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6/18/13 2:21 P
What's so wrong with bananas, grapes, oranges, peaches and pineapple? The plain fact of the matter is these fruits are good for you.When eaten in moderation there's no logical reason to avoid them. They are a great source of quick energy.
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6/18/13 2:03 P
I have been following a nutrition plan that was laid out for me by a dietian. She says avoid bananas, grapes, oranges, peaches, and pineapples while trying to lose weight. And eat apples, berries, and pears in limited quantities to still enjoy fruit, but avoid the high sugar content.
I agree with Frogman. Sugar is sugar, but sugar from fruit has vitamins and minerals so sugar from fruit is better for you than sugar from table sugar. One should always be mindful not to get an excessive amount of sugar in their diet. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are the best choices for fruit because they are the lowest in sugar and highest in nutrients by volume.
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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!
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A serving of fruit has about 60 calories, and 15 grams of carbohydrate. Some fruits contain more water (berries, melon); so 1 cup is the serving size. Some fruits contain less water, are more dense (banana, apple); so 1/2 cup is a serving. All fruits are wonderful to include in your eating plan.
6/18/13 6:55 A
Becky always gives the voice of reason.
There are 'better' fruits than others, I'd say. Some have more sugar content.
Berries are lower, whereas there are others that are quite high in sugar content. Just mix it up, and you'll likely be fine, and get a good balance of other nutrients as well
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The sugar you get from fruit is still sugar. But, fruit is loaded with so many other good nutrients, that fruit is still a good thing. So, yes, the sugar is bad, but fruit makes up for it in other ways.
Be mindful of the quantities. Eating eight dried apricots is like eating eight apricots worth of sugar! Even the Atkins low-carb people add back in fruits pretty early in the dieting process, and they are militant against sugar.
I lost a lot of weight and maintained it for years, then I got all stressed and busy and lost my way. Starting over from a much better place (way less to lose this time!) and making things better.
To monitor your intake, check out your SP carbohydrate range and your daily carbohydrate intake. The sugar in the fruit would be included in these carbohydrate amounts. Are you staying within these healthy ranges with your total food intake??
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