Last week we started a series about foods which help fight the fat in your diet. This week, we are featuring five fruits which are exceptionally rich in antioxidants that they are dubbed as the new ‘superfruits’.
It is a good thing that more and more people are incorporating fresh fruits in their diets – but the most common items include bananas, apples and oranges. Why not try out something that is both exotic, new to the tastebuds and will provide you with as much health benefits as the traditional fruits in your refrigerator?
The first item on our list is fresh figs. Figs are rich in dietary fibers, potassium and manganese. This chewy, lusciously sweet fruit has double the potassium content of one large banana.
Figs are rich in antioxidants which help boost the immune system. In addition, this fruit helps promote bone density, helps in weight loss and lowers high blood pressure.
Instead of bananas, add some fresh figs to a bowl of oatmeal for a power-packed, healthy breakfast. Fresh figs can also be stuffed with goat cheese, chevre or Brie and sprinkled with some nuts for a healthy and tasty hors d’oeuvre.