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The Fruit Myth

Fruit does contain sugar. Sugar has been making headlines for years now. You have celebrity trainers singling out sugar as the culprit to why nobody Is losing weight. Fruit Is called natures candy. Before candy became Into existence fruit was there. The trouble Is that fruit contains natural sugar. Because fruit contains natural sugar people still think sugar is sugar and sugar makes us fat. Fruit has been put Into the same category with baked goods, soda, and candy. Because fruit gets lumped In the bad sugar category It gets shunned.


Fruits and Vegetables are very calorically diluted and you have to eat mountains and mountains of It to make you gain even one pound. People eat one apple and a bunch of cheese, processed meat and will blame the apple for making them gain weight (being in a caloric plus with only fruits) but before that, your stomach might explode. 

Is obesity caused by bad diets and no exercise? The answer Is yes. The one thing I know for sure Is that fruit doesn’t make you fat and I’m going to give you a few reasons explaining why.

Weight Loss

People who eat more serving of fruit had a lower BMI than vegetable eaters. Researchers don’t know why that Is but It may be because fruit tends to replace higher goodies. Vegetables tend to be “add-ons.” Which means you aren’t eating enough vegetables. You might choose an apple over Brussel sprouts. And that swap-out strategy can result In significant calorie savings over time. Even just once a week, reaching for one cup of fresh blueberries rather than a blueberry muffin would save 19,552 calories In a years time that equals 5 pounds.

Fruit Is Packed With Water And Fiber

Besides the Impressive amount of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants. Antioxidants can be found In fruit called stone fruit. Stone fruits are-Cherries, Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, Plumcots, and Apricots. Strawberries contain about 7 grams of sugar compared to 13 grams of sugar that are In one tablespoon of maple syrup. There are 21 grams of sugar In just 17 gummy bears and Cola well cola has 38 grams of sugar per 80z. even In fruits that pack more sweetness per bite, the sugar is bundled with valuable protective substances. Mango, for example, has been shown to prevent or stop the growth of breast and colon cancer cells.

Fruit Has Antioxidants

While you can find Vitamins and Minerals In fruit and Vegetables. The antioxidants found In fruit are specific to that fruit. The antioxidants found In stone fruits (cherries, peaches, plums) differ from those found In pomes (apples, pears), citrus (oranges, grapefruits, tangerines), melon (honeydew, cantaloupe), berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries), and tropical fruits (banana, mango, papaya). That’s key because different types of antioxidants do different things. There was a research study In 20 females found that eating a wider array of the same exact produce for two weeks resulted In less oxidation. A marker for premature aging and disease. In other words, even at the same quantity, a greater diversity offers more benefits.

Fruit Has Beauty Benefits

Aforementioned Antioxidants rewards of consuming a wider assortment of fruit can literally be noticed In your skin. Those who ate an average of 2.9 more portions of produce daily, including both veggies and fruits, were rated as healthier looking, and those who downed an extra 3.3 portions per day were ranked as more attractive. Researchers say antioxidants are the explanation In addition to affecting skin pigment, they also Improve circulation, which boosts blood flow to the skin surface, Imparting a natural glow. Antioxidants also fend off compounds that damage skin from the outside in, Including free radicals produced by sun exposure, pollution, and cigarette smoke.

Fruit Provides Energy

If you an active adult consuming fruit a pre-workout Is a great way to fuel exercise and help energize your cells. One study compared a banana to a sports drink during Intense workout In that study found that besides antioxidants and nutrients not found In the sports drink, the banana provided a shift In dopamine (a neurotransmitter that plays a role In movement and mood some research also Indicates that a low dopamine level may be tied to obesity.) 

Other studies, that compared raisins to sports supplements, found that shrunken grapes were just as effective at supporting endurance, but raisins provide bonus nutrients. These include antioxidants, as well as boron, a mineral that helps keep bones strong, and inulin, a fiber-like carbohydrate that acts as a prebiotic, a substance that helps support the growth of probiotics, the good bacteria in your GI tract that boost immunity and keep your digestive system healthy.

Final Thoughts

What I am saying Is that even though there Is sugar In fruit the benefits out way the sugar. If you active the fruit sugar will energize your cells not fatten them. With so many benefits fruit Is definitely worth Indulging In. Even though the sugar In the fruit Is good for you fruit does contain carbohydrates about three times more carbs as vegetables. Your daily Intake should be based on your body energy needs. For women healthy fruit serving Is about two one cup should come from fresh fruit. A cup of fresh fruit Is about a size of a tennis ball.

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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