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The human body needs different vitamins and minerals to be able to function properly every day. Because of this, some professionals recommend eating fruits for breakfast. However, not all fruits are considered healthy or good for the body because some have a higher percentage of sodium and sugar as found in canned fruits and some fruit juices.

It is recommended to choose fresh or unsweetened fruits because not only do they have vitamins and minerals, they also contain fiber which normalizes the human body’s digestive patterns and lower the cholesterol lever in our body. Note, however, that a person has his or her own breakfast preference, but eating fruit to start a day because it can be easily processed by the human body’s digestive tract.

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Fruits can cause bloating due to several reasons such as the following: 1) Fruits contain fiber. Just because you eat fruits doesn’t meant that you will become bloated instantaneously. Once you eat too much fruit, the fiber content of fruits can cause bloating, stomach pain, gas and cramping, 2) Some people are fructose intolerant.

Note: People who are lactose intolerant experiences stomach pain and loose bowel movements.

When a person who is fructose intolerant eats fruits, then he or she will likely become bloated, and 3) Some people have allergies to certain types of food. If a person is allergic to fruits, his or her immune system will fail to recognize the proteins in fruits and will then alert the body to release histamine. Once this chemical has been released, he or she can become bloated.

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There are different opinions regarding whether a person should eat fruits before or after a meal. Some of their opinions are based on their personal diets and while it is true that fruits should be taken on an empty stomach is a myth, professionals still recommend that a person should eat fruits around 30 minutes before a meal since fruits contain sugar which takes time to break down and be digested hence, if it is taken shortly before or after a meal, the nutrients that we can get from fruits will be wasted.

This recommendation is based upon the fact that fruits taken after a meal can cause digestive problems and fiber, which is one of the nutrients which can be found on fruits, helps slow down digestion.

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There are many fruits that contain the highest amount of fiber – and when we say highest, we simply include fruits that have more than 2 grams of fiber.

These fruits include the following: A small apple contains around 3 grams of fiber, medium with 4 grams and large with 4.5 grams. 1 whole avocado contains around 2.8 grams of fiber. 1 whole banana contains 3 grams of fiber. 1 large orange contains 2.4 grams of fiber. 1 medium peach contains 2.3 grams of fiber. 1 cup of strawberries contain 3 grams of fiber. One slice of watermelon contains 2.8 grams of fiber. Raspberries are probably the one with the highest amount of fiber with 8 grams of fiber per cup.

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It would be a little difficult to measure the amount of protein present in one specific fruit. However, for the purpose of answering this question, we can use the information of the amount of protein found on fruits per 100 grams.

These are the following fruits from largest to smallest: Guavas contain 2.6 grams of protein per 100 grams, passion fruit has 2.2 grams of protein, mulberries and avocados both have 2 grams of protein, kumquats have 1.9, pomegranate and jackfruit both have 1.7 grams, blackberries, apricot and currants have 1.4 grams, raspberries and kiwi have 1.2 grams, nectarines, cherries and bananas have 1.1 grams, starfruit and oranges both have 1 gram of protein, grapefruit and peaches both have 0.9, cantaloupe has 0.8, strawberries have 0.7, watermelon has 0.6 and honeydew lemon has 0.5.

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There are several fruits which contains the lowest carbs, but it would be hard to give out the correct amount of carbs a fruit has individually. That being said, we can just use the information per 50 grams of each fruit. Here are the following fruits which contain the lowest carb from lowest to highest: Watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupes and avocado are fruits which contains the lowest carbs with 4 grams of carbs per 50 grams. Honeydew lemon, peaches, blackberries, grapefruit, oranges, and papaya all have 5 grams.

Nectarine, clementine, plums, raspberries, and pineapple all have 6 grams of carbs. Blueberries, apples, and pears all contain 7 grams. Kiwi fruit, tangerine, cherries and mango all have 8 grams. Persimmons contain 9 grams of carb. Banana contains 12 grams and grapes contain 19 grams of carbs.

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The answer to this question faces a lot of debates mainly because they have different opinion about which fruit contains the most vitamin C. Some people would say that oranges have the highest number of vitamin C among all fruits, but most people would beg to differ. Although there is some truth to both answer, I think they are missing one major detail: Which group do they belong to.

If we are going to talk about citrus fruits, orange has been found to have the highest amount of vitamin C with around 70 milligrams of vitamin C per fruit. It is then followed by grapefruit with around 40 milligrams of vitamin C. Now, if we are talking about all the fruits in the world, then guavas contain more than 125 milligrams of vitamin C per fruit, which makes it the fruit with the highest amount of vitamin C.

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There are different answers to this question. Why? It’s because answers would differ if one would talk about the size of each fruit. For the purpose of getting a correct answer, it has been found that avocados contain the most calories with 322 calories per fruit (which weighs around 201 grams) or 160 calories per 100 grams.

Other fruits such as grapes has 320 calories, a large grapefruit has 310 calories, 100 grams of cherries contain 270 calories, a medium apricot has 255 calories, a medium currant has 200 calories, a medium cantaloupe has 140 calories, a large apple, 100 grams of blackberries and one medium mandarin all have 100 calories, a cup of mango has 60 calories, and 6 large cranberries and 100 grams of pomegranate both have 50 calories.

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When we answer this question, please note that we cannot give out an exact information of each fruit’s amount of sugar. However, for the purpose of making a correct answer, I am providing you a specific detail of each serving. Let’s start with per cup of the following fruits: Olives have been found to be the fruit which contains the lowest amount of sugar with 0 gram of sugar per half a cup. It is then followed by rhubarb with 1 gram of sugar per cup. Cranberries contain 4 grams of sugar per cup and raspberries with 5 grams of sugar per cup.

However, if we are talking about PER FRUIT, then the answer to the question is avocado, because an avocado contains 1 gram of sugar per fruit. It is then followed by lime which contains 1.1 grams of sugar and then lemon which contains 1.5 grams sugar per fruit. So if we are talking about per half a cup or cup, then the answer is olives, but if we are talking about per fruit, then the answer is avocado.

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Answering this question correctly would require a lot of effort and understanding. When we talk about which fruit contains the most vitamins, we should really be specific since fruits are healthy and contains a lot of vitamins.

Let’s take for example several fruits and the vitamins which are present in them: 1) A medium apple has 98 IU of vitamin A, 0.031 mg of vitamin B1, 0.047 mg of vitamin B2, 0.166 mg of Niacin, 5 mcg of folate, 0.111 mg of pantothenic acid, 0.075 mg of vitamin B6, 8.4 mg of vitamin C, 0.33 mg of vitamin E and 4 mcg of vitamin K, and 2) A medium avocado has 283 IU of vitamin A, 20.1 mg of vitamin C, 0.135 mg of vitamin B1, 0.261 mg of vitamin B2, 3.493 mg of niacin, 163 mg of folate, 2.792 mg of pantothenic acid, .517 mg of vitamin B6, 4.16 mg of vitamin E and 42.2 mcg of vitamin K. Looking at the given information, we can say that both fruits contain the same number of vitamins, but they differ with the amount. We can say that avocado contains a higher number of vitamins than apples.

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