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Parents' Guide About The Health Benefits Of The Fruit Group

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Oct 12, 2012

We always hear that fruits are good for you.  

In fact, the USDA My Plate tells us to fill half our plate with fruits and vegetables.
Fruits are loaded with health benefits.

Fruits Are High In Nutrients

Most fruits do not have cholesterol and they are naturally low in:
  • fat
  • sodium
  • calories
Different fruits are high in a variety of vitamins and minerals.
In particular, they are high in
  • potassium
  • dietary fiber
  • vitamin C
  • folate (folic acid)

Here Are The Key Health Benefits Of Fruit:

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Eating a diet high in fruit can help your child by helping their body develop optimally to prevent disease.  It also very important for adults.  Both children and adults in your family will benefit because fruit can help:
  • reduce their risk for heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes
  • protect against certain types of cancers
  • provide fiber which reduces the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes
  • provides potassium that helps lower blood pressure
  • provides potassium that can also reduce the chances of getting kidney stones
  • provides potassium that helps to decrease bone loss
  • provides a naturally tasting sweet food that is low in calories for maintaining a healthy weight

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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Oct 12, 2012Last updated on Oct 15, 2013




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