Though I'm not the healthiest eater out there - I'm not the worst either, but my sweet tooth gets me into trouble - I always try to have at least a few servings of fruit each day. I truly think that this habit keeps me healthy and protected from seasonal colds and it's easy to maintain since I have so many favourites; mangoes, apples & cantaloupe are just a few of the ones I eat most often, either on their own or blended in a smoothie. One thing that I don't like is the wax coating that many of them, especially apples, are covered with to look more appealing in grocery store aisles.
One trick that I learned from my mom recently is to wash all the fruits, especially those whose outer skin we eat - with baking soda rather than just water. All it takes is just pouring a little baking soda in your hand, wetting it and then scrubbing the fruit with it. It's important to rinse well afterwards so that there is none left at the end - it has a salty taste. That is it, a quick and simple way to an even more nutritious snack!