Why it is good to eat fruit every day

Some time ago the Spanish Ministry of Health launched an information campaign that undoubtedly became one of the most popular of all that have been carried out so far. And it is that from then on we have recorded well how important and necessary it is eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, as a recommended and recommended option when it comes to following a healthy and balanced diet, and when it comes to improving and keeping our own health in good condition.

The fruits, therefore, they are natural foods that provide very interesting benefits and properties. On the one hand, they provide a great diversity of essential nutrients, they are very rich in fiber and water, and they also become an ideal option when controlling our weight, since they hardly have calories and yet they tend to be satiating.

Nutritional wealth

As we indicated briefly in the previous lines, fruits stand out from the start because they are very rich in different essential nutrients, such as:

  • Vitamins: most fruits provide a good amount of vitamins. As you surely know, vitamins are essential nutrients for our body and for our health, which fulfill certain functions depending on the type of vitamin that is. So, for example, while vitamin C or vitamin E are antioxidants and help strengthen our immune system, vitamin A is essential for the good health of our eyesight.
  • Minerals: As with vitamins, minerals are also essential and essential nutrients for our body. In fruits we can find a great diversity of them, such as iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc ...
  • FiberIn general, most fruits are rich or very rich in soluble fiber. This type of fiber is essential for the proper functioning of our intestinal transit, helping to prevent constipation or to relieve it.
  • Water: fruits also stand out for their incredible richness in water. For that reason they are so depurative and diuretic, helping in the natural process of our organism to eliminate toxins that we do not need and that have been accumulating.
  • Natural antioxidants: fruits provide not only antioxidant vitamins, but also certain substances and compounds with antioxidant qualities, which, among other aspects, help to reduce the negative consequences that free radicals cause on our health.

Beneficial for your cardiovascular system

Since fruits are rich in antioxidants, fiber and water, they become ideal foods for your cardiovascular system. In this sense, they are very interesting when you have high cholesterol, because they help reduce high levels of total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol. On the other hand, they are also ideal for reducing high blood pressure, and improve our blood circulation very positively.

  • Fruits to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides: fruits such as apples, grapes, strawberries and citrus fruits (such as oranges, lemons and kiwis) stand out.
  • Fruits to reduce high blood pressure: fruits such as banana and lemon stand out. In addition, certain parts of other fruits provide this interesting quality, such as coconut water and watermelon seeds.

Help to lose weight

Fruits are usually very low calorie foods. In addition, practically do not contribute any fat. Therefore, they are ideal both in weight loss diets and in weight control diets, because they tend to satisfy the appetite without adding any fat.

Special mention can be made of avocados and coconut, although both fruits are very rich in healthy fats, which help reduce cholesterol and triglycerides.

At the time of losing weight, fruits such as apple, pear, papaya, guava, strawberries and kiwi stand out.

They are refreshing and also delicious

Who could resist on a hot day a delicious cocktail of fresh fruit? The truth is that they become the healthiest option when it comes to refreshing our body, much more than ice cream or gelatin, especially for its richness in water. That's why they also help us quench our thirst, especially on the hottest days.

Ideal to purify our body

Precisely because of its richness in water, fiber and natural antioxidants, fruits help a lot when it comes to purifying our organism. In fact, they are ideal foods to eliminate toxins and wastes that have accumulated and that our body does not need.

In addition, for their richness in antioxidants are useful to reduce the negative effects of free radicals.

They help us prevent diseases

If we eat fruit every day we will be contributing to our body essential nutrients that help strengthen our immune system, which in turn is useful when it comes to preventing certain diseases. For example, it is known that vitamin E is useful in the prevention of cancer and certain cardiovascular diseases, thanks to its antioxidant and protective benefits. On the other hand, although there are still doubts about how vitamin C acts in the prevention of flu and colds, it is known that those who follow a diet rich in fruits get sick less, while those who do, if they eat fruits rich in vitamin C tend to shorten the period of infection and also relieve their symptoms.

Images | jojomzz / Yasser Alghofily / Janine 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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