Share the love (and the fruit)

11986539 - apple - heartWhen it comes to a healthy diet, fruits and vegetables should have a starring role. But why does the apple get so much love? Is it really better than say, a banana or an orange at cutting back on doctor’s visits?

Apples are filled with nutrients that can be beneficial to your health, and the antioxidants in apples are one of the main reasons they’re so high on the list of good-for-you fruits. Antioxidants can help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and can help fight inflammation. They have also been linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease.

But don’t other fruits have some of these same benefits? Actually, they do.

If you need more potassium in your diet, then you’ll probably want to grab a banana. Want to boost your immune system with vitamin C? Go for an orange. Joint pain? Eat some cherries. Need more fiber? Blueberries might be the way to go. In fact, no matter what fruit you choose, it’s good for you.

To give your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs to stay healthy, you can’t go wrong with fruits (and vegetables). Extensive research from around the world shows that diets rich in fresh fruits and vegetables lead to healthier, longer lives. Sure, you can find vitamins and nutrients in supplements. But fruits and vegetables are delicious ways to get what you need.

And if you want more – a fruit-rich diet will improve your skin and hair health. So make sure that you include fruit in your daily diet. An apple is always a good choice, but you don’t have to let one fruit get all of the attention. Share the love with lots of other fruits and vegetable!

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