Three us vegetables and two pieces of fruit’ has been a healthy lifestyle for years. Eating fruit is natural and healthy. But there are many different types of fruit and they are not all just as healthy, of course. Which healthy nutrients do you encounter in the fruit that we eat?
In order to determine which types of fruit are healthy or less sensible, we will look at what is in fruit. Important things are: calories, vitamins, carbohydrates and fiber.
One of the reasons for eating fruit is the vitamins they contain. We all know vitamin C and that you need a dose of it regularly, few people will contradict. Our body needs vitamin C to build a good resistance. In addition, it also helps to heal wounds and illness faster. Another vitamin that you find in fruit is vitamin A. Vitamin A also helps to build or maintain a good resistance. But this vitamin is also necessary to get healthy eyes, hair and skin.
In which fruit do you find the vitamins
But not all types of fruit contain many vitamins. You will find a lot of vitamin C in oranges, strawberries and kiwis. But in grapes, apricots and passion fruit is very little vitamin C. Mangos, apricots and mandarins are examples of fruit with a lot of vitamin A in it, while in blueberries, pineapple and strawberries there is little vitamin A.
Nowadays many people do not try to eat too many calories. And fruit should fit into a healthy lifestyle, where you keep an eye on your weight. Then it is good to know how it is with the calories in our fruit. Because one type of fruit contains many more calories than the other. It is therefore not the case that fruit necessarily contains few calories. So try to limit your calorie intake, so you have to be careful with your choice of fruit.
Fruits with relatively high calories are bananas, mangos and cherries. A banana contains about 90 kcal, a mango 80 kcal and cherries contain 55 kcal per 100 grams. Two fruits that contain few calories are passion fruit with 6 kcal and an apricot with 7 kcal.
Besides watching the number of calories, it is also very popular to limit the number of carbohydrates. There are all kinds of diets that are based on minimizing carbohydrate intake. Also when it comes to carbohydrates there are big differences between the fruits.
Which fruit is the best now?
As you can see, there is not just a single type of fruit to be called the best fruit of all. It depends on what you want to achieve with eating fruit. For example, if you want to lose weight, you can better go for fruit with low calories and carbohydrates. If you want a lot of vitamins, you have to pay attention to that.
In addition, variety in your choice of fruit is very sensible. This is because your body needs the different nutrients. For you, that is also wise. ‘Making food change’ is a saying that is older than most of the data in this article, but that still fits well with the advice of two pieces of fruit per day.