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Super Fruits to Add To Your Diet

Super Fruits Everyone Should Add To There Diet

Super fruits are fruits that have attained the ‘super’ title because they provide additional nutrients apart from the main nutrients the body needs. They also provide enzymes and antioxidants in bits that are needed for day to day body functions. These fruits possess large amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that we cannot normally absorb from our daily meals only. These fruits aid in the digestion process, boost our mental health and are inherently good for our well being.

As we know, there are several fruits in the world, and we can’t fully exhaust all the fruits we have in the world. I would be discussing eight super fruits and their benefits;

Kiwi :

One of the most amazing features that make kiwi a super fruit is that it is fully packed with nutrients that help you sleep better. Even better, kiwi is stocked with large amounts of Vitamin C and is filled with powerful cancer prevention properties. One of the best ways to enjoy the wonderful nutrients of the kiwi fruit is to include it in your fruit salads. It is rich in fiber and potassium, which are necessary tools to help fight heart and respiratory-related problems, especially in children. Add this super fruit to your diet and be wowed!On to the next fruit, we have the:

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Amla fruit :

Amla is an excellent source of Vitamin C that helps improve metabolism and guards against viral and bacterial sicknesses. The amla juice is known to bring in all three doshas – Vata, Kapha, pitta to an equal balance. This fruit helps to keep the stomach void of toxins and keeps the skin and hair healthy. So, if you are particularly looking out for fruits to include in your diet for healthy skin and hair, amla is the fruit to pick.  This fruit is known to be the Indian gooseberry. Aside from the fact that it aids metabolism and gives healthy skin and hair, it also protects against various sicknesses like the common cold, cancer, and infertility. Drinking the juice of fresh amla is the best way to reap the benefits of this fruit. Amla is often in season from December through April. Amla has a sour taste when juiced, so if you don’t like sour drinks you may try any of these options;

  • Deseed and chop amla into tiny bits, add about a pinch of salt, and leave to dehydrate in the sun till it is completely dry. When it is, keep in a jar as a ready-made snack.
  • Pickled: Make tasty amla achaar or sweet murabba by covering up the fruit with sugary water.

amla fruit
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Avocados :

Avocados are a relatively common kind of superfruits. They are nutty, creamy, and full of flavor. Hass avocados particularly have diverse ways in which they can be eaten. The fat in the rich Hass avocados is very nutritious, has better taste and texture unlike other varieties, and a healthier fat content.

They are considered to be just right for a low-carb diet. This explains why they are preferred by weight-watchers. In addition to this, avocado oil is beneficial for a healthy heart and skin. It helps to lower and control cholesterol levels. Avocados contain a higher percentage of potassium compared to bananas and are rich in several vitamins. The healthy fats in avocados also aid the absorption of other carotenoids. It includes beta-carotene and lycopene which are crucial for heart health.

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Apples :

Now, let’s talk about apples; ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ We’ve all heard this statement before, but how true is it? Well, I’ll tell you.  Apples are a great source of fiber, the skin contains an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory power that helps protect the body from heart disease and allergic reactions. However, it’s best to peel off the skin of an apple before consumption if you’re certain that it was not grown in the best way. Research in St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London revealed that people who eat at least five or more apples a week have better lung functions than those who eat less or don’t eat apples at all.  Do you now see why that statement is true?

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Indian Blackberry :

The Jamun or Indian blackberry is a tasty fruit that has an appreciable amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This fruit has a purple color, has anti-diabetic and anti-scorbutic features that put the body in its best form to fight against environmental pathogens and weather changes. This fruit is also rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. This fruit helps to guard the body against diseases and enhances good looks.

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Tomato :

The tomato is pretty much on top of the list of Super fruits (even though some people still think it’s a vegetable) because it has a very beneficial but rare antioxidant called lycopene, which is not a common feature of other Super fruits. What’s more, tomatoes are high in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They are very low in calories. Its nutritional content provides healthy skin. Due to its super low calories, the fruits aids weight loss and aids heart health. Including this fruit in your diet may help build your immune system against cancer, maintain healthy blood pressure, and even assist in the reduction of blood glucose in people who have diabetes. You can include tomatoes in your diet by cooking it as stew, sauces, adding them to wraps or sandwiches, or salsa.

Beetroot :

Another super fruit is the Beetroot. The beetroot is a natural blood cleanser and detoxifier that helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Beetroots help keep the internal system of the body clean from radicals and toxins which are harmful to the body. It is a powerhouse of nutrients in that it improves the flow of blood, provides energy, and helps to build up stamina. Juicing beetroots is the best way to consume them. This way, you can be sure that all the nutrients contained in it are not lost.

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Dragon fruit :

The name of this fruit depicts strength, and we can say that this is due to its unique and powerful properties even though the taste of the fruit is quite mild. The seeds of this fruit are majorly comprised of essential fatty acids, which we need in our body system but can’t be made by our body itself or gotten easily from our normal foods. These fatty acids include oleic acid which helps the body to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in the body. The dragon fruit is grown mainly in Asia, but you should get at a local store or in the market. This fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. One way to fight against chronic diseases is by eating foods that are high in antioxidants, and the dragon fruit is definitely one of them.   

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Conclusion; These eight fruits, among many other fruits like the cranberries, citrus fruits, cantaloupe, cherries, kiwi, etc. are known as super fruits mainly because they contain more nutrients and antioxidants that normal foods and some other fruits do not provide. Including these super fruits in your daily diet would help to strengthen you and fight against different diseases. To maintain hygiene, wash fruits with clean water before consumption and make sure to eat fruits on an empty stomach for their best effects.

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