Whole Fruits: Vitamin C-rich fruits play an important role in the absorption of iron in the body. Low levels of hemoglobin can be corrected by eating fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, pomegranate, watermelon, strawberries and apples. Enjoy them together by making a mixed fruit salad or juice.

Most fruits are good for health, but then again, not every fruit qualifies as a ‘superfruit’. This term is used to describe fruits that pack in a nutritious mix of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other essential nutrients that help you look and feel better, and combat disease. Add these to your shopping list:

Acai Berries: When it comes to antioxidants, acai berries surpass most other fruits. Though you might not be able to find the whole fruit in the United States, try to consume its powdered form, using it in your smoothies and breakfast bowls.

Avocado: Loaded with monounsaturated fat and fatty acid, this superfruit can help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the good cholesterol. Avocados also boost the absorption of carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lycopene, both of which promote heart health.

Blueberries: In addition to being a good source of antioxidant, blueberries are also rich in manganese that aids your metabolism levels. This in turn, keeps your weight and energy levels in check.

Cherries: This scarlet fruit owes its deep color to an antioxidant called anthocyanin that can aid in the reduction of inflammation, and can help lower the triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Eating cherries is also linked to weight management and reduction of belly fat.

Apples: Who would’ve known our favorite fruit apple, which we eat so often, could be a superfruit too? It is a rich source of fiber, the antioxidant quercetin, and numerous nutrients that are known to reduced cholesterol, and improve heart health and digestion.

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.