Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

8. How much fruit should I aim for every day? What kinds of fruits should I have?

A person who consumes about 2,000 calories daily should plan to eat 2 cups of fruit a day. This might include one large banana, one-half cup of strawberries and a half-cup of orange juice.

Eat a variety of fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits every day. Fruits contain lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other substances important for good health. Plus, they are low in fat and calories. To make sure you get the benefit of the natural fiber in fruits, choose whole or cut-up fruits more often than fruit juice. Fruits may be purchased fresh, canned, frozen, or dried and may be eaten whole, cut-up, or pureed.