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We all know that eating fruit is a healthy choice. Based on the food pyramid provided to us by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average adult should have five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Breaking that down, if you are eating half of these servings as fruit, you'll be eating two to three servings of fruit each day. When you are looking at those servings of fruit each day and trying to dissect what exactly qualifies as a serving, think a medium-sized apple, banana, orange, or that general amount of fruit. You could also consider a half cup of canned or chopped fruit as a serving as well. So why is there so much emphasis on eating fruit? Well as you can imagine, there are many natural benefits that come from fruit. For starters, fruit is packed with essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, folate, and even fiber, just to name a few. Fruits also typically contain antioxidants which actually help to prevent the oxidation of molecules in your body. Ultimately this can offer numerous skin care benefits, along with boosting your immune system. Not only that, but these antioxidants have many other benefits when it comes to your heart, eyes, and more! Fruits to look for that are high in antioxidants include berries, apples, or grapes, so that is something to keep in mind next time you are pondering your next serving of fruit.Now that you know the importance of consuming fruit in your everyday diet, let's test your knowledge on why you should consider putting fruit at the beginning of your! Take the quiz and see how you measure up on this topic!