Health Benefits of Fruits and why you should eat often

Fruit basket and benefits of fruits

Health Benefits of Fruits and why you should eat often

Fruit basket and benefits of fruits

Fruits are good for you and there is no argument to this fact. Whether you decide to have them as a quick breakfast, put them into your lunch pack, or munch on one before turning in for the night, fresh fruits should be your nutrition companion on a daily basis. Let’s learn the benefits of fruits and what nutrients they hold within them.


Types of Fruits


Although we have an idea of what a fruit is when we eat them, but many of us still lack a defining knowledge of what type of fruit we might be eating.


Fruit Type Characteristics Examples
Fleshy Fruits
Berry One or more carpels with one or more seeds, the ovary wall flesh. Tomato, grapes, dates.
Drupe Usually only one carpel ovary, one seed and a thin skin. Almond, peach, plums.
Hesperidium Carpels are closed. Fleshy stuff between the endocarps and the seeds Oranges, Lemons.
Pepo A berry with a hard rind. Pumpkins, Melons.
Pome Fleshy edible part, contains seed and comes from inferior ovary. Apples and pears.
Fleshy Aggregate Fruits
Polydrupes They combine several drupes at the same time. Strawberries, blackberries
Fleshy Multiple Fruits They come from compound independent flowers. Figs, Pineapples


Benefits of Eating Fruits


The benefits of eating fruits are much that even doctors are proponents of the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This is because fruits are rich in key body nutrients that will keep you healthy and prevent you from falling sick.


Key Nutrients in Fruits


Fruits are rich in nutrients which help our bodies stay fit and healthy.

  • Calcium – Fruits are rich in calcium which helps build strong bones and teeth. Calcium also aids the proper functioning of the muscles and nerves.
  • Magnesium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Folate
  • Fibre
  • Vitamins A, B, C, E K and P.

Why You Should Eat More Fruits


Lets discuss some real benefits of fruits and fruit juices and how they are helpful in treating some diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

  • Fruits are rich in magnesium which help reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers.
  • Magnesium in fruits also prevent muscle cramps and are involved in 300 enzymes in the body.
  • Pregnant women should eat more fruits because the folate in them helps to reduce the risk of having a baby with brain or spinal cord defect.
  • They contain sodium which is essential for normal cell functioning.
  • It is necessary to keep your blood healthy, thanks to the iron we obtain from them.
  • They are low in calories, which makes for a healthy nutritious intake into the body.
  • Fruits is a rich source for obtaining natural sugar as they are sweet and palatable.
  • Your body needs fiber for easy digestion.
  • Fruits add color and appeal to your daily meals.
  • They are quick fixes for breakfast, midnight snacks, desserts or appetizers.
  • The vitamins in fruits help prevent infections and aid wounds to heal quickly.


Chi brand Fruit juices and their Ingredients


While it is important to always have fresh fruits available in the house, fruit juices also make amazing supplements for natural fruits.

We know the health benefits of fruits and fruit juices that is why we Chi Limited is the leading fruit juice companies in Nigeria and they offer the most exotic fruit juices brands. Their brands range from pure fruit juices with no added sugar to fruit juices with no coloring and fruit juices with no preservatives.


Chivita 100%

benefits of drinking fruit juice - Orange juice

Chivita 100% is Nigeria’s number one juice. It is a range of 100% pure, 100% fruit juices. That means, no added preservatives, no added sugar and no added colour.  The pure natural fruit juices is a sure way to promote good health as well as excite your taste buds. It comes in delicious variants of Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Orange and Pineapple, Orange and Mango, and Red Grape. It is available in pack sizes of 1litre (10 packs/carton), 500ml (18/carton), 315ml (12 packs/carton) and 180ml (24 packs/carton).


Chivita Active


Chivita Active is a pure fruit juice with an amazing blend of natural fruits and vegetables that keeps you energetic and raring to go. It comes in two categories – a Power of 6 Citrus pack and a Vegetable and Fruit pack which comprises of Beetroot and Grape, Carrot and Orange, and Beetroot and Apple. There are many health benefits of these blended fruits juice. There is a range of sizes to choose from – 1litre (10 packs/carton), 315ml (12 packs/carton) to 200ml (24 packs/carton).


Chi Exotic


Chi Exotic is a range of different fruit juices for the best taste. It comes in an exciting flavours of Pineapple & Coconut, Mango, Guava, Multifruita ( a mixed fruits blend), Orange Peach, Orange with real pulp, Banana, Pineapple & Papaya, Orange & Coconut, Tropical Fruits & Coconut, and Sangria.

They also comes in packs of 1litre (10 packs/carton), 315ml (12 packs/carton) and 200ml (24 packs/carton).



Capri-Sonne is a refreshing party made from natural sun-ripened fruits. It a favourite among children, not just in Nigeria, but in so many other countries. It has delicious variants of Orange, Pineapple, Apple, Strawberry, Multi-vitamin, and Tropical Fruits. It comes in a lovely 200ml (40/carton) fun pouch.


Chivita Happy Hour

chi happy hour pack
Chi happy hour pack

Chivita Happy Hour is a cool, lively range of fruit juices for a healthier lifestyle. It is the go to fruit juices for when you are chilling with friends, or having a celebration. Happy Hour has five refreshing variants – Totally Tropical, Splashing Apple Peach Pear, Peach Pop, Guava Cheer, and Groovy Kiwi Mint Lime. It is available in are 1litre (10 packs/carton), 315ml (12 packs/carton) and 180ml (24 packs/carton) packs.


Chi Ice Tea


Chi ice tea is a rare blend of natural tea extracts and pure fruits. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, it comes in cool flavours of Peach and Lemon. The pack sizes are available in 1litre (10 packs/carton), 315ml (12 packs/carton) and 180ml (24 packs/carton).


Easy Fruit Mixes


Fruits are lovely to eat on their own, but it can be more awesome to have the fruits mixed as a salad or blended together to make a smoothie or juice. Below are some fruits with their benefits.

Natural fruit juices keep you hydrated and offer up some excitement.

  • Pineapple and Honey – For the sweet-toothed fruit lover, blending pineapple and honey can be a whole new exciting experience.
  • Pineapple and Red Grapes – Pineapple and red grapes mix well together for that refreshing feel.
  • Citrus Mix – The richness of vitamins is guaranteed with a pulpy blend of oranges, tangerines, lime, lemon and grapefruit.
  • Cucumber and Banana – This is an instant refuel after an exercise or a long stressful day.
  • Watermelon and Mint – This will certainly leave you filled, with a special minty feel on your palate.
  • Cucumber and Kiwi – This is one refreshing fruit mix for that sunny afternoon.
  • Coconut Milk and Berries – It might take a while to make the milk, but it is a refreshing drink that can be garnished with the sweet taste of berries.
  • Guava and Paw-Paw – Having slices of guava and paw paw together makes for an exciting appetizer or dessert.
  • Peach and Coconut Water – Blending peach with coconut water gives you an instant boos and is a rich source of natural sugar.
  • Carrot and Apple – A blend of carrots and apple can help detox your system.
  • Mango and Lime – The sweet and sour mix of mango and lime is a lovely and balanced fruit mix.


Benefits of eating fruits and fruit juices are numerous but sometimes it is not possible go for fruits and in that case fruit juices are the best replacement. Chivitajuices do not add anything to the juice extracted from the fruits, we keep it natural so you get the most out of the juice. Grab a bottle or pack of chivitajuices and carry it with you and sip whenever you feel low or dehydrated. Let us know what changes you felt after including fruit juices in your daily regimen in the comment section below!