Fresh fruit was a rarity in my working poor household, so I never acquired a strong liking of any fruit other than apples, watermelon, and the occasional tangerine. I have been eating a variety of temperate fruits in season to benefit from their antioxidant content. However, I understand that vegetables offer the same antioxidant power without the sugar. Fruits are also significantly more expensive than vegetables. I'd like to scratch fruits off my weekly farmers' market shopping list until apples come into season. Is this healthy? Between the veggies and the six cups of decaf and herbal teas, I ought to be getting enough antioxidants. Are there any important nutrients that I might miss or be deficient in if I quit eating fruit?
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Are fruits important in a healthy diet?