Love Juicy Summer Fruits? You Have Got to See How LOADED with Antioxidants They Really Are!
Summertime is the best time of year for the juiciest, mouthwatering fruits. Well, never mind that they're so darn flavorful, they're better for you than you even thought because they're LOADED with antioxidants!
Now, antioxidants is a term that gets tossed around a lot, but the basic explanation is that they are SO GOOD for your body! They protect your cells against diseases – they help to maintain your body's health, and even repair cellular damage. The fact that they taste so good makes it all the better. Here's a list of 8 fruits that harness antioxidant power...
- Black Raspberries – They have 2-times the amount of antioxidants than any other fruit. According to the Berry Health Benefits Network, the anthocyanins in the fruit may have anti-inflammatory properties while protecting blood vessels.
- Wild Blueberries – Labelled as one of the top Super Foods, wild blueberries have been shown to actually increase antioxidant levels in your body.
- Strawberries – An excellent source of vitamin C and potassium, their plant compounds may have health benefits for controlling blood sugar and aid in heart health.
- Cherries – Cherries contain potassium and melatonin which is great for your skin. It also helps with arthritis and inflammatory conditions.
- Plums – High in vitamin C, it boosts your immunity and prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, helping in maintaining a healthy heart.
- Oranges – Known for its vitamin C content, they boost the immune system, controls blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol, and may help to keep your blood pressure in check.
- Black Berries – They're high in fiber which reduces cholesterol and jam-packed with vitamin C.
- Apples – You know what they say about an apple a day – high in fiber and 80% of its antioxidant power is contained in the skin.
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