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Sweet produce has nutrients that veggies might not. How to get the most from—and enjoy—the season’s bounty.
“Fruits and vegetables both come packaged with innumerable health benefits we have only begun to define,” says Dana Hunnes, Ph.D., R.D., senior dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. “But you can actually get higher quantities of some nutrients per fruit than in the same amount of vegetables.”
The ideal daily goal is 1½ to 2 cups of fruit (along with 2 to 3½ cups of veggies). That’s easy to do this time of year, when a variety of sweet produce is in season. But if you’re still concerned that summer-ripe berries can’t possibly be as healthy as kale, let the experts dispel your fears.