A simple way to become healthier is to add more fruit in your diet! Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and lots of fibre, which is great because all these are important to our health. It does contain sugar but the fibre slows down its release, which gives us sustained energy that our body can burn. The result? We don't store it as fat.
The easiest way to increase fruit intake is by swapping it with other foods. Say if you usually have a couple of muesli bars for morning tea. This adds up to about 250 calories, which is the equivalent to six whole oranges! And let’s be honest - most people would not consume that amount. This is why if you eat the right, natural, nutrient dense foods you don't have to be burdened with counting calories.
What if you ditched the processed, unhealthy ice cream for a natural, nutritious chocolate, cherry ice cream? All you’ll need is…
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 Tbsp natural raw cocoa powder
- 4 pitted dates
- 1 1/2 cup dark sweet frozen cherries
This is one of the many ways you can turn fruit into a health dessert.
When we increase our intake of fruit, you may find your energy levels pick up, you aren't getting sick as often or for the same duration, you may lose more weight and make better progress in the gym. You’ll also find that over time, the chance of developing sickness and disease is drastically reduced!
I strongly recommend you invest a few more dollars into buying seasonal fruit, which could possibly save countless dollars in the long run. This could be in the form of cold and flu tablet purchases, or maybe the money and time spent having to drive to the doctors. You would possibly save money, frustration, and missing out on life experiences such as that concert that you bought tickets for months ago!
If you would like to learn more about what kind of foods you should be eating that will benefit your health and fitness journey I would be more than happy to give you some advice.
Stay happy, stay healthy,