Today’s tip for you lovelies is simple. Eat more fruit!
Ok, blah blah blah, we know. They are low in fat and calories and provide tons of fiber to keep everything running smoothly. And they taste great. But the benefits of eating your sweets (not the dessert kind) are limitless.
For example, did you know berries are super low in sugar so they are safer for diabetics and people with candida (yeast)? They are also high in antioxidants, which eliminate free radicals from our bodies and they can help prevent sun damage to the skin because they are high in cancer-fighting ellagic acid. Add some to a smoothie, top a bowl of granola or oatmeal, or plop a few into a hot toddy 🙂
Bananas also have a number of health benefits. Besides being a great source of the electrolyte potassium, which makes them the ideal recovery food for athletes, they are also chock full of vitamins and fiber. Bananas have their own enzymes that aid in the digestive process, and they digest alkaline in the body so they are a natural antacid. They even contain protease inhibitors, which protect the stomach from bacteria that causes ulcers. Pretty awesome right? Spread you favorite nut butter on one as a snack, or freeze and then blend to make a low calorie, healthy fro-yo replacement!
As if that weren’t enough incentive, here’s a cheat sheet with some of the benefits of different fruits on your diet:
So eat up my friends! Drop that donut and grab an apple instead. Your body will thank you and your taste buds will not be disappointed 🙂