Fruits are not only perfect food to our bodies but also are the easiest for our bodies to digest, and our system has to do almost nothing to break them down.
All fruits are good for us, but we should eat it when it’s ripe to properly digest it and use it for energy.
Think of all the colors, shapes, and textures of fruit as different antioxidants and phytonutrients to load up on.
And then include a variety of fruits in your diet to take advantage of all the benefits they have to offer; from fighting colds and warding off inflammation to making your skin glow and your hair shiny.
Banana, avocado, apple
These fruits are well known to replenish body energy especially bananas.
Bananas provide us with quick energy and are a great choice pre-workout. The healthy fats in avocados slow down digestion and are better to incorporate into your post-workout meal.
Apples are high in fiber and will keep you full for long periods of time. Take your pick or choose all three… If you’re looking for a burst of energy, this plate is for you.
Fig, red grape, pomegranate
These three fruits are high in antioxidant and disease-fighting compounds that protect our bodies from free radical damage and keep us looking and feeling youthful.
The resveratrol in red grapes and red wine, offers powerful antioxidant and anti-aging properties that help combat disease and signs of aging.
Grapes are also high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which keeps our vision strong and can minimize the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
Pomegranates contain higher levels of antioxidants than most fruits and can help to reverse free-radical skin damage.
Figs are not only dangerously delicious but they are also rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper and they are a great source of vitamins A, E, and K.
Incorporate some of these antioxidant fruits on your plate to help you fight disease, age gracefully, and keep strong.
Cherry, pineapple, blueberry
This mixture is believed to be Anti-inflammatory: Pineapple is packed with vitamin C and contains an enzyme called bromelain that reduces inflammation of the gut, boosts immune function, and stimulates protein digestion.
Try combining it with blueberries, which are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E.
Anthocyanin is the main antioxidant in both blueberries and cherries and is what gives these fruits their gorgeous deep blue and red colors.
Grab some tart cherries over sweet ones as they are shown to contain higher amounts of phenolic compounds, delivering a stronger anti-inflammatory punch.
Grapefruit, kiwi, strawberry
This mixture will help to boost body Immune: Kiwi, grapefruit, and strawberries can give your immune system the boost it needs to keep you healthy.
Kiwis are rich in vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and prevents free radical damage that can lead to inflammation in the body.
Grapefruit and strawberries are also some of top vitamin C foods (containing more C than oranges!) that can help boost immunity and fight off sickness.
Rich in both vitamins A and C, strawberry seeds also contain minerals that support immune function.
Goji berry, watermelon, lemon
These fruits are well known to detoxifying the body. Watermelon, which is 92 percent water and also contains a major detoxifying agent called glutathione.
It is also a source of lycopene and vitamins A and C, which further aid in detoxing and fighting free radicals.
Super alkaline upon digestion, lemon is also a strong detoxifier and has antibacterial and antiviral qualities.
I like to squeeze it over my fruit, add it to green juice (with lots of parsley and cucumber for a major de-bloating combination), or drink it with warm water first thing in the morning to help cleanse the body and get the digestive system going.
And let’s not forget goji berries. These little guys are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins (A, B, C, and E), iron, and choline, which the liver needs for detoxification processes.
Blackberry, papaya, cantaloupe
These fruits works very well with beauty lovers. Papaya is full of antioxidants and nutrients that assist in the production of collagen.
It also contains an enzyme called papain that helps to counter skin damage.
Blackberries are delicious low-sugar fruits that are packed with antioxidants and vitamins A and C.
Another one is Cantaloupe: It contains beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body and helps make our skin glow and our hair strong and shiny.
All of these fruit combinations are powerful and provide a variety of health benefits.
From antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boosts to gorgeous, glowing skin and strong immunity, look to fruit for medicinal qualities and begin experimenting with some of these combinations today!