Top 10 Most Nutritous Fruits

Health is wealth! That is what they always say. It is a cliché but still what this statement says is always true. The most important means to get & keep healthy is through eating the right food. We all know this fact but still we tend not to put it in practice. Though unhealthy foods might be delicious, it can be destructive to our health. This is the reason that it is necessary to list down ten of the most nutritious fruits in the world. While different sources might not agree with each other, the fruits listed here are the most frequently mentioned as the most nutritious fruits.

10. Apricot


This fruit is small and round with soft furry yellow to orange skin and a single pit. It has a great amount of anti-oxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lycopene. Because it is rich in fiber, it can help detoxify your gastrointestinal system. It also has potassium which can help regulate proper muscle contraction and pumping of the heart.

9. Grapefruit


This type of grape is packed with anti-oxidants, potassium, iron, and fiber. It is believed that darker the fruit, the higher the antioxidant ability. Grapefruits can also prevent diseases of the heart and some types of cancer.

8. Papaya


Papaya is also known as “pawpaw” and “tree melon”. Pregnant and nursing mothers should eat papaya because it is rich in folate for the brain development of their baby. Papaya is also a superb source of vitamins A, C, E, and K. it has an amount of vitamin C and potassium that exceeds three times the recommended daily intake. The centre for Science in the United States declares papaya as the most nutritious fruit.

7. Kiwifruit


This fruit is greenish brown and has a hairy skin. Kiwifruit is rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Its sweet green pulp is also a good source of an antioxidant known as flavonoids. Accordingly, if you want a good source of potassium, kiwifruit should be your first choice since it has more potassium than banana and orange.

6. Cantaloupe


This fruit is very aromatic coming from orange flesh. It is rich in vitamin A, potassium, folate, and beta-carotene. This fruit is a perfect diet to develop good eyesight and to avoid development of eye diseases.

5. Cherries


Cherries are good in boosting the immune system because of its high content of flavonoids, potassium, vitamin E and C, folate, magnesium, and Carotenoids. Eating cherries on a daily basis can help you decrease bad cholesterol level, inflammation, pain brought about by degenerative diseases, and risk of cancer.

4. Watermelon


Aside from its delicious and thirst-quenching properties, the watermelon can be very nutritious. The color of watermelon suggests that it is rich in lycopene, beta-carotene, antioxidants, and vitamin A, C, and B1, potassium and magnesium. A watermelon can significantly strengthen the immune system and improve the health of the heart.

3. Guava


The Guava is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. This is because it has dietary fiber, vitamin C, B3, A, and polyunsaturated fatty acid. Especially pigmented guavas, it is rich in carotenoids and polyphenols. It is said that guava has four times more vitamin C compared to orange.

2. Apple


You all heard it, an apple a day makes the doctor away. This is definitely true. Did you know that it is better to eat apple each morning rather than drinking coffee? An apple is rich in fiber especially on their skin. It has vitamins A, C, and E. Apples can be used to fight diabetes and asthma. It is also a natural breath freshner.

1. Avocado


Finally, we are now in our number one slot. The avocado fruit is considered by the Guinness World of Record as the most nutritious fruit and for good reasons. The strength of avocado lies in its high content of monounsaturated fats that helps in lowering bad cholesterol. Avocado is perfect for infants because of its soft and sweet texture.

Now that you know the best gift of Mother Nature for us, humans, you can have more reasons to eat fruits rather than empty foods. Remember that what you eat now will have an effect on your body, now and in the future. So stick with this list and you are on your way to a better and healthier you.

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~ by Colorful Soul on 07/11/2012.

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