Fruits

Lemon

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, with one normal size lemon containing 50 mg of vitamin C.

Lemons are also beneficial to weight-loss and drinking lemon and water first thing in the morning is an excellent way to aid in digestion and detoxification, and can help create a glowing complexion. There is also evidence suggesting that drinking lemon water can assist those that are susceptible to gallstones and other forms of calcification, for example in kidneys. Although lemons are sour and many believe they are acidic, they are in fact alkaline and including them in your diet can help alkalize your blood.

Watermelon

Watermelons are 92 percent water and are therefore a great choice of fruit when dehydrated or retaining water. They are also a good source of fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene, all working together to fight cancer and heart disease.

Kiwi

The nutrients in kiwi act like aspirin and can reduce your risk of blood clots. Unlike aspirin, it does not cause gastrointestinal bleeding or inflammation. Kiwi can also lower the amount of triglycerides in your blood. The flesh of this tangy fruit is high in vitamin C, thereby boosting your immune system, and regular consumption has been shown to improve lung function in those susceptible to asthma.

Avocado

Although avocados are usually treated and prepared as a vegetable, they are in fact a fruit. Avocados contain nutrients magnesium, potassium, lutein and fiber, vitamins A, B group, C, D, E, K, B, copper, manganese and iron.

The main nutrient that avocados are renowned for is Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial in the fight against cholesterol.

The wide range of uses for avocado also makes it an easy superfood to include in your diet. You can eat it in salads, sandwiches, with eggs, as a dip with vegetables, and can even be used in smoothies to help give your smoothie a rich creamy texture. The possibilities are endless.

Cherries

Cherries are a stone fruit, due to their large pip. They are natural anti-inflammatories, and the anthocyanins they are rich in help prevent sore and stiff muscles. Drinking cherry juice after an intense workout will help prevent lactic acid build-up in your muscles, and cherries can easily be eaten fresh or frozen.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes have long been known as a cancer-fighting food due to their anti-oxidant properties. Tomatoes accordingly help protect against cancer as well as maintaining optimum blood pressure.

Because they are rich in lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene, tomatoes are vital for optimal eye health.

Tomatoes are also easily integrated into your diet. They can be eaten in salads, sandwiches, pasta sauces or on their own, making them a top superfood to incorporate into meals.

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