Benefits of Fruit

by Joanne on January 21, 2009

Tonight we have a guest blogger, Mr. Robert Michael Burlingame. He offers a review of the benefits we gain from eating fruit. Make sure you check the link to his recommended site, especially if you believe you don’t get enough healthy fruits in your diet.

Thanks Robert!

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Benefits of Eating Fresh Fruits

Everybody has probably heard of the saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” at one point or another. Nevertheless, there are many people who aren’t aware of the truth behind the adage; including fruit in their diet can have them reaping many health benefits.

Eating fruits lessens chances of getting chronic diseases.

Individuals who eat more fruits as part of their overall diet are more likely to have less chances of getting afflicted with chronic diseases. This is because fruits have nutrients that are essential for the health and maintenance of the body. Researchers have found that individuals who eat fruits daily are less likely to have a stroke or cardiovascular diseases.

Eating fruits helps people cope with the stresses of everyday life.

More people nowadays are working longer hours, are exposed to more toxic fumes, and are under more stress. Eating fruits can help a person not just in lessening the risk of getting chronic diseases, but also in coping with the daily stresses of everyday life.

Fruits fight free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules that the human body produces when it reacts with oxygen. These free radicals react with other molecules found within cells and may damage their membranes, genes, and proteins. Free radicals can speed up aging and even lead to the onset of various diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. People are exposed to more free radicals everyday and need more antioxidants to neutralize them. Fruits have antioxidants that help in fighting free radicals.

Different varieties of fruits provide different kinds of nutrients.

When eating fruits, it’s also important to try a wide variety. There are so many fruits available in the market that one can choose from. Some unripened fruits, however, taste sour. These fruits can provide individuals with nutrients that are essential to their health, but the taste may not be to their liking. For those who only want to eat sweet fruits, it would be a good idea to try consuming natural sweeteners before eating the fruits so that they’ll taste better.

Aside from the abovementioned benefits, eating fruits can also help reduce a person’s blood cholesterol levels. The dietary fiber found in fruits can also aid in the body’s digestive process. With all the health benefits that one can get from eating fruits, more individuals should definitely get into the habit of eating these on a daily basis.

This article was written by Robert Michael Burlingame, a personal trainer who enjoys added fruit to his high mass/high protein diet through miracle fruit tablets sweetening enhancers

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3 Comments

  • At 2009.01.22 00:04, Juliet said:

    This was really informative! 🙂 I am so glad that I love fruit.

    • At 2009.01.22 09:37, applec said:

      Oh me too. I cannot go the morning without a good piece of fresh fruit. Then I start munching on dried fruits. Not too big on the dried apricots, apples, or bananas, but most others I like. Guess there are benefits in eating dried fruits as well as long as they aren’t processed with added sugars. If you get them from whole food stores/health food stores, you can find them with simple fruit juice added.

      • At 2009.04.22 02:55, Samuel L. said:

        My fellow on Facebook shared this link and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.

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