Late last night I stumbled upon an article on Halogentv.com entitled, “Is Fruit Bad for You?”. My response is a resounding NO!! OF COURSE NOT!! It is articles like these that add to the confusion about what to feed our kids. With myplate2yours, I hope to reinforce the basics of a healthy diet: lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and dairy. Here is my response: Hi! I am a registered dietitian and I’d like your readers to know that FRUIT is NOT BAD for you! Fruits are high in fiber and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidant-containing phytochemicals. Based on a review of 200 epidemiological studies, a 50 percent lower cancer risk was found in people who consumed diets high in fruits and vegetables. According to the new MyPlate recommendations issued this past June by the USDA, half of the food we eat on our plates everyday should be fruits and vegetables. Please see www.choosemyplate.gov for more information.
(See http://halogentv.com/articles/are-fruits-bad-for-you/ for full article.)