Although all fruits are generally healthy, they could also create a bit of discomfort in some cases. If you have a sensitive digestive system for instance, fruits that can be acidic may not be recommended for you.
Even if there is no such thing as a harmful fruit, you should still take note of your health condition before eating your desired fruit. Some fruits can contain acid and this acid may not only affect your digestive tract when consumed on a large amount, but can also affect your dental health. Too much acid can be harmful to the surface of your teeth.
To minimize the discomfort brought on by too much consumption of acid and sugar from certain fruits, fruits have been classified into different categories so that people may know if they can freely enjoy their preferred healthy snack or if they need to limit or totally avoid it.
Fruits can be sweet. They contain fructose, or the sugar on fruits, which when eaten very often can affect your teeth. Pears are a good example of sweet fruits. Just for an added fruit nutrition fact, these fruits are best eaten on an empty stomach. Apples, strawberries and mangoes on the other hand are examples of sub-acid fruits.
Sub-acid fruits are less acidic compared to the acidic fruits. These can go with either acidic or sweet fruits. It is still best not to consume too much of them if you are already full. Acid fruits such as oranges and other citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C and are also a good source of calcium. However, other people may experience stomach ache because of the sour effect of these fruits.
Now that you are aware of some facts about fruits, let us look at some benefits and vitamin and mineral contents of some popular fruits.
Mangoes can help to relieve bowel movement discomfort. They can also lower down the body temperature when you have fever, and can unclog your skin pores, too. Their major benefit could rely on their ability to reduce the risk of cancer and alleviate the excess acids in the stomach.
Lemons are good for fighting infection. With the right amount, lemons can also treat tooth ache and skin problems such as acne and blackheads.
Apricot can be a good treatment for colon cleansing. They can get rid of gall stones and can even kill worms that live in your stomach. They can also combat anemia and other pulmonary illness.
Dates is also a good fruit that treats anemia, constipation, ulcers, and even sexual problems.
In addition to each of these nutritional facts, all of the fruits also contain Vitamins A, B, and C as well as other minerals such as phosphorus and proteins. If you think one of these fruits can help you with your existing health discomfort, it is best to also consider first if you have other health conditions that could also be affected before grabbing the fruit of your choice.
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Article Added on Monday, February 8, 2010
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