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Fruity Facts

By TONI SIMS, CBS Houston
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Fruits are packed with loads of vitamins and nutrients so don’t be afraid to say YES to fruits. From protein to antioxidants, our body requires a variety of healthy tidbits to strengthen our body and enhance the immune system. Check out this list of juicy fruits that will help you understand the health benefits each color food provides the body with.

Red Fruits
Red fruits help memory function, urinary tract health, and makes your heart healthy. Red fruits are also very high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that protects the immune system, and helps encourage cellular renewal in your body.

  • Red Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Red Grapes
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Red Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Tomatoes

Orange Fruits
These citrus fruits has a phenomenal source of vitamin C that boost our immune systems. Orange fruit also has a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, B, B1, calcium and potassium, which keeps our eyes and skin healthy, and protects against infections. By consuming oranges often we can reduce the risk of cancers and heart diseases.

  • Oranges
  • Apricots
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Tangerines
  • Pumpkin

Green Fruits
Green fruits helps us to maintain energy and good health. The vitamin K in these fruits helps with vision, and with maintaining strong bones and teeth. Green fruits also aids in constipation, are good for digestion, good for the circulatory system, and have good vitamin B and minerals.

  • Green Apples
  • Avocado
  • Green Grapes
  • Green Pears
  • Kiwi
  • Limes
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Papaya

Yellow Fruits
Yellow fruits are also high in antioxidants like vitamin C. Vitamin C helps maintain the health of our teeth and gums, prevents inflammation, helps improve iron absorption, helps with healing cuts and wounds, improves the mucus membranes, helps improves circulation, which therefore prevents heart disease.

  • Lemons
  • Yellow Pears
  • Yellow Kiwi
  • Pineapples
  • Yellow Apples
  • Yellow Tomatoes
  • Yellow Watermelon
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