Berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, Chokeberries, etc)
Berries are undoubtedly one of the top superfoods. Not only do they improve blood pressure, inflammation, heart disease risk and probably that of multiple cancers, they actually have a natural ability to slow the absorption of the sugar they contain. So, despite containing sugar, when you eat them, your body doesn’t get a big blood sugar spike, just a trickle, so the main negative effect of sugar is eliminated! Serving Size: 1 hand full.
While it may seem like a fairly basic fruit bowl staple, don’t be deceived. The simple apple is packed full of benefits. They’re full of flavonoids and awesome antioxidants that are said to lower the risks of diabetes and asthma. It seems the old saying, ‘an apple day keeps the doctor away’ is probably true… They’re also a natural mouth freshener! Serving Size: 1 medium or small apple.
Did you know that the fuzzy little Kiwi boasts more immunity-boosting vitamin C than in an average orange? They can also help with keeping your bones, teeth and gums strong. You can also eat them whole, fuzzy skin and all, packed full of fibre they’re great for your digestive health and keeping things moving (if you know what we mean…) Serving Size: 1 medium-size kiwi.
This ruby jewel like fruit is a total superhero food, full of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C and E and ellagic acid. It’s also high in vitamin K, which is good for your heart and blood vessels and has fibre too! You can scoop the seeds out to serve, or squash and strain into a delicious and refreshing juice. Serving Size: 100 grams (1/2 a medium or small fruit).
Made up of 92% water, watermelon is great for followers of The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, as it adds a little extra boost to your daily water intake, while being low in calories and satisfying your sweet tooth. Don’t be fooled by the high water content however, the fruit is still soaked in nutrients including the powerful antioxidant Lycopene which is said to lower the risk of stroke and has the potential of lowering cancer risks too. Serving Size: 1 medium slice (200 grams).
So, fill up your fruit bowl and reap the rewards of the new additions to your weight-loss Plan.