There is a common misconception that all fruit is good for you. Buying fresh fruit is all about making the most healthy of choices. Apples are a good pick. However, there is a catch to eating apples. They are high in natural sugar content which is not good, but as long as you eat the peel along with the rest of it you get the benefit of ursolic acid. That helps our bodies to build a type of muscle mass that burns fat and helps to prevent obesity. An apple a day also keeps the doctor away by providing fiber, antioxidants, vitamin c, and other beneficial things that our bodies need.

Green grapes are a family favorite for people, but they have a high sugar content and may not be the best choice for snacks. Bananas also have lots of sugar in them, but they contain tons of potassium which is essential for good heart health and muscle function. Apricots are awesome for Vitamin A and highly recommended as a good fruit snack by most nutritionists. Blackberries, blueberries, and cherries all have excellent health benefits but beware of baking them into pies.

Most people never likegrapefruit, but some people go crazy over it and there was that grapefruit diet craze a few decades back. This is a fruit that has an oddly pleasing and extremely tart taste that is attractive for some, but with no fat at all to speak of and very low sugar content. Not only is grapefruit an excellent source of vitamin c, but it tends to make you feel full which is why so many people eat it as a diet aid. It's always been a popular breakfast staple.

Oranges provide lots of vitamin c, folic acid, and calcium. Experts now say that oranges and many other fruit juices may be as bad a choice as soda for beverages. Unlike the actual fruit, the juice is the result of juicing several oranges which raises the sugar content exponentially and not in a good way. The extra calcium and folic acid are not worth the extra sugar, so beware of getting addicted to fruit juices of any kind.

Purple grapes, kiwi, strawberries, mango, raspberries, papaya, and prunes are good choices as fruit snacks. Sugar levels are a bit high in some of these choices like mango, purple grapes, and prunes, but the benefits outweigh the sugar content in all.

If you purchase dried fruit be aware that most of your choices will not provide you with the same health benefits as eating the same fruit fresh. That is especially true if you purchase items that have been processed using extra sugar or additives for preservation or other reasons. There are exceptions. The best-dried fruits to buy are apples, apricots, mango, cherries, figs, papaya, blueberries, raisins, plums, and tomatoes.

Fruit candy is not the worst snack anyone can choose, but it is also not the best and nowhere near as healthy as fresh or dried fruit. Fruit candy is made from fruit juice, sugar, and various additives. Because the candy contains fruit juice, you are starting with something that is not as healthy as fresh or dried fruit and has a lot more sugar in it.

Fruit, whether it is fresh or dried, can be your best friend or worst enemy. It's all about understanding how your body reacts to the sugar content and making choices that include the least amount of additives or processing. Pick three pieces of fruit you enjoy the most each day and have one of each. You can contact us through our website if you want to order the best quality dry fruits.