Friday, 25 September 2015

Superhero Fruits - Cold Fighters Edition

It is now officially Autumn - after the Autumn Equinox on Wednesday, the days are set to draw shorter, and the weather is dropping. Now is the time that we battle with ourselves - should I put the heating on yet? Do I really need 3 layers of jumpers when it's only September? Do I need to banish my legs into trousers already? *sadface*

This is the season where colds begin to rear their ugly heads. Here at FFTO HQ, we like to try and find natural ways to prevent illness. Read on to find out which are our top fruits that help prevent (and fight) colds, and most of these can be found in your office fruit delivery:

The most popular source of antioxidants in our diet, one apple has an antioxidant effect equivalent to 1,500 mg of vitamin C. Apples are loaded with protective flavonoids, which may prevent heart disease and cancer

With 250 percent of the RDA of vitamin C, a papaya can help kick a cold right out of your system. The beta-carotene and vitamins C and E in papayas reduce inflammation throughout the body, lessening the effects of asthma.

Cranberries have more antioxidants than other common fruits and veggies. One serving has five times the amount in broccoli. Cranberries are a natural probiotic, enhancing good bacteria levels in the gut and protecting it from foodborne illnesses.

Loaded with vitamin C, grapefruit also contains natural compounds called limonoids, which can lower cholesterol. The red varieties are a potent source of the cancer-fighting substance lycopene.

One of the top food sources of vitamin B6, bananas help reduce fatigue, depression, stress, and insomnia. Bananas are high in magnesium, which keeps bones strong, and potassium, which helps prevent heart disease and high blood pressure.

To add these to your fruit delivery, visit our website.

What are your favourite fruits to keep you healthy? Tweet us @office_fruit

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