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10 Reasons to Eat More Fruit

By: Snap Fitness

 

The jig is up! Fruits and vegetables are the key towards a healthier lifestyle, but why?

 

We often hear that adding more fresh fruit into our diet will suddenly make us more nutritionally fit. The fact is, it will! Adding more fruit into your diet is good for your overall health. Eating a variety of fruits is shown to help lower blood pressure, aid in chronic diseases, and lower cholesterol.

 

Not to mention, fruit is full of fiber and natural sugars to help our bodies function properly and keep blood sugar at bay.

 

Grab your fruit bowl. Its time to hit the produce section!

 

 

Apples

Nutritional value: 1 medium – 95 cal, 4.4g fiber

Apples contain antioxidants that may help lower the chance of developing diabetes and help your body resist infections

  

  

Bananas

Nutritional value: 1 medium – 105 cal, 3.1g fiber

Bananas are one of the most potassium filled fruits and pack an energy punch

 

 

 Blueberries

Nutritional value: 1 cup – 85 cal, 3.6g fiber

Blueberries top the list of all fruits in antioxidants, which help fight off disease and improve memory function

 

 

Cherries

Nutritional value: 1 cup – 77 cal, 2.5g fiber

Cherries may help reduce inflammation and calm your nervous system

 

 

Grapes

Nutritional value: 1 cup – 62 cal, 0.8g fiber

Grapes contain an antioxidant that may help in reducing blood pressure levels

 

 

 

Kiwi

Nutritional value: 1 large – 42 cal, 3g fiber

Kiwis pack more vitamin C than oranges and boost the immune system

 

 

Oranges

Nutritional value: 1 medium – 45 cal, 2.3g fiber

Oranges help lower blood cholesterol levels and help to maintain healthy skin and vision

 

 

 

Peaches

Nutritional value: 1 medium – 59 cal, 2.2g fiber

Peaches help regulate the immune system and fight off infections

 

 

 

Pineapple

Nutritional value: 1 cup – 82 cal, 2.3g fiber

Pineapple aids in digestion and helps fight arthritis

 

 

Watermelon

Nutritional value: 1 cup – 46 cal, 0.6g fiber

Watermelon is a great fruit to add to a weight-loss diet since it is 92% water.