Did you know that eating too much of certain fruits and veggies can pack on the pounds? Yup! Now don’t start avoiding fruits and vegetables as a result. Simply become more aware of which ones are highest in sugar and starches; this is important to take into account especially when you want to lose weight, are watching your blood sugar, or are unable to burn off the calories (especially carbohydrates) you’re consuming.
When it comes to fruit, opt for berries such as raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Apples, grapefruit and avocados are other fantastic low-sugar options. But moderate your consumption of the following fruits due to their high sugar content:
You need at least four to five servings of veggies a day. Pick green vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli and asparagus. But watch out for these options that can pack on pounds if you eat too much:
- Acorn and butternut squash