What 5 Super Fruits You Will Want to Eat Today
20 March 2019
Superfoods surround us in life – some easy to find and others are a little more exotic! Super fruits contain nutrients that naturally help the human body; from boosting the immune system to aiding memory loss. There are plenty of ways to incorporate super fruits in to your day-to-day diet so you can enjoy these delicious and nutritious fruits all year round.
The Luxury Fruit Basket team are passionate about every single piece of fruit used in our fruit baskets. We have been creating fruit baskets for over 50 years from our shop in Swaffham, so we know a good bit of fruit when we see it. Our Director Kim is hands on in sourcing only the finest fruits from local growers and suppliers to ensure all year round our Luxury Fruit Baskets are full of simply the best.
We have lots of different Luxury Fruit Baskets available which we fill with a selection of seasonal fruits. The great thing about our service though is that we can offer tailor-made Luxury Fruit Baskets too; taking into consideration if the person is receiving the fruit basket has a certain health condition, lifestyle or dietary restriction. If you want some friendly advice when ordering a Luxury Fruit Basket to send to someone in the UK, just give our team a call on 01760 721283.
Super fruit #1 Kiwi
This little green fruit is a natural digestive aid and powerhouse of key nutrients for a healthy body. Kiwi fruit is full of fibre which can help with cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Also rich in actindin, which helps break down protein quicker than digestive enzymes on their own means kiwis are effective fruit to help with digestive issues, such as IBS.
For a healthy start to the day try whizzing up a delicious Melon and Kiwi Fruit Smoothie. Blend together kiwi fruit, melon, honey, milk and oats and enjoy chilled.
Super fruit #2 Cherries
Delicious, juicy red cherries are full of rich nutrients including potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. Cherries also have a high melatonin content – the hormone that signals to the brain it’s time to sleep. It may help improve quality of sleep, treat insomnia and other sleep disorders.
Luxury Fruit Baskets have sampled many different Cherries over the years to find the very best. Our outstanding winner was our chosen Cherry Grower based down in Kent – they produce the most beautiful deep red, juicy cherries with a sweet tangy flavour to them.
Super fruit #3 Apples
The old proverb of ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ many not be entirely true, but it isn’t far off! Not only are they deliciously nutritious thanks to their sweet/sour taste but also free from fat, sodium and cholesterol so are a great fruit to grab as part of a balanced diet. Apples are a great source of fibre – with a medium sized apple holding an impressive 4 grams of fibre , which can help people feel fuller for longer, and linked to reducing the risk of heart dieses and type 2 diabetes.
One of our favourite afternoon snacks with our tasty apples is Apple Nachos. Simply slice up your fresh apples on to a plate, drizzle with a heaped tablespoon of peanut butter, sprinkle on a dusting of cinnamon and shredded coconut. And voila! Dig in and enjoy Apple Nachos.
Super fruit #4 Lemon
Often over looked for its orange-y friend, this little bright citrus fruit looks the shade of sunshine and with good reason - lemons are actually packed full of Vitamin C goodness. Lemons are one of the best natural sources of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant for the body. A regular dose of Vitamin C helps build the bodies natural immune system.
Nutritionists suggest having a glass of lemon water every day – using the juice of 2 lemons to get the recommended daily dose.
Super fruit #5 Blueberries
Who would have thought this little berries would be jam packed with so much goodness? Blueberries have been proven to boost brain health and improve memory, thanks to their antioxidants found in blueberries. They also help combat inflammation and known for their powerful effects on the immune system.
Based in Norfolk, Luxury Fruit Baskets loves being able to source fresh fruits from local growers. And we didn’t have to search far before we discovered our Blueberry grower – just down the road from us in good old Norfolk!