Fruit Nutrition Is Emphasized ByEating Alot Of Fresh Fruits
What is fruit nutrition?
Fruits are an essential part of any healthy diet, and as most will agree, although not a necessity, fresh fruit is highly nutritious and should be the first choice
On the off season, when fresh fruit is not an option, freeze dried or canned fruits can be a convenient and economical alternative.
A few suggestions to help find what proper 'fruit nutrition' means for you:
- Variety - Experiment and eat different fruits, prepared different ways. Fruits offer a wide variety of colors, textures, and sweetness. Try something different. Add a few berries to your breakfast cereal, or snack on an apple in the afternoon. It can be a fun and healthy way to change your diet.
- Fruit Nutrition - The old saying, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' Believe it or not, there is some truth to it. Adding fruits to our daily diet can provide the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to stay healthy.
A few healthy fruits to try:
What makes fruits a 'good food'?
Most fruits are naturally low in fat and calories, have no cholesterol, and little sodium. They’re generally high in fiber and vitamin C.
But aren't fruits high in sugars?
Yes, some are. The sugar or 'sweet' part is called fructose.
Fructose is a natural sugar; a simple carbohydrate.
Fructose is absorbed slowly in the bloodstream, taking longer to get to the liver before it can be converted to glycogen.
Glycogen is our body’s primary fuel source and predominately stored in the liver and muscle cells.
If you eat a piece of fruit that is high in natural sugars, and your liver is full with glycogen, it will automatically be stored as fat.
That's why fruit gets a bad rap.
A helpful suggestion is to eat a piece of fruit with your breakfast. Most likely, your stomach is empty and your liver glycogen levels should be low. The early morning piece of fruit will likely be used as energy.
Is there a healthier or best way to eat or cook fruit?
Most fruits can be eaten several ways: raw, cooked, fresh, frozen, canned, freeze dried/dehydrated, whole, cut, and pureed.
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