Generally, everyone is aware that fresh fruits contain various essential vitamins and minerals. Most fruit are high in fibre as well and serve as an excellent source for a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants. Studies show that a diet containing fresh fruits can lower the risk of cancer, diabetes and other diseases. They are highly nutritious and have a low calorie count. Therefore, eating fresh fruit in moderation is healthy for you, and increasing your intake of non-processed fruit is recommended when trying to improve your diet and eat healthier.
At the same time, it may be important for anyone interested in dieting to know about different types of fruits and how they can affect one’s calorie intake. Have you considered each type of fruit has different calories and therefore may affect how often you can eat it?
Make it a goal to include more fruit in each meal, whether it’s fresh or frozen. Citrus fruits and berries for example may be very effective in disease prevention. Some examples of fruits that have great nutritional value and can be a good addition to your diet plan include strawberries, cherries, blackberries, apples, fresh apricots, melons, peaches, raspberries and kiwi fruit.
Apples are low in calories and high in fibre, with 116 calories per large apple and 5.4 grams of fibre (223 grams). Stone fruits, often called drupes, are a category of seasonal fruit found throughout the Okanagan, that has a fleshy exterior and a stone, or pit, inside. Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, and apricots are among them. They are low-GI, are low in calories, and rich in nutrients like vitamins C and A. Melons, including watermelon, are also low in calories and rich in water content, making them ideal for weight loss. They also are rich in fibre, potassium, and antioxidants, such as vitamin C and beta-carotene.
Studies have shown that some fruits should be eaten less frequently because of their high-calorie content and their excessive sweetness. Some of these fruits include bananas, grapes, and mangoes.
How much fruit do you need every day?
Your optimal daily fruit intake is determined by factors like your age, gender, height, weight, and level of physical activity. Consult the Canada Food Guide and your doctor. Try to buy fresh fruit locally from fruit sellers like Don-o-Ray Farms, and buy what’s in season for maximum flavour.
Here at Don-O-Ray Farms, we strive to provide easy access to the best fresh fruit money can buy. Our fresh fruit is picked at peak ripeness which helps these fruits to retain their nutrients and promises more flavour. We also grow and sell a wide variety of vegetables. Visit our farm today to shop for fresh produce!