When it comes to fruit, the old saying “too much of a good thing can be bad”, has never been more true. Keep reading to find out what I mean.
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Are you someone who tries to be very particular about what you put in your body? You always do your absolute best to eat only foods that are healthy for you? Most commonly, the foods I am referring to happen to be the ones that are supplied to us by nature. Things like nuts, lean meats, vegetables and fruits. But are all of those nature supplied foods genuinely good for you?
Don’t get me wrong, straight from the earth is the way to be eating – no argument from me there. Fruits provide us with amazing nutritional perks, vitamins and minerals, and they are no doubt a much better choice than a processed, sugary dessert. But, the body has a hard time deciphering the difference between the two. In fact, our bodies can’t tell a difference at all, so the sugars from fruits and desserts are processed in our bodies the same way. Sugar is sugar to our bodies.
Below I have listed some of the most desirable fruits that we know and love. Fruits that are full of nutrients, but also are packed with sugar. Take a look and see the positives and negatives these fruits have to offer…
- Great source of hydration due to it being 92% water
- Filled with potassium
- No fat or cholesterol
- Sugar content is about 10g per serving
- High in fiber
- Considered one of natures “miracle foods”
- Sugar content is about 13g per serving
- Carbohydrate count is around 17.3g per serving
- Packed slammed full of antioxidants
- Low in calories
- Reduce DNA damage
- Contain around 15g of sugar per serving
- Often contaminated with pesticides
- High levels of Vitamin C
- Fat free
- Low in Sodium
- Very high acidity content
- One whole fruit contains 89g of sugar
So, what do you think? Do the pros of these commonly consumed fruits actually out weight their cons? There is no question that we can all benefit significantly from eating fruit. But the key is to eat fruit in moderation! We need to remember that just because something is healthy, it absolutely DOES NOT give us the right to over indulge. Take the time to learn about your fruits before you eat them. Remember to look at the serving size of the fruit and not to mindlessly consume. Like I said, the body can’t tell the difference between the types of sugars that go into our body. So, the next time you decide to enjoy a healthy snack of fruit, remind yourself not to overindulge!
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