It’s true that taking a multivitamin can help you get those vitamins and minerals your body needs to operate at its best, but your body actually absorbs micronutrients much better from food than from a drug. So, it’s important to fill your plate with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies instead of hoping your multivitamin will take care of any holes in your nutrition.
Serving size: 1 mango
Fat 0.8 g
Carbs 32.3 g
Protein 1.7 g
Mango can be slightly harder to find and even more challenging to eat than some fruits, but it’s a great addition to your nutrition plan. One mango provides 5 grams of fiber, as well as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and huge doses of vitamins A and C.
It’s slightly more caloric than most fruits, so be aware of how much you’re eating
Serving size: 1 guava
Fat 1.6 g
Carbs 23.6 g
Protein 4.2 g
Guava might sound like a fruit you should only enjoy while you’re lounging on a beach, but it’s actually a great addition to your everyday diet. Guava is high in fiber, niacin, and vitamins A, B-3, B-6, C, and K. Guava is also rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.
Guava is generally a summer fruit, so get some while you can!
Serving size: 1 cup sliced avocado
Fat 21.4 g
Carbs 12.5 g
Protein 2.9 g
Although we usually think of avocado as a fat source, it’s actually a fruit, and a really healthy fruit at that! One cup of sliced avocado contains 10 grams of dietary fiber, 42 percent of your daily value of vitamin B-5, and 35 percent of your daily value of vitamin K. Avocado also provides big doses of vitamin C and potassium.
If you’re not already eating avocado regularly for healthy fat, now is the time to start! It’s one of those foods everyone should enjoy. They’re great in a shake as well as atop a salad.
Serving size: 1 medium orange
Fat 0.2 g
Carbs 15.4 g
Protein 1.2 g
Oranges are pretty easy to get your hands on year round. They may be common, but their ubiquity doesn’t make them any less healthy. Oranges are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, and minerals such as potassium and calcium. They’re also high in soluble and insoluble fiber.
One of the best things about oranges is that they keep well for a long time. Get some the next time you’re at the store and enjoy!