The 4 Fruits You Should be Eating Every Week
Fruit is not only delicious, hydrating and super convenient but it’s extremely good for you, so it should be easy to eat enough of it – right?
Most of us aren’t eating anywhere near enough fruit per day to reap the rewards which include; reducing the risk of cancers, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and so on. These protective effects come from the innumerable essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre within each piece.
Modern diet culture tells us that fruit contains too much sugar and that it shouldn’t be a significant part of a healthy diet but this is a myth. The natural sugars contained in fruit and refined sugars are not created equal and there is a lot of evidence to suggest that eating fruit every day is a major contributor to long-term health.
So, which fruits should you pick?
Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and every berry in between. These are full of antioxidants which give them their dark red and purple colours and reduce inflammation, insulin resistance and won’t spike your blood sugar levels.
If someone tells you bananas have too much sugar, walk away and go buy a banana. Bananas are the perfect fruit to provide you with quick energy on the go or before a workout. They are convenient, cheap, digest easily and are superior fuel for exercise and physical activity.
Yes, avocados are fruits! They aren’t high in natural sugars like other fruits but they are high in healthy fats and fibre which help reduce cholesterol levels, keep your heart healthy, improve gut health and play a role in hormone regulation.
As versatile as they come and high in over 9 vitamins and minerals, this citrus fruit is an absolute must in any healthy diet. Studies have shown that the active ingredients inside lemons can help prevent certain cancers and even diabetes! Not to mention, they fight bacteria. Sore throat? Try lemon juice and honey in a cup of boiling water!
All in all, you can’t go wrong with fruit. This list is very small and we should all be trying to eat more fruit in our day no matter which fruit it is. The main takeaway from this is that despite the levels of natural sugar, fruit is extremely healthy and should never be avoided.