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Calorie counter for fruits


The table below shows the amount of fat, cholesterol and calorie content in different fruits. Take a quick look at it.


Human body receive calories through various foods that are consumed. These calories are essential for providing energy to the body to perform different function. All kinds of foods have calories but it is necessary to choose food items that are healthy in order to provide calories to the body in a healthy way. Fruits are one of the healthy sources of calories. Here is a table that provides information on fat, cholesterol and calorie content in various fruits. Have a quick look at this list.

Fat, Cholesterol & Calorie Content of Fruits

Food Fat
(gms.)
Cholesterol
(mgs.)
Calories
(kcals.)
Banana 0 0 100
Mango 0 0 120
Grapes fresh (10) 0 0 40
Pomegranate
(100 gm)
0 0 80
Grapefruit
1/2 fresh (100 gm)
0 0 32
Apple
(1 fresh)
0 0 60
Dates
(Fresh 10)
0 0 220
Melon
(1/2 medium)
0 0 40
Plum (1) 0 0 30
Papaya
(1/2 cup fresh)
0 0 30
Pineapple
(1/2 cup/1 slice fresh)
0 0 40
Litchi
(2 fresh small)
0 0 40
Orange
(1 medium)
0 0 65
Strawberries
(1/2 cup fresh)
0 0 28
Cherries
(10 sweet)
0 0 40
Apricots
(3 fresh)
0 0 55
Coconut
(1 piece fresh 35 gm)
13 0 155


Almost all of the fruits are free from fats and cholesterol or contain a negligible amount of fat. So, the individuals who are advised to avoid consuming fats and cholesterol can munch on these fruits without any hesitation. There certain fruits which do contain fats but these fats are classified as the healthy fats that body needs. Listed below are fruits that contain fats.

Health Benefits of Consuming Fruits

Now let us take a look at some of the health benefits of consuming fruits.

Good for Heart

Fruits are very good for the health of the heart. There are some fruits which are rich in magnesium, potassium, fibre, flavonoids and carotenoids that are good for maintaining the health of the heart. Such fruits include fruits like apple, banana, apricot, berries, grapefruit, orange etc.

Prevent Diseases

Consuming fruits on regular basis can help to prevent a lot of diseases. Fruits are rich in various macro and micronutrients along with various vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and antioxidants that can make and individual immune against many health disorders. Regular intake of fruits helps in prevention of disorders like high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, heart diseases, cancer and other dreadful disorders.

Provide Energy

Fruits can provide an instant boost of energy to the body. So, weather the individual is a child, a youngster, a senior citizen or a pregnant woman, fruits can be included in anyone’s diet. Everyone must include fruits in their diet to get an instant supply of energy. 

Strengthen Bones

Fruits like orange and grape fruits which are rich in Calcium and vitamin K help in strengthening bones and improving bone mineral density.

Improve Digestion

Fruits are very beneficial for improving digestion due to its fibre content. This fibre content also helps to deal with and prevent problems like constipation and gastritis. It is also very beneficial for dealing with bowel irregularity disorders.

Help in Weight Loss

If fruits are taken in combination of a healthy diet and if exercise is done regularly, an individual can lose weight very easily.

Provide Healthy Skin and Hair

The essential nutrients in fruits can help an individual have healthy skin and hair. Certain fruits can also be applied externally in order to improve the health of skin and hair. For example, if lemon juice is applied on skin, it can work as an excellent skin cleanser. Lemon can also be mixed with Aloe Vera gel and applied to hair in order to get rid of dandruff.

So, now as you know that fruits can provide healthy calories to your body and provide innumerable health benefits include loads of fruits in your diet without any hesitation.

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Ayesha.4 years ago
Good list with handy information on calories in each fruit.
 
 
 
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Pallavi.6 years ago
People who want to reduce weight should avoid some specific fruits and similarly those who want to gain weight must increase intake of some fruits and vegetables. these chart is helpful for such people.
 
 
 
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Malti.6 years ago
Fruits are good source of nutrition but some fruits should be avoided in some cases so this article was really helpful.
 
 
 
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Meena.6 years ago
interesting article. as everybody is calorie conscious so this article is really helpful.
 
 
 
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