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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