Have you heard the term Superfruit? We’re not talking about your average produce. Those deemed “super” by nutrition scientists are packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals that help you live longer, look better, and prevent illness. The distinction Superfruits have is that they are best consumed whole, not processed. We recommend you buy and eat these fruits fresh whenever possible.
Add these to your daily diet and start living a healthy lifestyle:
It’s no wonder that America’s favorite fruit is a secret Superfruit, thanks in part to its red or green color. Not only are apples a great source of fiber, but the skin contains quercetin, an antioxidant that packs antihistamine and anti-inflammatory power that helps protect you from heart disease and allergic reactions. Eating 5 or more apples a week strengthens your lung capacity over time.
Are you the type that gets hungry again 20 minutes later after a meal? A banana might be right for your diet. This Superfruit is loaded with potassium, which can lower your blood pressure. The banana is also a great source of resistant starch, a healthy carb that fills you up and boosts your metabolism for added energy during the day.
All citrus are packed with vitamin C, fiber, other nutrients and disease-fighting chemicals. The star for citrus is Vitamin C, used by your body to counter the effects of sun damage, regulate oil glands, and even prevent age spots.
Grapefruits are a Superfruit for your heart. Having one ruby grapefruit a day can help keep heart disease at bay by lowering cholesterol. The redder your fruit, the better; the high concentration of antioxidants does your body good.
What do you think o our list? Experts say that you should be eating five to nine portions of fruit or vegetables a day, and most of them should be Superfruits. What are your favorites? Tell us in the comments below.