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Why Fruit?: Tips on Improving Your Health

We all know that fruit is nutritious and needed in every diet. What you might not know is which type of fruit brings which nutrients and benefits to the table. The key is to eat fruits of various colors, as each color provides a different set of healthy nutrients. Here is a list from Healthline of ten fruits and their benefits.

1. Apples: Rich in soluable and insoluable fiber which helps manage your blood sugar levels, promote good digestion, and support gut and heart health.

2. Blueberries: High levels of antioxidants, which helps fight cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to disease. 

3. Bananas: Great source of potassium. High in prebiotics that promotes the growth of benefical bacteria in the gut.

4. Oranges: High vitmin C content. Lowers levels of inflammation, blood pressure, choelsterol, and post-meal blood sugar.

5. Mangos:  High in the antioxidant, mangiferin, that protects the body from chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinsons's, and certain forms of cancer.

6. Avacado: High in healthy fats and low natural sugars. Linked to better heart health, eye health, and weight management.

7. Pineapple: Contains manganese which suppors metabolism and blood sugar regulation, along with acting as an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

8. Strawberries: High in nutrients that reduce risk of chronic disease.

9. Watermelon: Top source of lycopene which is linked to lower levels of oxidative stress and inflammation. Also provides minor skin protection. 

10. Grapes: High in vitamin K and potassium which is linked to better heart health and brain health.

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