First, make sure that you’re eating at least two servings of fruit per day. This will ensure that you get enough vitamins and minerals while still keeping your calorie intake low. It’s also important to vary the types of fruits you eat so that you can get all the nutrients that each one provides. For example, oranges provide vitamin C while mangoes provide beta-carotene.
Second, try to buy fresh or frozen fruit instead of canned or dried varieties when possible. Fresh or frozen fruits tend to contain more nutrients than their canned or dried counterparts because they haven’t been processed with added sugars or preservatives yet. If fresh and frozen aren’t available, opt for canned fruits without added sugar or preservatives for maximum nutritional benefit.
Third, be aware of portion size when eating fruit as part of a meal. While it’s okay to enjoy larger portions occasionally, it’s best not to overdo it since too much sugar can lead to weight gain and other health issues like type 2 diabetes and heart disease if consumed regularly in large amounts over time. A good rule of thumb is one cup equivalent per meal; this includes whole fruits like apples, cut-up fruits like berries, sliced bananas, etc., but not juice which contains less fiber than its whole counterpart because it has been strained through a juicer first before consumption.
Finally, don’t forget about the skin! All edible parts of most fruits with the exception being citrus contain valuable dietary fibers that aid digestion as well as other essential vitamins and minerals so don’t peel them off! Enjoying them with their skin intact is always preferable whenever possible for optimal nutrition value!
In conclusion, eating fruit is an easy way to add valuable vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants into our diets just remember these few tips on how best to enjoy them in order to reap maximum nutritional benefits while avoiding excess sugar intake: aim for two servings daily; choose fresh frozen over canned/dried; watch portion sizes; don’t forget about skins! Happy snacking!