In our Reaching Your Full Potential series, we are talking about how to become our best selves and today we are going to talk about a sweet topic, Fruit! 🙂 Lately, I feel like fruit has gotten a bad name. There are so many people out there who says it’s bad for you because of the sugar content. That simply is not true! Fruit contains many nutrients that are beneficial to your health and can also help keep you full while eating fewer calories. Now, I’m not saying you should go and eat 6 bananas a day, but fruit should be part of your healthy, balanced diet.
Read this great articleabout all the benefits of fruit and why you should eat it daily and then comment and share your favorite fruits and how many servings you eat each day.
So what are the “best” fruits you can eat for a healthy lifestyle? My top picks would include berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries), avocado, lemon, lime, grapefruit and pomegranate. I most often choose berries over anything else because they satisfy your sweet/sugar cravings and they boast a very impressive nutrient profile. Of course, stick to the all natural and stay away from canned or pre-packaged sources. Frozen fruit is absolutely fine too! I always have frozen fruit in the fridge to use for my shakes.
The amount of fruits you should eat would depend on your goals and the meal plan you are following, but most plans I see have you eating just 1 – 3 servings daily….and wine does not count as a fruit (unfortunately) ! 🙂
Here are some great fruity recipes to try out this summer.
A guest post from 12 Star Diamond and founding coach, Traci Morrow When Shakeology was added to our exclusive Beachbody Coach store, it made a lot of sense to me: the idea of a meal replaced with a shake that in effect, filled in the large gaps of my present diet’s nutrition. An unhealthy accumulation of days – even years – stacked up where my body wasn’t getting what I was needing and I felt it. Tired, feeling run down from my busy life, and out of time to prepare what I thought I needed – or did I even know what that was? Fruits that don’t taste all that great anymore because they’re pulled from the trees or vines too early for mass crops, vegetables that came from a frozen bag and devoid of flavor as well. I’m a terrible pill taker, so my multivitamin consumption was more hit than miss. A shake that “acted like a salad but tasted like a dessert” is what it said, and as a protein shake consumer, I was game.
Shakeology turned out to be far more than I knew to hope for. A complete system: two workouts (30 and 50 minutes), a month of recipes for both flavors, and a meal plan (through the Club) for how to incorporate the shake into my day? This wasn’t just a meal replacement shake that was going to require me to figure out how to incorporate it into my day – this was a lifestyle shift and one I desperately needed if I wanted to LIVE healthy. I love being able to speak from personal experience of how the Shakeology system has helped me regain energy, and have everyone I love on it! My 70+ year old parents, my 86 year old father in law, my siblings, my teenagers, and my 6 & 7 year olds love it too. All ages, both genders; experiencing health in a shake and a lifestyle shift that helps “End the Trend” of obesity, fast food diets, and highly processed foods that harm our generation..starting with us. ☺ If you’d like to try Shakeology for free, ask for a free sample and I’ll be happy to send you one!
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