Especially in the winter months, it’s easy to forget how delicious fruit can be. You might just be eating a banana once in a while, slurping down your orange juice and calling it good. It’s time to get out of your winter blahs and discover the joys of mixed fruit salad.

Okay, it does involve some prep time and a stop at the supermarket. However, the benefits make up for any time you have lost in the buying or chopping and peeling processes. The best news of all is that mixing fruits together in a salad such as a mexican fruit cup enables you to gain from the nutritional synergy that comes from combining fresh, unprocessed ingredients.

Variety is the spice of life – and good nutrition. Doctors know it, and that is why they recommend that you eat a wide array of fruits and veggies each day. A fruit salad made up of deliciously different tastes and textures gives your body that disease-fighting, age-defying punch of antioxidants it needs. Because many fruits are juicy, they will also help you to remain hydrated.

On your next trip to your local farmer’s market or grocery store, take some time to investigate the produce section. Most likely, you have gotten into the habit of selecting only a couple different kinds of fruits, and there may be many types you have never tried. Make today the time when you step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Add it to your mexican fruit cup or eat it whole; the choice is up to you.