8 Superfruits All Guys Should Be Eating
By Justin Cowart
Our world is loaded with tons of fruits that have great health benefits for your body and gentlemen, below are 8 different fruits that you can eat or juice that can have great health benefits for you in particular.
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There has been research showing that the extremely powerful antioxidant agents that are contained inside pomegranate seeds and juice can actually help to reverse oxidative damage or “natural rusting,” something that Ph.D. Oz Garcia uses to refer to the vascular system, which helps to play a major role in the ability to achieve and maintain erections (perhaps this is why some theologians believe that the pomegranate and not the apple is what the forbidden fruit was in the Garden of Eden).
Apples are a great ready-to-eat snack that is loaded with 4 grams of soluble fiber, which is a total of 17% of the Daily Value (DV), or the amount that your body needs each day.
Elson Haas, M.D. and author of Staying Healthy with Nutrition says that “this is important for colon health and controlling blood sugar levels. It’s also a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C.”
Apples also contain quercetin, which has anti-allergy and antihistamine properties that can greatly benefit your body.
There has been research conducted that has shown that after your workout, eating high-glycemic carbs can help to produce a greater amount of glycogen – which is better at helping you to replenish what you use up after a hard workout session than consuming carbs that are much lower on the glycemic index or (GI).
Physique specialist and nutritionist, John Kiefer, says that “grapes are a very high glycemic fruit, which makes them an ideal post-training snack.” These little bad boys are loaded with vitamins B6, A, C and folate, in addition to several different essential minerals.
Author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. says that inflammation in your body is the root cause of most discomfort and disease.
“Chronic inflammation can wreak havoc on your vascular system, but a lot of guys also suffer acute inflammation caused by sports injuries.”
Studies that have been conducted say that cherries can help to ease aches and pains if you eat them tart. Tart cherries tend to have the highest concentration of anthocyanins 1 and 2, which can help the body to block different enzymes that are associated with inflammation.
Dr. Garcia also recommends blackberries for their exceptional phytonutrient power and vitamin K content, which is a whopping 36% of your DV, going on to say that “[they’re] also high in the mineral manganese, which helps support optimal testosterone production.”
Blackberries, along with blueberries and raspberries, are super rich in the antioxidant lutein, which helps your body by promoting eye health and assisting it in preventing macular degeneration.
The famous Scripps Clinic conducted a study called the “Grapefruit Diet,” which showed that the participants who ate half a grapefruit before every meal were able to lose an average of 3.6 pounds in just 12 weeks.
Bowden goes on to say that, “[grapefruit] is a great appetite suppressant. It also contains pectin, a soluble fiber that’s been shown to slow the progression of atherosclerosis.” When you have a prescription or other over-the-counter medications, you should avoid eating a grapefruit, because Bowden says that, “it interacts with liver enzymes in a way that can keep the medication in your system longer than expected.”
Haas actively does a 10-day lemonade cleanse each year to help reduce body fat and cholesterol. “The citric acid in lemons helps break down lipids and stimulates digestive juices. Adding the juice of half a lemon to a glass of water every morning supports liver and gallbladder function.”
If you got something super important to do, try drinking some fresh lemon juice. The energizing scent has been shown to mitigate anxiety, fatigue and nervousness and can also help to increase concentration and alertness.
Contained inside the papaya is the enzyme called papain, which has been shown to relieve gas from indigestion. There is also another enzyme called chymopapain, which can also be utilized to relieve inflammation.
If you want a tasty snack try having 1 cup of fresh, ripe papaya, which only has 60 calories. It also packs a whopping 144% of your DV of vitamin C. Garcia states that, “when buying papayas, look for the ones that are mostly yellow and yield slightly to pressure.”
Do you use any of these foods in your diet already? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and any awesome ideas you may have!
Source: Men’s Fitness
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Justin Cowart is a writer and researcher that loves to learn more about health, life, consciousness and making the world a better place. He loves music, traveling, meditation, video games and spending time with family and friends. He believes in baby steps and lifestyle changes in order to live a full life. In 2014, he lost around 40lbs from baby steps and emotional detoxing.
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