Farmers Market in Araneta City gives you the healthiest and freshest produce in the metro. For Nutrition Month, we look at the market’s abundant selection of fruits that you can bring home for a healthy meal with loved ones.
The fruits section in Farmers Market is sprawling with the most nutritious fruits one can have to boost the immune system, giving one a multitude of defensive artillery against any health crisis. Here are 10 fruits worth buying for your health:
A popular fruit in the provinces, avocado yields healthy fats that are good for the heart.
While most fruits bear high carbohydrates, avocado is low in carbs but overflowing with healthy fats like oleic acid – a monounsaturated fat linked to reduced inflammation and better heart health, according to the US National Center of Biotechnology Information. Avocados are loaded with potassium, fiber, and magnesium.
Harvested during mid of the year, mangoes are available in Farmers Market all year round.
This fruit is a good source of Vitamin C and soluble fiber that is linked to improved immunity, digestive health, and even eyesight. According to the US National Institute of Health, mangoes have strong anti-oxidant like polyphenols and anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce risk of disease.
Known to be a nutrition superstar, pineapples are common and raised only in tropical countries like the Philippines. According to Conde Nast’ Nutritional Data, this fruit is rich in dietary fibers, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, and a good source of Vitamin C and manganese. It contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to digest protein.
Lemon is widely known as an anti-oxidant but this citrusy fruit is packed with Vitamin C. A study by the US National Institute of Health shows that lemon is helpful in promoting heart health buy its potential in lowering blood lipids and blood pressure. It is also helpful to clean kidney stones.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is not solely and generally true but apples are one of the fruits that contain a high amount of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin K, and some B vitamins. Apples are loaded with pectin that greatly helps our digestive system. According to the US National Institute of Health, the antioxidant activity in apples can help increase our heart health and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
While our grandparents used santol leaves to cure a fever, the fruit itself contains a lot of Vitamin B and C. According to Drhealthbenefits.com, santol is high in antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancer. It also has pectin like apples that can reduce stress in our digestive system.
Coined as king of fruits due to its appearance, durian is among the top fruits that contain loads of Vitamin C and is rich in fiber, B Vitamins, manganese, copper, folate, and magnesium. According to Healthline media, durian can reduce the risk of cancer, prevents heart disease, fights a number of infections, and lower blood sugar.
This fruit is most popularly known for its high Vitamin C content but oranges are also packed with B vitamins like thiamine and folate. Oranges are great in reducing the risk of heart disease, having kidney stones, and anemia.
Bananas are rich in vitamins and minerals and have quite a few health benefits to offer. It is well known for being high in potassium. According to healthline.com, bananas are a healthy source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and various antioxidants and phytonutrients. The unique carbohydrate makeup of bananas is a great fuel before exercising.
Grapes are food for the gods; it is mostly attributed to Dionysius, the Olympian God of War, and of festivity and vegetation. This attribution might be true because grapes can make our bodies stronger.
Healthline.com says that grapes are packed with Vitamins C and K that help cultivate connective tissue growths. Its high anti-oxidant content may prevent chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
Check these fruits and other fresh produce at Farmers Market daily from 5 am to 6 pm.