Healthy Fruits For A Healthy Lifestyle Part 1
There is no question that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even so, you may have questions about whether the amount of sugar contained in some fruit is harmful. The answer is no in most cases. While some fruit does contain a high sugar content compared to other whole foods, you would
need to eat
excessive amounts of fruit for the fructose it contains to harm your health in any way. As with all types of food, eating in moderation is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of Eating More Fruits and Vegetables
Besides allowing you to live a healthy lifestyle, a diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables can protect you from developing some serious health conditions. Some of these include cancer, diabetes, heart disease and general inflammation throughout the body that increases disease risk. Because most fruit is high in fiber, it acts as an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and provides natural antioxidant properties. Here are some specific fruits and the benefits associated with them:
Blackberry: This fruit contains natural anthocyanins, a health-boosting ingredient. The high seed content offers a lot of fiber, which means blackberries can help to improve the health of your gut and heart.
Grapefruit: Whether this fruit is white, red or pink, you derive the same health benefits from it. Grapefruit contains flavonoids that naturally fight against obesity, cancer and inflammation. It also comes with furanocoumarins to increase bone strength and guard against the development of tumors.
Lemon: Like other citrus fruits, lemon contains high amounts of antioxidants and Vitamin C. People have long squeezed lemon juice over their food or drinks because they want to obtain the important health benefits of this fruit.
Lime: As a popular citrus fruit, lime contains high amounts of Vitamin C. That means it provides natural antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Orange: Did you know that eating a single orange provides you with 117 percent of the recommended allowance of Vitamin C for the day? Vitamin C improves the functioning of your immune system while acting as a strong antioxidant at the same time.
Strawberry: This fruit contains large amounts of water and fiber, both of which are necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. They contain vitamins, minerals and potassium that help to support heart health as well.
Of course, vegetables are equally good for your health. We will cover that topic more in the second part of this blog post.
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