4 Healing, Healthy Fruits: How Fruit Can Protect Against Disease_Featured_, Food, Nutrition, Prevention Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Elizabeth Renter | Natural Society
They’re some of the first foods we eat as children, and should certainly be some of the most popular. While America and much of the world need to increase fruit consumption, fruit are still well-liked because they are naturally sweet, not to mention highly portable, juicy, and easy to prepare. The benefits of fruit, however, go far beyond tactical enjoyment and convenience (though they are the original “fast food”). They are packed with crucial vitamins and minerals, and have immense healing properties. Here are just a few of the most popular, healthy fruit and their benefits as your natural medicine:
Berries are rich in antioxidants and have an incredible amount of proven health benefits. The health benefits of blueberries in particular include slowing of the aging process, fighting cancer, lowering blood pressure, protecting the heart and cardiovascular system, and keeping the liver healthy. They can even assist in weight management.
Known as the “fruit of the angels” by Conquistadors in Central America, papaya are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins A,C, and E, and folate. Papaya leaf is one healthy fruit known to prevent cancer, encourage a healthy heart, and promote good digestion.