Too good to be true?

They’re foods that many parents feed their children as a matter of course, but just how healthy are they? Dietician Paula Mee gives her expert view

19th November, 2017

Fresh fruit contain vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, all of which are good for health. They are also naturally lower in fat and calories than many snack options.

Fresh fruit contains natural sugars (such as fructose) and fibre. Mother nature has packed these nutrients together with the result that most fruits have a low glycaemic index, making a piece of fruit a good sustainable source of energy. A serving of fruit is usually what a small...

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