Benefit: Lowers a child’s risk of asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing.
How: The fruit contains water-soluble acids that may help to reduce inflammation in the body’s airways.
Says who: European Respiratory Journal
Benefit: Reduces “bad” cholesterol slightly in adults.
How: Compounds called catechins help to decrease cholesterol absorption in the body.
Benefit: Hydrates after exercise or playing sports.
How: The high carb and protein count helps with muscle and stamina recovery.
Says who: Researchers at McMaster University (Canada)
Sources: Erik Nelson, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati
Photo Credit: Mark Lund