There are just way too many kinds of fruits in the world. Fruits, just like vegetables, are a great source of vitamins A and C and also some minerals and fibre. For a larger intake of nutrients, it is advisable to consume a variety of fruits. Fresh fruits have low calories because they hold more water and less fat. Below is a list of some of the most common and healthy kinds of fruits in the world in alphabetical order.
Apple – apple is probably the most popular kinds of fruits in the world. It is available all throughout the year and perfect for making pies and desserts. It is also best to eat raw. Apples contain antioxidants that may help lower the chance of developing diabetes and asthma. They are also considered as a natural mouth freshener and clean your teeth with each bite.
Avocado – avocados are the only kinds of fruits in the world that contains monounsaturated fat that help lower cholesterol levels. It is best eaten when raw, sliced or added to salad. It is also recommended to replace butter with avocado on your sandwich for a heart-healthy boost.
Banana – banana is best known for being rich in potassium, riboflavin and dietary fibre. These fruits are ood for athletes and growing children. Bananas are perfect for different sorts of diets and also help lower blood pressure levels.
Blackberry – blackberry belongs to the rose family and actually not a true berry. It is high in vitamin C. Blackberries have powerful antioxidant anthocyanin that helps reduce the risk of stroke and cancer. There are also some studies that show that blackberry extracts may help prevent the growth of lung cancer cells.
Cantaloupe – cantaloupe is one of the healthier kinds of fruits in the world because it is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and magnesium. It is also a source of thiamin, calcium, iron and potassium to name a few. Cantaloupe is also high on antioxidant beta-carotene which is best known to reduce the risk of developing cataracts.
Cherry – cherries are rich high in vitamin C and potassium and have a good amount of fibre. Sour cherries contain antioxidant anthocyanin that helps reduce inflammation and ease the pain of arthritis and gout as well. It is best eaten raw but can also be used for desserts like pies, cakes and puddings.
Grape – grapes are a great source of energy because of their natural sugar content. They are used to make wines and red wine helps prevent heart disease.
Mango – mangoes contain high level of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin that can help protect vision and minimize the risk of age-related macular degeneration. Mangoes range in color between green and golden yellow and orange red.
Orange – oranges are a great source of folate which is an important vitamin for pregnant women. They also contain hesperidin, a phytochemical that helps lower triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels. Oranges are best consumed in their natural state but can also be used in varieties of desserts and sorbets.