Eating five fruits or vegetables a day, is a lot for many but our body requires that we eat them. Here are 10 fruits that you should be eating!
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – No, this isn’t suggesting giving an apple to the doctor will keep them away, but that you must eat them!
Apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits. They are both delicious and relatively cheap. This fruit is good for your health, especially because it contains pectin, a soluble fiber known to regulate intestinal transit. Used as an appetite suppressant, apples are low in calories and several studies show that the consumption of several apples a day could contribute to a significant drop in cholesterol levels, especially the so-called “bad cholesterol”.
Apples are also rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, and some physicians believe they could prevent strokes. Several studies demonstrate that eating apples regularly will help prevent colon cancer or prostate cancer.
Rich in vitamin C, bananas would effectively boost our immune system, protecting our bodies colds and other small “chills”. Moreover, while many women suffer from iron deficiency, bananas could help in the fight against this while promoting good humour as it contains serotonin. Rich in potassium, bananas helps regulate blood pressure, limits negative cardiovascular events and halts the formation of kidney stones. Bananas are easy to digest and rich in fiber which promotes intestinal transit.
Lemons are amazing for detoxing because they stimulate activity in the kidneys, which aids in the elimination of toxins. Rich in flavonoids, lemons have antioxidant properties that may prevent cardiovascular disease and cellular aging. Bactericidal and antiseptic, lemon juice is a great ally if you’re more susceptible to colds or sore throats. It is believed that lemons, like garlic, clean blood and relieve the digestive system of some inconveniences like diarrhea.