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Updated on November 14, 2015
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Blueberries

Start making blueberries a part of your diet. One cup = 80 - 84 calories.

There are wild blueberries and cultivated blueberries and is a super food. Wild blueberries can be smaller. Cultivated blueberries are bigger, have a bit more juice and a little bit different flavor. Anthocyanins are compounds that give blueberries their blue color.

  • 17 vitamins and minerals.
  • Will help with decreasing obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
  • Helps build bone and strength.
  • Helps reduce calcium loss and helps maintain strength and elasticity of bones and joints.
  • Blood Pressure reduced with blueberries.
  • Has antioxidant that neutralizes free radical damage.
  • Helps prevent esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon cancer because of antioxidants with gallic acid.
  • Helps with DNA synthesis and repair and prevents formation of cancer cells in the DNA.
  • Reduces risk of Parkinson’s disease and boosts brain health.
  • Helps with short-term memory loss.
  • Constipation is helped because of the fiber content.
  • Fiber content helps with weight loss and weight management.
  • Prevent damage to the skin by the sun, smoke and pollution.
  • Improves overall skin and smooths wrinkles and helps with anti-aging.
  • High levels of vitamin K, manganese and vitamin C.
  • The blue color or anthocyanins help with keeping your heart healthy.
  • Blueberries like cranberry juice help promote healthy urinary tract health.
  • Has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
  • Protect the retina from oxygen and sunlight damage and preserves vision.
  • Effective immune builder and anti-bacterial and promotes immunity.
  • Restore hormone balance, which counteracts acne


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Strawberries

Strawberries are a popular fruit, fresh or frozen. They are another super food.

1 cup = 50 calories and provides vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, dietary fiber, protein. Contains antioxidants anthocyanins, ellagic acid, quercetin and kaempferol. Fat free and cholesterol-free, low-calorie fruit.

  • Packed with high levels of antioxidants and defense against free radical damage.
  • Boost immunity with the healthy vitamin C and helps prevent cataracts, also protects eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays. Strengthens cornea and retina.
  • Helps with cancer prevention with ‘ellagic acid’, reducing tumor growth and decreases inflammation in the body.
  • Neutralizes the potentially negative effect on our cells with the antioxidants.
  • Improves skin’s elasticity and resilience, which helps to delay aging.
  • Fights bad cholesterol (LDL) and helps keep the heart healthy.
  • Reduces oxidative damage, which plays a role in heart disease and diabetes.
  • Reduce inflammation of the joints that cause arthritis (16 strawberries a week).
  • Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and help lower high blood pressure by acting as a buffer against the negative effects of sodium.
  • Aids in having a healthy digestion with the fiber content, thus helping with constipation and diverticulitis (inflammation of the intestines).
  • Helps in fighting type 2 diabetes with the aid of fiber and helps with weight control.
  • Helpful in early stages of pregnancy in development of baby’s brain, skull and spinal cord, and aids in preventing spina bifida.
  • Plays a role in keeping hair healthy, increases energy.
  • Reduces harmful blood clots associated with strokes and reduces risk of stroke.
  • Alleviates symptoms of allergies and incidence of asthma is lower.
  • Helps with depression by preventing an excess of homocysteine from forming in the body.
  • They reduce the risk of degenerative disease from the folic acid.
  • Has the ability to help reduce stress, which lowers blood pressure, preventing the development of hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Helps to prevent bone loss and preserving calcium, because of the high potassium.
  • Soft tissue recovery and repair.


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Peaches

The fuzzy fruit and a member of the stone fruit family, meaning one large stone in the middle.

Other stone fruits are; cherries, apricots, plums and nectarines. There are two varieties of peaches, freestone (flesh easily comes apart from the stone) and clingstone. One peach is about 37 - 50 calories, cholesterol, saturated fats and sodium free. Native to China. Has 10 vitamins.

  • Helps wards off diseases such as diabetes and improves blood sugar.
  • Helps combat the formation of free radicals that cause cancer.
  • High fiber intake and lowers risk of colon cancer.
  • Aids in stopping aggressive breast cancer and does not hurt healthy cells.
  • Helps ward off cardiovascular diseases and supports heart health with the high potassium.
  • Decreases risk of macular degeneration, and improved eye health.
  • Perfect for a smack food for maintaining weight loss.
  • Natural moisturizer, often used in cosmetics, helps regenerate skin tissue.
  • Reduces hair loss.
  • Stress-reliever that reduces anxiety and lowers blood pressure.
  • Protects cells from damage with the antioxidant and helps prevent cancer.
  • Aids in removing worms from the intestines.
  • Cleanses your kidneys and bladder.
  • Calms an upset stomach.
  • Reduces oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol.
  • Acts as a diuretic and laxative and helps gout and rheumatism.
  • Inhibit tumor growth with their antimicrobial and antioxidant strength.
  • Protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Helps in red blood cell formation.
  • Helps in blood clotting with the vitamin K.
  • Potassium aids in preventing kidney stones and bone loss.
  • Helps your immune system.
  • Use peaches directly for care of dark circles and wrinkles.

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Watermelon

Love watermelon, now you can eat this fruit and know that it's not only tasty but good for you!

One cup = 40 - 46 calories. 92% water. Good snack food fat free, low sodium. Best dietary sources of lycopene levels, an antioxidant, of any fruit or vegetable. Another powerful, body-healing fruit. Good source of potassium.

  • Excellent for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits.
  • Aids in prostate cancer prevention.
  • Protects cells from damage and helps lower risk and improves heart health.
  • Improves blood flow and reduces accumulation of excess fat in cells.
  • Helps reduce hypertension and lowers blood pressure by improving blood flow.
  • Works as an antioxidant reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals.
  • Helps keep you hydrated, juice is full of good electrolytes and help prevent heat stroke.
  • Encourages a healthy digestive tract and helps keep you regular.
  • Keeps hair and skin moisturized.
  • Drinking watermelon juice before intense workout helps reduce next-day muscle soreness, because of the amino acid.
  • Lycopene promotes stronger bones and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Rich in potassium and helps retain calcium for bones and joints.
  • Natural diuretic and helps increase flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys.
  • Helps the liver to process ammonia (waste from protein digestion), which eases kidneys getting rid of excess fluids.
  • Helps produce pigments in the retina of the eye and protects against macular degeneration as wellas night blindness.
  • Helps maintain healthy skin, teeth and helps brain function.
  • Strengthens our immune system and protects cells from damage.
  • Helps wound healing with the vitamin C.


Internet sources

  • Medical Daily Healthy Living, by Amy Boulanger
  • medicaldaily.com
  • MNT (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The World’s Healthiest Foods
  • women’sfitness.net
  • Dr. Axe (draxe.com)
  • bueberrycouncil.org
  • wildberries.com
  • besthealtmag.ca/
  • webmd.com
  • nutrition-and-you.com
  • chatelaine.com
  • care2.com
  • livestrong.com
  • ihomeremedy.net
  • whfoods.com
  • livescience.com
  • livelovefruit.com
  • howstuffworks.com
  • healthyeating.org
  • stylecraze.com

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    • Jeanne Hoback profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeanne Hoback 

      3 years ago from Rapid City, SD

      In researching, I was really surprised!

    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 

      3 years ago

      I have heard some particularly interesting things about how watermelon can help your health.

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