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When Did Fruit Become Bad For You?

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That’s the question I had the other day. One of the many questions I have been getting – all about Fruit. “When did fruit become bad for you?”

Fruit is meant to be healthy right? Well, yes and no. Today, I will clear it all up, and tell you which all the best and worst fruits are. Let me tell you what has changed.

Yes, fruit is still full of great natural sugars and vitamins and in essence – is still healthy. But it is not so good for those looking to lose weight when eaten in large quantities.

One of my clients was surprised recently as to why he wasn’t losing any weight, he was improving his eating and exercising and having fruit smoothies for breakfast.

Trouble is he wasn’t losing any weight. So, I checked his food diary and he was having about 9-10 portions of fruit per smoothie each day. That’s just simply too much sugar, fruit or not.

Yes, the sugar in fruit is natural fructose, but it’s still too much for the body to lose weight (it all relates to the release of too much insulin). If you are trying to lose weight, I generally recommend eating no more than 1-2 pieces of fruit a day (plus loads of green vegetables).

If you are not trying to lose weight then this doesn’t apply, you won’t really have to worry too much about your fruit intake.

Which Fruits Are Best For Weight Loss?

The answer is Low G.I. fruit (also known as – low carb fruit). G.I. means glyceamic index, which basically indicates how much sugar is in the food. Every food/fruit has a score on the glyceamic index. The GI of a food ranges from 1-100, high meaning more sugar low GI meaning less sugar.

The 5 Best Low Carb Fruits

(you can eat these more frequently)

5 Worst High Carb Fruits

(eat these less frequently)

This is not a definitive list; there are plenty of other high and low carb fruits, just search online for “GI food list”.

In combination with anything else you may be doing to lose weight eat 1-2 pieces of low carb fruit if you want to maximise your weight loss.

Richard Clarke

Richard is an organically orientated health coach, personal trainer, author and speaker. He is considered amongst the very best personal trainers in the UK. His life is dedicated to providing honest and trustworthy holistic health and fitness advice that can be used to regain health, combat illness, give you more energy and allow you to live life to the fullest. He is different from most other personal trainers as he focuses on health as the primary goal even if your goal is weight loss or fitness, and it is his strong belief that you can not get fit and lose weight properly until your body is healthy enough to do so.

Richard Clarke

Richard is an organically orientated health coach, personal trainer, author and speaker. He is considered amongst the very best personal trainers in the UK. His life is dedicated to providing honest and trustworthy holistic health and fitness advice that can be used to regain health, combat illness, give you more energy and allow you to live life to the fullest. He is different from most other personal trainers as he focuses on health as the primary goal even if your goal is weight loss or fitness, and it is his strong belief that you can not get fit and lose weight properly until your body is healthy enough to do so.

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Aracely Vasquez
Aracely Vasquez 5pts

I love every kind of fruit and I eat a bunch of them every day \U0001f60b

Renita Pedro
Renita Pedro 5pts

As longs as it organic , I see no problems... I eat a lot fruits no weight issues at all , I'm 115 5'3 1/2 age 51, size 4 mother to three... I eat all organic diet and workout..

Stella Cobos
Stella Cobos 5pts

Refined sugar and unhealthy fats are bad for you. This would be for someone who's diabetic. Moderation of what food you eat is key. Food is not a bad thing only when people make it. I don't want to be neurotic and paranoid about healthy food.

Joanna Marie
Joanna Marie 5pts

fruit sugar has always been dangerous to our health if too much is consumed. this is old news.

Ahmad Shah
Ahmad Shah 5pts

Very difficult to buy.they r tooooooo much expensive \U0001f622

Shaleah Husted
Shaleah Husted 5pts

Natural sugar no. The other sources of sugar yes

Susanna Artis
Susanna Artis 5pts

Quit acting like eating healthy food is in some way dangerous!!! I'm so sick of that bullshit!!! It's like you can't form your own personal opinion about things but once a scientist comes out and says it we are all like OMG !!!!

Rouba El-Ali
Rouba El-Ali 5pts

your articles are short, easy to read and are not full of false generalizations... I respect that,

Tessa Briggs
Tessa Briggs 5pts

It's never bad for you. I lost a lot of weight a while ago when I cut out sweets and I ate a lot of fruit everyday.

Marie Savu
Marie Savu 5pts

depend how on portion... 1/2 cup o/k ???

Nitika Sohi
Nitika Sohi 5pts

well i have experienced the insulin spike after consumption of fruits,on daily basis (papaya, banana). And yes suffered from drastic results of the consequential insulin spike! Had severe acne vulgaris for almost 3 months. So low GI fruits or dry fruits are good for health. PS: Had Low immunity for that whole time!

Marie-Andrée Berthane Francis
Marie-Andrée Berthane Francis 5pts

Fruits should be eaten in moderation. Many of them are acidic (bad for dental hygiene) and contain high levels of sugar. It's natural sugar, yes, but Sugar is Sugar. We shouldn't stop eating fruits completely though as they're are essential for maintaining good health but they should be eaten in moderation.

Shrimati Ghosh
Shrimati Ghosh 5pts

But I always thought watermelons are good for diabetics. \U0001f625\U0001f622

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Well said :) thanks for sharing :)

Amol Karulkar
Amol Karulkar 5pts

Refined Sugar is bad for health. Fructose mean natural sugar from fruits. Just eat lots of fruit and be healthy \U0001f60a

Retsel Macusi
Retsel Macusi 5pts

fruits are bad when you eat it after a meal .

Kate Peberdy
Kate Peberdy 5pts

I eat an absolute abundance of fruit on a daily basis and I'm around 57kg and 170cm In saying that tho I do not consume any other sugar. I think you need to look at your diet as a whole. If you are consuming a lot of sugars hidden or otherwise then mb cut down your fruit intake or reduce other sugars. A new study has actually come out saying "fruit sugars" do not hit your system the same as other sugar. For me personally go the fruit \U0001f603

Jyoti Kurne
Jyoti Kurne 5pts

Natural fruits are always good for health.

Gary Wardell
Gary Wardell 5pts

Hmm,> But it is not so good for those looking to lose weight when eaten in large quantities.Well, what about moderation in all things?And, I lost my beer belly without even trying when I cut out GMOs and foods with pesticides. My thinking is my body was using the fat to store toxins. Of course that severally limited my diet for a few months while I found organic foods to replace the other stuff and help me heal.Right now I can not only see my toes but also my ankles and I have lots of lose skin. It might be nice to have someway of tightening it up a bit.> BananaMy daughter is recommending Banana to me to add to my kefir saying it is also a probiotic?> MangoI thought mango was a popular Indian food? As in Mango Lassi.Gary

Terri Stillson
Terri Stillson 5pts

When you have oxalate stones. And need to be on a low oxalate diet for life.

Nicole Pershing
Nicole Pershing 5pts

No one said it was bad for you! You don't have to starve yourselves either.. Come on. It's called everything in moderation. That's what this is saying. One or two pieces a day is perfect, actually. Think of it as your 'dessert' in place of something full of refined sugar.

Savneet Sen
Savneet Sen 5pts

Cherries looks Yummmy\U0001f353\U0001f352\U0001f353\U0001f352\U0001f353\U0001f352\U0001f353\U0001f352\U0001f353

Tina Rodriguez
Tina Rodriguez 5pts

1 to 2 pieces a day? Ok so how about this....don't eat anything at all. Everything is bad for you.

Allan Cardoso
Allan Cardoso 5pts

After it has been poisoned by the human hand