Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Top 5 healthy fruits

Fruits are not only delicious but also have a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which prevents us from many diseases. All fruits are healthy, but the following are the top five healthiest fruits:


As per the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, it has many health benefits. It also may keep away from asthma, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases. Apigenin, an antioxidant that is present in apple suppresses asthma and allergies. Eating an apple a day cuts the risk of mouth cancer. They also help to throttle blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease.
The pectin content in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which reduces the risk of diabetes.


Banana is a tropical fruit which mainly consists of sugar and fiber acting as a good source of energy. The fiber content in it regulates the bowel movement and helps to cure constipation.  Potassium is present in high amount in bananas which prevents blood pressure; stabilize the heart beat hence acting as a stress reliever.


Apricots are a rich source of vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber and potassium. Beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body protects the eyes and helps to keep the teeth and bones stronger. The fiber content in it prevents constipation and maintains the digestive track. Vitamin C develops resistance in the body against infectious agents.


Plums have a huge amount of minerals and vitamins which mainly improves the digestive system and immunity against cancer related diseases. Minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron are present in abundance in plums which is essential for RBC formation and to control blood pressure. Plums also reduce the risk of heart diseases.

Strawberries are one of the best health remedies. The anti-oxidant present in them protects us from vision defects. Strawberries are a rich source of iron which is helpful for the proper functioning of brain and nervous system. Also the folate content in it protects from birth-defects.

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