Top 10 Healthiest Fruits on the Planet

Some fruits are more healthier than others, check out best 10 fruits to add to your diet.

1.Grapefruit

Grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits.

Besides being a good source of vitamins and minerals, it is known for its ability to aid weight loss and reduce insulin resistance.

For example, in a study in 91 people, those who ate half a fresh grapefruit before meals lost 2.9 pounds (1.3 kg) more weight than those who didn’t.

In the same study, the grapefruit group had a significant reduction in insulin levels and reduced insulin resistance. Also, eating grapefruit has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent kidney stones

2.Kiwi: Loaded with vitamins

Beneath its fuzzy skin is a sweet fruit loaded with vitamins C and E, both strong antioxidants that protect against cancer and promote eye health. Kiwis are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them ideal for weight loss. Because they can last up to four weeks when stored in the refrigerator, they are a great snack to keep all year round.

3.Apple. 

A low-calorie snack, high in both soluble and insoluble fiber.  Nutrition experts claim one large apple has around 130 calories, and none come from fat. Apples also have no sodium or cholesterol—nutrients many want to expressly avoid. One apple has 34 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of which come from the fruit’s natural sugars.

Lisa Sefcik, in an article, wrote: “One apple gives you 20 percent of your daily value [DV] of fiber. You also get 2 percent of your DV of vitamin A, iron and calcium, and 8 percent of your DV of vitamin C. Almost half of the fruit’s vitamin C content is within the skin, so it’s best to eat apples unpeeled. Apple skins are a valuable source of the fruit’s fiber and also contain pectin.”

4. Acai Berryes

Açaí actually deserves some of the hype it gets, thanks to weapons grade antioxidant levels that clobber other Superfruit rivals like blackberries, strawberries, and blueberries. However, because this tiny berry hails from Brazil, it’s not easy to find fresh. “I recommend powdered açaí berry, which can be added into a smoothie,” says Glassman. “Not only is this an easy way to get super fruits into your diet, but it also helps mask the tart, sometimes bitter taste.”

5.Pineapple

Among the tropical fruits, pineapple is a nutrition superstar. One cup (237 ml) of pineapple provides 131% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin C and 76% of the RDI for manganese

Pineapple also contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes known for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to digest protein (6).Test-tube and animal studies suggest that bromelain may help protect against cancer and tumor growth

6.Mangoes: Immunity boosters

Mangoes are becoming increasingly popular among nutritionists due to their exceptionally high levels of beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A to promote bone growth and a healthy immune system. Even more, these exotic treats are packed with more than 50 percent of your daily vitamin C—that’s more than oranges provide.

7.Bananas

Ever grab a snack but then feel hungry again 20 minutes later? Next time, reach for a banana. This Superfruit is loaded with potassium, which can lower your blood pressure, and is one of the best sources of Resistant Starch, a healthy carb that fills you up and helps to boost your metabolism.

8.Avocado. 

The most nutritious fruit in the world.  The reason, according to Health Online Zine,  is that the fruit “contains in excess of 25 essential nutrients, including vitamins A, B, C, E and K, copper, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium.”

Avocado also contains fiber, protein and beneficial phytochemicals, such as beta-sitosterol, glutathione and lutein, which help protect against various diseases and illnesses.  In addition, “avocado is one of the high- calorie fruits that you could be eating. This is due to its larger amounts of fat content, approximately 20 times the average of other fruits.”

Nutritionists claim avocados contain goodly amounts of vitamin C (necessary for the production of collagen needed for the growth of new cells and tissues which prevents viruses from penetrating cell membranes, and also a powerful antioxidant), thiamine (converts carbohydrates to glucose to fuel the brain and nervous system) and riboflavin (helps the body to release energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fat).

9.Blueberries

Blueberries have powerful health benefits.

They have an impressive nutrition profile, being particularly high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.

Blueberries are also exceptionally high in antioxidants.In fact, they are believed to contain the highest antioxidant content of the most commonly consumed fruits

The antioxidants in blueberries may reduce the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’sBlueberries are also known for their powerful effects on the immune system.

10.Pomegranates: More antioxidants than red wine or green tea

Pomegranate juice has two to three times the antioxidant capacity of red wine or green tea, and is also a great source of potassium, which sustains energy and controls high blood pressure. Research shows that drinking ¼ cup of pomegranate juice daily could improve cardiovascular health, lower cholesterol, and help with erectile dysfunction. However, talk to your doctor before you drink regular amounts of pomegranate juice, as it can sometimes negatively interact with prescription drugs. Top salads with pomegranate seeds for a vitamin-packed meal

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Sources: https://www.healthline.com, https://www.rd.com, https://businessmirror.com.ph, https://www.health.com

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