How to Eat Fruits for Nonfruit Eaters

Eating fruits is important and presently your body is in balance chemically. However soft drinks and using a lot of sugar is not a substitute for fruits. Fruits are healthy for you in many ways, try to include them in your diet.

Steps

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    Eat fresh fruit. Choose fruits that you like. Make the fruits easy to consume by preparing them to bite size chunks immediately after buying them. Store them in containers in the fridge and include them with your meals and as snacks. This is the ideal way to eat more fruits: fresh and readily available.
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    Choose fruits that are convenient to eat like grapes, cherries, miniature apples and pears. Wash grapes before storing them in the refrigerator.
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    Pick half ripe fruits, they will not be too sweet and mushy. For tropical fruits, half ripe papayas, mangoes, bananas and pineapples should be easier to eat for non-fruit eaters.
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    Freeze your prepared fruits if you have an excess of them or if you would just like to eat them at a later time. In declining order of nutrition are fresh, frozen, canned, and dried.
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    Keep some dried fruit at hand. Raisins are the easiest to obtain and afford. Other choices are: mango, apricot, prunes, cherries, banana, apples, dates etc. Choose what you like. Visit your local health food store for the widest selection of dried fruits. Dried fruits do not have a lot of vitamin C, take some of these supplements if your diet does not have a good source of them.
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    Buy some refrigerated or frozen juice. Orange, pineapple and apple juice are good choices for price and availability, and because they usually do not have sugar added in. If mixing frozen juice is too much of a problem, get some good non-refrigerated bottled or canned juice like cranberry, grapefruit, orange or pineapple.
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    Keep in stock some canned fruit. Choose a fruit that you like and read the label to check ingredients and nutritional content. Tend to choose the products with no sugar or little sugar. Canned fruit has some sodium for those on sodium restricted diets.
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    Drink ice tea, hot tea and soda with a lemon wedge. Squeeze some lemon on your seafood and in your normal junk food drinks like Kool-Aid.
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    Balance your diet by eating fruit pies and desserts. This can be done occasionally, but be sure to take a vitamin and mineral supplement.
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    Choose meat and vegetable (or fruit) dishes instead of a steak or chop. Raisins can be added to many dishes. Tomatoes, pineapples, apples, oranges, berries, and peaches are commonly combined with meat. Cooked green papaya and chicken is a dish to try, green papaya tastes like squash.
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    Top your ice cream with fruits such as bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.
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    If you must drink a sugar sweetened beverage, choose a fruit drink with vitamin C instead.

Warnings

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before and after preparing (or eating) fruit. Wash your cutting board, knife and storage container with detergent and water before and after using them.

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