As we’ve mentioned before, Americans aren’t eating enough fruits and vegetables. If you’re skipping over nature’s candies, you’re missing out on a host of nutrients and vitamins that can be vital for your health. All it takes is finding one fruit that flips a switch in your head — the gateway fruit — and suddenly, there’s a whole new world of fruits open to you.

Our first starter fruits article covered some of the most popular fruits that are readily available in most places. Apples, bananas, and peaches are all popular with kids and the fruit-averse nationwide. You’ve most likely tried those, though. If you still don’t like fruits, you may be looking for something a little different and more delicious. Today, we’re aiming to help you find that something.

Just remember, don’t assume you don’t like something until you’ve tried it. It’s possible you might not hate all fruits — there are still ones you probably haven’t tried yet. Your favorite fruit, vegetable, meat, cracker, etc., could be the next one you try!

Blueberries

We’ve talked about blueberries and their benefits before. These little berries are great treats since they’re low in calories and packed with nutrition. Blueberries are also naturally sweet, but not overly sweet, giving you a very balanced flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth. They’re also easily transportable and sharable and bite-sized, making them the perfect quick snack. You can also mix them into parfaits or yogurt for a healthy breakfast on the go.

Blueberries are great treats since they’re low in calories and packed with nutrition.

The reason blueberries are so healthy comes down to the sheer amount of nutrients loaded into such a small package. Blueberries contain a startling amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Studies have shown they may help to improve your memory and even combat diseases like dementia and cancer!

Grapes

Grapes are one of the most widely enjoyed fruits on the planet. For over 8,000 years, they’ve been grown worldwide and indulged in via many ways. You can eat them fresh, plucking them straight off the vine. You could also try a variety of wines or raisins. Depending on how you eat them, grapes may taste a little different. A raisin may have a stronger flavor than certain grapes. There are also many different types of grapes, with subtle differences in sweetness and taste.

Grapes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and can combat several high blood pressure and cancer.

Similar to blueberries, grapes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and can do everything from lower blood pressure and cholesterol and may even lower your chances of cancer. Despite their sweet flavor, grapes are also perfect for diabetic seniors due to their fiber count, which helps gives them a low glycemic index score.

Avocados

You may be surprised that avocados are a fruit. In fact, they’re berries! They’ve become incredibly popular, and for good reason. Avocados can be enjoyed in so many different ways — as a dip (guacamole), on a sandwich, on toast, or even just salted. There aren’t many ways that people haven’t tried to eat avocados. The creamy texture and light flavor of an avocado allow it to blend and enhance most dishes it’s added to.

This combination of texture and flavor allows avocados to blend and enhance most dishes they’re added to.

The biggest reason you’ll want to try avocados is their status as a superfood, and they live up to it. They’re a primary source of healthy fats, which can reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and combat cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Adding avocados to your diet can also promote heart health and help you lose weight!

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If you dislike apples, bananas, peaches, or other common fruits, it’s easy to feel like fruits just aren’t for you. But, if you’re not eating them, you’re denying your body some incredible health foods! That makes these berries valuable as a way to unlock an entire food group that may have been closed to you mdash; until now!

Further Reading

Medicareful Living — 3 Great Starter Fruits for Former Carnivores