Peaches and nectarines: Packed with potassium
Everyone knows that bananas boast high amounts of potassium, but two small peaches or nectarines have about 250 mg of the essential mineral. That’s more potassium than one medium banana (422 mg). The mineral boosts nerve and muscle health, according to the National Institutes of Health. Peach skins, in particular, are rich in antioxidants, according to research in the International Journal of Molecular Science. For those watching their weight, peaches are a healthy way to add sweetness to any diet. Bake, broil, or poach them to create pies, cobblers, and other desserts, like this sparking peach treat.
Pineapple: Powerful anti-inflammatory
This sweet and tangy tropical fruit is jam-packed with bromelain, an anti-inflammatory enzyme that has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, according to research in the journal Biomedical Reports. Have it frozen, dried, or fresh. Or try grilled pineapple.