Does Fruit Make You Fat?

Written by Sheri Goodman Graham

On August 15, 2021
Does Fruit Make You Fat?

In my own experience after introducing more fruit in my diet such as…

✔️nice cream
✔️smoothie
✔️fruit platters

My mind feels clearer, my skin is glowing, I feel lighter in my stomach, and I am leaner.

And think about it, how cool isn’t it to eat a food produced by nature.

A sweetness that we human beings so naturally love?

I believe that there are several reasons to think that fruit will make you gain weight.

1️⃣ One is fake media hypes.
2️⃣ The fear of carbs.
3️⃣The sugar in fruit.

What is the difference between refined sugar and the sugar in fruit?

Refined sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are processed to extract the sugar which means that refined sugar has zero nutrition.

Sugar in fruit is what it sounds like – the sugar found in fruit also called fructose (do not compare with added fructose sugar in foods).

But fruits on the other hand also have lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients.

We live in a society that have taught us to be afraid of carbohydrates.

It is important not to throw all carbohydrates under the bus.

Of course it is much healthier to eat whole unrefined carbohydrates.

Whole grains, vegetables, legumes and fruit…

Than eating refined carbohydrates like…

white bread, cookies, white pasta and white rice.

Can you guess why?

It is because the nutrients are gone in refined carbohydrates and contain much less or no fiber at all.

Much of the low-carb philosophy revolves around insulin.

The most ironic part here though is that food even without carbohydrates make your insulin go up.

Meat for example increase your insulin more that fruit does and as much as refined sugar.

Carbohydrates are so important for several reasons…

*️⃣They provide energy
*️⃣ Reduce risk of diseases
*️⃣Nutrient dense
*️⃣Low in calories compared to fats.

Our bodies thrive on carbohydrates because they are the easiest foods to convert into glucose.

And glucose is the brain’s, some nervous systems and the red blood cells primarily energy source.

We need about 70-80% of our calories to come from carbohydrates.

The nutritional problems of fructose and sugar come when they are added to foods.

Whole fruit, on the other hand, is beneficial in any amount.

To answer the question “Does fruit cause weight gain?” – No, fruit is not the cause of weight gain.

🍓Fruit has antioxidants!

🍇Fruit is good for your skin!

🍎Fruit gives you energy!

🍉Fruit hydrates you!

🍒Fruit provides you with fiber!

Anyhow, there are SO many benefits with eating more fruit!

With love,
Sheri

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