When it comes to a healthy diet, fruits and veggies are everyone's first pick. They're not only filled with essential vitamins and minerals but are also rich in fiber. But despite these natural treats being easily available, people often get confused about which ones they should include in their daily palate. Well, let’s clear out that confusion once and for all today!
Here are a few fruits that you must throw in your cart immediately after entering a supermarket.
This hard outside, soft inside fruit has 92% water and it’s rich in potassium and magnesium. After tomatoes, it's the second fruit with the highest water content. ICYDK, our body gets 20% of its fluids from the foods we consume. Adding this fruit to our diet can fulfill our body's fluid requirement and offset the excess sodium from our meals. Ain't that a win-win?
We've all heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but has anyone ever tried to find out why the fruit is so hyped? Well, that's because apples are packed with antioxidants and vital vitamins.
They’re rich in vitamin C, fiber, and phytochemicals, making them a favorite in households. What’s more, you can find multiple varieties of apples in the market, each having a unique taste. The best part is, since they can be eaten both raw and cooked, they're a must in everyone's pantry.
This brown-colored fruit might not seem so inviting, but it's filled with goodness. Kiwis come loaded with high amounts of vitamin C which is essential for the smooth working of the immune system. They also have lots of antioxidants and potassium, apart from a combination of B-vitamins, folate, and magnesium. According to a few reports, eating kiwi before bed helps in falling asleep faster. Plus, it also helps in keeping the gut cool.
Avocados are less on the sweet side, which makes them perfect for both diabetic and non-diabetic people. They're beneficial for the heart and provide the body with healthy fatty acids and magnesium. That earthy, buttery taste you find in sandwiches is all thanks to avocados. If you love this fruit, try having more of it for a major health boost. Adding it to your smoothies can do wonders!
A cup of pomegranate offers 7g of fiber and 10% of the potassium you should get daily. Though it's a little time taking to remove this fruit's outer covering, it's worth the effort. You're not only getting potassium and fiber from pomegranate but also receiving enough vitamin C and K from it. What's even more impressive is that you can eat it any way you like. You can add it to your juice or smoothie, throw it in some yogurt, or best use it for garnishing your salads or steak.
The bottom line
Now that you know the best fruits to include in your diet, we expect you’ll be slightly less confused the next time you go shopping. But of course, it doesn’t matter which fruit exactly you pick (even if it’s something other than the five given above), be assured you'll get enough benefits from it. So enjoy your time and pack your meals with goodness!