Diet Center Diet Tips

Here are some diet tips that will help keep you on track and on time for goal weight.

Aug 13, 2018 Tip

Summer brings out the juiciness and sweet flavor in many stone fruits. Peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries are closely related and commonly are referred to as “stone fruits” because the seed is very large and hard. Refer to your Diet Center meal planner to determine which stone fruits are appropriate for your program. They are all excellent sources of vitamin C, and provide 1.4 to 2 grams of fiber per serving. Nectarines and cherries are also excellent sources of vitamin A.

There are many varieties to choose from. For ripe stone fruit, look for fruit that gives to a gentle palm pressure. The best fruit should have a sweet aroma and good color. Peaches and nectarines should have a yellow color at the stem end, without any green tones. Plums should have full color. For example, if a plum is red, then most of the surface should be red. Cherries should have glossy skin and pliable stems.

You can also select firm fruits, and let them ripen at room temperature for one to three days. You should not store them in a plastic bag because it can cause decay and affect the flavors. Soft, ripe stone fruit can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or more.

Enjoy them freshly sliced, tossed on salads or cereals, or mixed with yogurt or a Diet Center Gold Premium Protein Supplement. Stone fruits are a sweet summer treat, so take advantage of the season’s best!