Classification of fruits

The fruits they are indispensable foods within a healthy and balanced diet, given that they contribute to our organism all those essential nutrients that we need every day to carry out their different functions equally essential for life.

Hence, a few years ago the initiative "5 fruits per day of fresh fruits and vegetables" was born, given that they need to eat 2 to 3 servings of fruits a day to be able to enjoy their different nutritional benefits completely.

Between the benefits of fruits most important, we can highlight above all the following:

  • Its richness in fiber provides satiety, reducing appetite.
  • Helps prevent constipation by improving intestinal transit.
  • They are depurative, helping to purify our body and detoxify it, favoring the natural elimination of toxins.
  • They prevent the appearance of cancer.
  • They help delay aging.
  • It favors the elimination of high uric acid and high cholesterol.

Although they are healthy foods, we must bear in mind that at the time of mix fruits, there are different classes that belong to certain groups (acid, semi-acid, sweet and neutral), so the mixture of some fruit from different groups causes a fermentation in our digestive system and cause symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain and headaches .

We must bear in mind that in this classification we can also find certain nuts.

Acid fruits

From a nutritional point of view with excellent fruits to lower both high cholesterol and uric acid levels.

They are the following fruits: chayote, eggplant, guava, lemon, apple (certain variety), orange, cucumber, pineapple, beet, tamarind, grapefruit and grape.

Semi-acid fruits

They are fruits especially rich in proteins of high biological value.

They are the following fruits: guava, strawberry, lime, tangerine, mango, cashew, peanut, taro, peach, radishes, sago and tomato.

Sweet fruits

They are more compatible fruits. From a nutritional point of view they are especially rich in vitamins and minerals. They are not compatible with neutral fruit or acid fruits.

They are the following fruits: apricot, anon, cherry, cherimoya, plum (variety), dates, pomegranate, gooseberry, guava (variety), fig, apple (variety), melon, medlar (variety), papaya, pear, pitahaya , watermelon, grape (variety) and zapote.

Neutral fruits

They are the richest in essential nutrients for the body and diet, such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements and proteins.

They are the following fruits: avocado, almond, hazelnut, peanut, cocoa, chestnut, coconut, corozo, macadamia, peanut and walnut.

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