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15 Of The Very Healthiest Fruits You Should Be Eating More Of

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Fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. None of them have cholesterol. Generally, fruits should be consumed in abundance as they contain many essential nutrients that are underconsumed everyday such as vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, folate and other vitamins and minerals. Did you know that vitamin C is not stored in the body? It needs to be replenished daily and most fruits are a good source of vitamin C.

Here are 15 of the healthiest fruits everyone should be eating more of.

  1. Acerola Cherry
  2. Also known as the West Indian cherry, gram for gram, Acerola cherries contain more vitamin C than any other food source. One cup of acerola cherries contains 1644 milligrams, or 2740 percent of the recommended daily intake. Actually, just 1 small fruit weighing 5 grams is enough to meet 133% of your daily vitamin C needs!

  3. Apricot
  4. Fresh apricots are low in calories, composing of just 50 calories per 100g weight. They are a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium. The fruits are enriched with numerous health promoting phytochemicals that help prevent heart disease, reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and protect against cancers.

  5. Banana
  6. These sweet, firm fleshed, creamy tasting fruit is a favourite of everyone, both old and young. As a good source of potassium, bananas help maintain normal blood pressure and heart function. A 2012 study of distance cyclists found that eating the equivalent of about one half a banana every 15 minutes of a three-hour race was just as good at keeping energy levels steady as drinking an equivalent amount of carbohydrate and minerals from a processed sports beverage.

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The 30 Mistakes You Frequently Make At The Supermarket

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Grocerying is a part of life. Everyone needs to eat. However, like all things that you usually do again and again, you will have form certain habits. Poor ones. Here they are, listed below, with steps you can take to rectify them.

  1. Shopping With An Empty Stomach
  2. Entering a supermarket on an empty stomach is a recipe for disaster. Your hunger often dictates what you buy. This is a bad habit that will make you spend much more on junk or foods that you really do not need.

  3. Arriving Unprepared
  4. You’re out. Somehow, you ended up with enough free time to do some grocerying. The supermarket is on the way but you don’t have your list with you. It’s unplanned but convenient. Most of the time you will either buy duplicates of what you already have at home or miss out on certain items. Don’t do it. Plan beforehand and always be prepared.

  5. List
  6. Keep a list on your fridge, and write things down immediately. When you run out of something, don’t leave it to your memory. Jot it down. Once you get the hang of lists, take it up a notch. Prepare your grocery list by aisle. It’ll prevent you from constantly running back and forth in the store.

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