Foodtastic Friday: ABC of Fruit

Foodtastic Friday: ABC of Fruit

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We all have our favorite fruits, but are you aware of the benefits that are packed with these snack-time treats?

Apples

Let’s begin with the most common fruit that we’ve known since we were kids. Apples are loaded with vitamin C, B-complex, phytonutrients, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber. Studies have shown that consuming apples could help you prevent stroke, diabetes, and even dementia. I guess an apple a day does keep the doctors (and diseases) away.

 

Bananas

They are yellow, tropical and are in the shape of a smile. Bananas are absolutely fat-free and enriched potassium and sodium. Benefits of this fruit include the lowering of blood pressure, and it also helps to decrease the risk of childhood leukemia. Nature’s yellow friend packs more punch than you would think.

 

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is often referred to as muskmelons or rock melons. These overlooked fruits are packed with antioxidants, beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants are protection from diseases such as the common cold. Cantaloupe has the potential to maintain blood pressure, aid digestion, keep you hydrates and lower the risk of developing asthma.