Our experts weigh in on the top produce picks
No fruit is considered bad—but some are definitely better than others. Nutritionists Jim White, R.D., and Manuel Villacorta, R.D., offer their top picks from the produce aisle. GREAT
- "Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and antiaging antioxidants," White says.
- "Blueberries and blackberries have nutrients that may enhance brain functioning and improve your memory," Villacorta says.
- Citrus fruits improve immunity and can decrease the severity of cold and flu symptoms," White says. Whole fruit is better than juice, which doesn't have any fiber.
- "Cantaloupe has a lot of the vitamins and nutrients essential for good heart health and helping to fight off cancer," Villacorta says.
- "Bananas are a good preworkout food, with a lot of potassium, although they can cause a spike in blood-sugar levels," White says.
- "Keep apples around as an emergency snack," Villacorta says. "They don't have tons of nutrients, but they're low-cal and packed with fiber, so they'll fill you up quickly."