Last week, we talked about the benefits of veggies. Today, we are going to look at the reasons why we should also include fruits in our diet. Before we get to some yummy recipes, check out these compelling reasons to make them!
• Fruits are a low-cal, low fat option. They provide the natural sugar our bodies need, a good source of fiber, and of course, oodles of vitamins!
• Fruits are a great source of antioxidants which help protect our body from stress and disease. When you eat blue fruits, you increase the effects.
• Research shows that eating two to five servings of the “healthiest fruits” can help you reduce the risk of diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers.
• Don’t forget the fruit of the month club.
There are fun things that you can do with fruit, so let’s take a look at some of our options.
If you want a quick snack, scoop out some cottage cheese and top with peaches. Pineapple is yummy too!
You can whip up a bowl of fruit salad in a jiffy – the perfect complement to many meals.
Open a can of mixed fruit and a can of mandarin oranges and dump them into a bowl, juice and all. Mix in some bananas and cherries. Add in a package of vanilla pudding and stir it all together. Refrigerate before serving.
What are your favorite fruit recipes?
Keepin’ it Real…D