Fruit is one of the joys God gave us. Not only is fruit delicious, it’s healthy. Because of the heavy use of pesticides, it is important to buy organic whenever possible. One thing we need to learn here in America is that fruit is seasonal. If you want a particular fruit year round, it is better to freeze or can it when it is in season rather than buy it off-season from another country where it may be GMO fruit. I have a NutriBullet and make the best smoothies. Fruit-it does a body good!
I love cantaloupe! Since cantaloupe is 89 percent water, it’s also the perfect fruit to help with hydration during those hot and sticky summer months (when it can be easy to become dehydrated). Researchers have recently measured the carotenoid contents of six different California-grown cantaloupe hybrids and discovered that their beta-carotene content can reach levels as high as 3,138 micrograms (per 100 grams of fresh weight). That’s about 30 times higher than the beta-carotene content of fresh oranges. They still don’t beat out carrots in beta-carotene though! http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=17
For those who suffer from arthritis and gout, you will be relieved to find out that adding cherries to your diet can greatly decrease the intense pain associated with those ailments. Excess uric acid in the blood is the culprit behind the excruciating pain that causes swelling, tenderness and inflammation. A study done by the USDA found that uric acid can be reduced by as much as 15 percent by eating 2 cups of Bing cherries. Cherries can also help reduce painful inflammation by decreasing the amount of C-reactive protein produced. So add a little zing to your diet by choosing Bing (cherries). http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/07/09/5-health-benefits-cherries/
Wonderfully delicious, bright-red raspberry is among the most popular berries grown all over the world. They are rich source of health promoting plant-derived nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Delicios raspberriess are low in calories and saturated fats but are rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/raspberry.html
Pineapple is one of my favorites. I love it in smoothies or just to eat plain. Fresh pineapple is low in calories. Nonetheless, ii is a storehouse of several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/pineapple.html
Ripe strawberries should always be deep red, inside and out. There should never be any white. Once picked strawberries do not ripen further. The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. These potent little packages protect your heart, increase HDL (good) cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer. The heart-shaped silhouette of the strawberry is the first clue that this fruit is good for you. http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/nutritional-benefits-of-the-strawberry
Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean you skin, and make the perfect snack. Here are 17 healthy reasons why you should be eating a mango every day. http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/17-reasons-why-you-need-a-mango-every-day/