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7 Benefits of Eating Fruits

Imani Sankofa


#1 Keep the Doctor Away

We all know that eating fruit as part of a balanced diet is good for us. But exactly how good is it? These days it’s not just about superfoods anymore, but superfruits are making it big. Increasingly, health experts and researchers alike are contributing eating fruits to the prevention of diseases and giving us more delicious reasons to visit our local farmers markets .

#2 Ridiculously Healthy Fruits


But not all fruits are created equal and the kinds you eat will make a difference in nutritional value. What benefits can you get from eating an apple versus a banana? And which fruits are healthiest? Read on to learn more!


#3 Apples: Breathe Easier

With their beautiful array of colors, it’s no surprise that America’s favorite fruit is apples. Eating the skin of apples is a good source for fiber. Studies show that people who eat at least 5 apples a week have better functioning lungs and apples are a great natural source of antihistamine, to protect against allergies. You know how it goes, apple a day…

#4 Oranges: Fight Stress and Cholesterol

Eating a single orange gives you 100% of your daily Vitamin C. Not only are oranges juicy and delicious, they may even help lower your cholesterol. The citrus smell of an orange creates a calming effect to counter stress in your day. So keep one with you as you go through your day.

#5 Bananas: Fight Off Strokes and Ulcers

Not only are bananas a healthy carb which keeps you feeling full, they’re also an excellent source of potassium while being low in sodium. This means eating bananas reduces your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. Want more benefits? Bananas contain protease inhibitors that can help prevent stomach ulcers. Not to mention they go great in a peanut butter sandwich.

#6 Avocados: For Your Heart

Yes, avocados are a fruit and a superfruit at that! Not only are avocados creamy and delicious, but they also contain healthy fats, which absorb carotenoids making them essential for a healthy heart. What’s more, eating avocados will help you lower bad cholesterol while increasing healthy cholesterol, and who wouldn’t want that? Oh, and did we mention they have twice the potassium as bananas?

#7 Hooray for Blueberries

Blueberries are your go-to superfruit for brain function. Not only are they rich in antioxidants like a lot of the fruits mentioned earlier, but studies have also linked blueberries to improving memory and delaying cognitive aging. Another added benefit- they’re chock full magnesium which helps keep you slim and energized. Now that is what we call a mega superfruit!


Imani Sankofa / Author & Editor

As a result of working with Imani, women learn to reduce stress, release weight, and reconnect to life. Imani is looking to work with women who are interested in peace of mind, improved health, and creating a life they love.

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