Fruits are a group of products with a high nutrient density, meaning that they contain significant amounts of many nutrients while being relatively low in calories. Although fruits are rich not only in vitamins, but also in other nutrients, the most sought-after vitamin is vitamin C.
As shown in scientific research, blackcurrants strengthen the immune system. In addition to vitamin C, they contain a lot of antioxidants and anthocyanins. They can also help relieve sore throat and flu symptoms. Blackcurrant leaves also have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and are used as antiviral, antiseptic, and anticancer agents.
Strawberries contain significant amounts of antioxidants with proven protective effects on the cardiovascular system. These include ellagic acid and flavonoids, such as anthocyanins, catechins, quercetin, and kaempferol. Strawberries also contain substances that have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, including vitamin C, antioxidants, and iodine, which is necessary for the development of glial cells. It is best to choose fully ripe strawberries, as they contain up to 20% more vitamin C than strawberries that are not fully ripe.
Antioxidants, including high levels of vitamin C, can prevent skin damage caused by harmful free radicals. Pomelo also contains essential amino acids that help build skin cells. They also suppress any redness and swelling that tend to develop on skin exposed to harsh environmental conditions. The flavonoids contained in pomelo help reduce acne, scars, dark spots, and skin irritation.
Wild strawberries 60/100g
Wild strawberries are a wealth of mainly vitamin C, as well as B vitamins, vitamin E, and K. They also contain tannins, flavonoids, and many minerals. The positive properties of wild strawberries are appreciated by people with kidney stones and hypertension. Both the leaves and fruits have diuretic properties. However, people with allergies should be careful with the fruit, as they can cause allergic reactions.
Kiwi supports digestive processes, improves intestinal peristalsis, and facilitates bowel movements. This is due to the presence of the proteolytic enzyme actinidin, which facilitates protein digestion in the digestive tract, as well as high fiber content. Unfortunately, kiwi has an allergenic effect. From 2 to 3% of the human population is sensitive to actinidin contained in these fruits, with the most common symptom being oral allergy syndrome.
Lemon is a good source of vitamin C. In addition to this, it contains B vitamins, iron, calcium, potassium, and other minerals. Lemon is also beneficial for people with high cholesterol levels, as its consumption increases the level of "good" cholesterol. Citric acid also stimulates the stomach, its muscles, and the production of gastric acid.
The vitamin C contained in oranges is an excellent antioxidant. Fighting free radicals reduces the risk of many cardiovascular diseases, improves skin quality, and even reduces the risk of cancer. In addition to reducing the risk of heart attacks or heart disease, the effect of oranges on the circulatory system is also to control blood pressure, which is aided by the content of other valuable minerals, such as calcium and potassium.
Red currants 45.8/100g
Similarly to black currants, red currants are an excellent source of polyphenols and fiber. Both the fruit and tea made from the leaves support the fight against oral inflammation and fever. Their alkalizing properties support the prevention of kidney stone formation and the treatment of kidney stones.
White currants 40/100g
The fruit of white currants supports heart function, prevention of heart attack, atherosclerosis, and stroke. Rich in rutin, they have a positive effect on blood vessels, cleansing their walls of deposits and strengthening them. White currants contain significant amounts of protein and B vitamins (B1, B2, and B9), which have a positive effect on the functioning of the nervous system.
Grapefruits contain organic acids, mainly citric and malic acids. However, citric acid accounts for 90-100% of all acids. They give grapefruits their characteristic acidity and taste. Organic acids have refreshing, antibacterial, and digestive juice secretion-supporting properties. Due to their high content of quercetin, grapefruit juice should not be consumed with medication, and alcohol should not be combined with it.
Raspberries are rich in vitamin C, which strengthens not only the immune system. It is an antioxidant, supporting the body in the fight against free radicals, improving not only health but also beauty. People with anemia problems and vegetarians will appreciate the iron content in raspberries. Raspberries also contain B vitamins, vitamin A, K, and E, as well as calcium. Not everyone knows that raspberries come in black, yellow, and purple depending on the variety.
Mandarins are a source of fiber and many vitamins, such as vitamins A, C, and E. They contain many minerals such as sodium, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus. These fruits also contain antioxidants.