Incredible Effects of Eating Fruit

The nutrient compounds that give fruits their colors are typically also antioxidants—the free radical-fighting substances that reduce inflammation.

1. Reduces inflammation

Berries are high in antioxidants, which aid in reducing inflammation, so they would be my top recommendation," says Carrie Gabriel, MS, RDN. "Citrus fruits like oranges are also beneficial."

Fruit is filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients that work together in the body to boost your immune system," says Dani Lebovitz, MS, RDN

2. Wards Off Chronic Disease

Fruit is a great source of dietary fiber, which helps us maintain a healthy gut and prevents digestive problems like constipation," says Gabriel

3. Supports a Healthy Gut

The fiber in fruit also helps us feel fuller longer, makes digestion more efficient, and helps contribute to good bacteria in our intestines, which is essential for proper digestion."

Fruit is filled with powerful antioxidants which can help delay damage to skin cells by reducing inflammation and offering protection against free radicals," explains Lebovitz.

4. Boosts Skin Health

"Free radicals may accelerate the appearance of aging skin by breaking down collagen in the body, leading to wrinkles and uneven, dull skin tone."

Many fruits contain large amounts of water that can aid in hydration," says Gabriel."Watermelon is one of the most hydrating fruits

5. Helps You Stay Hydrated

 with a 1-cup serving containing about a 1/2 cup of water, in addition to fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Strawberries and cantaloupe don't fall far behind in water content, either."

"Eating fruit every day can support weight loss because most are relatively low in calories and high in fiber, which means they will help you feel full longer,"says Lebovitz.

6. Supports Weight Loss

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