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Where's the Fruit?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One of the reasons why so many Americans don't eat enough fruit is because it's hard to do. Two to three cups of fruit per day, which the Food Pyramid recommends, can be a challenge to some people, especially those who are hurried.

To complicate matters is the huge selection of foods "made with real fruit." Every body prefers real apples in their toaster pastry. Problem is, nutritionally speaking; fruit products are not whole fruit, or even mostly fruit. Some barely pass a piece of fruit on their way to being packaged. To see if you're getting real-fruit as claimed, take a look at the nutrition label and the ingredient list to see what you're actually getting in a piece of, say, strawberry fruit leather.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WIFEALF 2/3/2011 6:31PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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JACQUISPAGE 2/3/2011 10:12AM

    totally love yoour blog, the pictures are right up my street!
you are right, and i thankyou for this and the info you post on my page.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 1/31/2011 5:01PM

    I like the pictures. I agree whole heartedy! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 1/19/2011 10:50PM

    Actually it should say real fruit imitated and faked to look like real food. emoticon

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DEBBIE_C 1/19/2011 6:14PM

    Great reminder! emoticon Guilty as charged! I love "fruit" juice... emoticon

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JUDITH316 1/19/2011 4:49PM

    Good Blog, you have given us much Food for Thought...Thanks..

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