Fruits are like nature's candy. As good as they taste, many of them are quite beneficial for your body as well. Here are 5 fruits and the benefits that they provide to encourage you to eat healthy!
They're low in calories but high in antioxidants! A cup of blueberries is only about 85 calories, so while you're munching on them they help protects your cells as well. This also means blueberries help protect you from DNA damage, which can help in the anti-aging process as well as the prevention of cancer.
You've heard of bananas being packed full of potassium? Well, avocados actually have more! Many studies say that having more potassium helps with blood pressure levels. It's also a high in fat food but don't worry. This isn't the same type of fat and oil that's used to fry chicken. It's more similar to olive oil, and has benefits such as reducing inflammation and lower cholesterol.
Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit. Nothing's better than an ice cold watermelon to bite into when it's blazing hot outside. One of the reasons this may be is that watermelon is about 92% water, so it's great for hydration! It's also been shown that watermelon helps reduce inflammation and helps with soreness. So the next time you come back from a long day or get back from the gym, slice open some watermelon!
Pineapples are great to eat and to throw in your smoothies and drinks, and for good reason. They're loaded with nutrients, and contain a special enzyme named Bromelain. This might be the reason why your mouth sometimes feels tingly when you eat a pineapple, but don't worry it can be a good thing! This enzyme can help with digestion if your stomach isn't feeling too well, and also boost your immune system.
You may see these around the grocery market often and think there's nothing special about them, but they're actually pretty incredible. It's said that they give you healthier teeth by stimulating the amount of saliva in your mouth, lowering the amount of bacteria in your mouth. On top of that, apparently apples help by preventing multiple types of diseases and cancers such as Alzheimers, Parkinson's, and Pancreatic Cancer. So maybe the next time someone says "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," take it a little bit into consideration! Except maybe not every day to have some variety in your diet.
Hope this motivated you to take a trip to your local grocery store and grab a couple of these amazing fruits. Don't forget to stay healthy and hydrated, especially in the summer heat!