Forget Diamonds: Fruits Are a Girl’s (And Guy's!) Best Friend

It’s so easy to reach for that candy bar when you’re craving something sweet. But why not get something sweet and help your body at the same time?
Fruit is not only delicious, but so good for you too. It’s like being with a partner that is good looking and gives you massages whenever you want. Who doesn’t want that?


Surely you've heard that fruit contains antioxidants, but do you how they can specifically help you?


Berry Goodness
Want to make your brain better? Eat berries. Or better yet, eat blueberries. They help to increase brain levels and produce a protein called neurotropic factor which helps to improve brain cognition.


If you don’t know what neurotropic factor is? It’s a protein that’s secreted in the brain that helps certain neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system survive. It also helps grow and differentiate between new neurons and synapses. This is that special stuff that helps with memory and cognition.


An Apple a Day Keeps Heart Disease Away
Eating apples can help to improve your blood lipid imbalance. It helps to prevent cardiovascular disease because apples contain quercetin, which helps to prevent high levels of blood lipids. High levels can help contribute to higher risks of cardiovascular disease.
Apples can help to increase hepatic lipid metabolism, which helps people who already have cardiovascular disease.


Grapes Are More Than Just Delicious
Eating grapes can help you lower the bad kind of cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots. Eating the fruit can help to prevent damage to your heart’s blood vessels, which helps you to maintain good blood pressure. The antioxidants called flavonoids might help increase the good kind of cholesterol.
Remember to eat the whole grape, as the skin of red grapes contains resveratrol, which can help stunt cancer growth.


Cantaloupe Helps Round You Out
This fruit from the melon family contains a lot of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which is a form of vitamin A. If you don’t know already, vitamin A helps with conditions such as improving your eye health.
Cantaloupe is also rich in potassium and can help you lower blood pressure and prevent risk of stroke.


Lovely Mangoes
Dubbed “the king of fruit”, you’d wish you lived closer to a tropical place after you read about how this fruit can benefit you.
Mangoes have been known to prevent cancer, most notably against breast, colon, leukemia and prostate cancer. They can also help lower cholesterol, increase eye health, and help normalize insulin levels in the blood.


As if that’s not enough, eating mangoes can help improve digestion. Much like papayas, they contain enzymes for breaking protein. As well the fiber found in mangoes helps with elimination.


Wait, there’s more! Mangoes help to clear clogged mores and get rid of pimples. You can even cure heat stroke by making a juice from green mangoes. All you have to do is mix it with water to help cool down your body.

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