Health Benefits Of 20 Fruits and Vegetables

If you include fruits and vegetables in your diet, it will help you to maintain your health and prevent various diseases including cancer and heart disease.

Also, this will help you to maintain a healthy weight.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans published in 2016 suggest that you should incorporate fruits and vegetables in half of your meals. Each vegetable and fruit provide different health benefits, so we present you a list of the health benefits of 20 fruits and vegetables.

1. Apricots

Apricots have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which make them extremely efficient in boosting the immune system. According to some studies, apricots can treat many inflammatory bowel diseases including kidney and ulcer problems.

Actually, apricot has the ability to protect the kidney cells from methotrexate-induced damage. Methotrexate is a drug used for chemotherapy which can damage the healthy cells of the kidneys.

2. Avocados

According to some studies, avocados can fight hypertension as they have the ability to slow the heart rate (bradycardia) and relax the blood vessels due to their cardio protective properties.

Avocados contain fat which is easily stored and broken down by the body. This there is another study for avocadoes, which says that avocado is extremely beneficial for treating diabetes. It can improve glucose uptake by the muscles and liver, thus decreasing the risk for metabolic problems which cause damage to the blood vessels and nerves.

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