Stocking your fridge with nourishing essentials is the first step to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Since fruits like lemons, grapes, and apples are already regulars in most kitchens—we’re taking the spotlight off these common fruits and highlighting three unique products to pick up the next time you’re at the grocery store (or ordering your list through a delivery service). Learn why you should add these three superfruits to your diet today.
Goji berries are a sweet-and-sour berry that can be eaten raw, dried, or in liquid or powder form. They contain high levels of antioxidants and fiber, are low in calories, and are naturally fat-free. The fruit contains strong amounts of beta carotene, along with other nutrients that help with eye and skin health. An easy way to incorporate goji berries into your daily diet is by adding them to your next acai bowl, or snacking on the berries pre-workout to energize and maintain stamina.
Jackfruit is an exotic fruit packed with a variety of nutritious benefits. Antioxidants found in this fig destroy free radicals in the body, help to slow down skin aging, and aid in repairing UV damage. The jackfruit’s high protein content is often used as a meat substitute in vegan dishes (think: pulled “pork”), since its cooked and shredded texture is similar.
Mangosteen is a soft and creamy tropical fruit with a tangy and sugary flavor. It’s a good source of vitamin C and supports the body in producing leukocytes, the white blood cells that protect against infectious diseases. Mangosteens also contain powerful cell-booster antioxidants called xanthones (found mainly in the rind), which help repair and protect the health of your cells and support many of the body’s vital functions. Eat them raw (add them into your next fruit salad) or in juice form. If you’re looking for a dessert option, mangosteen makes a delightful sorbet flavor.