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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)

  • Berries (blueberries, raspberries)
  • Cherries
  • Plums
  • Grapefruit
  • Apple

5 Worst High Carb Fruits

(eat these less frequently)

  • Watermelon/Cantaloupe
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes
  • Mango

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.