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Health Benefits of African Cherry and Other Fruits


Favour Agwuna


Consuming a range of fruits furnishes the body with nutrients and antioxidants that can augment overall health and decrease the risk of disease. Good choices include avocados, African star Apple, Soursop, Cucumber, Watermelon, etc. but there are many more to choose from.


Fruits are amazing source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fibre.


Below are some health benefits of these fruits:



Avocados are a good source of vitamin E, which may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease (a progressive disease that affects memory and other vital mental functions), thus, slowing the decline in your memory and thinking. Avocados boost mood as eating a cup of avocado slices, you will get about 118 micrograms of folate, which is basically a third of what most adults need daily. People who do not get adequate of this B vitamin could be more prone to depression and less likely to respond well to antidepressants. Also, Avocados contain unsaturated fats which are rather good to consume than saturated fats, thus it helps to lower “bad” cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.


African STAR APPLES, Cherry (UDARA in Igbo, and AGBALUMO in Yoruba)

Health Benefits of African Cherry and Other Fruits

African Star Apples prevent oxidative damage of cells and improve heart health. As African cherry contain glycosides which are antioxidants that help to fight heart disease. African star apples have low calories and high fibre content. Citing the health benefits of African Cherry thus, open us to see how it help to control weight and prevent obesity. They also aid in constipation, treating diarrhoea, and aid digestion due to their high content in pectin and fiber.



Health Benefits of African Cherry and Other Fruits

A whole soursop fruit offers about 1/3 to 1/2 of your recommended daily appropriation of potassium. Thus, they help to stabilize blood pressure. Soursop is replete with antioxidants, especially vitamins C and E, zinc, and beta-carotene. These antioxidants have been found to decrease the risk of eye disease. They also help to treat infections caused by parasites, and bacteria.



Health Benefits of African Cherry and Other Fruits

Putting Cucumbers on your skin may help ease swelling, sunburn pain, and damaged skin. Cucumbers regulate hydration and maintain adequate blood pressure and sugar, also easing constipation. They make sure that organs like the heart, lungs, and kidneys work the way they should.




Watermelons which are rich in vitamin A, B6, and C aid your skin to stay soft and smooth because it contains lots of water. Watermelons are also rich in potassium, which works to lower blood pressure and support nerve functioning.

There are lots of benefits in consuming these and more fruits!

Therefore, Eat fruits, Stay healthy!


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