Fresh fruits are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients (phytochemicals) and dietary fiber.
Numerous studies show that a diet that includes a wide variety of fruits (and vegetables) is vital for overall, general health and also may reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
When dieting, choosing fruits instead of sugary and foods can help with weight loss because most fruits are low in fat and calories, satisfy sugar cravings and make us feel full.
This infographic entitled "More Reasons to Eat Fruit!" illustrates the following fruits and the key health benefit or nutrient that each is known or thought to provide:
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