We all need to get our daily intake of essential nutrients to stay healthy, and many of these nutrients we can find in fruits. But every fruit is different and unique.
So it is important to choose the right combination of fruits to get the essential nutrients your body needs to be healthy and strong. You just need to know what kinds of fruits provide the most nutrients. We’ve done some research for you, so we present you the top 8 of the most nutrient-rich fruits.
Kiwi is one of the best sources of vitamin C with fiber potassium. Vitamin C is used throughout the body to maintain healthy tissue including the elasticity of our skin. And even more, it helps to prevent cancer, protects DNA from damage, supports immune function, and keeps up respiratory health. The fiber helps to remove toxins, maintain digestive health, and lower cholesterol too.
Apples are rich in antioxidants, which combat free radicals. These radicals are damaging substances generated in your body and are involved in the aging process, causing undesirable changes and some diseases. Recent studies have found that (polyphenols), an antioxidant found in apples, might extend lifespans.
Almonds are high in nutrients, including calcium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, iron, and riboflavin. A scientific review found that almonds as a food might help in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. The fatty acid profile of almonds, which contains up to 91-94% unsaturated fatty acids, is an answer to the question above; can almonds or not maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Many people don’t eat avocados because of their high-fat content; they think that avoiding all fats leads to better health and easier control of their body weight – this is a myth. Avocados are also very high in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K. They are rich in fiber (25% soluble) and (75% insoluble) fiber.
Blueberries are high in fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. These phytonutrients are natural chemicals found in plants. In a difference to minerals and vitamins that are also found in plant foods, phytonutrients are not so essential that you will die if you don’t consume them, but they can help prevent diseases and keep the body working properly.
Coconut is another fruit that got a bad name because of its ‘high fat’ content, but we now know coconut is high in healthy medium chain triglycerides. Triglycerides are saturated fats which are more easily absorbed and burned by the body instead of storing them, and may even help people to lose pounds. These fats also raise good cholesterol and reduce inflammation.
Most figs are eaten dried, but fresh figs are also tasty and sweet. Figs are rich in antioxidants, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, fiber, vitamin A, B vitamins and potassium, and low in calories. Like apples, figs have pectin that may lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Pumpkin shouldn’t be used just for pies once a year because it’s highly nutritious. That orange color means it contains carotenoids, just like cantaloupe and carrots. This orange squash is also high in fiber, vitamin E, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. Their seeds have large amounts of protein, omega fatty acids, zinc, iron, and trace minerals. So, don’t throw them out next Halloween, but rather look up recipes and take advantage of every inch of this nutrient-rich food.