Eating fruit is an excellent way to improve overall health and reduce the risk of disease Healthcare professionals know that fruit is a highly nutritious, delicious, and convenient addition to any diet. With more than 2,000 varieties of fruit available, you may wonder which ones you should pick. Fruits is an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidant, including flavonoids. Eating a diet high in fruits can reduce a person’s risk of developing heart diseases, cancer, inflammation, and diabetes. Citrus fruits and berries may be especially powerful for preventing disease.