Tips for Eating More Fruit

The USDA offers these tips on adding more fruit to your diet:

  • Choose fresh fruits, fruit juices and frozen, canned or dried fruit. Don't buy fruit canned or frozen in heavy syrups and sweetened fruit juices.

  • Eat whole fruits rather than fruit juices because whole fruit has more fiber and is more filling with fewer calories.

  • Citrus fruits, melons and berries are a good source of vitamin C.

  • If you want to drink fruit juice, buy only products marked as 100 percent fruit juice. Most fruit drinks and fruit cocktails contain only a little juice and lots of sugar.