It turns out that it is not only an apple a day that can keep the doctor away. But a healthy portion of these fruits daily should also do the trick.
Below are the Top 10 Fruits You Should Eat Daily:
Banana is one of the best fruit to help you control your weight. The flavonoid polymers in apples help inhibit enzymes that break down simple sugars. This means that instead of storing sugar as fat, you flush more of it out of your system. Also apples contain pectin, a form of fiber that mixes with the flavonoids to depress the levels of fat circulating in the blood.
Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps lower your blood pressure. It is also an excellent sources of resistant starch, a healthy carbohydrate that fills you up, while boosting your metabolism in the process.
Blueberries get its dusky blue shade from its high concentration of the flavonoid called anthocyanin. Anthocyanin is a powerful antioxidant that helps in the prevention of heart disease.
A small increase in anthocyanin is linked to an improved weight maintenance. Frozen blueberries have the highest concentration of anthocyanin, followed by fresh ones. This is because freezing the berries shortly after picking, preserves more of the flavonoid. Dried blueberries contain half as many anthocyanins as frozen or fresh berries.
Cranberries are considered to be superfruits, most especially for women. It may help prevent urinary-tract infections and help fight ovarian cancer.
According to a study by Rutgers University, cranberries can boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs used to fight ovarian cancer and may help slow the growth of some cancer cells.
Also another research shows that individuals who drink a glass of unsweetened cranberry juice daily, helped raise their HDL or good cholesterol, by at least 10%.
Kiwis contain more than twice as much of vitamin C as oranges. Added to that, it helps lower your risk of cataracts and could even protect your DNA from damage.
Pears also contain pectin. It is also rich in flavonols and flavan-3-ols—flavonoids that helps protect against type 2 diabetes and weight gain.
Strawberries contain a variety of antioxidants. It also contains flavonols and anthocyanins. Studies have shown that just a few ounces of strawberries help reduce the inflammation and blood sugar spikes that are triggered by carb-heavy meals.
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that eating a few berries before eating sweets, can make it more difficult for the body to absorb as much sugar, thus preventing caloric load.
Oranges contain a full day’s vitamin C and potassium. Added to that, the opaque membrane around each wedge has hesperidin, which may help lower cholesterol.
Pineapple contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps break down food in order to reduce bloating. It also adds a juicy sweetness to your meals.
Papayas contain papain, a substance that helps improve your digestion.
It is also a good source of folate and vitamin C.