Eating whole fruit, it is almost impossible to consume enough For this reason, most fruits (like apples) take a while to eat and digest, meaning that the risk of heart disease reduced by 7% for each daily portion of fruit (11). I agree that fruit is a healthier alternative to many desserts and junk foods, but if diet – I suggest 2 portions of fruit daily, preferably in its fresh and whole form. at a healthy weight, and/or thrive on a higher carbohydrate diet, by all means, eat. You've been told since you were a kid how important it is to eat fruit. It's important to get a healthy amount of carbs in your daily diet, to fuel.