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3 Unusual Ways To Increase Your Fruit Intake

 3 Unusual Ways To Increase Your Fruit Intake

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Eating plenty of fruit each day can be extremely beneficial to our health. Fruit is filled with essential nutrients such as antioxidants, which can help to protect your body from disease and illness. Fruit can aid your digestive system and are low in calories, which is ideal for weight loss. But even though we all know how important fruit it, making sure we eat enough of it can sometimes easier said than done. It can be difficult to incorporate more fruit into your diet if you don’t know how to. So if you find it difficult to reach your recommended daily intake of fruit, try using these unusual methods.

Add fruit to savoury meals

Many people only add fruit to meals that are sweet to the taste. While this is ideal for those with a sweet tooth, it can restrict those of us who prefer savoury. But believe it or not, fruit doesn’t just work well with sweet meals. It can be a fabulous accompaniment to savoury recipes too. You can add pineapple slices to burgers to create a Hawaiian or Caribbean taste. Mango salsa can be added to pork chops and salmon. There’s even the option of adding strawberries and raspberries to green salads. This creates a fantastic contrasts and adds interest to your favourite savoury meals. Look online at http://www.foodrepublic.com/ for recipes ideas that combine fruit and savoury ingredients.

Snack on dried fruit

While fresh fruit is undeniably delicious, it doesn’t always last very long. Having to rebuy fruit every few days can be inconvenient and could be why you aren’t eating as much fruit as you should be. But there is a solution to this problem. As well as buying fresh fruit, you can also buy dried fruits such as raisins and figs. These last far longer than their fresh fruit counterparts because they have been dehydrated. Dried fruit makes an excellent snack when you’re on the go and can also be added to your breakfast cereals. Always aim to buy dried fruit without any added sweeteners or preservatives to get as many nutrients from it as possible.

Buy a fruit tree

Planting a fruit tree in your garden can give you a wealth of encouragement to improve your diet. It gives you convenient access to delicious fruit without having to head to the supermarket. You can eat the fruit from your trees as a snack or add them to recipes to replace other ingredients. If you have a large garden, consider apple, pear and apricot trees. For a smaller outdoor spaces, strawberry, blackberry, and kiwi bushes are perfect options. Maintaining these fruit trees and bushes can also be good for your health as it gets you outside in the fresh air. For more information on buying a fruit tree for your home, see http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/.

With these methods to help you, eating more fruit each day should be a much simpler process. Try to eat a different type of fruit each week to stop your new eating habits from becoming predictable. This will help you stay on track and adds interests to your meals.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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