We all know fruit is healthy for us and any healthy diet will consist of many different fruits daily. By increasing the amount of fruits in your diet, you can dramatically decrease your risk of disease.
Fruits are colorful, naturally sweet, and have numerous health benefits. They are low in calories and fat and high in nutrients such as vitamin C and phytochemicals. Antioxidants are found in abundance in fruit. Furthermore, fruits are anti-carcinogenic, antiviral, anti-allergenic, and anti-inflammatory which means they are AWESOME for your health!
What are antioxidants and why is there so much information about them lately?
Antioxidants are very useful for fighting harmful substances found in your body. Everyday your body is bombarded with tons of chemicals, toxins, and other harmful substances that damage your body. These substances lead to many different diseases and even signs of aging. These are unstable molecules wrecking havoc in your body. Antioxidants are what attach themselves to these unstable molecules to prevent them from causing damage.
Because fruits have loads of various vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals such as antioxidants, they should be a main part of your diet. Don’t you want to give your body’s cells what they need to create ultimate health?
Fruits are pretty easy to add more of to your everyday diet because of their vast array of colors, tastes, and textures. They are nutrient powerhouses!
- Add them to smoothies
- Add to spinach or other dark leafy vegetables with a raspberry vinaigrette
- Make a colorful fruit salad with full or cut up fresh fruits
- Pineapples add great flavor with chicken
- Apples make an awesome simple snack
- Dried fruits with nuts, seeds, and other healthy snacks for trail mix
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