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What Can Fruit Do to Improve Your Health?

By Stepy Kamei

Surely you know the most important part about fruit: it tastes good, and it's good for you. After all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? But have you ever stopped to consider what exactly is in fruit that makes it so beneficial to your overall health? As it turns out, different fruits benefit different aspects of your well-being. Keep reading to learn more about which fruits can have the benefits your body needs the most. 

Get a Healthy Dose of Antioxidants

You've probably heard the word "antioxidants" but do you know what makes it a vital nutrient? Antioxidants work on a deeper level to protect your body (particularly, your skin) from free radicals and damage from harmful UV rays. In short, antioxidants can keep your skin looking younger and vibrant -- what's not to love about that? You can load up on these helpful nutrients in fruits such as grapes, pomegranates, and figs. Pair with some cheese for calcium and protein, and you've got an easy, delicious, and healthy snack inspired by the Mediterranean diet!

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

One again, "anti-inflammatory" is probably a term you've come across repeatedly when reading about ways to incorporate nutrition into your diet. Inflammation is a top cause for health issues such as back pain, muscle aches, and headaches. It can be brought on by stress or a diet high in inflammatory foods, such as packaged snacks and highly processed meals. So, a good way to fight this is by adding anti-inflammatory fruits into your snacks and meals! Tart cherries, blueberries, and pineapple are all great choices for lowering inflammation levels in your body. Blueberries also contain loads of anti-oxidants, making them a true superfood.

Boost Your Immune System 

When your immune system is functioning at its best, you often feel better, have more energy, and are less likely to get sick. Unfortunately, a non-nutritious diet can easily compromise your immune system, which is yet one more reason why you should take nutrition seriously. An easy way to start is by adding fruits such as strawberries, grapefruits, and kiwis into your basket the next time you're getting groceries. These foods are high in Vitamin C, which has been shown to give a boost to the immune system. 

Lift Your Energy Levels to New Heights

Yes, certain fruits can even help to improve your energy levels! This is especially good news if coffee tends to just give you the jitters rather than the ability to focus. Avocados have healthy fats that stay in your bloodstream for longer, meaning you get more sustained energy. Bananas are also a great choice, especially as a post-workout pick-me-up, as they provide potassium, which is good for muscle health.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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