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The Benefits of Fresh Fruits:

Fruits are created by plants as a means to spread their seeds far and wide. When an animal eats the fruit, it either passes the seed through its body and deposits it in a pile of nutrient-rich waste, or at the very least carries it away from the parent plant to spread the species. Because of this need to be appealing to animals, fruit has evolved to; not only be nutritious but also delicious. The fruit plants survive by being indispensable to animals, including humans.

Fresh Fruits

Nutrition Benefits of Fruit

The USDA recommends adults to consume around 2 cups of fruit a day for any diet, and for a good reason. Fruit contains many nutrients that are under-consumed in the western diet, particularly in the USA. Some of the most important nutrients fruit provides are:

  • Potassium: Supports healthy blood pressure

  • Dietary Fiber: Reduces cholesterol, promotes digestive health and helps you feel full

  • Vitamin C: Vital to the body’s ability to repair itself

  • Folate: Helps form healthy blood cells, especially beneficial for pregnant women​

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Health Problems Fruit Prevents

With all of the nutritional benefits of fruit, it should come as no surprise that it helps keep us from falling victim to many common health ailments. Fruit helps to protect from:

  • Heart disease

  • Some forms of cancer

  • Obesity

  • Type 2 diabetes

  • Kidney stones

  • Bone loss

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