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Which fruit is healthiest? Here's dietitians' top choice

According to studies, eating this fruit daily may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and boost mental capabilities

By Web Desk
February 21, 2024
A bowl full of fruits. — Unsplash
A bowl full of fruits. — Unsplash

Experts suggest that individuals should consume 1 ½ to 2 cups of fruit every day, yet only 12% of adults do so.

Fruits are loaded with fibre, vital vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants that protect us against chronic illnesses like cancer, heart diseases, and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, among others, Today reported.

What is the healthiest fruit?

In terms of health, blueberries are the best fruit. The antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which give blueberries their striking colour, are thought to be the reason for many of the health advantages associated with them.

According to long-term studies, eating blueberries daily may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

Additionally, blueberries boost mental capacity and enhance cognitive function. High consumption of blueberries may contribute to maintaining a healthy weight, according to additional studies. In research involving twins, the twin who consumed more blueberries had less body fat than the sibling who consumed less.

The top healthiest fruits include:

  • Strawberries
  • WaterMelon
  • Dates
  • Kiwis
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Mangoes
  • Blackberries

What are the best fruits to eat daily?

Fruits have different kinds and quantities of nutrients, yet they are all superfoods. Therefore, to take advantage of the range of defensive compounds that fruits offer, it is important to consume a variety of fruits.

How do I eat fruits?

Reach for fruit in forms that don’t include added sugars, such as fresh and unsweetened frozen and dried fruits.

Fruit drinks like punches and cocktails contain added sugar and potentially other additives, so it’s best to drink these infrequently, if at all.