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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – It’s All About the Fruit!

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – It’s All About the Fruit!

Southwest Michigan is a great place to be during the summer months. Not only do we have great beaches and parks, but the abundance of local fruit farms truly makes it a great place to be. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses the benefits and importance of eating fruit.

Why is it important to eat your fruit?
• Fruits contain important nutrients including potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, and vitamin C.
• Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories. None have cholesterol.
• A few of the health benefits:

  • May reduce the risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.
  • Part of a healthy diet may protect against certain cancers.
  • May reduce the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Am I eating enough fruit?
The amount varies based on your age, sex, and level of physical activity.
The United States Department of Agriculture has suggested serving amounts listed at

How do I add more fruit to my diet?
• Keep a bowl of whole fruit on the table, counter, or in the refrigerator.
• Buy fresh fruits in season when they may be less expensive and at their peak flavor.
• Use fruits to sweeten a recipe instead of adding sugar.

Y-Country Medical Minute
Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.