Fruit Food Group
Fruits are a good source of carbohydrates as well as many vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
As a general rule the serving size of fruits are:
• 1/2 cup cut fruit
• 3/4 to 1 cup of berries
• 1 medium sized piece of fruit
• 2 Tbsp of dried fruit
Getting a colorful variety of fruits is important. 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 of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer.