An apple a day keeps the doctor away but so do these fruits.
Nothing worth having comes easy. It is also the truth of pomegranate. Eating pomegranate is a hassle many of us do not wish to undertake yet did you know that a pomegranate fruit contains the highest level of antioxidants? It contains approximately three times more antioxidants than oranges. Reports have shown that the high levels of anti-oxidants and bioactive polyphenols in the fruit help keep your heart healthy, may block or at least slow down cholesterol build up in the arteries, and maintain healthy blood pressure levels. If you yearn to reap the benefits of pomegranate without eating through the multitude of seeds, then fresh, unsweetened pomegranate juice is just the solution for you.
Ever heard of resveratrol? Not surprising as it can be found in wine, cocoa, dark chocolate and peanuts among other food. Studies have shown that resveratrol can help protect your brain, impede the spread of cancer, keep your heart healthy, and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Grapes are a great source of resveratrol and they come in sizes small enough to pop into your mouth as you watch television or sit at your work proofing tomorrow’s work.
The best things come in small packages, don’t they? Lab studies have shown that intake of blueberries can help prevent object memory loss and guard against developing glaucoma. Not only that, blueberries contain antioxidant epicatechins that thwarts bacteria from sticking to bladder walls, preventing urinary tract infections. Grab a handful of blueberries daily and you’ll never have to stand in the middle of the room and wonder what you forgot.
You can find them on your table, in your kitchen, your lunchbox, and the pantry. But what good are they for you? Santa’s bag load. Banana’s high fiber content slows down digestion, keeping you full for a longer time. Its high potassium content helps regulate our heartbeat and blood pressure. While carrots are widely known to improve our eyesight. Lesser known is the fact that bananas contain a small amount of Vitamin A that is essential in protecting our eyes. Next time you’re wondering what to have for lunch, pick up a banana.
Known for their juicy sweet meat, famed for their appearance in various desserts, cherries in fact pack a mean punch. Cherries contain components that reduce inflammation and muscle damage. Eating cherries decreases the risk of stroke, eases high blood pressure, balances your cholesterol levels, helps with digestion and gets rid of unwanted toxics. Studies have also shown that cherries can help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. Having trouble sleeping at night? Have a glass of tart cherry juice.