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Fruits For A Healthy Body

By Edited Nov 5, 2014 4 10

Most people love fruits. Fruits produce many important nutrients that are important for the health and preservation of our body. Studies have shown people who consume more fruits and vegetables as part their diet may have a lower chance of some chronic diseases. Fruits are great source of phytonutrients which, together with the vitamins, fiber and minerals found in whole fruits, combine efforts to help lower disease risk. But sometimes people don’t get the required amount of fruits for their daily needs because of its high price in the market. But there are times like in summer when many varieties of fruits are in season, that people are able to take advantage of the low price and eat as much fruits as they can. Below is a list of the healthiest and easy to find fruits. Enjoy these fruits for better health.



Avocados are one of the healthiest fruits in the world because of its richness in healthy monounsaturated fats, meaning it is valuable in preventing heart disease and stroke. It also has vitamin B6, vitamin E and potassium. These vitamins can help reduce stress and make the skin beautiful and glowing. People should eat avocados on a regular basis because it has many health benefits like keeping away from serious health problems like arthritis and diabetes. It also has the power to nourish the skin to protect it from early aging and wrinkles because of its vitamin E, carotenoids, and vitamin C which helps in the creation of collagen and elastin which are important in maintaining the moisture levels of the skin to make it feel soft, elastic and firm. , and can really help you lose weight. Avocados may also relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. It is also a great source of dietary fiber which can help reduce cholesterol levels and maintain regular bowel movement.



The banana is one of the most popular fruits because of its being exceptionally healthy as it gives many health benefits.  They are easy to find in the market and they never grow out of season since they grow all year round. Bananas are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B6, in minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, sodium, and iron, and they are also rich in carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The banana is very rich in potassium which gives energy and helps those with heart disease and those suffering from high blood pressure. Eating bananas can help diminish medical conditions like depression, insomnia, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, fatigue, stomach ulcers, menstrual problems, kidney problems, fluid retention, and circulatory problems. It also helps in boosting one’s mood and in preserving memory. One good thing about bananas is that they are not only nutritious but also cheap.



Mango is often referred to as “The King of Fruits” because it is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are very beneficial to everyone. Mangoes are rich in vitamin A which helps in promoting good eyesight, prevent night blindness, and stop dry eyes. Pregnant women and those suffering from anemia can benefit from the high iron content of mangoes. It is also rich in vitamin C, potassium and fibers which helps in lowering cholesterol levels, controls heart rate, regulate blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system of the body. Mangoes are rich in antioxidants which help in fighting cancer, regulate sugar levels, clean the skin, help in losing weight, and maintain the alkali reserve of the body. The fiber in mango helps promote a healthy digestive tract and prevent constipation. Eating mango as a part of your diet can be very helpful to your overall health, and it’s simply delicious!




Strawberries have high amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, iron, and fiber which are essential in bone health, believed to help fight cancer, gout, arthritis, and anemia. They also contain powerful antioxidants like flavonoids which may help prevent certain types of cancer including cervical, breast, colon and esophageal cancer and helps in reducing heart disease.



Grapes have significant ingredients such as tannins, flavonoids, and anthocyanins which gives them their anti-cancer properties. Grapes are so full of vitamins like vitamin A, C, B6 and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and magnesium and have the ability to treat indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, constipation, macular degeneration, diabetes, asthma, migraines, and kidney disorders and prevent cataracts.



Most of us are familiar with the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. This wonderful fruit is pack with impressive list of phyto-nutrients and antioxidants that helps in promoting body wellness and preventing diseases, thus makes the saying true. Apples are also excellent sources of vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps the body build resistance against infections and protects your body cells from damage. Apples are great source of pectin, a soluble fiber that helps in lowering cholesterol and normalizing sugar levels, and can help in the prevention of constipation, gout, diarrhea, arthritis, gastroenteritis, and intestinal disorders like hemorrhoids and diverticulitis. It is also rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which help in prevent heart disease. In eating apples, always wash the fruit thoroughly before eating. Consider peeling waxed apples because the wax in apples may prevent pesticide residues from being washed off.




Aside from being juicy and delicious, the pineapple which is one of the most popular fruits in the world, are very healthy and nutritious too.  It is loaded with vitamins A, C, B1 and B6, and minerals like calcium, potassium and phosphorous. It is also a rich source of antioxidants that not only fights the free radicals which causes cell damage in the body but also help in shielding it from different diseases like heart disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, and from different type of cancers.  The beta-carotene found in pineapples is very good to the eyes and it helps in reducing the incidence of macular degeneration which is an eye condition mostly affecting older people. Pineapples are also rich in fiber which is good for the digestive system, high potassium and low in sodium which helps normalize blood pressure levels, and it is anti-inflammatory which helps in diminishing the pain of arthritis, gout and carpal tunnel syndrome. All the nutrients found in pineapples can really help promote good health.



Papayas are rich in nutrients which help in nurturing the health of the cardiovascular system. It has vitamin C, E, carotenes, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid. It is also rich in minerals like copper, magnesium and potassium which keeps the blood pressure in check and boost mental alertness. The fiber in papaya is a great protection against colon cancer and is very good in improving the digestive health.

Citrus fruits like Oranges, Lemon, Calamansi, Mandarin, and Pomelo

citrus fruits

Citrus fruits have high amounts of vitamin C which helps the body fights diseases like common colds, heal wounds, develop and maintain strong bones, protects the heart, regulate blood pressure, prevents scurvy, reduce inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and ostheoarthritis, prevents anemia as it helps in iron consumption, and eliminates free radicals in the skin. Vitamin C is also one of the antioxidants which help in preventing certain types of cancer. All citrus fruits have fiber which helps in having a healthy digestion and lowers the risk of colon cancer, as well as other serious health problems.



Mangosteen is an abundant source of important nutrients which are needed for the growth, development and overall nutritional wellbeing. It contains xanthones which has properties like healing cells damaged by free radicals, block degenerative diseases, and an effective tool against various cardiovascular diseases.  It also helps in develop red blood cells and fights against anemia. It helps protect against certain diseases like severe chest pains, heart congestion, atherosclerosis, and high cholesterol. It contains potassium which gives protection against strokes and coronary heart diseases as it is an essential building block of cell and body fluids and manages heart rate and blood pressure.



Aug 3, 2014 6:48pm
I''m not familiar with mangosteen?
Aug 3, 2014 7:16pm
Mangosteen grows mainly in Southeast Asia especially in Indonesia. I came to know about this fruit when I worked in Malaysia. It has a sweet taste and because it has many health benefits, there are some companies who now makes food supplements like capsules, tea or coffee made out of mangosteen. Thanks for reading.
Aug 6, 2014 7:03pm
I love fruit (and am actually working on a fruit-themed article) and live in SE Asia so I know all of these fruits. They're all healthy and delicious but one issue you didn't address (except regarding waxed apples) is pesticide contamination. Papayas are especially bad for this, I've been told. By the way, your papaya entry trails off in mid sentence.
Jan 8, 2015 6:39pm
Thanks for the comment/reminder. Shows you really read the whole article. I first write my articles in MS Word then copy it here. Guess I wasn't able to copy the whole paragraph for the papaya. I have now completed it.
Dec 10, 2014 1:58am
Good stuff, thanks. I wasn't familiar with mangosteen either, along with calamansi.
Jan 8, 2015 6:41pm
Calamansi is of the citrus/lemon family and it is abundant here in my country. It is also cheap compared to lemons.
Jan 7, 2015 6:12am
Love avocados!
Jan 8, 2015 6:36pm
Good! Avocados are very good for the heart and for the skin.
Apr 12, 2015 5:54am
so informative. Keep up friend
Apr 12, 2015 11:21pm
Thank you, Shaddymak. I'm glad you like my article. Let's try to incorporate more fruit in our daily diet for us to become healthier.
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