The fruit has been recognized as a good source of vitamins and minerals, as well as their role in the prevention of vitamin C and vitamin A deficiency. People who eat fruits as part of an overall healthy diet in general have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases.
Fruits are important sources of many nutrients, including potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folate (folic acid). Try incorporating blueberries, citrus, cranberries and strawberries, which contain phytochemicals that are being studied for additional health benefits.
The nutrients in fruits are vital for health and maintenance of your body. Potassium in the fruit may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Potassium may also reduce the risk of kidney stones and help to reduce bone loss with age.
Folate (folic acid) helps form red blood cells of the body. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant, and those in the first trimester of pregnancy have adequate folic acid. Folic acid helps prevent neural tube birth defects such as spina bifida.
Eating a diet rich in fruits, can reduce the risk of stroke, other cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
The fruit containing dietary pattern which is a part of a healthy diet may protect against certain cancers.
Fruit helps to maintain optimum health for health-promoting phytochemicals it contains – many of which are still to determine.
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