Friday is your Fit and Healthy Lifestyle tip day.
Today’s Tip: Is Fruit Healthy?
Fruits ARE healthy and important to your diet. A variety of fruits is beneficial to you because they help fight and reduce the risk of diseases.
Benefits of fruit:
Rich in vitamins & minerals, are natural sources, give you energy, full of fiber, low in calories, fat and sodium and they are fun to eat.
You can eat fresh, frozen, canned or dried fruits but not juice unless it’s 100% fruit juice. The best thing to do is keep fruit out and easily accessible to you, pack fruits in baggies so you can grab them on your way out the door and be sure to add them to every meal.
We keep our bananas in the fridge so they don’t go brown and they last a lot longer. I immediately wash grapes and put them in an open container in the fridge so we can grab a few at a time and the rest of the fruits go in the fridge’s fruit bin. I love my apple corer and once I use that, it’s much easier to eat the apple rather than biting into a whole apple.
The number of fruit servings varies according to the the food pyramid. I like adding fruit to my cereal and especially enjoy bananas or blueberries in my oatmeal. Yum! And with my new dessert challenge, fruit works well for dessert especially dipped in or added to some awesome Chobani Greek yogurt.
A while ago, I wrote about the benefits of berries so be sure to check that out.
What is your favorite fruit?