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The Benefits Of Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, sometimes served in a liquid, either in their own juices or a syrup. Fruit salads can be served as appetizers, desserts or as a side-salad. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is sometimes known as a fruit cocktail or fruit cup.

Most of us are used to consuming one form of processed food or the other. These foods are usually devoid of essential nutrients; let’s not even go into how much harmful sugars they contain. Fruit salads would come in handy when you need an healthier alternative to processed foods as the help to reduce body fat, aid digestion and metabolism.

Since fruits are generally full of vitamins and minerals, a combination of these fruits would be one big healthy serving. Let’s not also forget, it tastes good!

Time to look at some of the health benefits of eating fruit salads

WEIGHT LOSS

Fruits are mainly composed of water, therefore, contain no calories. For those who want to lose weight or want to avoid gaining those extra pounds, fruit salad can be an excellent choice.

FIBER CONTENT

Many fruits have huge amounts of fiber in them. Fibers are very important in our diet. Our body can’t process fiber, so whatever comes in, comes right out. That means that they will solve problems with constipation, they will clean your bowels and they will reduce the chance of getting colon cancer.

FOLIC ACID

Fruits contain folic acid which is important for our red blood cells. Folic acid is also very important in pregnancy for the healthy development of foetus.

HIGHER ENERGY LEVELS

Ever wondered why people who exercise often eat lots of fruits? The answer is simple, many fruits contain vitamins that can boost your energy. A decent fruit salad can leave you feeling like Mayweather.

DAILY NEEDS OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS

Remember we already mentioned that fruits are filled with vitamins and minerals. A combination of multiple types of fruit in the form of a salad however, can satisfy your recommended daily intake of almost every vitamin and mineral.

ANTIOXIDANTS

Many fruits contain antioxidants which are responsible for destroying free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals can damage our cells and cause a number of different cancers.

HEALTHY SKIN AND HAIR

Studies have found that carotenoids, the antioxidants in brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, can reduce our skin’s sensitivity to the sun.Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the hair shafts.

Fruit salads are incredibly easy and fast to make. So why wait? Start eating your way to better health

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