Fruits are the secret goldmine of the produce aisle. Deceptively sweet, their natural form and high water content enable the body to process and absorb the plethora of vitamins, minerals, and fiber within. Fruits are vital to the human body, and 4-5 servings of fruit are recommended each day. Here are some healthy fruits below that you should try to eat regularly.

Apple

Whether of the green, red, or yellow variety, apples are one of the most beneficial fruits for your health. Loaded with fiber, vitamins A, C, and E and folate, Apples are known to reduce the risk of cancer in the colon, prostate and lungs. They also help prevent heart disease, and managing weight loss and cholesterol.

Bananas

A good source of potassium, vitamins A, C , B6, E and folate, the long, thick skinned fruit is one of the most versatile in use and in health benefits. Unripe or green bananas are used in many recipes, and overripe bananas are frequently used in baking, while the bright yellow ripened banana is a treat in itself.

Cherries

Small, round and red or black when ripe, Cherries should always be fully ripened before eating. Cherries contain seeds, called pits, at their centers, and nutrient-rich flesh with anthocyanins that reduce pain and inflammation.

Figs

Delicious whether dried or fresh from the tree, figs are small and sweet, and full of tiny seeds. Figs contain vitamin A, C, folate and niacin.

Kiwi

A small fruit with rough brown skin, tasty, soft green flesh and black seeds, kiwis are a rich source of the vitamins your body needs. Kiwis are full of vitamins A, C, E, B – complex, calcium, iron, and folic acid, and the skin is rich in flavonoid antioxidants.

Lime

With vast culinary application and amazing health benefits it’s no surprise that lime and lemon are the most cultivated citrus fruits. The citrus juice of both are loaded with vitamins A, C, and folate, and lime juice has antioxidant properties good for detoxification

Peach

Round and juicy when ripe, this yellowish-red fruit has flesh with an acidic tang and sweetness, and a rough pit at its center.

Orange

This thick-skinned citrus varies from sweet to sour depending on ripeness. Peeled and eaten fresh or squeezed into juice, this fruit contains vitamin C and flavanoids and provides pectin and sodium when ripened in sunshine.

Plum

A sweet, soft, smooth-skinned fruit, this excellent source of vitamin A, C, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber has one of the most delectable tastes in the world.

Papaya

A melon-like fruit rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Papaya enhances the digestive system and has a direct tonic effect on the stomach.

Pear

A juicy yellow or green fruit best eaten at room temperature, the pear is known for its rounded shape, narrow towards the stalk, and its immense health benefits. Pear contains kalium, riboflavin and plenty of fiber; it naturally enhances and clears the skin.

Strawberry

One of the richest sources of Vitamin C and fiber, this red, triangular fruit is sweet and juicy when ripe. It has high content of sodium and iron as well and is used to help whiten teeth and relieve rheumatism.

Watermelon

A green melon with a sweet, red, juicy interior flesh, the watermelon is one of the most refreshing fruits of summer, sweet to drink or eat when ripe and fresh. Watermelon is valuable for its minerals, vitamins and useful amounts of fiber and iron.

 

While everyone has their own favorite fruit, do encourage yourself to try some few other healthy fruits at least once a week.

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