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Here is Why Fruit is the Most Health-Conscious Snack for Your Diet

Everyone loves snacking – but it is important to be conscious of what you are putting into your body. Fruit is a wonderful snack that has multiple nutritional benefits. Fruits cleanse your body, give you energy and supply vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to maintain good health. Because fruit is naturally sweet, it is a great snack to take care of that sweet craving. Adding two or three servings to your daily diet allows you to obtain all of the benefits that fruit offers. Here are some of the reasons to choose fruit as your daily snack!

1. Helps Prevent Heart Disease
The contents in fruit help keep your heart healthy to reduce the risk of problems as you age, promoting circulation of your blood. According to the book, “Eat Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Eating Healthy” eating five servings of fruit (or vegetables) are fifteen percent less likely to have a heart attack. 

2. Reduces Risk of Diabetes
Diabetes can be life-threatening if not diagnosed and treated. Fruit, especially berries, are linked to decreasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Fiber, which is a main component of fruit, improves how your body uses insulin. Fruit can also make you feel full, which can keep you from eating unhealthy foods that often trigger diabetes.

3. Helps Ward Off Cancer
Adding fruits that have powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C, beta-carotene, and phytonutrients can reduce your risk for cancer. These nutrients have been shown to protect against certain forms of cancer.
Eating healthy snacks such as fruit will improve your health and overall quality of life. Wawona Frozen Foods supplies the highest quality fruit, ranging from juicy pears and peaches to delicious strawberries. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you and your operation!

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