April 28, 2015

The Story of Fruit

What's up with fruit? Fruit is a healthy choice and loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, as well as fiber (key to weight loss because it is good for your metabolism, and a natural appetite suppressant. However, it still contains calories and carbohydrates, which is problematic if you are limiting carbohydrate intake generally to 100 grams per day (a common target), and the carbs you do eat should be mostly based on complex grains. So as long as you stay within your specified range…

ALSO, fruits are high in the fructose (which is the main reason people trying to lose weight remove it from their diet). But unlike glucose - the most common simple sugar that's sent to your muscles, brain, and other organs for them to use as energy - fructose is only processed by your liver. If your liver already has ample fats then too much fruit could tip that scale.

Soooo I don’t eat a truck load of fruit, but it’s definitely part of my diet. I do eat a lot of apples because they are high fiber, low calories a sweet tasting snack (for cravings)…

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