Fruits are all around, and while some of us take them with the intention of getting nutritional benefits out of them; some other persons may take fruits just because of their appetizing taste. Whatever category one finds himself or herself, the truth remains that everyone’s health is boosted by taking fruits. It is in this view that I shall be shedding light on a select group of fruits- juicy fruits- that are known for their healing and refreshing properties, and they are also good for keeping the skin hydrated. I shall henceforth talk about five (5) of these fruits.

Watermelon is a highly nutritious fruit that is majorly composed of water as well as sugars, essential vitamins and minerals. Watermelon can be eaten whole from inside out- the red succulent flesh on the inside, the rind and the seeds inclusive. The seeds can be eaten along with the flesh or consumed after being dried and roasted. Why should you eat the seeds? The seeds of watermelon are rich in magnesium [which aids the body’s metabolic process] and Iron- a very important element that helps to sustain the structure and function of the hemoglobin.

Oranges are common sources of Vitamins A and C, and other forms of antioxidants which help to fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the body cells. In essence, regular consumption of oranges can help to prevent the onset of cancer. Furthermore, oranges have anti-flammatiory properties, and are also beneficial for the health of the eyes, kidney, heart, skin and immune system.

Another juicy fruit that is in great abundance and also of immense benefit is pineapple. Pineapple contains a variety of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The fruit is used in the management of a number of diseases- arthritis, asthma, diabetes, obesity and heart disorders. Again, due to the fiber content, it is quite helpful in taking care of disruption/disorder [like constipation] affecting the digestive system and it is great for treating fertility issues.

Though sometimes classified as vegetable, cucumber is one fruits that has a lot of contents packed into it. Notable among its many constituents is cucurbitacin which is an anti-cancer substance found on the outer skin of cucumber. Beyond this anticancer substance, there is an ample of other elements [in cucumber] which makes it a fruit worth consuming regularly. For instance, it has got potassium which aids detoxification; dietary fiber which enhances digestion and it also has antioxidant abilities.

Strawberries are pleasant to the eyes and so do they taste delicious. But there is much more to what one gets from consuming them; like every other fruit [aforementioned in this article], strawberries contain antioxidants which make effective in curtailing the effects of free radicals on the cells in the body. Furthermore, they contain an array of nutrients- anthocyanins, vitamins B and C, manganese, dietary fiber, folate, iodine and lot more- which make them vastly beneficial to human health. Strawberries can help enhance the functioning of the brain, eye, heart and immune system, and can help to prevent cancer and birth defects.