Fruit Calorie Counter

Fruit calorie counter is good reference to low calories food group.

It is excellent idea to have row fruit in the morning because morning is the time when the body is ripe for elimination and better elimination leads to better weight loss.

Whether you prefer bananas, figs, grapes, oranges, pears, pineapples, plums, or raspberries, fruit offer many nutritional benefits and are welcome addition to any meal. Some of the benefits are:

  1. Excellent source of vitamin C, beta carotene and potassium; less amount of other vitamins and minerals
  2. Contain bioflavonoids, which may protect against cancer and other diseases.
  3. High fiber and low in calories. For example, apple, grapes, and many other fruits contain pectin, a soluble fiber that helps regulate blood cholesterol levels. Berries, citrus, and dried fruits are especially high in both soluble and insoluble fiber.
  4. A source of natural sugars that provides quick energy

Fruit calorie counter list below shows how many calories are in popular fruit.

Apricot (Dried or Fresh)10
Banana (4oz/115g)70
Banana chips (per oz/28g)145
Cherries (4oz115g)44
Clementines/Tangerines 25
Coconut (1oz/28g)99
Currents (1oz/28g)75
Dates (Dried or Fresh)15
Grapes (4oz/115g)68
Grapefruit (half) 40
Manderins (canned in own juice, 4oz/115g) 40
Mango 110
Melon (1 wedge)30
Nectarine (6oz/175g)60
Passion Fruit 5
Peach (6oz/175g)50
Pear (6oz/175g)60
Pineapple (1oz/28g)12
Pineapple ring 20
Plum 10
Star Fruit (each)50
Berries (1oz/28g)8
Canned fruit in own juice (1oz/28g)10

Fruits should be washed well before eating, and some should be peeled. These include apples that have been sprayed with wax to extend their shelf life and to make them shiny and more attractive. The wax itself is harmless, but it forms a seal over the skin that prevents any pesticide residue from being washed away. It is always better to by locally grown then imported. If you are uncomfortable eating foods that have been treated with pesticides than good option is to by organic produce that has been grown without chemicals.

Canned fruit considerably reduces vitamins content (39 to 57 percent). In addition, many canned fruits are packed in heavy sweet syrup which adds empty calories in for of sugar. Fresh fruit is always better choice.

Freezing method of preservation retains more of the fruits vitamins content than canning; for example, only about 18 percent of vitamin C is lost by freezing compared to 56 percent lost during the canning process.

Juicing is inexpensive and convenient way getting nutrients from fruits. Juicing has become popular in recent years as people have increased their consumption of fruit juices while lowering their intake of whole fruits. This trend is attributed to the increased availability and low cost of fruit juices, as well as awareness that they are more healthful then sugary soft drinks.

Use fruit calorie counter as the complementary tool when think about having fruit. The foods you choose will directly relate to the number of calories you consume. With only twenty to thirty minutes transit time in the stomach, fresh fruit delivers energy to our body without wasting digestive energy.

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