Sunday, June 10, 2012

Top 10 Super Fruits For Your Health

Fruits are very important for our health, It contains lot of vitamins and minerals then any other kind of foods. So, here we bring you ten super fruits which bring many health benefits. The benefits given below may seem insignificant to you, and their goodness have never really been highlighted. But here they are, and it’s your call to make them as beneficial to your health as you want.

1. Pomegranate

Also known as: Granada
What it is: Has around 600 seeds that can range from white to deep red.
Where it grows: Native to the Mediterranean Middle East.
Supposed benefits: Some studies suggest that the juice may contain almost three times the total antioxidants in green tea and red wine.

2. Kiwi

Also known as: Chinese gooseberry
What it is: Flesh can be bright green or golden.
Where it grows: Can be grown in most temperate climates with adequate summer heat.
Supposed benefits: A single kiwi is said to supply more than the normal daily adult requirement of vitamin C.

3. Mangosteen

Also known as: Manggis
What it is: Has sweet-sour white flesh.
Where it grows: Primarily in countries with a hot, humid climate such as Thailand , Malaysia , Singapore, Vietnam , and Indonesia.
Supposed benefits: Its rind contains xanthones, which are said to neutralise free radicals.

4. Goji (pronounced goh-gee)

Also known as: Wolfberry
What it is: Red berries that are usually found dried.
Where it grows: China , Mongolia and the Himalayas in Tibet.
Supposed benefits: It contains carotenoids that act as antioxidants to protect the retina of the eye.

5. Cranberry

Also known as: Mossberry, fenberry
What it is: Berries, 6 to 18mm in size, turn deep red when ripe.
Where it grows: A major commercial crop in the United States and Canada.
Supposed benefits: It is used to prevent or treat urinary tract infections.

6. Noni

Also known as: Cheese fruit, ach, mengkudu
What it is: Oval-shaped and prickly.
Where it grows: Native to South-east Asia but now grows in India and the Pacific islands.
Supposed benefits: The juice is said to be able to help reduce high blood pressure and relieve arthritic pain as it contains a high level of antioxidants.

7. Avocado

Also known as: Palta, abacate
What it is: Egg shaped, green-brown on the outside and green-yellow on the inside.
Where it grows: Long history of being cultivated in Central and South America.
Supposed benefits: It contains healthy monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

8. Seabuckthorn

Also known as: Sandthorn, seaberry
What it is: Soft and juicy orange berries, 6 to 9mm in diameter.
Where is grows: Native to Europe and Asia.
Supposed benefits: It is said to boost the immune system as it is rich in vitamin C.

9. Blueberry

Also known as: Bleuet
What it is: Indigo berries, 5 to 16mm in diameter.
Where it grows: Native to North America but also grown in Australia, New Zealand and South American countries.
Supposed benefits: It is said to be an anti-aging superstar that is loaded with antioxidants to improve vision and brain function.

10. Acai (pronounced as-sa-E)

Also known as: Cabbage palm berry
What it is: A dark-blue berry that is similar in size to a grape.
Where it grows: South American rainforests.
Supposed benefits: Claims to have twice the antioxidants found in blueberries, as well as omega fatty acids, protein and fiber.


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