Like the popular saying goes,”Health is Wealth”. To maintain a good health, some important things has to be in put in place. Example of such things are: regular exercises, eating a balanced diet, taking fruits amongst others.

Fruits are natures wonderful gift to mankind which overtime, individuals have come to appreciate its benefits.Fruits offer a spectacular variety of flavor, texture, and nutrition that is just waiting to be taken advantage of.

A fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering. Fruit is the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food. Examples of fruits are; Apples, Pineapple, Orange, Banana, Grape, Water melon e.t.c.

Fruits generally are divided into different categories depending on the arrangement they are gotten from. They are four different categories, namely: Simple, Aggregrate, Multiple and Accessory fruit.

Below are the reasons why you should take fruit each day:

  1. The potassium in fruits helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke.It may also help reducing the risk of developing kidney stone.
  2. It can help reduce cardiovarscular disease and type 2 diabetes
  3. Fruits provides relief from constipation,its drives away fat and cholesterol from the body.
  4. Fruits contains folic acid which helps the body form red blood cells and it is also good for pregnant women, which helps prevent neutral birth defects.
  5. It contains vitamin c which helps to repair tissues and keeps tooth and gum healthy.
  6. Provides antioxidant against diseases.
  7. Eating fruits helps to keep your eyes healthy and helps prevent cataract and mascular degeneration.
  8. It prevents blood clot and speeds up healing.
  9. It helps fight diseases by increasing the immunity level of the person.
  10. It helps in the reduction of bone loss as one grows older.
  11. It helps maintain a good body weight by satisfying your hunger with lower calories
  12. It helps in reducing cell stress, also block pro-inflammatory compounds called cytokines,acts as an antioxidant.
  13. It helps protect against asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  14. It helps fights coronary artery disease, stroke.
  15. It help lower blood pressure and it helps the body cells
  16. It contains beta-carotene,this helps to keep our eyes and skin healthy.
  17. They serve as a good source of essential fatty acids which are good fats

Fruits has numerous benefits, so why not grab a fruit today and help stay away from visiting the hospital everyday.

Written by

Temitope Ikusika


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