The 411 on Fruits

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The 411 on Fruits

As summer rolls on, nothing cools you down on those hot days like a bowl of fresh fruit. Not only are they refreshing, fruits are light on calories and packed full of important nutrients. But which ones to choose? Below we have a created a guide on which fruits are best in what nutrients.

Sugar

While fruits are typically low calorie, some diets suggest limiting yourself to how many you eat due to the high sugar content.

Low in Sugar High in Sugar

*Berries                                                      *Plums

*Peaches                                                      *Pears

*Watermelon                                              *Pineapples

*Apples                                                         *Mangos

*Cantaloupe                                                 *Bananas

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an important nutrient for boosting your immune system. Some of the fruits listed below have up twice the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C.

*Kiwi

*Cantaloupe

*Oranges

*Grapefruit

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage and lead to cancer. Examples include vitamin C, beta carotene, and selenium.

*Strawberries

*Blueberries

*Cranberries

*Kiwi

*Prunes

Calories

Even though fruits usually have less  calories than candy, some fruits are much higher in calories than you would expect. For example, a serving of dates has about 300 calories!

Low Calorie High Calorie

*Berries                                    *Mangos

*Grapes                                    *Pineapples

*Apples                                      *Peaches

*Apricots                                   *Bananas

*Grapefruit                                *Dates

Maja Warrum

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