Papaya is another good source of vitamin C, containing about 88.3 mg per cup, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food database.

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It also contains the digestive enzyme papain, which helps break down proteins in the gastrointestinal tract. According to research, this bioactive herbal component helps to cope with bloating and constipation to maintain overall intestinal health. As mentioned earlier, a healthy gut is directly related to immune health.

How to use: Fruit cocktail or a bowl with tropical chickpeas.

4. Acai berries

Acai berries contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins, vegetable fats, minerals and many other healthy substances. They are an ideal supplement for smoothies, have an exceptional taste and are perfectly combined with any other ingredients.

Acai berries
Acai berries. Photos from pixabay

Pomegranate smoothie with acai and blueberries
Pomegranate is another delicious dark red fruit with a high content of antioxidants. The combination of acai and pomegranate is a powerful blow for the recovery of the body. Mix the following ingredients in a blender to the consistency you need and enjoy a healthy drink.

Water, green tea or juice 1/2 cup
Pure pomegranate juice or fresh pomegranate seeds 2 tablespoons
Frozen acai puree 3.53oz (1 tbsp acai powder, or 2 tbsp acai juice)
Fresh banana 1/2 piece
Fresh or frozen blueberries 1/2 cup
Honey, stevia or maple syrup for sweetness optional

5. Watermelon

Watermelon is not only delicious, but also extremely useful. It perfectly cleanses the liver and kidneys, improves digestion and has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.

Watermelon. Photos from pixabay