Living vegan makes it easier than ever to get a healthy, colorful array of fruits into your diet. Here’s a quick look at some of the many benefits of various fruits:
Bananas are high in potassium and low in sodium. Helping to lower your risk of high blood pressure and stroke. They also contain protease inhibitors that can prevent stomach ulcers.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that help fight cancer and prevent macular degeneration. Like cranberries, blueberries can protect against urinary tract infections.
One orange offers almost a full day's vitamin C, plus potassium. The opaque membrane around each wedge has hesperidin, which can lower cholesterol. According to research, even the scent of an orange is calming.
Strawberries can help control type 2 diabetes and prevent heart disease and inflammation. Strawberries are also an excellent source of vitamin C and other antioxidants.
Apples provide a high dose of soluble fiber (to lower cholesterol) and insoluble fiber (to keep you regular). Apples are also an excellent source of antioxidants.
Learn more about the health benefits of a variety of fruits at FruitsBenefits.com.