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Everyone has had fruit suggested to them as a healthy alternative snack to junk food, but what if they weren’t as healthy as you thought? Although fruits are incredibly beneficial, some fruits have enormous amounts of sugar you might not expect! Check out this list and maybe you’ll be surprised at the amount of sugar in certain fruits along with their benefits.

10. Blueberries (15 g in a cup)

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Blueberries are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese , fiber and other antioxidants.

9. Apples (11 g in a cup)

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Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber.

8. Tangerines (21 g in a cup)

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You can find flavonoids, vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium in tangerines. They are said to benefit vision and heart health.

7. Bananas (28 g mashed in a cup)

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Potassium, vitamins A, C, and B6, fiber, flavonoids, and antioxidants are all found in bananas.

6. Cherries (13 in a cup)

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Cherries are rich in antioxidants and may also help you sleep better at night.

5. Mangos (23 g in a cup)

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Mangoes are able to provide more than a third of our daily vitamin A requirements and also help to keep our eyes healthy.

4. Pomegranates (24 g in a cup)

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They are a good source of fiber, vitamins A, C and E, iron and other antioxidants as well.

3. Litchis (29 g in a cup)

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Vitamin C, B6, niacin, riboflavin, folate, copper, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, and manganes are all found in litchi berries.

2. Grapes (15 g in a cup)

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They contain antioxidants and a lot of fiber.

1. Figs (8 g in an average sized fig)

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Figs are high in fiber, magnesium, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium, and vitamins K and B6.

Note

Antioxidants and flavinoids could potentially manage or prevent  some arthritis-related conditions, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers. They also strengthen the immune system.

 

Links

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/high-low-sugar-fruits/slide/3

http://www.healthyeating.org/Healthy-Eating/All-Star-Foods/Fruits.aspx

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