The Fruity Facts (Heart Health)
For good health, try to eat two cups of fruit each day (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). An example of two cups of fruit includes: one small banana, one large orange, and one-fourth cup of dried apricots or peaches.
Eat a variety of fruits â€” whether fresh, frozen, canned, or dried â€” rather than fruit juice for most of your fruit choices. Still, some juices, such as orange and prune, are a good source of potassium.
Incorporate fruit into your diet by adding it to your cereal, eating it as a snack with low-fat yogurt or a low-fat dip, or making a fruit smoothie by blending low-fat milk with fresh or frozen fruit such as strawberries or peaches. Another way to focus on fruit: Your family is more likely to eat it if you put it out on the kitchen table.