Are You Eating Too Much Fruit?

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pomegranateFruit is healthy to eat and it helps to maintain our health… Right? Not so fast. Fruit in excessive amounts can cause a tremendous amount of weight gain, and it can even prevent your body from releasing excess fat around your entire body.

Surprising isn’t it? Fruit contains a high concentration of sugar. There are typically 2 ways we consume fruits, first is through drinking fruit juices, and the second is by eating whole fruits with the fiber in tact.

Drinking fruit juices, such as orange juice too frequently, can cause your body to constantly maintain itself in fat storing mode. Fat storing mode is exactly what you want to avoid.

Since there is no fiber in juice (pulp doesn’t count) then your blood sugar levels will spike, telling your body to store fat around your butt, hips, waist, and thighs.

fruitslicesEating whole fruits can also raise your blood sugar levels. The difference between drinking orange juice and eating fruits with the fiber in tact, is that the fiber from whole fruits slows down the absorption of sugar into our blood stream, resulting in our bodies to store less fat.

Although eating whole fruits is better, if you’re just going to be sitting at a desk all day at work, then you’re body will never use up the energy it has stored from the sugar. This will also result in excess weight, because you won’t be using the newly stored energy working at your desk.

If you’re trying to lose weight and maintain total health, then you must eat only the highest quality fruits with the least amount of sugar. Stick to berries to have the best success. They contain lots of nutrients and antioxidants.

Even more importantly, you should consume fruits only in moderation.

We recommend our clients and members to eat fruit once every other day to avoid blood sugar surges. We also recommend that you eat the whole orange rather than drinking orange juice.

How often are you eating fruits? Do you think you’re eating too much sugar from fruits? ')}

Matt Green is a health and fitness expert who trains clients and helps anyone achieve the health and fitness goals they are reaching for. Matt has been into health and wellness for over 13 years. For more information please check out his short bio
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