Fruits provide us with essential nutrients and fiber for optimum health! Studies show that people who incorporate fruit into their diet often have a reduced risk of chronic diseases. Fruits are a natural, healthy meal component and snack idea because they are low in fat and sodium but full of essential vitamins such as Vitamin C.
Are you tired of snacking on the typical bananas, apples and oranges? Here are some delicious, nutrient-dense fruits that should get a little more credit. Enjoy incorporating them into your diet!
Kiwi (Green or gold)
- One kiwi has 64% of your Vitamin C for the day!
- Kiwis are rich in Vitamin E, a hard vitamin to come across naturally and can help reduce oxidative stress
- They are easy to peel, cut up, and keep on hand for a quick snack
Serving suggestion: Try some kiwi for breakfast with Kiwifruit French Toast!
- Pineapple is a good source of Manganese, a mineral that supports connective tissue, bones and blood clotting factors
- Pre-cut pineapple is an easy grab-and-go snack for morning, noon and night!
- Eating pineapple can help reduce inflammation throughout the body
Serving suggestion: Grilled pineapple is a great summer treat!
- One serving of passion fruit has about 17 calories, making it a wonderful low-calorie snack
- The passion fruit’s edible seeds provide a good source of fiber to help you feel full and satisfied
- All you need is a knife and spoon to cut it open and scoop out the goodness inside!
Serving suggestion: Try this fruit-filled recipe featuring passion fruit!
- A cup of raspberries contains about 8g of fiber—that’s 30% of your daily value!
- they’re an easy fruit to add to yogurt, cereal, or smoothies
- You can find raspberries right here on the East Coast!
Serving suggestion: Try this raspberry-rich holiday treat!
- The seeds are the only edible part of the pomegranate.
- Pomegranate seeds are an easy snack to keep on hand. Just cut the fruit in half, scoop out the seeds ahead of time, refrigerate them, and grab them to eat whenever you want a snack! (You can also buy packaged pomegranate seeds at the grocery store.)
- Pomegranates are a great source of Vitamin C.
- Pomegranates are high in these three antioxidants: tannins, anthocyanin, and ellagic acid
Serving suggestion: Try this pomegranate yogurt dip at your next party.
For Health Advocate Members
If you are a Health Advocate member with access to our Wellness Coaching program, call your Wellness Coach for more help incorporating fruit into your diet and improving your nutrition!