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A study reveals 5 healthy fruits in the world;  See what they are

A study reveals 5 healthy fruits in the world; See what they are

William Paterson University in New Jersey (USA) conducted a survey that listed 41 of the healthiest health foods in the world. Among the ten heroes, vegetables and legumes such as arugula, chard, and spinach stand out. Although it doesn't appear at the top of the list, the fruits clearly shined as well.

To achieve the result, scientists paid attention to the concentration of 17 essential nutrients, such as vitamins, compared to the amount of calories in each food.

In this way, it is possible to evaluate foods with greater nutritional density. Researchers used this method to understand which raw materials provide the highest nutritional content in relation to calorie intake.

The study not only listed foods, but also reinforced the importance of maintaining a healthy and varied meal, including a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Strawberries have gained prominence on the menu

For fruit lovers, lemons have been in the spotlight because, according to scientists, they contain 53 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, in addition to calcium, magnesium, potassium and fibre.

Vitamin C has been highlighted not for nothing, as it performs an essential function in the body, neutralizing free radicals, aiding in collagen production and the immune system.


Next, on the fruit team, are strawberries, which contain 62mg per 100g of vitamin C. Strawberries provide more vitamin C than traditional citrus fruits. It is also rich in iron, magnesium, folic acid and calcium.

In third place comes oranges, which are one of the fruits that contain the largest amount of vitamin C, and are also rich in potassium and magnesium.

After oranges came grapefruit, more specifically the red and pink variety. Sources of vitamin A or beta-carotene, which is important for maintaining vision and improving immune health.

Finally, there were blackberries, which are rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium. With anthocyanins, they protect cells from free radicals.

thays brito

He is a registered dietitian with a graduate degree in clinical sports nutrition