5 fruits that can literally change your life!

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I know it sounds over the top.. but did you know that certain foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, can help to prevent serious illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension???

Many fruits are linked to decreased risk of many diseases and illnesses, here are a few very unique fruits that are worth getting to know!

  • Coconut

Coconut water is my favorite sports hydration drink.. way more than any of the commercially available sugary sports drinks.  It is sterile and an isotonic beverage, meaning it has the same electrolyte consistency of human blood.

  • Longan berries

The longan contains high levels of iron, potassium, and large amounts of vitamins A and C. I consider it a yummy cousin of the lychee!  It has a high water content and it is a great treat for someone who is a habitual snacker due it its little wrapping over each longan berry! 

  • Mangosteen

Admittedly, I know the least about this fruit than the others.  I am aware that many health enthusiasts encourage drinking Mangosteen juice for its cancer and illness preventative properties.

  • Avocado

Avocados are a very low fructose fruit and only have two grams of carbohydrates per avocado.

  • Mango

Did you know that one mango contains half of your recommended daily allowance of both Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as some B-Vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, beta-carotene?  It’s also a delicious, filling snack.

I would recommend to try one or more of these fruits in an effort to add more healthy options to your diet. In fact, I would suggest you try them all and see which fruit changes your life 🙂

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