Fruit is an important part of the human diet and there are benefits to including fruit in everyday diets. There is some confusion about the quantity of fruit to be included in the daily diet. Are too many fruits bad for people suffering from Diabetes as it can lead to increased sugar levels? How many servings of fruits are needed every day to remain healthy?
Here are reliable answers to those questions.
Consumption of Fruits
Consuming fruit has both physical and psychological benefits for the human body. These are rich sources of minerals, potassium, fibers, antioxidants, and often vitamins.
How much fruit should you eat in a day?
The American Heart Association recommends 4 servings of fruit per day.
A Harvard based Nurses’ Health study found that men and women are not getting the recommended intake of fruit. The average intake of fruit is often limited to even less than 1.5 servings in a day. This is a matter of concern as it can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
How to deal with lack of fruit in a diet?
A convenient option for dealing with fruit malnutrition in your diet is consuming freeze-dried fruits. These crunchy fruit snacks are made with real fruit preserved by removing 98 percent of the water content. Freeze-dried fruits maintain most of their color, flavor, and nutrients and depending on the fruit variety, are a rich source of antioxidants and fibers. Many researchers agree that the nutrition content lost in the freeze-drying process is miniscule and can be easily overlooked. No fuss, no mess, and an ideal lunch box or office desk drawer snack.
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