In our article on Fitness Basics, Start with These 10 Things First, we talked about eating healthily. Eating fruits have a lot of benefits.
BENEFITS OF EATING FRUITS
Important sources of many vitamins, nutrients, and minerals
Fruits contain important vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. These include Vitamins, A, D, E, K, C, B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate), sodium and potassium. Also, try eating blueberries, citrus fruit, cranberries or strawberries which contain phytochemicals that have added health benefits.
Prevention of Vitamin deficiencies
Fruits help to prevent vitamin deficiencies. These Includes vitamin C deficiency; Scurvy, Vitamin A deficiencies; night blindness, dry scaly skin, immunosuppression, Folate deficiency; anaemia. Fruit consumption basically eliminates vitamin and mineral deficiencies and their associated symptoms.
Fruits help us to increase our supply of energy in no time. This is the reason why athletes often eat fruit during and after exercising and why diets for pregnant mothers almost always involve fruits of some kind.
Fruits like apple, banana, berries, grapefruit, and orange are great for protecting our heart. They are rich in flavonoids, carotenoids, fibre, potassium, sodium, and magnesium. Fruits also help in regulating cholesterol levels, preventing high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and heart diseases.
Fruits contain powerful flavonoids, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals. These help lower the risks of high blood pressure, indigestion, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, kidney stones, anxiety and other chronic diseases.
Helps in Digestion
Fruits contain fibre which helps the digestion and excretion process in the body. This simultaneously helps prevent conditions like obesity, gastritis, constipation, irregular bowel movements and colon cancer.
Fruits are composed of 90-95% water, fibre which helps keep our weight under control. Fruits are naturally low in calories.
The fibre content in fruit also makes us feel full by adding bulk nutrition to the diet. This makes us consume junk food less. You will also need to exercise regularly if you are trying to lose weight.
Fruits keep your skin supple and hydrated and nourish it with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These help our skin to be radiant for a long period of time.
Instead of using the commercial anti-pimple creams, just try including fruits like berries, apples, and bananas into your daily diet. This will make acne disappear quite quickly.
Fruits not only make our skin look good but also contribute greatly to healthy, long hair. Vitamin A brings lustre to your hair and also softens its texture. This also helps prevent hair loss and premature grey hair. Fruits like kiwis, strawberries, and pineapple are known for aiding hair growth.