Find out how eating stone fruits can reduce your health risks and help you keep a balanced lifestyle.
The aromatic scent of peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines fills the supermarket in the summer months. These stone fruits contain powerful bioactive compounds known to combat metabolic syndrome behind obesity, Type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke; while genetics play a role in chronic diseases, symptoms can be alleviated with proper nutrition.
How does eating stone fruits prevent metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions – high blood pressure, sugar level, LDL cholesterol level, and excessive abdominal fat – that increase the risks of heart disease, stroke, and Type II diabetes.
Studies find that eating stone fruits reduce health risks as the fruits contain natural phenolic compounds that simultaneously work on fat cells, blood cells, and cardiovascular cells to tackle excessive body fat, inflammation, and free radicals, therefore restoring normal body functions like blood pressure, glucose absorption, and more. Having your fresh plums, apricots, and peaches in season makes for a delicious and pleasant preventative measure against health concerns.
Adopting a balanced lifestyle is key to staying healthy.
“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.”
— American Dietetic Association
A wholesome, plant-based diet reduces saturated fat and cholesterol intake, and following this regime can reduce the risk of chronic health conditions.
With increasing availability of plant-based foods and vegan snacks, adopting a nourishing lifestyle is easier than ever before. Gift yourself foods that are fat-free with no cholesterol and filled with vitamins and antioxidants to reduce body fat and prevent diseases; incorporating a healthy diet regime will help you stay disease-free in the long-run.
If you'd like to get your stone fruit while you're out and about, try our That's it. Apple + Apricot, or Apple + Cherry Bars. A delicious and portable way to eat fruit. Try some today!