What type of fruits are the healthiest?

What type of fruits are the healthiest? Topic: What type of fruits are the healthiest?
May 26, 2019 / By Bennie
Question: I like bananas, melons, watermelons, grapes, and oranges. What are other fruits that are very healthy?
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Abida Abida | 1 day ago
The so called "superfoods" are best for you - stuffed with anti-oxidants and vitamins you cant go wrong with them :) not all fruit but they are the best foods for you :) 1. Apples Over 7,500 varieties of apple are grown throughout the world. They are packed full of antioxidants, especially vitamin C for healthy skin and gums - one apple provides a quarter of your daily requirement of vitamin C. Apples also contain a form of soluble fibre called pectin that can help to lower blood cholesterol levels and keep the digestive system healthy. An apple is also a carbohydrate with a low glycaemic index (GI) type. Low GI foods are digested slowly; once they are finally broken down in the intestine they are gradually absorbed into the bloodstreams as glucose, causing a gradual rise in blood sugar levels. They may help with weight control, as well as improving diabetics' long-term control of blood sugar levels. 3. Broccoli Just two florets - raw or lightly cooked - count as a veggie portion. Not only does broccoli contain antioxidants including vitamin C but it's a particularly good source of folate (naturally occuring folic acid). Increasing your intake of folic acid is thought to be of major benefit in preventing heart disease. Broccoli also contains an antioxidant called lutein that can delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This affects 10 per cent of people over 60 and is a major cause of impaired vision and blindness. Finally, broccoli also contains a phytochemical called sulphoraphane that has specific anti-cancer properties. 4. Olive oil Several large studies suggest that the monosaturated fat in olive oil is good for the heart. Olive oil lower bad cholesterol levels and increases the good levels. Olive oil is also rich in antioxidants - it's probably one of the key protective aspects of the so-called Mediterranean diet. Watch out for the calories - a little goes a long way. A tablespoon of oil contains 120 kilocalories, which is the same as a large slice of bread and butter. 5. Wholegrain Seeded Bread Breads containing a lot of seeds and wholegrain have a low GI, which can protect against heart disease, reduce hunger pangs, and help with weight control. They are also packed with fibre, which keeps the gut working efficiently; and seeded breads contain essential fatty acids. Studies show that including four flices of soya and linseed bread a day can give a does of phytoestrogens, through to relieve "hot flushes" in menopausal women. The downside is that bread contains a lot of salt. However, the good news is that bread manufacturers have started to use less salt in their pre-packaged bread. 6. Salmon All fish is a source of good-quality protein, vitamins, and minerals, but oily fish such as salmon also contains omega 3 fats that reduce blood clotting and inflammation. Studies show that eating oily fish dramatically recues the risk of having a heart attack, even in older adults. Omega 3 fats also help to prevent depression, and protect against the onset of dementia. Yep, it's true, fish really is an all-round brain food. 7. Tea The drink loved by all Britons has a range of useful properties. The caffeine content is helpful for stimulating alertness, mood and motivation. Tea counts towards the recommended eight cups of fluid daily, which is the minimum to avoid dehydration. Tea, whether black or green, is a rich source of the antioxidant called catechins. Studies suggest that catechins protect the artery walls against the damage that causes heart disease and prevents formation of sticky blood clots. Some population studies suggest as little as one cuppa a day seems to offer some protection. 8. Yogurt Yogurt is an easily absorbed source of calcium. It's also a useful milk subsitute for people who can't digest large amounts of the milk sugar, lactose. Yogurt has long been credited with a range of therapeutic benefits, many of which involve the health of the large intestine and the relief of gastrointestinal upsets. The bacteria Lactobacillus GG, added to some yoghurt, are not digested, and reach the large intestine intact where they top up the other friendly bacteria living there. The friendly bacteria fight harmful bacteria, including Clostridium difficile that can cause diarrhoea after a course of antibiotics. 10. Brazil nuts All nuts are generally full of essential vitamins, minerals and fibre. Recent studies suggest that eating a small handful of nuts four times a week can help reduce heart disease and satisfy food cravings. Brazil nuts are one of the few good sources of selenium that may help protect against cancer, depression and Alzheimer's disease. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-369042/The-10-super-foods.html#ixzz1j5vXzjv7
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Abida Originally Answered: What Are The Healthiest Fruits?
BANANAS are excellent. They contain antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals that help with everything from muscles to brain power! And you know the old cliche - an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Kiwi fruit is also high in many essential vitamins and nutrients, Coconut is very good for the skin and has many nutrients, minerals and vitamins too! Pomegrants are too, very nutritious. Strawberries and other berries are also rich in much needed nutrients!
Abida Originally Answered: What Are The Healthiest Fruits?
All are healthy but some help different problems and weaknesses. Strawberries lower blood pressure but some have low blood pressure. Apples have lots of good fiber for your colon. Avacodos are 60% fat but this fat helps you burn fat. I just bought goji berries at a health food store today. They cost $16 a pound but they are super healthy-- maybe the healthiest not including gac fruit and mangosteen fruit. See site below for fruits that are good for different health problems. Guava fruit has a lot more vitamin C than oranges.

Shyla Shyla
All Fruit is healthy, and each and every fruit has something good and healthy in them that your body needs. I like Oranges, Bananas, Raspberries, Pears, Avocado, Red/Purple Grapes, Pineapple, Kiwi, Blackberries, Honeydew Melon, Olives, Acai Berries and Goji Berries.
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Philipa Philipa
all fruit is healthy but berries have been proven to contain the most nutrients which is awesome cos they taste wonderful... it'd suck if it was custard apple :-(
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Philipa Originally Answered: What's the healthiest type of salad?
Salads are a nutritional power house in my opinion. Not just for the obvious vitamins and minerals they provide but also for the hundreds of phytochemical(something that most people do not realize exist) that provide numerous health benefits. Not to mention they can provide phytoestrogenic(hormonal) effects that are beneficial to health too(ex: coniferous type vegetables(cauliflower, broccoli, etc) have compounds that can naturally reduce cortisol levels). Phyto is the greek word for "plants" so when doctors or nutritionist say phytochemicals or phytocompounds they usually mean substances found in plants such as fruits and vegetables. If people truly understood how important vegetables and fruits were in a diet(not just for vitamins but for phytochemicals) then they would probably eat more. Research has shown they help fight cancer, fight inflammation, help with aging, and a host of other benefits. Anyways your question was about what is the healthiest type of lettuce? Well a lot of people are quick to say "romaine" heads since it seem to contain a higher vitamin profile but like mentioned above it's not just vitamins and minerals that you need but also phytochemicals which are equally important as research continues to show their health benefits. So to be honest a healthy salad is one that contains not just lettuce but a variety of vegetables to provide sufficient phytochemicals for optimal human health. This is perhaps the best part of salads as they can be dressed with so many vegetables. Do not be afraid to branch out and try a mixture of vegetables. See which you like and do not. As a rule of thumb try to make it "colorful" this way you obtain a good profile of phytochemicals - http://www.pbhfoundation.org/pulse/resea... As for dressing you need to be careful as it can contain a lot of fat. Actually it contains the most calories in all three primary maconutrients. Fat has about 9 calories per a gram. Protein and carbohydrates have about 4 calories per a gram. So you can see fat can add up in calories really easy if you are not careful. With this said it's best to try to pick a dressing that is either fat free or at least contains fats that are healthy like monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. If consume more energy(calories) than you can burn than that excess energy(calories) is stored for future use(usually in a fat cell). Anyways, I apologize for this being so long but I had a lot to say about salads lol. Good luck

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