Top 10 Super Fruits to Add to Your Diet Today

1. Berries
Berries of all kinds are incredibly nutritious, especially blackberries, blueberries, and Goji berries. However, all berries contain beneficial amounts of fiber and loads of antioxidants. For example, strawberries contain phenolic acids, blueberries contain anthocyanins, and raspberries contain quercetin and ellagic acid.

2. Plums
Not only are plums sweet and tasty, but one of the small fruits will provide you with just 30 calories and 10% of your daily needs for vitamin C. Plus, plums are rich in hydroxycinnamic acids, a polyphenolic antioxidant that your body uses to fight free radicals and oxidative stress.

3. Grapes
Red grapes are rich in resveratrol, the same antioxidant that makes drinking red wine (in moderation) a good choice for heart and brain health. Black and green grapes are also high in antioxidants.

4. Oranges
Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, with one fruit containing 85-90% of your daily needs of the immune-boosting vitamin. Oranges also contain vitamin B6, folate, and some calcium.

5. Apples
Apples contain beneficial amounts of flavonoid antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber, which is why people who regularly eat apples have a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. For the lowest-sugar option, try a Granny Smith apple.

6. Cherries
Both sweet and tart cherries are good for heart health. People who eat cherries are more likely to have lower cholesterol, less inflammation, and better blood sugar control.

7. Grapefruit
With their tart flavor, grapefruits are low in sugar but high in nutrients. Grapefruit contains high levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene (the precursor to vitamin A), and lycopene — an antioxidant linked to lower cancer rates, especially prostate cancer.

8. Pomegranate
Pomegranate seeds and pomegranate juice are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin C and heart-healthy antioxidants like ellagitannins and anthocyanins.

9. Lemon
Lemon is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, which is why these citrus fruits were involved in curing the scurvy epidemic amongst sailors in the 1800s. Plus, research shows that ​lemons exhibit potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial activity.

10. Papaya
Papaya contains beneficial amounts of vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene, and lycopene, leading this tropical fruit to be linked to a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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