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Apples and Avocados: The Fruits You Should Be Eating

By Brandi Swieter 

Though many people would like to place avocados on the vegetable list because of its appearance, the green food used for guacamole is actually a fruit. With many health benefits, it’s a wonder more people aren’t consuming the nutritious option. Paired with apples, one of the more popular fruit choices, people can experience a great boost in health and wellness.

Apples

Apples have long been said to be the fruit to eat. Just one a day may prevent people from having to see their doctor other than the yearly checkup. This sentiment is due to the many health benefits apples provide. They can lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk for stroke, prevent diabetes, and even help improve cognitive function. With antioxidants, nutrients, and vitamins involved, it’s hard not to see how apples can provide such amazing benefits.

Vitamin C is one of the best components of apples. Just one medium-sized apple has more than 8 milligrams of the nutrient. It helps to fight off bad cells within the body, preventing infection and disease. Paired with the B-complex vitamins also found in apples, the body should be in ideal health.

Avocados

Avocados seemed to be one of the hottest trends of 2017 and onward, popularized by millennials looking for the next health fix. Avocado toast became quite popular for any time of day, bringing health benefits including weight loss. Though the trend may have made them more popular, avocados have always been there for those who chose to consume them. They bring plenty of advantages to the table of show who eat them regularly.

A solid daily dose of potassium is one of the best reasons for eating avocados. It actually contains more than a banana, which is the fruit most often touted as the best potassium source. Just one cup of sliced or diced avocados contain over 700 milligrams of the nutrient. One large banana doesn’t even have 500.

Aside from the potassium, avocados also contain plenty of other vitamins. With magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate, avocados have sure made a name for themselves in the health world. They’re healthy for the heart, great for vision, help with digestion, and even fight certain cancers.

Both apples and avocados make ideal fruits to eat. Packed with nutrients and vitamins, these foods are extremely beneficial to one’s health. Consume them more often for improved wellness.

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

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