Fruit truly is natures candy

November 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition Tips

Even if the sun doesn’t seem like it’s here to stay, a good indication that summer is coming is all the yummy fresh fruit in the grocery store. Although fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, antioxidants, fibre and not to mention fun, you still need to be mindful of the calories.¬†They don’t call it “nature’s candy” for nothing! So while one cup of blueberries or strawberries may only run you 60 calories, juicing up a whole 2 pound box might be giving you more calories than you bargained for!

A good rule of thumb for most fruits is to account for approximately 60-70 calories in each “serving”. By serving, I mean one cup of berries or one medium-size fruit like a pair or peach.¬† There are a couple of fruits however, that will give you more calories than you may have bargained for; Mangos, cherries, grapes and large bananas will all contribute about 100-150 calories to your daily total for the same serving size… just some food for thought.