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Quick Fruit Ideas

According to the Dietetic Association's around the world, we each need to have about two cups/two servings of fruit every day.

Published June 16, 2010 10:16

Quick Fruit Ideas
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According to the Dietetic Association's around the world, we each need to have about two cups/two servings of fruit every day. Tennis players need even more because of the training diet requiring more carbohydrate based fuels. Most standard serves of fruit equal 20g of carbohydrates. Learn practical ways to work these choices into your daily menu. Here are some tips for eating more fruit!

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• Choose fruit juices as a beverage with meals and snacks
• Snack on 100% dried fruit or fruit leathers
• Have a fruit smoothie
• Add berries or cut-up fruit to breakfast cereal and oatmeal
• Take a convenient fruit (like a banana or an apple) or a fruit cup with you as a snack
• Try trail mix with dried fruit in it
• Cut up fruit so it's ready to eat (like watermelon, cantaloupe, peaches, guava, etc.)
• Incorporate fruit into each meal
• Add a fruit-based dessert to a meal, like strawberry shortcake, fruit puddings or low fat yogurt with mixed berries on top

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Here are some of the best choices of nutrient-dense fruit:

Guava
Mango
Watermelon
Honeydew melon
Star fruit
Pink or red grapefruit
Kiwifruit
Persimmon
Papaya
Raspberries
Tangerine
Cantaloupe
White grapefruit
Apricot
Blackberries
Orange
Peach
Strawberries

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