Review Article
Volume 15 Issue 11 - 2020
Healthy Benefits of Fruits
Waleed Fouad Abobatta*
Department of Citrus, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Waleed Fouad Abobatta, Department of Citrus, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt.
Received: December 17, 2019; Published: October 31, 2020


Fruits considered priceless sources of vitamins especially (C, A, B6, E, thiamine, and niacin), minerals, and dietary fiber, also, the fruit is a major component of a healthy diet, therefore, daily fruit consumption help in preventing various diseases include heart disease, strokes, and gastrointestinal cancers, also, help in enhancing wound healing. 

Vitamin C as an antioxidant compound protects the body from oxidative stress and prevents other components from oxidation. 

Carotenoids such as alfa and beta carotene have different benefits for human health like decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataract, some cancers and coronary heart disease. There are many health benefits of citrus that include preserving blood vessels, tendons, help in cell division and play an important role in metabolism. While mango considered a valuable source of vitamin A which found in other fruits like nectarine, orange, peach, persimmon, and Nuts. Whereas, red fruits like apple, grape, peach, plum and pomegranate are a good source for flavonoids. Papaya has different benefits for human health like improve digestive, decreased risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, some heart disease, also, it has anti-inflammatory properties that enhance the bones, therefore, consume fruits that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber leading to a healthy life.

Keywords: Fruits; Vitamins; Carotenoids; Orange; Mango; Papaya


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