Top Five Reasons Why Fruit Break is Wicked Awesome

As part of our current focus on nutrition, the following guest blog is courtesy of Camp Laurel and was originally posted to the Camp Laurel blog ( on December 16, 2011:

5. A break between activities, sports, and programs to refuel, relax and laugh with friends in the shade.

4. An apple a day might not keep the doctor away, like the saying goes, but studies have shown that with the right amount of fruit and vegetables a day, it is undeniably great for your health and immune system. One apple qualifies as one of the five to ten servings of fruit and vegetables recommended by the American Cancer Society to help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and stoke.

3. Just one serving of fruit revives your system with essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and water to help you keep going while climbing the rock wall, swimming in the lake, or volleying in tennis.

2. Eating fresh fruit gets you in the habit of eating something more nutritious for a snack instead of choosing one that is unhealthy and filled with sugar. This habit will lead to a better, healthier, and happier life.

1. Nothing beats the juicy goodness of a peach or plum and the crisp first bite of an apple or pear!