101 Health Benefits of Fruit

101 Health Benefits of Fruit

101 Health Benefits of Fruit

There are 101 reasons for you to eat these 10 wonderful fruits.  We chose 10 fruits at random for this list, and are in no particular order of importance.  The number ONE reason is that they are ALL NATURAL and GOOD!  The other 100 reasons that you should eat these fruits is equally divided up into 10 Health Benefits of Each Fruit.  We will share some of the health benefit highlights with you.  Please note that when we mention any particular measurement of vitamins, minerals or nutrients we are using 100 gram (3.5 oz) servings of each fruit for an easy comparison.

1) Apples:  We don’t see a significant amount of any one particular vitamin in apples, although there is an adequate amount of fiber (2.4 grams per serving).  A lot of health benefits from apples actually comes from its skin, some of which seem to have some supporting evidence of being cancer-preventative.  Read more >

2) Banana:  All I can think of now is that song Barney used to sing to me when I was a kid, “Apples and Bananas”.  Bananas have such a well rounded vitamin and mineral profile:  B-Complex, Vitamin C, Potassium, Magnesium and Manganese, not to mention more fiber than an apple.  Read more >

3) Breadfruit:  This fruit is as strange as it is GOOD for you!  Native to the tropics, breadfruit is loaded with Vitamin B-Complex, Vitamin C and fiber.  It is like a banana on steroids! Unfortunately, you probably can’t find breadfruit at your local grocery store, but you could probably find it at a Chinese market like Ranch 99 (for those of us in California, Washington, Nevada or Texas).  Read more >

4) Cantaloupe:  Cantaloupe is such a well rounded fruit.  Just one serving of cantaloupe provides a decent amount of lutein, which is an antioxidant.  It also packs a punch of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and is a very low calorie fruit at just 34 calories a serving!  Read more >

5) Kiwi Fruit:  This fruit kicks butt!  It’s loaded with fiber, 3 grams a serving!  It is one of the best sources of Lutein and zeaxanthin, which has been proven to increase visual performance.  Kiwi also contains nearly twice as much Vitamin C as an orange!  It’s also loaded with Vitamin K, which helps your blood to clot.  Read more >

6) Orange:  Oranges don’t just have Vitamin C. They pack a decent amount of B Vitamins, Potassium and even Calcium.  Contrary to popular belief, oranges are a low calorie food; one serving under 50 calories and 2.4 grams of fiber to go with it.  Eating oranges will help you feel full without taking in a ton of calories, so eat up because they’re all good and natural!  Read more >

7) Pineapple:  Many people believe pineapple is bad for you because it’s too sweet.  This fruit is a low calorie food, weighing in at only 50 calories a serving.  With nearly as much Vitamin C as an orange, pineapple has all the B-Complex Vitamins on top of it!  One serving of pineapple also has nearly half a day’s requirements of Manganese, which is great for bone health, blood sugar regulation and keeping your skin healthy.  Read more >

8) Pomegranate:  These berries are loaded with fiber (4 grams per serving).  This fruit also packs a diverse punch of B-Complex Vitamins.  Pomegranate contains zinc, which is an immune system booster; as well as phosphorus, which helps with brain function and metabolism.  This fruit deserves the superfood label.  Read more >

9) Strawberry:  One of the lowest calorie fruits out there! 33 calories per serving to be exact.  With 2 grams of fiber per serving, strawberries are great for losing weight.  Did you know that strawberries also have more Vitamin C than oranges?  It’s also one of the lowest sugary fruits; only 4.89 grams per serving!  Strawberries also have a nice vitamin & mineral profile; providing a decent amount of B-Complex, potassium, magnesium and manganese.  Read more >

10) Watermelon:  The lowest calorie fruit!  Only 30 calories per serving.  One serving of watermelon contains 10% of the Daily Recommended amount of Vitamin C, and has a decent amount of B-Complex Vitamins.  It is healthy because it doesn’t contain a lot of sugar, only 6.2 grams per serving.  Read more >