Although I love fruit, there are several types that have great nutritional benefits that I don’t particularly care to eat. While this could be a factor that precludes me from attaining optimal health, it doesn’t have to be. Why? Because there are a variety of ways that I can add healthy fruits I don’t like into my diet. And you can, too. Here are three ways to do so:
Generally, I drink a minimum of two smoothies a day. They’re easy to make, taste delicious, and give me an opportunity to consume fruits I don’t particularly care for. Some of the great combinations I’ve used recently include grapes and bananas as well as bananas and blackberries. There are an endless number of smoothie recipes you can use to get the vitamin A, C, and antioxidant benefits that result from drinking smoothies. (You can try some of these great smoothie recipes and see if you like them.)
As many health experts know, there are a lot of people who love vegetables like spinach and kale but are not quite so ecstatic about fruit. When this is the case, you can try topping your salads with fruits like pineapples, apple slices, or grapes. I personally find that grapes are a great addition to a basic spinach salad because they add a sweet flavor that makes overconsumption of fatty salad dressings unnecessary.
3. Unhealthy Snack Replacement.
Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of supposedly healthy snacks on the market that really aren’t that great for you. One example is fruit snacks that come packed with unhealthy food coloring. In discussing the dangers of food coloring, the Huffington Post notes that Yellow 5 has been known to cause serious allergic reasons while also generating hyperactivity in some children. Additionally, fruit snacks often contain high fructose corn syrup and synthetic ingredients like carnauba wax and gelatin. If you love the sugary taste of fruit snacks yet don’t want to entail all the health risks that eating them can bring, you can greatly benefit from eating sweet fruits such as dates, bananas, plums, and pears.
Although you may not be accustomed to getting adequate amounts of fruit in your diet, you don’t have to struggle with this challenge anymore. By implementing one or all of the tips I’ve outlined above, you can start getting more fruit in your diet today. Good luck! :)
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