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5 Super Nutritious Fruits

It’s estimated that only one quarter of Americans eat the recommended five servings (a serving is considered half a cup) of fruits and vegetables each day. Why is that? We all know how good these foods are for us. We all know how delicious many of these foods are. If you’re one of the people that doesn't hit the target five servings each day and you’re on a mission to change that, why not start with some of the most nutritious foods out there?

Here are five super nutritious fruits to add to you daily diet.

Blueberries. A powerhouse of flavor and nutrition, blueberries contain Fiber, Manganese, and Vitamins C and K. Blueberries also contain antioxidants which are believed to be able to fight off cancer, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and cataracts. Start your morning with a blueberry smoothie or throw a heaping handful into your pancakes.

Oranges. Want your full day’s supply of Vitamin C? Simply eat one orange. Eating whole oranges (as opposed to drinking juice) either fresh or canned, will also give you a shot of Thiamin, Folate, Potassium and Fiber. Oranges are great in salads, like this Orange and Beet Salad.

Apples. Everyone’s favorite fruit does indeed help to keep the doctor away, especially when eaten with the skin on. The skin of one apple contains 15 percent of the recommend daily allowance of Fiber. Apples are also chockfull of Vitamin C and Folate. So bite right into one raw or make a dessert out of Baked Apples with the skin on.

Watermelon. Watermelon might not seem like much because it’s so full of water, but that’s the beauty of it. Water is good for you, and in the heat of the summer, watermelon not only provides nutrition to your body, it also hydrates it. It’s low in calories and it’s a good source of Vitamins A and C, plus Potassium and Lycopene. Have you ever tried it in a cold summer soup? Chilled Watermelon Soup is delightful on a hot evening.

Guava. Vitamins A, B3, C (4 times the amount as an orange), and G4, plus Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium, Carotenoids and Polyphenols – guava just might be the most super of the super fruits. Turn it into preserves and eat it every morning on a slice of toast.

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