Thursday, 01 December 2011

December is National Exotic Fruit Month!

This cool Article comes from Amy: Read the full thing in Robb Wolf's Newsletter

Upset the Fruit Basket!

Fruit, let’s move beyond the fructose controversy and call it delicious. It may not be the perfect choice for everyone and should NEVER replace vegetables, but enjoying some fruit every once and awhile is okay! Now, if the only fruits that have passed your lips in the past month are apples, bananas, and oranges – it’s definitely time to “upset your fruit basket”. And, there’s no time like now to get started! Why? December is National Exotic Fruit Month! Take a trip to the grocery store and check out some of the ‘crazy’, nutrient packed options that you’ve never heard of - let alone tasted. I’m not talking about switching from red apples to green apples here – get wild!! Every time you shop make it a goal to try a new fruit and while you’re at it throw in a vegetable that doesn’t start with ‘brocc’ and end with ‘oli’…
Throw a party for your taste buds with some of these options:
Kohlrabi, arugula, jicama, rutabaga, diakon radish, delicata squash, okra, beets, turnips, mushrooms, artichoke, endive, asparagus, bok choy, yucca…
For more ideas check out the Vegetable Database
Kumquat, pummelo, star fruit, guava, ugli fruit, pomegranate, lychee, cherimoya, casaba melon, persimmon, figs, loganberries, jackfruit, kiwi, plantain, pineapple, blood oranges, mango, passion fruit…
For more ideas head to the Fruit Database

Amy Kubal is a Registered "Paleo" Dietitian and the ring leader of Robb's RD consulting team. She works with a wide range of clients from competitive athletes to those dealing with complex health problems. Check out her bio and consulting options, and her blog Fuel As Rx to get your Paleo nutrition fix.

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