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Top 5 Nutritional Powerhouse Summer Fruits

Published:25 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     2 min read

People who ate five servings of fruits daily are more likely to live longer. That's because fruits and vegetables are not only densely packed with nutrients but they also contain generous amount of phytochemicals such as antioxidants that help fight free radicals.


Nutritional Powerhouse Summer Fruits

When it comes to great taste and nutrition, not all fruits are created equal. With summer almost already here, people have started to look for ways to tame the heat. Why not this time of the season instead of lining up at ice-cream parlors, feast on nature's gift of refreshing summer fruit.

There are also some real health benefits of turning to fruits. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, people who ate five servings of fruits daily are more likely to live longer. That's because fruits and vegetables are not only densely packed with nutrients but they also contain generous amount of phytochemicals such as antioxidants that help fight free radicals.

Here are five deliciously tasty fruits for long hot summer days:

Cantaloupe imparts your body a youthful look

Cantaloupe

This ultra refreshing fruits is 90 percent water and its long list of nutrients includes vitamin C and beta-carotene. Beta carotene is converted to vitamin A in the human body. It is helpful in regulating the growth of new skin cells and thereby imparts your body a youthful look.

Watermelon contains rich amounts of amino acid L-citrulline

Watermelon

Summer is a perfect time to bite into summer's quintessential fruit � watermelon. The fruit is made of 90 percent water. According to a study that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, observe that watermelon contains rich amounts of amino acid L-citrulline which can dampen muscle soreness in athletes. Watermelon is also loaded with lycopene, an antioxidant that gives watermelon its distinct blush is found to improve blood pressure in number of ways.

Blueberries provides good punch of anthocyanin antioxidant

Blueberries

With just 84 calories per cup, blueberries give 4 grams of belly-flattening fiber and a good punch of anthocyanin antioxidant, a chemical that is responsible for its deep purple hue. Antioxidants in blueberry are found to reduce muscle-cell damage that is caused by oxidative stress. An antioxidant called pterostilbene found in blueberry can help limit fat storage and promote fat burning.

Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants

Tart cherries

Though you can find dried tart cherries round the year, try to grab them when they are available fresh in the season. Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants that promote recovery from training-induced inflammation and muscular damage. They also contain melatonin, a compound that can help improve your sleep quality.

    Nectarines impact on fat oxidation

    Nectarines

    Sun-kissed nectarines look like peaches but without fuzz. Their yellow-tinged flesh is a good source of vitamin C. Since vitamin C has an impact on fat oxidation, nectarines can help you keep off some pounds.



    Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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