Fruit is excellent source of vitamins, in particular vitamin C and other water soluble vitamins. Fruit also has some minerals.
Fruit is also excellent source of water and provides steady hydration.
Fruit also has dietary fibers, which are good for digestion and slow sugar absorption.
Fruit has anti-inflammatory properties, which is very good for your general health.
There are numerous kinds of fruit, and it’s best to eat as many as possible different types of fruit, to get all the vitamins.
Fruit often has also some less known phytochemicals which can be very beneficial, some antioxidants, etc. However, fruit often has quite a lot of sugar, especially fructose, which is even more problematic than glucose.
Fruit does not provide steady source of energy. You get hungry soon after eating it. You can get fat if you eat too much fruit.
Fruit, unless organically produced, often has lots of pesticides, which is another reason to avoid overeating it. (and in some countries you can’t buy organic fruit). To decrease amount of pesticides WASH FRUIT THOROUGHLY.
It’s better to eat fruit whole, or in a smoothie, and not in a juice, because in juice you eliminate the pulp which contains fiber, and thus you increase absorption of sugar too much and miss out on the benefits of fiber. Occasional juice is OK, but it’s better to eat fruit whole or in smoothies. (whole fruit>smoothie>>juice)
Fruit has practically no fat and no protein, and for that reason, you can’t base a healthy diet only on fruit. Protein and fat are essential nutrients.
Avoid at all costs: industrial fruit juices.