Don’t underestimate the importance of fruit in the diet, for health and for training. Does fruit contain sugar? Yes, but it is naturally occurring fruit sugar (carbohydrate),
The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend that from the age of 9 we should be eating a minimum of 2 serves of fruit per day. A serve is 1 medium piece e.g. banana, apple, 2 smaller fruit e.g. kiwi, plums or a cup of chopped fruit. Eating a rainbow of different coloured fruit will help ensure you provide your body with a variety of different nutrients as different colours carry a unique set of
Fruit is delicious eaten on its own or paired with other foods as part of a meal. It makes the perfect snack e.g. banana pre-run, and it’s easy to add a piece of fruit to a lunch box or stir some berries into yoghurt. Try adding blueberries or pomegranate seeds to salads, pairing mango salsa with fish or apple rings with pork. We are very lucky that we have a vast array of different fruits available to us in Australia so why not try something you haven’t had before.