National Fruit Cocktail Day occurs every May 13 in the United States of America. This holiday celebrates fruits that have been chopped and made into a cocktail (typically with some sort of juice or syrup. Fruit cocktail may be eaten as a snack or as a dessert. Although fruit cocktail is generally healthy, those made with heavy syrups can contain high amounts of sugar and calories.
Fruit, along with vegetables, is a main part of a healthy diet. Fruits contain vitamins and minerals that help combat illnesses, and those who incorporate produce into their diets are less likely to develop some serious diseases. In addition, the majority of fruits have low amounts of sodium, fat or calories, making them logical choices for those who seek tolose weight.