Don't Forget The Fruit

Fruit is sweet, delicious, refreshing and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber packed with health benefits. When it comes to eating fruit, variety is key, because different fruits contain different amounts of nutrients. Eating fruit also helps you to lose weight by filling you up with less calories. Apples and citrus fruit like oranges and grapefruit, are a few of the most filling choices. Fruit can satisfy sweet cravings as an alternative to eating foods with added sugar, while benefiting your body and mind.

A few easy ways to eat more fruit include:

Make fruits easily attainable at home by placing a bowl of fresh fruit on your kitchen table. Apples, grapes, bananas, pears and plums are easy grab and go options.

Pick berries to add to cereals, yogurt, salads or just to snack on.

Shop farmer’s markets where you can buy fresh, local produce.

Frozen fruit is usually just as nutritious as fresh fruit. They can be simply stored to use for smoothies and as yogurt or partfait mix-ins.

Fruit is nature’s candy. Think of eating your daily recommended servings as the treat it is instead of a box to check and embrace the sweetness!