Must Read: What u Need To Know about the Fruits you eat

Whilst you consume as much fruits as you can find , here is a thing or two you need to know about the fruits you eat. See their nutrients and their health benefits.

Papaya (Pawpaw)

Papaya is rich in vitamins (A, C, K, B6, and B12), folate and choline. It contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and selenium.
•Immune support: Papaya is rich in vitamins A and C . These help to strengthen the immune system and prevent infections like cold, flu, etc.
•Anti-inflammatory effects: Papaya contains several unique protein enzymes including papain and chymopapain. These enzymes help lower inflammation and improve healing from burns. In addition, the antioxidant nutrients found in papaya, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are also good at reducing inflammation
•Promotes lung health: If you are a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to second-hand smoke, eating vitamin A rich food such as papaya, may save you from fatalities.
•Digestive process: Papaya contains an enzyme called papain. This helps with the digestive process and prevents constipation.

Watermelon

It consists of 92 per cent water and eight per cent sugar. Rich in vitamins A and C, watermelon contains lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risks of colon, prostate, lung, pancreatic and breast cancers plus other diseases.
•Rich in electrolytes and water content.
•Extremely low calories (30 calories per 100g)
•Their vitamin B6, manganese and thiamin content help the body develop resistance against infectious agents

Pear

They are extremely rich in vitamin C. Also present in pear is vitamin (A, B6, B12), niacin, folate and riboflavin. Minerals contained in each pear include calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper.
•Cardiovascular and colon health: Pear has fibers which not only help you to avoid the hassles of constipation and regular bowel movements; it also helps to bind the bile salts in the colon and efficiently flushes them out of your system.
•Cancer prevention: Pears are a good source of hydroxycinnamic acid which helps to prevent stomach cancer. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals. At least one serving of pear a day is associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer in women. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good antioxidants that protect cells from damage by free radicals.

Orange

Oranges are rich in vitamin C. One orange supplies around 116.2 per cent of the daily value for vitamin C. They contain low calories and are good sources of vitamin A, riboflavin and thiamin. Minerals present in orange include calcium and potassium. Orange pulp is used for preparing fresh juice which is rich in protein content.

Health benefits:
•Oranges aid the prevention and treatment of skin diseases, catarrh, acne and stomach ache.
•The rich vitamin C content in oranges helps in immune support.
•Long-acting liminoids in citrus fruits add to their ability to promote optimal health.
•Rich fiber in the fruit helps to prevent atherosclerosis.
•Helps in preventing ulcers and reduces the risk of stomach cancer.

Pineapple

This is another fruit that is extremely rich in vitamin C. Other vitamins present in pineapple include A, B6, B12, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, niacin and choline. Pineapple is also rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, copper and manganese
•Macular degeneration: Macular degeneration is an age-related medical condition which affects vision. This leads to loss of vision in the midpoint of the visual field due to damage to the retina. However, eating pineapple decreases your chances by 36 per cent.
•Bone strength: The benefits of pineapples are popular due to their ability to build and maintain strong bones. Pineapple is rich in manganese which is a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bones and connective tissues. In fact, if you consume a cup of pineapple, you can already get 73 per cent of your total body requirement of manganese.
•Hypertension: One of the best ways to combat hypertension is to take high amounts of potassium plus a small amount of sodium in your diet. Pineapples can combat hypertension since a cup of pineapple contains about 1 mg of sodium and 195 mg of potassium.
•Weight loss: Eating pineapple can cut down your sweet cravings because of its natural sweetness and save you from a lot of sugar-induced calories. Consuming a lot of pineapple in your meals will lead to weight loss because pineapples can make you feel full without giving you an ounce of fat.

Apple

Apples are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in phytonutrients, vitamins (A, C, B6, E,
K), thiamin, riboflavin and high in fiber. Minerals found in apples are calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, iron, and sodium. Vitamin C and phytonutrients contained in apples block some of the damage caused by free radicals and boosts the body’s resistance against infectious agents.
•Improved neurological health: Antioxidants in apples called ‘quercetin’ reduces cellular death caused by oxidation and inflammation of neurons.
•Lower levels of bad cholesterol: Eating apples everyday over time helps reduce levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol)
•Reduces risk of diabetes: Snacking on apples and other fruits can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.