Eating a well-balanced diet is the key to good health, and fruits play a major part in providing you with the supplements you need to manage that diet. We often don’t pay much attention to the fruits we eat, since mostly they serve the purpose of being the sweet bite at the end of a meal. However, fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that boost your health and immunity and keep you fighting fit even amidst the infected world. Some of the fruits that need to find a more prominent place in your palate are:
Apples: Apples contain vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants that are good for heart health and improve bone density.
Oranges: You can get a huge boost of vitamin C with oranges. The citric acid in oranges also increases the absorption of iron in the blood and helps prevent anemia.
Pineapples: Pineapples are a rich source of manganese and vitamin C. They also contain enzymes that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Watermelons: Since watermelons contain about 92% water, they are one of the most hydrating fruits to have, especially on a hot summer day. They also contain several important antioxidants and high levels of vitamin C and vitamin A.
Pomegranates: Pomegranates are nutrient dense fruits which contain fiber, protein, folate, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin K. They also have a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Papayas: Papayas aid in digestion, and are also rich in potassium, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C.
Mangoes: Mangoes have anti-inflammatory properties and contain antioxidants that are useful in reducing the risk of various diseases. They are another great source of vitamin C and also have healthy soluble fiber in them.
Strawberries: Although strawberries are sweet, they have a low glycemic index, which means that they are less likely to cause spikes in blood sugar levels when eaten. Strawberries are also a great source of folate, potassium, manganese and vitamin C.
As you incorporate healthy fruits in your diet, remember that the nutrients of these fruits are best enjoyed when you’ve cleaned out all the germs, bacteria, pesticides, insecticides and wax coating off them. To do this, it is best to use a specialist fruit wash concentrate like HûMaree™ FruSûre™ with all natural ingredients that contains no soap, no perfume and no alcohol. All you need to do is mix 15ml of the concentrate in 2.5 litres of water and soak the fruits in the solution for 2 minutes. It acts quickly to kill 99.9% germs and bacteria unlike regular fruit and vegetable washes that can take up to 15 minutes to complete their work. After rubbing the fruits with hands soaked in the solution, you’ll need to rinse them under clean running water and wipe them completely dry before you store them. Since only a small bit of solution is needed each time, it is extremely cost effective, just one 500ml bottle can make up to 83 litres of solution. HûMaree™ FruSûre™ fruit wash keeps your healthy fruits fresh for a longer time by inhibiting the growth of spoilage organisms using its Natural Alpha Hydroxy, so you can enjoy your fresh and healthy fruits and build up your immunity to face the world with renewed confidence.