Do you know the full healthy benefits of smoothies?
We all know that fruit smoothies are good for us, but we don’t always know which fruits are good for us and what goodness they actually provide? To ‘quench’ this thirst for knowledge and awareness we at G&S Smoothies have broken it down into nice fresh fruity groups.
There are six categories of fruits that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals–citrus, berries, tropical, drupes, pomes and melons.
Citrus fruits, such as grapefruit, oranges, tangerines and lemons, contain good amounts of vitamin C, potassium and folate. Vitamin C helps your immune system and synthesizes collagen that aids in the framework of your body. Potassium supports your heart function and helps maintain a normal blood pressure, while folate promotes healthy cells.
The berry category includes blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cranberries and grapes. They contain particular antioxidants that decrease inflammation and phytonutrients that help fight disease.
Tropical fruits include papaya, kiwi fruit, pineapple, avocado, coconut, pomegranates, bananas and mangoes. Typically, these fruits are sources of vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese, which keeps your bones, blood sugar, thyroid gland and nerves healthy.
Common drupes fruits are cherries, apricots, peaches and plums. They provide beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C. Beta carotene helps your vision and immune system function properly. Pomes fruits include apples and pears, which contain vitamin C and potassium.
The melon category includes watermelon, cantaloupe, honey dew and casaba, which all contain adequate amounts of vitamin C.
All in all sounds like a super healthy mix of what we should NOT be missing out on! That’s why at G&S Smoothies we’ve chosen the tastiest combination of tropical, drupe and berry fruits to give you the maximum taste and health benefits!
To find out more on our tasty fruit smoothie recipes visit our Menu Page.