Fruits: benefits and properties

If you have been following us for some time, you will probably have noticed that, whenever we can, we try to defend the presentation of fruits Y vegetables in the diet and daily food.

Mainly, because they tend to be some of the fundamental foods when you want to enjoy both a healthy lifestyle and a healthy lifestyle.

In previous moments we have dealt with the benefits of many fruits (pear, apple, strawberry, grape, lemon, avocado ...). We have even heard about the calories from fruits.

But this time we are not going to echo the nutritional properties of a particular fruit itself, but the fruits in general.

Benefits and properties of fruits

As you can imagine, it is true that each fruit has its own specific advantages, although this group of foods share certain benefits and properties generals that come to be very important for health:

  • Importance in vitamins
    Among the most important vitamins that can be found in many fruits, include vitamin C, provitamin A, antioxidant-acting nutrients and beta-carotene.
    Of course, in small proportions we can also find some vitamins of group B.
  • Rich in minerals
    Fruits also stand out for their high mineral content. For example, potassium abounds, which is essential to maintain a healthy nervous system.
    They also contain magnesium, which helps improve intestinal functioning.
  • Large amount of fiber
    Fruits contain a high satiety value because they contain a lot of fiber. Stresses in this case the pectin, soluble in water. The most advisable thing is that the fruits are not peeled, since most of the fiber is found in the peels.
  • High water content
    Fruits, in addition to containing a large amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals, stand out because they contain a high proportion of water, which gives them a high value and depurative power.
    In addition, it helps detoxify the body, while along with the fiber gives a feeling of fullness, helping to control the appetite.
  • They also contain phytochemicals
    The phytochemicals are the pigments that give color and aroma to all fruits. They also have antioxidant properties and benefits, which help delay the deterioration of organic tissues, and prevent the onset of cancer while delaying aging.

Why should we consume fruit every day?

There are many specialists in medicine, nutrition and dietetics who defend the daily consumption of fruit Y vegetable fresh, as a way not only to enjoy a healthy and balanced diet, but also to ensure good health, not only for the present, but also for the future.

Not surprisingly, many of the benefits of fruits They contribute especially to those people who tend to consume them every day on a regular basis.

But, nevertheless, and in spite of it and the great diffusion that these natural foods have had during the last years (it is necessary to remember, for example, the campaign that the Spanish Ministry of Health launched some time ago with the well-known motto5 servings a day of fruit and vegetables), there are statistics that show that we consume a smaller amount of fruit of which we should actually.

Discover other interesting qualities that make us eat at least 1 fruit a day:

  • It is rich in vitamins and minerals, essential nutrients for the proper functioning of our body.
  • It is rich in fiber, being useful at the time of helping to improve intestinal motility and prevent constipation.
  • Provides a large amount of water, essential for our body. They are ideal to hydrate our body.
  • Rich in phytochemicals with antioxidant properties and virtues.
  • It helps when it comes to maintaining good health in general.
  • Useful against cancer, helping to prevent its appearance.
  • They help delay aging.
  • They help keep our nervous system in good condition.
  • They cool when it's hot
This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist.

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