Eat and Energize


Megan Mitchell, staff writer

Hello children. Today we will be talking about fruit. Fruit is important.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “But Megan, I started eating fruit as a young child. Why do I need to learn about it now?” Because, not everyone has fruit incorporated into their daily diet, and even if you do, wouldn’t you be interested in learning the health benefits of your favorite fruits?

According to Medical News Today, “Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can reduce a person’s risk of developing heart disease, cancer, inflammation, and diabetes”. Pretty beneficial I would say.

So how much fruit should you eat per day? There are different factors that come into play, but everyone generally needs somewhere between 1 to 2 cups of fruits everyday, according to MyPlate.

MyPlate also says, “Adding fruit can help increase intake of fiber and potassium which are important nutrients that many Americans do not get enough of in their diet”.

I personally eat a lot of bananas and clementines in the winter, and in the summer I eat a lot of strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, and grapes. Plums are my favorite fruit. I try to take advantage of fresh fruits during the summer, which is when most of them are in season.

Here are the sources I used if you would like to learn more about fruit: