Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 13 Healing Fruits

Fruit is not only nature's candy but nature's natural way to protect our bodies from many different diseases.  Here are the top 13 healing fruits and what they can do for your body, so eat up buttercup :)

Apples: Low in calories, high in fiber, and an excellent source of boron.  Boron is a mineral that aids in mental alertness.
Apricots: These little guys are packed with beta-carotene!  Beta-carotene helps keep your skin healthy and glowing and also protects your body from numerous types of cancer.
Avocados: Avocados have the power to lower your cholesterol by as much as 9 to 43 percent!  In addition to lowering your cholesterol, avocados are rich in potassium and magnesium.  Having a healthy dose of potassium keeps your blood pressure regulated and your muscles healthy.
Bananas: This is another food rich in potassium and is also a low-fat source of Vitamin B6.
Nectarines: Get your daily fiber with this fruit.  Nectarines are also an excellent source of Vitamin A and potassium.
Oranges: This citrus fruit is packed with Vitamin C and calcium and is low in sodium.
Peaches: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fruit that is full of both Vitamin A and Vitamin C and fiber.
Grapefruit: This fruit is low in calories and a great source of Vitamin C.
Prunes: Well, we all know that prunes are loaded with fiber but they also aid in lowering your blood cholesterol.
Watermelon: This juicy low-calorie treat protects your body from esophagus and stomach cancer.
Strawberries: You can stay fuller longer with this fruit because it contains soluble fiber and has a dose of Vitamin C.
Honeydew Melon: Potassium and Vitamin C is found in this melon.
Pomegranates: This fruit contains extremely powerful antioxidants that decreases your risk of all cancers.  They are also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B, calcalcium, and phosphorus.  If you only eat one fruit, choose pomegranates because they prevent your risk from all cancers and diseases.

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