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.
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..
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.
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 !!!!
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.
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!
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.
Refined Sugar is bad for health. Fructose mean natural sugar from fruits. Just eat lots of fruit and be healthy \U0001f60a
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
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. > Banana My daughter is recommending Banana to me to add to my kefir saying it is also a probiotic? > Mango I thought mango was a popular Indian food? As in Mango Lassi. Gary
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.
Let's try a few facts: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-much-fruit-is-too-much/
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