Friday, March 16, 2012

How Super Fruits Improve Your Health

Nearly every fruit available for consumption will provide you with benefits such as vitamins and antioxidants. However, there are some fruits that contain so much of these vital components that they have been given the name “Super Fruits”. Some of these super fruits are relatively familiar to most of us, but some are more exotic and have been unknown to most people until fairly recently. Super fruits contain more abundant nutrients than ordinary fruit, and could make a difference in how well your metabolism functions. These fruits could also play a larger role in flushing toxins from your body as well.

One of the things that distinguish super fruits is that they have a very high amount of antioxidants. Antioxidants are necessary for helping to deal with damaging free radicals. Free radicals are damaged cells that result from the normal functioning of our bodies. When our bodies work, oxidation actually occurs and atoms are left in an unstable condition by the loss of an electron from their outer ring. As these atoms try to compensate for this loss, they will actually steal electrons from other atoms. These atoms will then steal…. and so on. The result is that cells are eventually damaged, and they are unable to continue their normal processes, leaving people more susceptible to diseases such as cancer and diabetes. This is just where super fruits may prove to be so valuable – the bioflavonoid antioxidants they contain stabilize the damaged atoms by giving them electrons, which stops the cellular damage. Fruits such as acai berry, blueberry, grapes, and cranberries are all accounted to be super fruits because of the high amounts of antioxidants that they contain. 

Antioxidants from super fruits are also believed to be important in cleansing the body of toxins that may accumulate. Our lifestyle – eating habits, smoking, and drinking – can cause poisons to be deposited that our bodies are unable to remove. These toxins have been linked not only to disease, but also to fatigue and a general feeling of malaise. The fact that super fruits could help to fight toxins could make a big difference in your life.

Our skin is one of the first organs to show the ravages of time and exposure. Many people look old before their time simply because their skin has become damaged. The modern diet cannot guarantee that the vitamins necessary for healthy skin, Vitamins C and A, will be available in the quantities needed.  Vitamin C provides antioxidant protection, while Vitamin A helps skin cells to repair any damage that may have occurred. Super fruits like acai berry contain higher amounts of these vitamins than ordinary fruits.  In fact, acai berry contains much more Vitamin C than does orange juice, as well as significant amounts of Vitamin E, which is also vital for skin health.

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