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For those of you who follow Dr. Gourmet faithfully, you know how much I think of eating fruit. Of course, it's really healthy and for sweet snackers it makes the perfect treat. Adding servings each day to your diet can have a profound effect on both short and long term health. Study after study proves this.
That said, I was chatting with a colleague recently and the topic of how to increase fruit consumption came up. We were discussing strategies to get folks to eat more and he asked me to come up with some ideas for a project that he's working on.
It got me to thinking that this wasn't something that I had considered. I have said "eat more fruit" and posted portion sizes. In more than one column I've discussed having fruit for snacks, but I haven't really talked about ways for you to do that. Simple strategies for you to eat more without thinking too much about it.
Below are ideas divided into categories. I'd love to hear your ideas either in the comments section below or on the Dr. Gourmet Facebook page.
Increasing fruit consumption has been clearly linked to reduced blood pressure, better control of diabetes and increase in vitamins and antioxidants in your blood stream. They have vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and best of all are sweet and delicious.