Do you eat enough fruit?

Don’t let a busy schedule stand between you and your daily servings of fruit. But there are so many to choose from. Which ones are best? That’s easy, they’re all good! If you eat many different types of fruits, you’re sure to get all the different types of nutrients you need. The American Heart Association recommends 3 to 4 serving of fruit per day, or 2 to 3 cups. And all fruit counts, even if it comes from a can.

When buying canned, dried or frozen fruit, be sure to compare food labels and choose the products with the lowest amount of sodium and added sugars.

Breakfast

  • Eat melon, grapefruit or other fruit.
  • Add bananas, raisins or berries to your cereal.
  • Drink a small (6-ounce) glass of real fruit juice and avoid sugary substitutes

Lunch

  • A fruit salad for lunch is always a healthy choice
  • Eat a bowl of vegetable soup. (Compare food labels and choose the product with the lowest amount of sodium you can find in your store, or make soup from scratch.)
  • Have a piece of fruit instead of chips or cottage cheese

Snacks

  • Keep raw or dried fruit handy
  • Carry dried fruit, such as raisins, dates or dried apricots, in your purse or pocket.
  • Have any type of fresh fruit: grapes, apple, banana, orange, kiwi, etc.
  • On hot days, munch on a bowl of frozen fruits like grapes or bananas.
by The Editors of Healthy Starts Made Simple