It’s still summer and for me, that means eating more of summer’s best produce including watermelon, cantaloupe, fresh figs, sweet cherries (YUM!), mangoes, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
With fruit so plentiful, I often don’t understand how fewer than 8% of adults meet their daily recommendations for fruit—2 cups (2 servings) for women. I know I’m eating about double that nearly every day.
Here’s my fruit from a typical day:
Breakfast: 1 medium banana with oatmeal and raisins and Greek yogurt
Lunch: 1 ½ cups sweet cherries with leftovers from dinner
Afternoon: Apple with peanut butter or another banana with peanut butter
Dessert: Fresh berries on top of Greek yogurt
Total: >4 servings of fruit
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–Julie Upton, MS, RD