Not all fruits are created equal; here are some of the best and most nutritious fruits you should eat.
Many of us love fruits, yet some are much higher in sugar and in overall calories, while affording us less nutritional value.
The process of juicing to extract the goodness from those fruits may only yield a high calorie drink with a load of sugar if you use the wrong fruits in it. Also, some fruits are much higher in nutritional value instead of sugar or calories. Some of these are heavy in antioxidants which can reduce the risks of cancer development.
Here is a list of some of the best fruits available in most markets today.
Why all fruits AREN”™T created equal
Posted on July 2, 2016 by Brad Hoppmann
Growing up, you were probably told to always eat your fruits and vegetables.
Doing so was synonymous with being healthy.
But the truth is, not all fruits are created equal.
Eating too much fruit can be detrimental to your health because of fruit”™s sugar content. And, in some cases, high sugar content.
How the body metabolizes the sugar in fruit does differ, though, from how it metabolizes the refined sugar that”™s added to processed foods,
The body breaks down refined sugar quickly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to skyrocket. Because refined sugar is digested so fast, you don”™t feel full after you”™ve finished eating “” no matter how much you just ate.
The fiber in fruit slows down metabolism, as fruit in the gut expands to make you feel full and not affect your blood sugar levels as much.
However, once sugar passes through the stomach and reaches the small intestine, it doesn”™t matter whether it came from an apple or a soft drink.
image with fruit vs. a sugary treat
Naturally, the better choice when you”™re craving something sweet is fruit. After all, you won”™t get the same vitamins and nutrients from a strawberry milkshake that you”™d get from a handful of strawberries.
But if you want to make an even better choice for your health, you can take it one step further and choose the fruits that are lowest in sugar.
Below, I”™ve listed three of the lowest-sugar, highest nutrient-dense fruits you should be eating in your diet.
Amount of sugar per cup: 5g
What makes this fruit stand out? Raspberries are often touted for their anti-cancer benefits. This is due to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.
In studies involving breast, cervical, colon, esophageal and prostate cancers, raspberry phytonutrients have been shown to play an important role. Raspberries can lower oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and even slow down the development or reproduction of cancer cells.
New research is now showing raspberries may also be able to change the signals that are sent to potential or existing cancer cells.
In the case of existing cancer cells, phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to decrease cancer cell numbers by sending signals that encourage the cancer cells to die.
In the case of potential but not-yet-cancerous cells, phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to trigger signals that encourage the non-cancerous cells to remain non-cancerous.