10 of the Healthiest Fruits — and Why They’re Great

By Kennedi Rose / March 17, 2014

#1: Avocado. Avocados are creamy, yummy, and are a nutrient powerhouse. They are packed full of monounsaturated fats that help lower cholesterol and also make you feel full. Avocado meat is also free of sugar so it is one of the best fruits to consume, although it makes up for it in calories.

#2: Banana. Banana?s are sweet and creamy, and contain about 422 milligrams of potassium each .They are also known to lower high blood pressure. Additionally, bananas are a great source of energy and perfect to eat with breakfast or at lunch for an extra energy boast.

#3: Blueberry. Do you like your fruit loaded with antioxidants? Then look no further than the blueberry. This beautiful fruit contains more antioxidants than 60 other fruits it has been compared to, making it the perfect cancer prevention fruit to consume. Studies have also linked blueberries to a lowered risk of Alzheimer disease.

#4: Cantaloupe. Cantaloupe is sweet, crunchy and refreshing. It is low in calories and full of beta-carotene which helps prevent cataracts and several other diseases. Eat this fruit with breakfast to fill up without consuming tons of carbs and sugar in the process.

#5: Kiwi. The fuzzy little nut looking fruit known as kiwi is also a treasure trove of vital nutrients. Kiwis have more vitamin C than oranges and can lower the level of dangerous triglycerides in the blood which is a precursor to heart attacks. Put them in your diet on a regular basis to reap the benefits.

#6: Orange. Low in calories and high in folate and vitamin C, oranges are the perfect food to eat on the regular. They are sweet, juicy and fun to eat! Add in the fact that they are high in potassium and are linked to lower blood cholesterol you can see why they made our list!

#7: Cherry. Cherries are an excellent source of anthocyanin an antioxidant that reduces inflammation in the joints. If you suffer from gout or arthritis then consume a cup of sour cherries every day to notice the benefit.

#8: Mango. The mango leads the fruit world with high levels of both Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which are vital for good health. Mangos also come with a bonus of high fiber and of course are well liked for their sweet tropical flavor.

#9: Grapes. Grapes make wine, isn?t that reason enough to love them? If not, consider that grapes are a rich source of antioxidants and manganese. If regularly consumed, grapes can reduce the risk of heart attack and the spread of cancer cells.

#10: Peaches. With flu season quickly approaching us the need for immune system support is on the rise. Luckily, all you really need to do to boast your immune system is to eat peaches. They are full of vitamin A which regulates and supports immune function. Plus they are absolutely delicious.

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