Everyone has foods they like to eat the most often. For me, some of these things are fruits and vegetables. So, I am going to write about some of the fruits I eat most often, and their nutrition information, since that is most often not labelled on produce in America. Because I have no life and have an unhealthy obsession with produce. For my information, I went to Nutrition Data.
Apples: Apples have fiber in them. This fiber helps them to be filling. Apples are low glycemic load, as well. A low glycemic load means that it is lower in carbohydrates. Foods below 10 are considered low glycemic. Apples have a glycemic load of three. Apples are very low in sodium and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamin C. However, most of the 125 Calories per serving are from sugar.
Navel Orange: Navel oranges are lower Calorie and higher in nutrients and more filling than apples. Navel oranges are even higher in fiber and vitamin C than apples. However, much like apples, a majority of their Calories come from sugars. The glycemic load of navel oranges is also higher than apples, with a six rather than a three. However, oranges are still considered low glycemic load.
Grapefruit: I wonder how many people out there are cringing at the fact that I like grapefruit? Eh, whatever. Grapefruit is a bit higher Calorie than oranges, as well as less vitamin C per serving. However, grapefruit also has a lot of vitamin A, which helps with vision. Grapefruits are also more filling than apples and oranges and more nutritious as well. While still having a low glycemic load, grapefruit have a higher glycemic load of seven. One problem not reported here is that most people (myself included) like to eat grapefruit with table sugar. While I am sure that I use less than the average person, this still increases the glycemic load as well as increases available simple carbohydrates.
I plan on revisiting this topic in the future, with maybe some recommended foods thrown in as well. Or I might do one on vegetables, meats, grains etc.
Wow, I cannot believe that I got through an entire post without swearing! Give me a motherfucking round of applause here! Oops…
So what kinds of fruits do you guys most often eat? What are some of your favorites?