Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibers and, when consumed daily, they protect your health and reduce your risk of non-communicable chronic diseases and nutritional diseases.
Try to buy fruits from local produces, preferably known ones.
Prefer fruits that have been grown without the use of pesticides.
When purchasing fruit-based products, check the label and make sure juices do not contain more than 7.5g of sugar per 100mL and sweets do not contain more than 15g of sugar per 100g.
Gradually increase your intake of fruits.
The minimum recommended consumption of fruits and vegetables is 400 grams a day. This amount provides 9 to 12% of the energy consumed daily, considering a diet of 2000 Kcal. This means that the Brazilian population needs to consume three times more vegetables and fruits than their mean current consumption.
Promotion of a greater consumption of fruits regards mainly fresh fruits, not high-sugar products such as some fruit-flavored jams and juices.