Mar 11 2016

Fruit, Is It Really Bad For You?

There’s a pervasive rumour that fruit is bad for you.  Let me say this, of all the hundreds of people I’ve met with a weight problem – ZERO, none of them were fat because they ate too much fruit!  In fact one of our older female clients at 55 used…

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There’s a pervasive rumour that fruit is bad for you.  Let me say this, of all the hundreds of people I’ve met with a weight problem – ZERO, none of them were fat because they ate too much fruit!  In fact one of our older female clients at 55 used to eat around 12 apples per day and not much else… I couldn’t believe it, she looked better than most twenty-something year olds!  Good skin, toned, and lean – she looked incredible 🙂

Fruit is healthy, and anyone telling you otherwise is a moron.  Fruit contains fibre, vitamins and minerals that you cannot get from any other source – indeed cantaloupe melon is know to be one of the most nutritious foods on the planet!

But what about the fructose?  The fructose in fruit can exacerbate the problems of being sedentary or severely obese – but the average person with a belly doesn’t need to curb their fruit intake. I’ve not even met that many people who eat more than one piece of fruit daily!  Yes fructose is bad for our health, but it’s the dosage that is the killer.  The upper limit of consumption is around 50g per day.  To consume this you’d need to consume around 1000-2000 calories per day through fruit – who does that!?

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Here are foods that are high in fructose that you eat:
•    Honey
•    Breakfast cereals
•    Bread
•    Ketchups
•    Sodas

Now if you add these  foods to an average fruit intake, you can have problems as due to the cumulative intake.  If you’re Mr. Average and you’re fatter than you’d like to be.  Here’s a plan

1.  Eat more fruit, on average people barely eat any fruit, I know this from all the health consultation I perform, (and people lie in these to come across better).

2.  Cut out the junk food you’re pretending you’re not eating!

So before we start jumping onto Centre Court at Wimbledon to stop Andy Murray for munching a banana in between sets – maybe we should stop looking for a scape goat?

 

Sal

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