Which are the Superfruits?

 

Superfruits are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. Superfruits can help prevent disease, look better and live longer. According to expert’s estimate, we should consume five to nine portions of fruits or vegetables every day, most of which should be superfruits. Below are some of the superfruits.

Acai Berries

Acai berries is one of the superfruits. It is rich in weapons grade antioxidant, which make it superior to other superfruits rivals such as blueberries, strawberries and blackberries.

Apples       

Apples are rich in fiber. Skin of apple has quercetin, which is an antioxidant that combines anti-inflammatory power and antihistamine. Apples may provide protection from heart disease and potentially from allergic reaction. Apples are also linked with improved lung function.

Banana

Banana is packed with potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. Banana is a great source of resistant starch, which is a healthy carb that helps feel full. Banana also helps enhance metabolism.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is great for heart. It keeps heart disease away. It helps lower cholesterol. It is also rich in antioxidants.

Blueberries

This superfruit is great for brain function and memory. High amount of flavonoid in blueberries is linked with improved memory, as pointed out by several studies. High intake of berries is linked with delay in cognitive aging. Blueberries are packed with manganese, which is good for metabolism and helps keep body energized and slim.

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe makes skin look younger. It contains vitamin A and it’s derivatives which enhance cell reproduction                              

Cherries

Cherries help reduce inflammation and lower level of cholesterol and triglyceride. Cherrie are good for weight loss.   

Citrus Fruits

Citrus of all kind from limes to tangerines are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and other nutrients. They also contain other disease-fighting chemicals. Vitamin C is what makes citrus superfruit. Vitamin C in citrus acts against effects of sun damage helps regulate oil glands and prevent age spots.          

Cranberries

Cranberries are especially good for women. They may block urinary-tract infections. They may also help combat ovarian cancer. Cranberries can enhance effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs, as pointed out Rutgers University study. They may hinder growth of some cancer cells. Unsweetened cranberry juice may help raise levels of good HDL cholesterol.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is source of essential fatty acid and oleic acid, which helps raise good cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol.

Grapes

Grapes are rich in powerful antioxidant called resveratrol, which favors a healthy heart. They may also help slow Alzheimer’s disease.

Blackberries

Blackberries are powerful because of their antioxidant. They are rich in polyphenols, which may help prevent cancers, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Blackberries are rich in fiber.

Kiwi

Kiwi fruits are good for irritable bowel syndrome, as found out in research. Kiwi fruit is rich in fiber and pre-biotic complex carbohydrates.

Orange

Orange is great source of folate, potassium, fiber and other B vitamins. It is also rich in vitamin C.

Plums

Plums are good in preventing anxiety. They contain an antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid which is linked with reduction in anxiety in mice, as found out by French researchers.

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants.

Strawberries

Strawberries are rich in vitamin C. Just a cup full of strawberries can get recommended amount of vitamin C for daily intake. They are great source of folic acid, which helps protect heart. They also help whiten teeth.

Avocados

Avocados are loaded with   fatty acids and monounsaturated fat. Avocados help raise level of good cholesterol and lower harmful cholesterol. Avocados favor absorption of carotenoids such as lycopene and beta- carotene, which are vital for hearth health.

Tomato

Tomato is one of the top superfruit. They contain antioxidant known as lycopene, which is not very available in other superfruits. Tomatoes are high in vitamin C, fiber, potassium and very low in calories.   

Papayas

Papayas are very rich in vitamin C. Just one cup can provide more than a person needs for a day. They are also good source of vitamin E and A, which are two powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants may help protect against colon cancer and heart disease.

Raspberries

Raspberries are source of vitamin C and manganese. Raspberries are also source of fiber.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is very rich in beta-carotene. It’s also source of potassium. Beta-carotene and potassium may help prevent high blood pressure.

Watermelon

Watermelon is rich in lycopene. It’s also source of vitamin C and A.

Pineapple

Pineapple contains bromelin, which is a digestive enzyme that helps break down food to decrease bloating.

Last update: July 08, 2017 08:17:04 pm

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