Health & Fitness

Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables are essential sources of nutrients like Vits A, B, C K, potassium as we all know. On my health page today, we’ll be looking at the health benefits of fruits and vegetables.

The first on the list is
AppleContains calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.

  • Helps to relieve constipation
  • Contain pectin which helps to reduce cholesterol
  • Remove toxins from the gut.
  • Prevents skin wrinkling and skin damage.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Banana – Contains Vits B6, C, K, beta-carotene, iron, potassium and tryptophan.

  • B6 is important for mood and mental health.
  • Tryptophan helps to stabilise your mood and encourages sleep
  • Helps to lower cholesterol.
  • Contains pectin which helps to remove toxins from the digestive tract.
  • Reduces anxiety.

Carrot – Contains calcium, magnesium, phophorus, potassium, and beta carotene.

  • Detoxifies the digestive tract, liver and kidneys.
  • Contain potent antioxidants
  • Helps to improve eyesight
  • Naturally antibacterial and antiviral

Garden Egg- Contains a little amount of carb, protein, iron, calcium, potassium and no fat. Rich in Vitamins B and C,

  • Treats hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases
  • Protects the body from formation of cancers
  • Prevents and treats constipation
  • Reduces body’s cholesterol level
  • Aids digestion of food.

Garlic– Contains calcium, magnesium, sulphur, potassium and vit C.

  • A potent antioxidant
  • Is liver supportive because of sulphur contents
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • A heart and circulation tonifier.


  • Heals wounds when applied on the outside
  • Used for treating bleeding nose, gums, and minor internal haemorrage
  • Helps cure dysentery
  • Helps reduce constipation.

MangoContains iron, Vits A and E

  • High antioxidant
  • Good for people suffering from anaemia
  • Antiinflammatory

Olives– Rich in oleic acid, iron, beta-carotene and Vit E.

  • It is liver and gall bladder supportive.
  • A strong antioxidant and carotenoid
  • Protects cells from premature ageing.
  • Strengthens retina and improves eyesight.

Onions– Contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene, folic acid and sulphur.

  • Prevent and repairs stomach ulcer.
  • Relieves stomach cramps
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Liver supportive detoxifier.

Orange- Contains high percentage of Vit C

  • Helps in boosting the immune system
  • Orange helps to lower cholesterol level
  • It also to lower blood pressure levels
  • Reduces arthritis, pains

Pawpaw– Source of proteolytic enzymes.

  • Controls premature ageing
  • Improves poor digestion
  • Acts as cleanser
  • Boosts immune system thereby reducing the chances for illness.

Watermelon– Carotene, vitamins and minerals.

  • Fights heart disease
  • Relaxes the body blood vessel
  • Reduces risk of cancer
  • Prevents erectile dysfunction

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit

I’m sure after reading the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, you will not hesitate to stock your fruit basket with wholesome fruits. Remember to have a safe place for your veggies too. If you’ve learnt anything from this post, you can let me know by leaving a comment.
Have a fruity day!



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