Eight Super Fruits Worth Eating

Eight Super Fruits Worth Eating

Eight Super Fruits Worth Eating

Do you know that fruits can be very beneficial to your health in so many different ways? Well today we are going to be discussing eight super fruits worth eating and how you can start adding them to your meals. Each year, a new power fruit makes its way into the mainstream media, we get to hear of its many health benefits and magical powers that no one really knew about, some of which we see and eat everyday and are easily accessible, so read on to discover these wonder fruits that are tasty and can easily be incorporated to make some refreshing deserts.

All of the fruits listed below are not only healthy, but also great for people who are trying to lose weight and keep in shape. What other way to add flavor to your breakfast smoothie of your iced fruit water on a sunny afternoon than fresh healthy fruits!

Açaí Berries

With all the buzz going around about this wonder fruit, it is extremely possible that you have somehow heard of acai berries, these dark purple little guys are actually the healthiest of most berries such as blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cranberries or even blueberries. Scientist believes that this fruit is filled with antioxidant that can help rid you body of free radicals, also some early studies have shown that acai berries can help with weight loss although more evidence is needed to prove this theory.

Acai Berries recipes

Check out these mouth-watering acai berry smoothie and breakfast recipes that you can make quickly and they are healthy too! Get the full recipe by clicking on its image.

Lucuma

Lu-cu-ma is a dark yellow almost orange looking fruit with a greenish outer peel that is native to the Chile, Peru and Ecuador region, locally known as “Gold of the Incas” this fruit is one of the main ingredient used to make a long-standing traditional cuisine in the region. Lu-cu-ma has a creamy citrus-like flavor and is sometimes refered to as ‘egg-fruit’ because of its hard-cooked egg yolk texture.

Not only is this fruit tasty, it has a lot of health benefits as well, lucuma contains high levels of carbohydrates, it is rich in antioxidants, has low levels of glycemic Index sweetener and is filled with vitamins and minerals. One of the best benefits of lucuma is the amount of calcium found in this humble super fruit of Peru, each fruit contains more calcium than that found in a glass of milk. Adding some powdered lucuma to your smoothies can only get you the best outcome.

Lucuma Recipes

How can you ever get tired of eating something when you can prepare it so many different ways, below are three mouth watering healthy lucuma recipes that you can easily make in no time! click the images for full recipes.

 

Dragon Fruit

Just looking at this fruit you can tell right away that there is something really exotic going on there! Dragon fruit also known as pitahaya is native to central america but is mainly cultivated in Vietnam, the fruit is popular in Southeast Asia. Besides the fact that this fruit is refreshing and tasty, it is a rich source of vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus, is known to aid digestion, improve eyesight, lower diabetes and is rich in heart healthy fatty acids.

There are a lot of ways to eat dragon fruit, you can eat it raw, juiced, added to a fruit salad, flavor your drinks with it and also use it’s syrup as food coloring for candies and pastries,to enjoy your dragon fruit, try chilling it a little first.

Dragon Fruit Recipes

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Papaya

Although the exact origins of papaya is unknown,it is believed that papayas originated in central America or Mexico. This fleshy fruit first appeared in the Dominican Republic and Panama in the early 16th century and today is enjoyed by millions across the world.

Recent studies show that papaya is very rich in Vitamin A, C, E, and contains carotenes, flavonoids which is great in boosting the immune system and reducing the viral load of HIV in some patients. It’s juice can be used to remove blemishes, latex from its green peels can help treat warts and corns, eating papaya can help aid digestion and the seeds can also be used to induce an abortion.

Papaya Recipes

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Blackberries

Blackberries should have been the at the top of the list because of its antioxidant powers and it’s richness in polyphenols, it contains similar forms of the antioxidant compounds that are found in green tea. This refreshing tasty deep purple fruit may be helpful in treating illnesses such as heart disease, bone problems and some forms of cancer.

Blackberries are a great source of dietary fiber, with almost 5.9 g per 100 grams, it is also rich in vitamin C and contains a little bit of vitamin A but also has a high volume of sugar, so careful there! You can eat blackberries either fresh or frozen and as much as you want just remember that you will be visiting the potty more than you usually do.

Blackberries Recipes

These blackberry recipes listed below are very high in calories therefore try and limit the amount of butter and sugar for a healthier desert. Click on the images to see the full recipes.

 

 

 

 

Baobab Fruit

Many studies show that polyphenol-rich baobab fruit reduces starch digestion and glycemic response in humans, it is packed with nutrients, contains six times as much vitamin C as oranges and consist of twice as much calcium as milk. Baobab Fruit is also packed with B vitamins which is an excellent source of magnesium, iron, phosphorous, and antioxidants

In countries like the US and Europe, fresh baobab fruit is nearly impossible to find and is mostly available in powdered form.Baobab powder is used in bodybuilding and fitness supplements as well as in vitamins and mineral formulas.It can also be incorporated into smoothies, fruit juices, cereals, granola bars, yogurts and dairy products.

Baobab Fruit Recipes

Below are tasty baobab smoothie recipes that are really easy to prepare and you can start making right away for your next workout session. Click the images for the full recipes

Queen Garnet Plum

If you have a hard time using the bathroom or suffer from constipation than this is definitely the fruit for you! This deep purplish plum is very high in dietary fiber, Vitamin A and is also very sweet and refreshing. The Queen garnet plum also comes with some extra health benefits as well.

Numerous studies shows that the “queen” has high levels of antioxidants, almost 5 times higher than blueberries, not only is it high in antioxidants, it also helps greatly in lowering high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and some other life threatening diseases as well!

Queen Garnet Plum

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Guava

Last but not least we have Guava, which is a sweet tasting fruit that is grown mainly in Central America and only became popular in the United States and Canada recently, it is rich in dietary fiber, which makes it easier for you to digest your foods and help make you feel full. Guava is also packed with vitamin C, which is also good for the immune system and helps with getting rid of infectious agents and free radicals.

Guava contains Vitamin C and they are rich in fiber which important for lowering blood sugar levels and good for cleaning the digestive system while maintaining free bowel movement, a cleaner inner leads to a happier outer.

Guava recipes

Here are some healthy guava recipes that you can try out now! Click on the images for the full recipes…

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Great article Erika! As I try to eat more healthy in my 30’s your information comes in handy and makes fruit seem even more delicious. Do you have an email where I can ask you some questions?

    1. Author

      Hey, thanks for reading and I am glad that you got something out of it, sure you can check my contact page and send me your questions, I will do my best to reply asap.

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