We give you the fruit, whole fruit, and nothing but the fruit. Fruit Fix gives you only the best produce under the sun. Press on each ingredient below if you want to know what’s good for you.
Acerola are the Vitamin C champs—they contain up to 65xs more Vitamin C than oranges. Packed with anti-oxidants, rich in Potassium, they also have anti-inflammatory properties, are low in calories and help maintain sugar balance in the body.
This superfruit is jam-packed with an amazing array phytonutrients, all working together for blood sugar regulation, blood fat reduction, bowel movement regulation, cardiovascular health, and cancer prevention. This humble fruit also improves metabolism in the large intestines by altering movement of bacteria. Overall, apples contain anti-asthma properties and excellent antioxidants.
A Low glycemic index (43-53) food that promotes better blood sugar balance and better insulin regulation. Several grape phytonutrients are now believed to play a role in longevity, including resveratrol. With their overwhelming number of health-supportive phytonutrients, grapes have been shown to benefit the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, immune system, blood sugar and nervous system.
An excellent source of vitamin C, grapefruit’s rich pinks and reds come from lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient with anti-tumor properties.
The wide variety of phytonutrient compounds in oranges have many healing properties. For instance, herperidin, the most important flavanone in oranges, has been shown to lower high blood pressure and to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. Fruit Fix includes the inner white pulp of the orange, where most of this phytonutrient is found.
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, thiamin (B vitamin for energy), and manganese (trace mineral that shores up energy production and antioxidant defenses). The pineapple stem contains high levels of bromelain, an enzyme that efficiently breaks down protein and aids digestion. Bromelain is also proven effective as an anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulant, blood thinning and mucus thinning agent.
An oldie but a goodie, the lemon has been known to possess health benefits for centuries. Lemons have strong antibacterial and antiviral powers—their citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, pectin, and limonene promote immunity and fight infection. Lemons also assist weight loss; lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Excellent source of vitamin C and limonoids, containing effective anti-oxidants and anti-carcinogens. Lime flavonoids called flavonol glycosides have been shown to stop cell division in many cancer cell lines and are effective as antibiotics.
A rich source of antioxidants, cherries help prevent or repair damage done to the body’s cells by free radicals. Queritrin, a flavonoid abundant in cherries, has been found to be one of the most potent anticancer agents. Two cherry flavonoids, isoqueritrin and queritrin, slow down the aging process by eliminating the byproducts of oxidative stress. The melatonin found in cherries improves the body’s circadian rhythms.
A high-lycopene food, watermelon aids cardiovascular and bone health. Watermelon is also rich in citrulline, an amino acid converted by our kidneys into arginine, another amino acid that helps improve blood flow, promotes cardiovascular health, and prevent excess accumulation of fat in fat cells. Fruit Fix includes the watermelon rind, which contains impressive concentrations of phenolic antioxidants, flavonoids, lycopene, and vitamin C.
The easily digested pear is chock-full of phytonutrients with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypoallergenic and anti-cancer properties. Some pear phytonutrients have also been associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Known as “The king of the fruits,” mangoes are rich in pre-biotic dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. They’re an excellent source of Vitamin A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin, which are essential for vision and maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Mangoes are a good source of potassium, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure, and a very good source of vitamins B6, C and E. Vitamin C especially helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals. Mangoes also have moderate amounts of copper, which is required for the production of red blood cells.
Strawberries’ wide range of phytonutrients make them anti-inflammatory superfruits. That’s how they help prevent cardiovascular diseases, improve regulation of blood sugar, decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, and help prevent certain types of cancer.
Called the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin E and vitamin A, three very powerful antioxidants. Papayas are also rich in other antioxidant nutrients such as B vitamins (folate and pantothenic acid); the minerals potassium and magnesium; and fiber. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the cardiovascular system and also protect against colon cancer. Want more? Ok: Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which, bromelain, a similar enzyme found in pineapple, is used to treat sports injuries, other causes of trauma, and allergies.
Also known as mandarin oranges, tangerines are very low in calories and rich in vitamin C. They’re valuable sources of flavonoid anti-oxidants like naringenin, naringin, hesperetin, vitamin A, carotenes, xanthins and luteins. Tangerine fibers like pectin and hemi-cellulose restrict the absorption of cholesterol in the stomach and help cut the risk of obesity.
The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them very heart-healthy—beta-carotene helps prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidising, which may help prevent heart disease. Apricots also contain vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that promotes good vision and A, , stops free radical damage to cells and tissues. Apricots are a good source of fiber too, which prevents constipation and digestive conditions such as diverticulosis.