Generally today, many are turning to eating fruits more than before. A lot of research findings and health concerns have drawn many to make a shift over what goes in to their body as food. Fruits are now very popular in the market. Each fruitful season are as God appointed it to be. Let me share with you some of this garden fruits that we can easily access and their health benefits, such that when next you visit the market, you will likely go to the fruit stand.
I have chosen from the varieties available, with me here are 8 different fruits. I will start with an exotic fruit APPLE.
Exotic fruit are those fruits that are not grown in our locality, most times they are imported and Apple falls among this category.
The saying "an Apple a day, takes the Doctor away' is very very true. These outstanding fruit has many health benefits.
Apple originated from the mineral rich mountainous region of Kazakhstan. These oval shaped fruit that comes in both red, green and lemon colours has a sweet but tart taste. Their shape and sizes depends on the cultivator. It is now grown in different parts of the world where the atmosphere is conducive for it.
Apples contain antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and several other nutrients that may boost heart, brain, and digestive health.
People suffering from Blood Sugar and High Blood Pressures will benefit greatly from eating Apple on a regular basis.
Banana is an amazing fruit that is available for harvest throughout the year. It is a sweet succulent fruit with a jacket. It does not contain fat, sodium or cholesterol. Banana contains potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and magnesium.
It is grown in Tropical areas of Africa, Costa Ricam Guatemala, Honduras and Panama. In Nigeria it is gown virtually across the states.
Bananas are respectable sources of vitamin C. ...
Manganese in bananas is good for your skin. ...
Potassium in bananas is good for your heart health and blood pressure. ...
Bananas can aid digestion and help beat gastrointestinal issues. ...
Bananas give you energy – minus the fats and cholesterol
Enjoying the fruits with my kids
Research has it that over 60 species of Grapes exist with thousands of varieties. Common in Nigeria today are the big succulent yellow and green colours. Grapes are rich sources of Vit. A, C, B6 and folate. Also it contains minerals such as Selenium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium etc.
There are many health benefits to be derived when you eat Grapes. It supports longevity, It slows down the ageing process. It boosts immunity, supports cellular and eye health.
It has an oval shape with a yellowish or green colour. Lemon are acidic naturally but they are very rejuvenating and refreshing. It is majorly produced in Turkey, United States,, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Isreal but it originated according to sources from India or China.
Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and plant compounds that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may aid weight loss and reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.
It is a citrus fruit with finely textured skin with a round shape. With its juicy taste, just one orange contains over 110.2% of the daily allowance of Vitamin C. Oranges are also a great source of carotenoid, calcium. magnesium, potassium, thiamine and folic acid.
Oranges originated thousands of years from Asia in the region that is Southern China to Indonesia. Currently it is grown in United States, Brazil, Nigeria, Mexico, Spain and a few other African countries like Benin Republic etc.
Oranges are excellent for Heart health, cellular health and its antioxidant contents mops up free radicals from the body.
Most people complain that Lime is acidic and can affect the intestines. Some claims it can result in having gastro-intestinal disorder. But is could that be true? This findings may prove that wrong.
Limes are high in vitamin C and antioxidants — both of which may offer health benefits. Eating limes or drinking the juice may improve immunity, reduce heart disease risk factors, prevent kidney stones, aid iron absorption, and promote healthy skin. Avoid limes if you're allergic to citrus fruit
Papaya as its also called is a pear-shaped rich orange or pink fleshy fruit. All parts of this fruit are edible. It is a rich source of anti-oxidant, carotenoid, vit. A, B, C etc. and it provides the body with potassium, magnesium and fiber.
Pawpaw originated from Central America but countries like Indian, Puerto-Rico, Mexico, United States are also growing it now. Pawpaw fruit is liked by everyone. Its health benefits are - it supports gastrointestinal disorder, eye health, immune system, joint and bone health and heart health.
Myself enjoying Water Melon
It derives its name according to the nature of the fruit. Its shape and size are like that of a fully inflated football. It retains water hence 90 percent of it is water as the succulent parts all are drippling out water.
Watermelon is rich in an amino acid and it aids blood circulation and flow through all the body channels. It is powerfully packed to benefit the entire body systems.
Because it contains Lycopene, it can aid people with High Blood Pressure, Headache and internal heat.
- Health benefits of watermelon:
Muscle soreness. ...
Reduces kidney disorders. ...
Hydrates your body. ...
Help prevent cancer. ...
Help prevent asthma. ...
Lowers blood pressure. ...
Good for your heart. ...
One of the best ways to enjoy your fruits is by combining 3 or 4 of them to produce a juice. I made a smoothie with Banana, pineapple, and water melon. Infact it is so yummy yummy, very delicious and refreshing.