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.