Sometimes referred to as “nature’s candy,” fruit has delicious flavor, offering natural sweetness or sourness. Plus, it’s good for us. Fruits — fresh, frozen or canned in 100% juice — are a low-calorie, low-sugar source of nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and more.
ProMedica Wellness dietitian Kinsy McNamee, MS, RD, LD, helps us better understand some of the goodness in common fruits. Here are some nutrient-dense options and how they help your body.
Of course, these are just some of the fruits that can be part of a healthy diet. Up your fruit intake by committing to eating a more colorful plate, as recommended by the American Heart Association (click here for some inspiration from their Eat More Color infographic).