What are the Healthiest Fruits?

The term superfruit is more for marketing purposes than identifying a fruit as exceptional.  However, these fruits when eaten whole, are the best mix of nutrients and phytochemicals.  They’ve been through the clinical research process and have been identified for their potential to improve your health and lower the risk of disease.  The best way to incorporate superfruits into your diet is to choose a variety of different colored fruits which contain a diverse number of nutrients.  Some research has shown that eating a variety of colors of fruits results in reduced rates of DNA oxidation versus eating the same few fruits over and over. Here we look at the most significant health effects of each.

Mango

Mangos are a rich source of polyphenols, antioxidants that protect human cells from damage.  However, mangos have a special polyphenol with a high antioxidant activity called mangiferin.  Mangiferin has the potential to fight degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  Mangos also contain the antioxidant zeaxanthin, which filters out harmful blue light rays (both from the sun, and artificial sources like digital screens and electronic devices).  This may protect against damage caused by age-related macular degeneration.

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