The entire berry family, which includes strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries and goji berries are at the top of the good-food list. Apart from their outstanding health benefits, if you are on a strict diet, they are your best friends due to their low-calorie content. One cup of strawberries has more vitamin C than a medium-sized orange. Packed with antioxidants, fiber, folate, and potassium, they are nutrition bombs. And best of it all, one cup of strawberries only has 50 calories as this is most important ever to a number of people who are well known.
This versatile and popular fruit is almost a staple ingredient in smoothies because it blends well with most other fruit and adds a bit of substance and sweetness to a smoothie. It contains no fat and cholesterol and can help lower blood pressure. It is also rich in potassium – an important mineral that can reduce the risk of kidney stones. Magnesium is a banana’s superpower. This nutrient regulates blood sugar levels and makes protein, bone, and DNA. It contributes to your overall health. A regular size banana contains 110 calories.
The list of nutritional benefits of kiwifruit is long. It contains a significant amount of folate, which is responsible for making red and white blood cells in the bone marrow. If you have skin problems and trouble sleeping, make sure add kiwifruit to your smoothies. The abundance of antioxidants reduces inflammation by eliminating free radicals responsible for inflammation and cancer. Its mild laxative effect can ease constipation. The rest of its nutrients include vitamin E, magnesium, vitamin K and copper, and a generous amount of vitamin C, double the amount in oranges. A medium-sized kiwifruit contains only 54 calories.
This sweet fruit is most famous for containing bromelain, an enzyme that can reduce swelling and inflammation. Bromelain can also be used to treat hay fever and sinus. Use pineapple generously in smoothies to boost your immune system. The manganese in pineapples helps with the strengthening of the bones in your body. The fiber in this fruit could help to lower cholesterol and aids in maintaining a healthy glucose level in your body. Thiamin is an essential B-vitamin that plays a role in the body’s energy production. Fat-free and cholesterol free, a cup of pineapple pieces contain 82 calories and is a favorite in smoothies.
This fruit is praised by health experts for its many health benefits, mostly unknown to most of us. The fiber in it helps to make you feel fuller for longer and it assists in healthy bowel movement, thereby assisting in healthy weight-loss. Its high level of vitamin A is beneficial for good eyesight. Its low sugar content makes it safe for diabetics to eat, and at the same time papaya can help to prevent diabetes. Add to its CV the ability to improve signs of aging, help with digestion, prevent cancer and menstrual cramps, and you have no reason not to add papaya to your smoothies. Papaya contains a modest 55 calories per cup.
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