Eat Fruits and Have a Fruitful Life!
Most, if not all advocates who endorse healthy lifestyles constantly repeat the plethora of benefits that consuming fruits can have on our health. With a ‘healthy living’ mindset going around nowadays, it’s no wonder that organic and fresh produce have been flying off the shelves.
Majority are aware that fruits have vitamins and nutrients that are crucial for the normal functioning of our bodies, but how many are fully conscious of what fruits contain and how they affect us?
Below are three benefits that consuming fruits has on your body.
Rich in Vitamins
There are many different types of vitamins that help your body in many different ways. Generally, there are two main categories of vitamins : water-soluble vitamins, and fat-soluble vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins (e.g. Vitamin B and C) are easily absorbed by the body, and the excess is excreted in your urine.
On the other hand, fat-soluble vitamins (e.g. Vitamin A, D, E and K) are absorbed by the body, with the excess being stored in body tissues. Vitamins are capable of boosting your immune system, strengthening bones, maintaining a healthy nervous system, helping organs function, and much more.
Rich in Potassium
Many people undermine the importance of consuming potassium, but potassium is actually crucial for our health. Potassium promotes the normal functioning of essential organs in our body, such as the heart, and helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. Potassium is also capable of keeping your muscular tissues and bones healthy, and studies even show that consuming enough potassium can prevent strokes.
Helps With Weight Loss
In this day and age, obesity is prevalent. Being obese or overweight increases the risk of suffering from diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Fruits act as a healthy, delicious substitute to candies and other high calorie snacks. Of course, not all fruits are low in calories. So, if you want to lose or maintain your weight, make sure you are aware of which fruits you should consume!
Now that you know at least a bit more about the benefits of fruits, how ready do you think you are to kick start your healthy lifestyle?
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about fruits!
*This quiz is intended for informational purposes only and is not a medical prescription.
Consult professional health care providers if you have any questions or to meet your specific needs.