Fruits: The Tastiest Way to Health!
Fruits are perhaps the earliest food that was discovered by human beings. While Adam savored the apple that was offered to him by Eve and marked the beginning of ‘fruitivorous’ human origin, till date, most people love to have fruits. Fruits are not just great at tantalizing our taste buds but also are great healers of health. Most fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and different enzymes that contribute to our health. In addition, fruits are easily digestible and have a cleansing effect on our digestive system. Some fruits fight fatal diseases like cancer by virtue of certain essential enzymes present in them.
While we all know that fruits are good for health, do we really know how healthy fruits actually are? Here’s a detailed nutritional overview of some of the most delicious fruits.
Watermelon: Watermelon's health benefits have been long acclaimed by nutritionists to the extent that American Heart Association has given watermelons the "heart healthy" seal of approval. Recent research shows that watermelons are one of the highest Lycopene content fruit. Lycopene is a Carotenoid that neutralizes singlet oxygen (highly reactive oxygen that damages body cell) in our body and reduces the risk of prostrate cancer. In addition, Watermelon is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Potassium.
Cantaloupe: Cantaloupe is probably the most popular form of melons. While we all love the taste of this yellow/orange-bodied fruit for its great taste and musky odor, it has also established itself, as a great source of Vitamin C. Cantaloupe is also a rich source of Potassium, Vitamin B6, Dietary Fibers and Niacin (Vitamin B3). All these vitamins and enzymes help us to fight heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and aging.
Honeydew: This member of the melon family is most likely the closest competitor to Watermelon and Cantaloupe in terms of popularity. Neither does it lag far behind when compared on the basis of its nutritional properties. Honeydew is an excellent source of Vitamin C. It also contains small amount of Potassium and is a good source of Foliate. Foliate is an essential component that facilitates cell division. This fat free, cholesterol free fruit is an excellent option for both weight control and general health.
Mango: Mango, correctly called the king of fruits has the highest number of consumption on a daily basis compared to any other fruits in the world. Mangoes are not only delicious but are rich in Vitamin A, B, C and minerals like Potassium, Calcium and Iron. This high in fiber, low in cholesterol, low fat fruit also contains digestive enzymes and has strong antioxidant, anticancer and anti-cardiovascular properties. Besides being one of the tastiest fruit, its high iron content also contributes to the blood building capability and is often prescribed to anemic patients and pregnant women.
Most fruits are high in nutrition value and are excellent source of various minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Since discussing the nutritional facts of all fruits is beyond the scope of this small article, I would like to end this article with the note of assurance that fruits are definitely the best and tastiest way to health.
About the Author: This article is written by Ray Smith, a marketing expert with years of experience in different industries and specialized knowledge on SEO and Internet marketing.
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