Fruits of The Month: June

Blackberries

  • They're packed with vitamin C, K, and manganese. 
  • Rich in fiber
  • May boost brain health
  • Helps support oral health
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Excellent source of antioxidants
      • These antioxidants help the skin fight the effects of free radicals, reducing damage to the skin cells. 
      • Reduce aging
  • May Reduce Blood Sugar Levels
  • May Improve Heart Health
  • May Aid Weight Loss
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Packed with moisture
      • Full of vitamins like A, E and C
      • Reduce wrinkles, alleviate puffiness, build collagen and fight damage from free radicals. 

Cherries

  • Packed with nutrients 
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • May benefit heart health
  • May improve symptoms of arthritis and gout
  • May improve sleep quality
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Rich in antioxidants which fight free radicals which make the skin look dull. 
      • Cherries can help in removing dark spots from your skin that can appear due to sun damage

Peaches

  • Rich in vitamin A
  • Protection from lung and oral cancers.
  • Contain many vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride, and iron 
    • Skin Benefits:
      • A great source of Vitamin C 
      • Helps to remove dark circles and blemishes
      • Help in removing wrinkles and hence
      • It tightens the skin's pores and does wonders for a tired skin

Strawberries

  • Lower your blood pressure, and guard against cancer.
  • Packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants
  • Sodium-free
  • Low-calorie food
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidants properties that treat burns, and protect your skin from UV rays 
      • Can help you get rid of dead skin cells
      • Gets rid of acne

Okra

  • It's rich in Magnesium, folate, fiber, antioxidants,
  • Loaded with vitamin C, K1, and A.
  • May benefit pregnant women, heart health, and blood sugar control.
  • Anticancer properties
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Alternative option for reducing wrinkles
      • Helping with acne and heals acne scars
      • Reduces skin irritation and blemishes

Cucumbers

  • It's High in Nutrients and low in calories
  • High in many important vitamins and minerals
  • It Contains Antioxidants and Promotes Hydration
  • It May Lower Blood Sugar and promotes regularity
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Reduces swelling and puffiness
      • Aids acne-prone skin
      • Helps combat premature aging
      • Soothes irritation and provides a base for hydration.

Watermelon

  • Rich in an amino acid, that may help move blood through your body
  • Lower your blood pressure.
  • Promotes good heart health; may lower your risk of heart attacks.
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Two vitamins in watermelon — A and C — are important for skin and hair health.
      • Vitamin C helps your body make collagen, a protein that keeps your skin supple and your hair strong.
      • Vitamin A is also important for healthy skin since it helps create and repair skin cells.

Tomatoes

  • Major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene
  • Known to reduce risk of heart disease and cancer. 
  • Great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
    • Skin Benefits:
      • Protect against skin cancer and reduce risk of sunburns
      • Promotes wound healing and soothe skin inflammation
      • May help remove dead skin cells and has anti-aging properties

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