All fruits are actually good for health, but there are certain fruits that are much better than the others. For vegetarians, this must be known and shared, so other people can embrace a healthier diet, live longer, and stay away from certain illnesses. Let’s see if some of your favorite fruits are considered among the healthiest.
Apple is rich in vitamins and minerals. You have heard that it helps “keeps the doctor away” since you were younger. The only best and undeniable explanation are the following nutrients: vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, calcium, folate, iron, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, potassium, sodium, and zinc (and a lot more). As a result, this fruit can lower the risk of diabetes and asthma, as well as make your teeth clean, fresher, and stronger.
Avocado is rich in fiber, as well as a great source of vitamin E and folate. This fruit can primarily lower cholesterol levels, and improve the heart. You can make a lot of delicious foods with avocados from salad to sandwich spread, and guacamole to smoothie. In vegetarian diet, this fruit is commonly used as a filling of bread instead of meat. It’s delicious and unquestionably healthy!
Banana is packed with minerals like calcium, copper, iron, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It also contains lots of vitamins, which are A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K. But did you know that banana has more potassium and fiber than other fruits? They are a good solution to regulate bowel movement and prevent constipation.
Blackberry contains low calories (31 per cup only), but high in fiber and other helpful antioxidants. Overall, this berry fruit can reduce the risk of stroke and different types of cancer.
Blueberries are one of the rare fruits that do not have vitamin C and E. But the good news is that, they are a great source of antioxidants and phytonutrients. This can help the human body build more and healthier cells that eventually help prevent mutations, proliferation of cancer cells, and help boost the memory, giving the brain to function much better.
Cantaloupe does not contain enough fiber, but supplies vitamin A, potassium, and folate. What this sweet fruit can do is to help reduce the risk of cataracts and lower cholesterol levels. The tenderness and sweet flavor of this fruit makes it easy for kids to love it. If your family is newly vegetarians, you can start with fruits that your children will certainly love.
Cherry contains a higher amount of antioxidants compared to other fruits. It is very commonly used in many types of desserts. In terms of health benefits, it can prevent gout and arthritis.
8. Goji Berry
Another berry type that is not only tasty, but also nutritious is goji berry. It is an excellent source of vitamin A (along with other 5), fiber, and antioxidants, while contains only 90 calories per 1/2 cup. All these nutrients are able to help prevent serious diseases, which include diabetes and cancer. Now, imagine vegetarians that eat lots of fruits as well as vegetables that contain such vitamins and minerals. Hence, they are less susceptible to certain ailments and illnesses than meat eaters.
Oranges are sometimes less tolerated, but this perfectly round-shaped fruit contains many vitamins and minerals other than vitamin C. It is packed with Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, niacin, folate, phosphorus, calcium, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, and selenium. That is really a long list! In addition, this fruit can boost the immune system to further fight off certain illnesses. Not to mention that it is a great source of many antioxidants.
Raspberries are also delicious fruits that you can top on desserts, add in salad, and blend to make juice. This one is a good source of fiber, carbohydrates, and sugar (good ones, don’t worry). Beside these, raspberries hold high antioxidants. This fruit can help satisfy your sweet tooth, while filling up your tummy and improve the immune system. According to experts, raspberries are also good solution to prevent the formation and growth of free radicals that cause cancers.
Vegetarians may have already added these fruits in their regular diet, but it is still important that they are aware of what these foods can do to their body and health. Most importantly, having some knowledge can help convince others to eat more fruits, vegetables, and other non-meat foods.
Please share with others and encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle.