Fruit is good for you!
However, like all other food, if it is the only food you eat, you won't fulfill your daily needs. For instance, I don't recommend following the "grapefruit diet" or even an "apple diet." Nutritionally though, fruit is strong. It has vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, and is fat free.
It also has a low glycemic carbohydrate index so it delivers sugar slowly into the bloodstream, instead of the sugar spike that many processed foods give you. Because of this, it is a good pre-workout snack. It is still generally high in sugar though, so you should keep this in mind.
Fruit is easy to transport, often does not need refrigeration, and there is a great variety to choose from. You can eat it by itself or you can:
- add a tablespoon or two of natural peanut butter to a banana
- add berries to your cereal
- add a banana or berries to a protein shake
- add berries to yogurt
- add fruit to cottage cheese, or
- freeze berries, grapes, or bananas for a cold and refreshing treat.
The possibilities are almost endless so enjoy a serving of fruit every day!