01/11Here's why you need to try these fruit combos

Here's why you need to try these fruit combos

The research on the health benefits of fruits has been well documented. No matter what fruit you choose to consume, chances are you are providing your body with a lot of nutrition. From aiding digestion to fighting the flu there's a lot of good fruits can do for our health. They come in different size, shapes, colours and textures. While it's good if you are consuming a fruit regularly, what's even better is combining fruits together to get the most out of. The right pairing can yield big benefits. Here are a few fruit combos you need to try.

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02/11Sugarcane and carrot

Sugarcane and carrot

While the natural sugars in sugarcane can help make you feel energised, carrots are rich in Vitamin A and fibres that'll not only work wonders for your eyes but will also help aid your digestive system. Mix these two together and you'll end up with a rather healthy combination that'll get rid of any sluggishness and will keep you fresh throughout the day.

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03/11Papaya and pineapple

Papaya and pineapple

The one thing both these tropical fruits share in common is that they're both great in aiding digestion. “Both papaya and pineapple are full of prteolytic ensymes,” says an expert. “This combination is perfect after a meat-heavy meal as it helps you to digest proteins.” Mixing up these two ensures that you end up with a huge dose of beta carotene, vitamin C and bioflavonoids which aid body functions.

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04/11Golden apple and sour plum

Golden apple and sour plum

Golden apples are rich in iron and vitamin B1 both of which are known to boost red blood cell count while also helping better oxygen flow in the body. When teamed with sour plums, this combination will give you a drink packed with vitamins that'll help boost overall immunity.

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05/11Mango, cherry and dragonfruit

Mango, cherry and dragonfruit

Consuming mango, cherry and dragonfruit on their own are good enough. However, they pack a punch when combined. If you are feeling sluggish, give this combo a try. Your body will be able to perform better when it obtains vitamins, minerals, vitamin A,beta-carotene, polyphenols, and mangiferin from this blend. You can make a smoothie with these ingredients or pack a few slices of each fruit to have as a snack during the day.

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06/11Avocado and papaya

Avocado and papaya

Avocado is one of those superfoods that provide a range of health benefits so your body can function well in many ways. It is a rich source of vitamins K, C, B5, B6, E, potassium and oleic acid. From feeling full for longer to reducing blood pressure, this fruit can do a lot when consumed regularly. Eating it with papaya will help you get a good dose of antioxidants and lycopene. Papaya also contains carotenoids, which can help protect the body from free radical damage and reduce your risk of serious health issues like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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07/11Starfruit and strawberries

Starfruit and strawberries

Starfruit is a citrusy fruit that has a sour taste. However, it is low in calories and packed with nutrients like vitamin C and minerals. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenolic compounds, which can help give your immune system a boost. Combine the two ingredients to make a delicious smoothie. This way you can enjoy the beverage without the sour taste and you will be doing your body a world of good.

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08/11Goji berry, watermelon and lemon

Goji berry, watermelon and lemon

If you are looking to give your body a good detox, you need to provide your body with foods that will keep it hydrated and help to flush out the toxins. Watermelon is almost 92 per cent water and containsglutathione, a major detoxifying agent. It also protects against free radical damage as it is loaded with lycopene and vitamins A and C. Lemon contains antibacterial properties. Meanwhile, the goji berries help to cleanse the liver.

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09/11Cherry, pineapple and blueberry

Cherry, pineapple and blueberry

A mix of cherries, pineapples and blueberries will have an overload of anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapples provide you withvitamin C that contain an enzyme known as bromelain. This enzyme reduces inflammation of the gut, as well as give the immune system a boost. Meanwhile the blueberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E. Cherries not only taste delicious, but they also contains a powerfulantioxidant called anthocyanin.

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10/11Fig, red grape and pomegranate

Fig, red grape and pomegranate

If you need a big dose ofantioxidants, fill your plate with figs, red grapes and pomegranate. These fruits are extremely high inantioxidants and can protect against free radical damage. The resveratrol found in red grapes also have anti-aging properties that can help fight disease and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pomegranates are also high in antioxidants and can treat skin damage. Meanwhile, figs are a rich source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and copper.

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