Making Sure You Choose The Right Fruit And Vegetables

Making Sure You Choose The Right Fruit And Vegetables

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Fruits and vegetables come in all kinds of forms, frozen, tinned, smoothied or pre-sliced and each have their pros and cons, and it’s difficult to know what to look out for. Nutrition is an important part of this produce but did you know that it can vary depending on which way the food is prepared? We’ve written a short guide to help you to stay healthy by choosing the best fruit products for your body.

Frozen and Canned Produce

When looking at frozen produce you want to make sure you are getting what you are asking for. Studies have shown that freezing fruit can have a mild effect on the nutritional value of the fruit but not enough to make really much difference at all. The only difference you will find from frozen fruit is that it may not taste as nice as fruit at the peak of freshness. When purchasing frozen fruit you also want to make sure that the produce has not been altered, check the packaging for added sugar or ingredients as it is used in certain products.

You have to be very wary when looking into tinned fruit, there can be a whole host of additives ranging from oils, sauces, salt and extra sugar. You might not be able to get away from additives that will help preserve the fruit but make sure you are not picking products that are more detrimental than positive to your health.

Fruit Juices

Similar to tinned fruit, fruit juice can also have the problem of being full of nasty salt and sugar products. Juice is also lacking in important fibres that whole fruit has and the action of a fruit when eating it makes the juice less cariogenic. Fruit juices can also be higher in calories due to the amount of juice you might get from a glass as compared to a single fruit. 1 glass of fruit juice will provide around 2 – 4 oranges worth of juice, so the sugar content will be higher. So if you are looking for fruit juice it’s best to look for the unsweetened that will count as 1 of your 5 a day.

Fresh Fruit

If you are looking for some of the best fruit, the trick is to pick fruit that are ‘in season’ there are various websites and apps that can tell you which fruits and vegetables are in season at the time, and there are also some great companies that offers fresh fruit delivery to your workplace, ensuring that you have a nice healthy lunch in your work week. You will also want to make sure that the fruit that you purchase is ripe, otherwise you might have yourself a tough overly sour meal.

It’s not uncommon to think that just because you are eating fruit that it is healthy for you, but aslong as you stick to this guide, you’ll be doing your body a favour.

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