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Published on October 2, 2016 at 3:30 am

The 10 Best and 10 Worst Fruits You Must Know

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A healthy diet is what everyone looks forward to and tries to maintain. Specialists accept that a diet which is rich in vegetables and fruits is the way to go. The fruits are packed with fibre, essential nutrients and several other health benefits. If you are a person who has fruits frequently, it is good. However, there are disadvantages too. Some of the fruits carry high sugar contents, which is not good for us, and some even have high-calorie content.
Fruits may be very sweet. However, swapping fruits with candy is not a good choice either. You are always free to enjoy the healthy and delicious fruits whenever you want.
Do you want to know more about the fruits which are best for your health and the fruits which are listed the worst? Go ahead and read further.

THE BEST FRUITS
The fruits listed below are the best fruits which give you nutrition and other benefits and can be enjoyed as much as you want. They are low in calories and so is their sugar content. Other than that, they are also packed with antioxidants, loaded with lot more benefits and also have cancer-fighting properties.

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Blueberries:
Talking about antioxidants, Blueberries are one of the fruits which are packed with antioxidants. They have a pretty low Glycemic index and they have been found to aid the people who have diabetes.

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Watermelon:
Watermelon is made up of 82 percent water and could be put under the category of ‘delicious summer staple’. You cannot have the entire watermelon since it is crammed with sugar and water. You would rather enjoy a few slices of watermelon. Despite the sugar content in the watermelon, it has been shown to lower levels blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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Raspberries:
Raspberries are rich in fibre, so it helps to make you feel full. If you check half cup of raspberries, you will find that it only has 2.7 grams of sugar content. Most of the carbohydrates seen in raspberries come from their fibre content.

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Lemons:
I don’t think “Sugar” is the word that comes to your mind when you hear of lemons. Most of us know that lemons are low in sugar, and you could rather say that it has a tangy flavour. Other than that, it is rich in Vitamin C and has been found to defend against rheumatoid arthritis. The taste of lemons can be relished with just a squeeze or a zest. You can add lemon to your roasted chicken, pasta or tea.

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Blackberries:
Blackberries contain only 4.8 grams of sugar per cup, henceforth making it a great treat. They are also good for your heart.

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Guavas:
Well, Well!! We have another ‘less sugar’ fruit here now. Three ounces of this fruit carries only 4.7 grams of sugar. It is in fact great news for us because guavas have been found to help prevent cancer, aid eyesight, and even promote weight loss.

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Grapefruits:
Grapefruits are loaded with vitamin C and according to the USDA, half of a grapefruit has only 8 grams of sugar.

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Strawberries:
Strawberry!! You must be relieved to see strawberry on this list right? Yes, strawberry is one of the best fruits you can have. The vibrant red colour in strawberries makes them a substation of nutritional value. It is the Phenolic acid that gives the strawberry its gorgeous red colour, and it helps to regulate blood sugar. It has barely 7 grams of sugar per cup and could be made the best option for a dessert.

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Boysenberries:
Boysenberries contain a striking 9 grams of sugar for an entire cup, according to the USDA. The tart berry is filled with folate, potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

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Cranberries:
Cranberries can taste bitter to some people; it is only because of the minimal amount of sugar content. Cranberries have an extraordinary array of phytonutrients other than vitamin C.

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THE WORST FRUITS
When we say ‘Worst’, we don’t literally mean it. However, you can have these fruits in limited quantity since they contain significantly more quantities of calories and sugar than the fruits that we mentioned before. So, it is better that we don’t overdo with the fruits noted below.

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Figs:
The only problem with this fruit is its sugar content. One cup, or say 100 grams of raw fig is likely to have around 16 grams of sugar. However, fresh figs are also filled with fibre which can help you to lower blood pressure.

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Bananas:
Bananas are filled with potassium and can be easily digested, and so you can even substitute them for energy bars before the gym. However, in a medium banana, it contains 14 grams of sugar. So, be watchful when you have them.

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Mangoes:
Mangoes are yummy, right? They are filled with Vitamin A, C and B65. Other than that, they also contain soluble fibre. However, they seem to contain a high amount of sugar. One mango comprises 31 grams of sugar. But that is fine if you are going to share your fruit with others.

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So, eat right and eat healthily. keep whatever aim you have got in your mind, may it be weight loss or improving stamina, there is always a fruit to help you out and take good care of your ‘hunger pangs’. So don’t forget to choose your fruits carefully and you will be happy and stay healthy.