Nutritionists Say This Is the Healthiest Fruit (and It's Not What We Thought)

Amanda Montell

Apples, bananas, and watermelon might all seem like healthy snacks, but many nutritionists recommend that we remain cautious about our fruit intake. "Sweet fruit is loaded with sugar," says nutritionist and Byrdie health guru Kelly LeVeque. "Fructose effectively stores as fat and glucose that can negatively affect blood sugar regulation." Doesn't sound so healthy.

That said, because every dietitian's philosophy differs slightly, there is no conclusive answer to the question, "Is fruit healthy?" However, there exists one fruit that nutrition experts from every background can agree on. Last month, we asked a group of 17 different dietitians to name the top three healthiest foods on earth and cross-referenced their answers. (Unsurprisingly, avocado and leafy greens topped most lists.) Despite any debate about how much fructose a person should consume, the majority of nutritionists called out the following fruit as one of the world's top nutrient powerhouses: Blueberries. Keep scrolling to learn why this itty-bitty fruit is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

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