I caught you reaching for those French fries, didn’t I? They’re my guilty pleasure too. When they’re cooked just right, they’re irresistible. They’re also not the best food for your health, so we’ve compiled a list of fruits you can eat that are delicious, healthy, and super nutritious!
The antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients you’ll find in fruits fight inflammation, reduce cardiovascular risk, and improve health in many other ways. Read on to see what you’ve got and what you’re missing in your diet.
Avocado Health Benefits
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The avocado is rich in unsaturated fats, the good kind that reduces cardiovascular risks. Because it’s so high in fat, it’s also a great dietary choice for those looking to lose weight. The more the body metabolizes fat, the more it becomes conditioned to burn the fat you want to lose for energy. It also gives the body a greater feeling of satiety, so you feel more full and crave less food.
Beyond the weight loss benefits, avocados contain a lot of fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients that reduce inflammation in the body and contribute to health.
Banana Health Benefits
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Bananas are rich in Potassium, an electrolyte the body uses to control the electrical activity of the heart and muscles. Banana intake helps lower the risk of heart attack and stroke and helps maintain consistent blood sugar and blood pressure.
The fiber found in bananas makes them healthy for gut bacteria and reduces unhealthy spikes in blood sugar.
Grapefruit Health Benefits
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Probably the healthiest fruit on this list, the grapefruit contains an explosion of nutrients. These are all great at reducing inflammation in the body and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The sweet, tangy citrus flavor is sure to delight your palate as well, so you’ll enjoy a sweet and sour experience while your body enjoys the nutritious explosion you have fed it.
Apple Health Benefits
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The apple contains flavonoids, vitamin E, and vitamin C, which are required for lung health. The soluble fiber found in apples improves gut health and helps to reduce cholesterol buildup. The skin of the apple itself is rich in vitamins and minerals.