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Most fruits are high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, which can help prevent cancer and a host of other diseases. They are a delicious, guilt-free snack. Try to consume organically grown fruit whenever possible.

 

Blueberries: Blueberries are a potent antioxidant-containing fruit, one of the best! One cup of blueberries has about 85 calories and is packed with colon-cancer-fighting fiber, as well.

Kiwis: One kiwi contains your whole daily requirement for vitamin C. Eat the fuzzy outside, as well. It is packed with fiber. You can enjoy 2 kiwis for around 95 calories.

Pomegranate juice: Pomegranate juice is loaded with antioxidants, which may help ward off cancer. I love to buy pure, unsweetened pomegranate juice and add it to a smoothie, sweetened with a bit of honey. It also makes a delicious, refreshing drink when paired with a dash of seltzer water and sweetened with a packet of stevia. (a non-caloric, natural, good for you sweetner available at health food stores)

Cranberries: Cranberries are amazing in the role of preventing urinary tract infections. They block bacteria from sticking to the sensitive walls of the urinary tract. There are various brands of juice available in the super market that include cranberries in their mix. I like to buy it unsweetened and prepare it as I do pomegranate juice. (see above)

Apples: One medium apple contains only 70 calories and is packed with antioxidants and fiber. Eat the peel too!

Figs: Figs have more fiber than any other fruit, fresh or dried. Two figs provide 3 grams of fiber and only 75 calories. They are sweet and chewy. Figs are also packed full of minerals.

Dried, tart cherries: This sweet-tart fruit is full of beta-carotene and other antioxidants. Dried, tart cherries may even help to manage the inflamation and pain caused by arthritis. They may also help to lower blood sugar and regulate insulin levels.

Watermelon: Two cups of sweet, thirst-quenching watermelon is only 90 calories and packed with potassium, fiber, and vitamins A and C.

Raspberries: One cup of raspberries has only 65 calories. Raspberries are loaded with fiber. One cup will provide you with 8 grams of fiber and more than half of your daily need of vitamin C.

Do something good for yourself and enjoy the process!

 

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