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Fruits: You Can't Go Wrong Adding Them to Your Diet

By Stephen R. Farris

Nutritionist and doctors will tell you that a diet primarily of fresh fruits, raw vegetables and lean cuts of meat are ideal to gain a healthier lifestyle. Couple that with regular exercise and you essentially have it made. But picking the right kinds of those foods to incorporate into your healthy diet plan, especially fruits, can be a bit of a challenge. So let's find out which fruits are considered to have the most health benefits.


Grapefruit is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and is great for people looking to drop a few pounds. 


Pineapples are jam-packed with nutrients that help with protein digestion and anti-inflammatory abilities.


Avocado is considered one of the good fats we can have in our diet. Nutrients in avocados have been linked to reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of stroke. It's also considered heart healthy.


Blueberries are full of antioxidants that boost our bodies' immune defenses. A daily dose of blueberries can help reduce your risk for certain chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes.


Besides keeping the doctor away, apples naturally high in fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and potassium. They're good for heart health and have been linked to lower risks of type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's.


Can pomegranates be more healthier than green tea or red wine? Studies show that the nutrients and powerful plant compounds found in pomegranates provide three times the antioxidant levels than in the other two, and can reduce the risk of cancer as well.


Mangoes are another great source for Vitamin C, fiber and contain lots of antioxidants. They can also help reduce the risk of disease.

In addition to these listed, there are several more healthy fruits that you can buy and incorporate into your healthy diet plan. They are as follows:

  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Lemons
  • Durian
  • Watermelon
  • Olives
  • Blackberries
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Red and purple grapes
  • Guava
  • Papaya
  • Cherries

There's plenty of delicious fruit selections to choose from. Some may offer more healthy benefits than others, but they are all good for you. Try mixing them up and eat a different variety each day. For more information about your nutritional needs, visit your local chiropractor to see what tips and suggestions they can provide for you. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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