I’ve been on a fruit kick lately. I’ll admit that I don’t do as well with fruits as I do with veggies (except for those “vegetables” that are actually fruit, like tomato…. and avocado… anyway), but lately I’ve made more of an effort to snack on fruit.

This morning I decided to go on a google hunt for 10 reasons to eat fruit (as if we really need 10) and what I found was the same list over and over again, and I’ll be honest, it wasn’t all that spectacular. It was stuff everyone knows and just chooses to ignore anyway. We all know fruit is good for us, we know that eating more natural foods can help us maintain healthy weight/avoid disease/make us feel better (if you don’t know these things, go ahead and google “10 reasons to eat fruit”).  So, being unimpressed with this one list that just kept popping up everywhere, I’ve decided to create my own! Enjoy (as you munch an apple).

10 PrettySmart reasons (you may never have thought of) to eat fruit:

  1. Fruit is a great work snack because it’s quick and gives you a burst of energy.
  2. Fruit’s packaging is biodegradable.
  3. Eating fruit will give you great skin! If you’ve tried every skincare product on the market and aren’t getting the results you’re looking for add a healthy dose of fruit and water.
  4. Making an effort to eat more fruit will mean having to spend more time in the produce department of your grocery store, a place you might not have frequented much in the past, and make increase your chances of meeting men/women that you would have otherwise missed.
  5. Eating fruit may help curb your craving for chocolate/cookies/cake/candy and other sweets.
  6. Fruit is sexy and can be worn as an accessory when not being eaten (see Carmen Miranda at the bottom).
  7. If you’ve ever worked with smokers and been frustrated by the fact that they get WAY more breaks than you, taking fruit breaks is your chance to even the score.
  8. Fruit can be used as a weapon if you carry it with you at all times for a random snack. Acidic fruits can be squeezed in the eyes of an attacker, apples and oranges may be thrown, and nobody messes with the woman wielding the pineapple!
  9. Fruit is inexpensive and the money you save purchasing it instead of your usual junk food can be saved and spent on shoes/bags/cosmetics instead.
  10. There’s research that supports eating fruit will support a healthy sex drive.