Apples are believed to be the most commonly consumed fruit in the world and rightfully so since it contains unique health benefits. Apples are highly recommended for heart health; however, in order to obtain the full benefit from apples it is necessary to eat the fruit along with the skin.

Aka alligator pear, the avocado is a creamy fruit with a number of health benefits. One important monounsaturated fat found in avocados is known as oleic acid which is known to lower cholesterol.

Another excellent source of nutrients is apricots. The Beta carotene found in apricots is useful in protecting the heart and the eyes and helps protect the good cholesterol from being oxidized, which in turn can help in preventing heart disorders.

One particular fruit readily available throughout the year is the ubiquitous banana, which is packed with essential potassium and high energy that can be safely consumed from infants to elders. Believed to be one of the best sources of potassium, bananas are useful in maintaining normal blood pressure and heart functions.

Grapes contain a category of nutrients referred to as polyphenols which are highly essential for good health. All the compounds found in grapes are useful in protecting the good cholesterol from free radical damage and reducing the clustering of platelets and preventing harmful blood clotting.

mangoMango – good for kidneys and digestion, blood cleanser, supports immune system, lowers bad cholesterol, vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, potassium

orangeOranges – contain 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 known falconoid. These are shown to reduce inflammation, shrink tumors, and inhibit blood clots. The Herperidin in oranges can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Contain bioflavonoids, citric acids and pectin. It’s said oranges are good to eat for cancers, heart problems, strokes, constipation, the blood and nerves. Digestive support, calcium, vitamin C

strawberriesStrawberry – said to protect against Alzheimer’s, reduce bad cholesterol, suppress growth of colon, prostate and oral cancers, vitamin C, folate, manganese, copper, iron

tangerineTangerine – vitamin C, beta carotene, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium

watermelonWatermelon – protects against sunburn, said to reduce risk of prostate, ovarian and cervical cancers, cleanser, great for rehydrating, beta carotene, vitamin C, copper

Believed to be an excellent source of vitamins E. and high in mono unsaturated fats, olives offer protection against free radicals in the cells and tissues. It is also useful in protecting against heart disorders and diseases and supports gastrointestinal health.