If your child doesn’t like to eat fruit, will he get the same nutrients by drinking fresh fruit juice?
No, says The Health Promotion Board. It is better to eat whole fruit as you will get more vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Aim to have at least half a plate of fruit and vegetables at every meal.
If cutting up a whole papaya or watermelon is too much trouble, go for smaller fruits like pears, apples or plums that can be eaten with their skin.
These will give you an extra shot of dietary fibre, which could help to lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
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A version of this article first appeared in The Straits Times.