July 9, 2018
There is a saying: “No disease is a good fortune”. It cannot be more true regardless of the age you are. This is especially true for us who are living and working in another country or city away from home. When you are living by yourself without being surrounded by close families, getting sick is equivalent to getting poor, both in health and in finance. Hence, most of us will be concerned about how to keep ourselves healthy so that we can continue to work productively and also to save us from the bomb-like medical bills. Fruit is your best friend for this purpose. Many fruits serve as antioxidant.
What is antioxidant?
Antioxidants are found in naturally occurring fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants benefit the body by neutralizing and removing the free radicals from the bloodstream. There are a wide range of antioxidants found in nature and providing benefits to different parts of the body. They are often found in food that contains other nutrients and natural vitamins great for the body.
11 fruits are rich in antioxidants!
Banana is a high potassium fruit which is rich in antioxidants and it contains zinc, iron, folic acid, calcium and other nutrients that are beneficially to the body. Also, it contains a great amount of fiber which helps greatly for the body’s waste excretion system.
The National Cancer Institute states that the Ellagogue in Pomegranate is a phytonutrient. It is rich in ellagic acid which prevents cell changes in the body and inhibit the expansion of the abnormal cells as well.
Kiwi is rich in enzymes and antioxidants with many nutrients such as vitamin C. These nutrients prevent body from getting sick such as flu and it nourishes the skin. It also contains potassium which helps reducing blood pressure, reduce stress, and relieve fatigue. Kiwi also helps the digestive system to work better.
Researchers from the University of Florida found that the nutrients in papaya fruit can help to combat free radicals effectively, whether raw or cooked by inhibiting the growth of abnormal cells.
Papaya contains vitamin A and beta-carotene which is great for eye care. Besides, it also contains vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron, which is used great for the treatment of colds and Leprosy Scurvy under the skin.
Research by the Current Molecular Medicine indicates that mangosteen has an interesting antioxidant that is a substance called Xanthones. Xanthones is a very effective antioxidant which repair damaged cells. It is acknowledged as a substance that helps to fight cancer cells as well.
Passion fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and antioxidants. It helps to fight cancer, to provide eye and skin care. Besides, passion fruit also contains nutrients that help to relieve insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It also contains elements that help in the treatment of bladder inflammation as well.
Researchers at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) said that tomatoes have anti-tumor properties, including the pulmonary necrosis which is used greatly to treat breast cancer. Tomato is also rich in lycopene antioxidant. The reddish color in tomatoes are the phytochemicals which contain a great variety of vitamins and many other minerals. It helps to nourish the body cells to function normally.
Beetroot is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium. In addition, it also contains beta-carotene that helps to fight tumor by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Research at the Exam Health website found that strawberries contain phytonutrients and a great variety of minerals, plus vitamin C. It serves as a great antioxidant.
Australian researchers found that lemon contains vitamin C and many types of acids that help to fight free radicals, as well as to cure flatulence. Lemon also helps to dissolve and reduce the size of the gallstone in the kidney by driving them out of urine.
There you have it. These are the fruits that are rich in antioxidants and good for your health. Make sure you always have these in your daily diets to help you getting into better shape.
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