Breaking it Down; Why Eating Fruit Isn’t as Bad as You Think!

Summer is right around the corner and there’s nothing like having some refreshing fruit for a little snack in between meals. When trying to get healthy, fruit makes a great alternative for those sweet cravings we all endure. Mango and Strawberry are both in season this time of year and have great sustainable and healthy benefits for both our mind and body!

The King of Fruits

The king of fruits, otherwise known as Mango, have many nutritional benefits. Filled with vitamins A, B-6 and C, Mangoes are full of fibre which increases the feeling of being full. They also lower cholesterol by decreasing the absorption of fat and carbohydrates. Among it’s awesome nutritional value, mangoes contain antioxidant compounds which have been found to help prevent colon, breast, leukaemia and prostate cancer. 

This versatile and diverse fruit is also great for weight loss, eyesight and digestion which makes the king of fruits the perfect healthy snack we are all looking for!

The Berry Delicious Fruit

Like many other fruits strawberries are super rich in antioxidants and contain nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, fibre and magnesium. Like mangoes, strawberries are beneficial for our bodies by preventing cancer, improving eye care and aids in weight loss. 

Not only this, strawberries are also beneficial for the mind. At WAMH Fitness, we believe in improving our mental and physical health and strawberries help us to do just that! Homocysteine is an amino acid which if there is excess of can interfere with the production of serotonin.

Serotonin is a hormone that if imbalanced increases the chance of depression. Strawberries can prevent an excess of homocysteine from forming within the body and acts as an extra hand in ensuring the correct balance of serotonin for our bodies. 

Coming into the new year it is a great time to focus on your goals, whether it be training more or eating healthy. Every small step in the right direction is still moving forward and understanding what foods are best for your body can work wonders for improving your health!