Doctors and nutritionists named the most useful summer fruits and berries. They are: apricots, blueberries, cherries and watermelons. The very best quench thirst, promote cleansing and proper functioning of the body, are an excellent addition to diets and healthy eating.
Calorie apricots is 44 kcal per 100 grams of product. It contains beta-carotene, choline, vitamins A, B3, B2, B5, B6, as well as potassium, magnesium and iodine.
Apricot cleanses the body of toxins and slag, normalizes cholesterol and iron in the blood. Doctors advise to add it to the diet, aimed at the correction of body weight. Especially fruit is useful in pregnancy, cardiovascular diseases, kidney problems and lack of vitamins in the body – beriberi.
Despite its beneficial properties, apricots are contraindicated for people suffering from diabetes because of the 80% sugar in the fruit.
According to the freelance nutritionist of the metropolitan health department A. Starodubova: “Bilberry is one of the champions in the content of antioxidants.”
The calorie content of small dark berries is the same as that of apricots, they are similar in composition of substances. Even in blueberries there are high levels of pectins, anthocyanins and vitamin B, A, C groups.
Blueberries contribute to the good functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, the expansion of blood vessels in hypertension, improve blood supply to the retina.
Be careful and eat about 200-300 grams of berries, because a large amount of blueberries can cause an allergic reaction.
Calorie cherry is about 50 kcal per 100 grams. Cherries are rich in nutrients: fiber, beta carotene, vitamins A, B and C, folic acid, manganese, potassium, iron, anthocyanins and natural antioxidants.
“Cherry rarely causes allergic reactions. Eating cherries helps prevent diseases of the cardiovascular system and the gastrointestinal tract in the body. ”
– the nutritionist tells. In addition, melatonin in the composition of the berries helps to improve sound sleep.
However, a large amount of eaten cherries can adversely affect the gastric mucosa and tooth enamel, so you can eat 200-400 grams per day.
Calorie watermelon about 30 kcal per 100 grams. It contains a large amount of folic acid, magnesium, glucose, lycopene, as well as vitamins A, B and C.
The flesh of watermelon quenches thirst, because its main component is water (90%). The use of this fruit lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood, helps to cleanse the kidneys. Doctors advise watermelon for people with diabetes. However, despite the richness of the vitamin composition, the fruit contains a lot of sugar.
“The cooled pulp of the watermelon quenches thirst well and copes well with the role of a soft drink,”
– the nutritionist says.
It is important to bear in mind that the sugar content in a ripe berry is 5.8 grams per 100 products, therefore it is recommended to consume no more than 300-400 grams of watermelon pulp per day.