Bananas; for potassium. fills you up and boost your metabolism!

Plums; can decrease anxiety

Strawberries; contains Folic Acid which helps the body make new cells

Pumpkin; can prevent high blood pressure

Dragon Fruit; contains essential fatty acids which we must consume through food

Citrus Fruits; helps effects of sun damage

Cantaloupe; a natural exfoliator! helps your skin look and feel younger

Cherries; reduces inflammation

Blackberries; may prevent cardiovascular disease

Blueberries; memory booster!

Avocados; Contains monounsaturated fat that lowers bad cholesterol & raises the good cholesterol levels

Guest Blogger: Brianna Crosby

Hi guys! My name is Brianna Crosby I’m extremely passionate about nutrition and wellness and I love helping others succeed in terms of health. I’m a Food Science major at Clemson University and I’ll be graduating May 2015!  My goal is to become a Registered Dietitian in order to impact overall health through nutrition. Ideally the purpose is to assist others to achieve their goals to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.

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Posted on July 14, 2014 and filed under Healthy, Lifestyle, NMFITTIPS, NMFITKITCHEN, Tips, TYMCYB.