This overview of the fruit food group and fruit serving sizes is part of the RealJock.com Healthy Weight-Loss Program.
Getting a colorful variety of fruits is important to a healthy diet. Different colors of fruit provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals and antioxidants that your body uses to help maintain a healthy weight, protect against the effects of aging, and reduce the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer.
|Fruits||Fresh Fruit, Cut||1/2 cup|
|Fruits||Berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)||3/4 to 1 cup|
|Fruits||Whole Fresh Fruit||Edible part 4 oz. in weight|
|Fruits||Dried Fruit||2 Tbsp.|
|Fruits||100% Fruit Juice||1/2 cup or 4 fl oz.|