In this century where everyone choose to be busy, most of us let our health deteriorate to the worst level before we consider taking care of it.
Thirty percent of every teenage or adult person out there has one way or the other fell a victim to ulcer. It could be stomach ulcer, peptic ulcer etc. What ever types of ulcer any one might be battling with, I think there are some certain fruits one needs to be familiar with.

1. WATER MELON SEED

A lot of people just take water melon for the water content sake, being a red fruit, water melon has it great value which all red fruits possess, I will not be discussing that today rather I will be discussing about water melon seed.
One ounce of watermelon seeds contains approximately 158 calories. That’s not much lower than an ounce of Lay’s Potato Chips (160 calories), but let’s take a look at what constitutes an ounce. There are approximately 400 watermelon seeds in a single ounce, far too many to eat in one sitting. By contrast, there are only 15 potato chips in an ounce, far less than most people would normally munch in one sitting.

A large handful of watermelon seeds weighs about 4 grams, which contains about 56 seeds and just 22 calories. Far less than a bag of potato chips!

2. BANANA

Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. Eating them could help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of cancer and asthma.

Today, bananas are grown in at least 107 countries and are ranked fourth among the world’s food crops in monetary value. Americans consume more bananas than apples and oranges combined.

With the world consuming so many bananas, it’s not surprising that people are asking the question: are bananas good for you?

This article will take a look at the potential health benefits of bananas, such as improving heart health and promoting regularity. It also examines the possible health risks associated with them.

Contents of this article:

Possible health benefits of bananasHealth benefits of potassiumNutritional profile of bananasIncorporating more bananas into your dietRisks and precautions

Possible health benefits of bananas

Listed below are the possible health benefits associated with bananas. It is important to note that more high quality studies are required before these health benefit links are proved definitive.

Maintaining a low sodium intake is essential to lowering blood pressure, however increasing potassium intake may be just as important because of its vasodilation effects. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, fewer than 2% of US adults meet the daily 4700 mg recommendation. 

Also of note, a high potassium intake is associated with a 20% decreased risk of dying from all causes.

3. PINEAPPLE

A single serving of pineapple has more than 130% of the daily requirement of vitamin-C for human beings, making it one of the richest and most delicious sources of ascorbic acid.  Vitamin C is mainly associated with reducing illnesses and boosting the immune system by stimulating the activity of white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant to defend against the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism that can damage various organ systems and disrupt function, as well as cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous ones. The vitamin C content of pineapples defends against this.

4. APPLE

Apples! They are a crunchy, portable snack that packs a nutritious punch and gives you that little pop of energy you need to get through the day. Whether diced in a salad, dipped in peanut butter, or eaten whole, the apple has become a staple food in any pantry.

While you may love them for their tastiness, satisfying sweetness, and naturally convenient packaging, there are many other reasons to bite into apples. Click through the slideshow to learn more about this fantastic fruit.

As the saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This adage has truth. The health benefits of apples are numerous. According to research published in Advanced Nutrition, eating apples has been linked with reduced risk for developing several diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.

The same study finds that eating apples may help to lower cholesterol, and that they have antioxidant properties.

According to the University of Illinois, apples provide both insoluble and soluble fiber. The combination of fat-soluble fiber, such as pectin, and phytonutrients, or plant-based nutrients, found in apples may keep cholesterol from building up in your blood vessel wall lining, helping reduce the potential incidence of heart disease.

When you regularly eat one apple a day, in its whole form including the skin, an apple provides the right combination of nutrients to lower blood fats. It may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Combating cholesterol
Nutrition reports that some of the apple’s ability to protect against heart disease may come from its potential ability to lower cholesterol and reduce oxidation of cholesterol. Oxidized cholesterol leads to the formation of free radicals in the body and increases risk of disease. Animal studies have shown cholesterol-lowering effects from apples, pears, and peaches — but of the three fruits, apples showed the greatest ability to lower cholesterol. Research has also shown that eating an apple a day may help reduce “bad” cholesterol damage and protect you from developing heart disease.

5. TIGGER NUT.

Tiger nuts are a good natural source of magnesium, which is needed by the body to help with muscle and nerve function and for the proper functioning of the immune system. Magnesium also helps to regulate the heart beat and maintain healthy blood pressure levels, Tiger nuts are also a good source of the antioxidant, Vitamin E, which helps to protect against the damage caused by free radicals in the body. By protecting the body against free radicals, Vitamin E can help prevent both cancer and coronary diseases, as well as slow down the onset of the signs of ageing..

Researched by

Temi badmus

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