10 Healthiest Fruits You Need To Start Eating Today

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

If you're looking for a quick way to clean up your diet? 
Look no further than your grocery stores fruit section. 

healthiest fruits

After having Baby Bean I became a snacking queen. Mainly because when you have a new baby in your arms, it's pretty damn difficult to find time to eat anything...let alone a healthy full meal. 

So grab n go junk became the norm-- a hand full of fruit loops here, a bowl of pretzels there...an entire bag of chips SMH ya'll get my drift. 

Unfortunately, all that snacking caught up to me and a week ago I stepped on the scale I was back to my pregnancy weight...I knew had to make a change and thats where fruit came in.

Fresh fruit is not only an easy go to snack, it's packed with health benefits and can help jump start your healthy eating or weigh loss journey. 

And if those are not reason enough to grab a piece of fruit and take a bite how about it tastes SO good and it will make you feel 1000 times better then that hand full of chips your eyeing, trust me.

So lets do better together shall we? 

Below are 10 healthy fruits you (we) need to start eating today, along with a few tips on picking the best fruit and how to wash + make your fruit last longer.

Lets all add clean eating, heart health, boosting our immune systems and feeling better about ourselves to our list of goals for 2019!

10 Healthiest Fruits You Need To Start Eating Today

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1) Strawberries

Serving: 3 large strawberries
Nutrition: 17 calories, 1.1g of fiber, 9mg of calcium, 83mg of potassium, 31.8mg of vitamin C 
Fun Facts: Helps prevent cancer and tumor growth and as a low chance of blood sugar spike

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2) Oranges

Serving: 141g orange
Nutrition:  65 calories, 3.4g of fiber, 61mg of calcium, 63.5mg of vitamin C
Fun Facts: Helps reduce risk of kidney stones and helps prevent anemia 

3) Grapefruit

Serving: 1/2 grapefruit
Nutrition:  52 calories, 2g fiber, 27g calcium, 30.4g vitamin C
Fun Facts:  Promotes weight loss and reduces cholesterol

4) Blackberries

Serving: 1/2 cup
Nutrition: 31 calories, 3.8g fiber, 21mg calcium, 14mg magnesium, 117mg potassium 
Fun Facts: Antioxidant rich, reduces inflammation of arteries protect against heart disease     

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5) Apples

Serving: 1 medium apple
Nutrition: 95 calories, 4.4mg fiber, 195mg potassium, 11mg calcium, 8.4mg vitamin C
Fun Facts:  Reduces risk of type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's

6) Pineapple

Serving: 1 medium slice
Nutrition: 42 calories, 1.2g fiber, 11mg calcium, 92mg potassium 
Fun Facts: Anti inflammation properties

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7) Blueberries

Serving: 1/2 cup 
Nutrition:  42 calories, 1.8g fiber, 4mg calcium 7.2mg vitamin C
Fun Facts: Boost immune system, reduces chronic conditions

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8) Kiwi

Serving: 1 medium kiwi
Nutrition: 42 calories, 2.1g of fiber, 252mg of potassium, 64mg vitamin C
Fun Facts: Protects agains cancer, promotes good eye health

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9) Grapes

Serving: 151 grams
Nutrition: 1.4g fiber, 288mg of potassium, 15mg of calcium
Fun Facts: Reduces inflammation and antioxidant rich

10) Pomegranate 

Serving: 1 raw pomegranate
Nutrition: 243 calories, 11.3g fiber, 666mg of potassium, 28mg of calcium 
Fun Facts: Protect against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

How To Pick The Best Fruit

The darker the berry:  the sweeter the juice, but not only that. Darker berries indicate that the fruit is holding many health benefits and while growing was able to keep out environmental stressors.

Organic is good: this means more antioxidants sometimes 20-40% more on average! 

Frozen or fresh: both are best! As fruit ages they will all lose some of its value however choosing frozen does not mean  you will lose out on nutrition. Reach for the organic bag and you will get just as much value. 

How To Make Your Fruit Last

It's no secret that fresh fruit can turn bad quickly, however there is a way to lock in the freshness

Upon first getting the fruit WASH IT! But not just any wash, tossing it in some water with some apple cider vinegar, will not only give it a deep clean and clear off any dirt it will also keep your fruit from going bad so fast. 

Also remember to check the recommended storing options for your fruit, as sitting some fruit together will make them go bad faster due to the natural gasses they let off. 

I hope this post helped and that you are on your way to picking up the 10 healthiest fruits you need to start eating. In the comments below let me know what fruits you will be picking up on your next shopping trip.

Until Next Time,
XO Deanna


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