Superfruits, as described by many nutritionists, are fruits packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, fiber and other nutrients that can help you live longer, feel better, and may even help prevent disease. They really are "super" fruits!
Here aret some of the more well known superfruits:
Acai seems to have very high levels of antioxidants -- comparable to cranberries. According to WebMd.com, Acai supports the protection of cells from damage that can lead to diseases like cancer, in addition to possibly directly inhibiting the growth of some types of cancer. Substances in acaí berries may reduce inflammation and could possibly slow the spread of cancer cells.
Cranberry may help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Some people use cranberry to increase urine flow, kill germs, speed skin healing, and reduce fever. May help with chronic fatigue syndrome, scurvy, type 2 diabetes and pleurisy (WebMd.com).
Bilberry supports eye health and may enhance vision; inhibits the growth of bacteria; acts as an anti-inflammatory; and may have anti-aging effects.
Strawberry supports conditions including diarrhea, sluggish intestines, liver disease, yellowed skin (jaundice), pain and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the respiratory tract, gout , arthritis, nervous tension, water retention (edema), kidney ailments involving gravel and stones, fever, night sweats, and “tired blood” (anemia).
It is also used for “purifying the blood,” stimulating metabolism, preventing menstruation, and supporting “natural weight loss.” (WebMd.com)
Pomegranate supports reducing the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C.O.P.D) or improving breathing in people with this condition. It is also used for preventing prostate cancer, obesity, and weight loss. Pomegranate is also used as a gargle for sore throat, and it is applied to the skin to treat hemorrhoids.(WebMd.com)