1800 Calorie Diet: How Many Fruits
Do You Need Each Day?

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The recommended serving amount for the 1800 calorie diet equals 1.5 cups of fruit per day and frankly that's a paltry amount.

Health Benefits of Raw Fruit

Eating more fruit and vegetables in the daily diet coupled with the avoidance of food selections which are high in saturated fat has shown in health studies to lower the systolic number where unhealthy readings are involved.

There are other healthy benefits from adding raw fruits and vegetables to your eating plan.

Most are packed with dietary fiber content. Why is that important while dieting?

Dietary fiber when combined with the water that we add to our plan such in the form of tap water as well as that which is expressed from the foods we consume - work as a team to join and assist the body in ridding waste. When we are regular, we simply feel better.

And it's important to note that human waste contains toxins which can be harmful to the body; when these build and the individual remains in a constipated state, it's not a healthy situation. Risks for certain illness and diseases may present their ugly heads.

While cabbage, broccoli, leafy greens such as spinach and different varieties of lettuce as well as the large green leaves from root vegetables such as turnips are commonly recommended as great solutions for keeping the body 'moving right along' and bringing it into balance, most fruits contain a nice bulk of dietary fiber grams. Here - in this corner, are the top contenders!

Selection Based on 1 cup unless stated otherwise

Dietary Fiber Grams


Fiber Grams

Dates, Deglet Noor Variety


Seedless Raisins


Raspberries, frozen


Papaya, raw


Raspberries, raw


Strawberries, raw


Pears, Asian, raw - 1 fruit


Peaches, frozen


Pumpkin, canned


Apricots, canned


All fruits tend to be low in sodium, cholesterol and dietary fat content. That's a big bonus to be coupled with the low kcal values.

Potassium benefits; fruits are one of your best sources. Let's look at the richest selections:

Based on 1 cup unless noted

Potassium mg


Potassium mg

Orange Juice, 6 fluid ounce can


Prunes, Dried  Plums


Dates, Deglet Noor Variety


Pumpkin, cooked


Seedless Raisins


Papaya, raw - 1 specimen


Grapefruit Juice, 6 fluid ounce can


Banana, raw


Plantains, 1 medium raw


Orange Juice, fresh


As a note, orange juice is second to the richest food source for potassium needs with that selection being a cup of tomato products such as canned paste without added salt; it contains 2657 mg per cup.

As we can see, many of the fruit selections which are rich in dietary fiber and also rich in potassium content.

In Summary

Reach up into the tree and pick a beauty to insert into your weight loss plan - or gather from your favorite berry or fig bush. No matter which form (fresh, frozen, canned or dried) that you enjoy your favorites in - as long as they remain as close to their natural state, you'll have certainly picked a winner in regards to its healthy values and benefits.

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