Fruit Fatigue? Try Tart Cherries

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Only one in five Americans are currently getting the recommended 1 to 2 cups of fruit each day.This is a startling statistic since fruits and vegetables are essential for good health.

Several factors influence Americans decision not to eat fresh produce, including unavailability of fresh fruits and veggies, lack of time and inconvenience in preparation, and high spoilage rate.

In fact, just four fruits—oranges, bananas, apples, and watermelons—account for nearly half of America’s fruit intake. While eating any fruit is good, eating a variety is even better. It’s also understandable that people would get tired of eating such a small variety of fruit.

Tart cherries are an option to combat “fruit fatigue.” Tart cherries’ taste profile and year-round availability make them a versatile ingredient that works for any meal or snack occasion. Powerful antioxidants in tart cherries have been linked to anti-inflammatory benefits, and they’re also a good source of much-needed potassium – one of the “nutrients of concern” identified in the Dietary Guidelines.

For more information on tart cherries, visit www.choosecherries.com.